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Each city we visit our goal is to support the local community. We avoid chains and seek out places that the typical traveler might not have time to find on their own. You won’t likely find these gems in a guide book or visitors brochures.

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In Deep – Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula

November 12, 2015 23

When we starting planning (as much as unplanners do) our great RV road trip to Alaska we allotted a good chunk of time…

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RV Meetups, Foodie Finds & Camping In Seattle

October 21, 2015 39

We’re slowly making our way south like most snowbirds and couldn’t resist a stop in Seattle to meet up with fellow…

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Ice Climbing Exit Glacier & A Tragic Mistake

October 11, 2015 37

Ice climbing. Descending down into the belly of a glacier and becoming a part of a world we so rarely have…

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Girdwood Alaska – Its Not All Gold Panners and Bush People

October 3, 2015 19

I’m not sure why but I never expected a resort style ski village in Alaska, much less a good one. But…

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A Perfect Oregon Trip – Crabbing, Clamming & Craft Beer

September 29, 2015 27

We’ve had a lot of firsts this summer in Alaska (glacier hiking, fishing for salmon and halibut, our first 10K, etc) and…

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Ice Ice Baby! An Epic Glacier Hike in McCarthy Alaska

September 24, 2015 78

I have no idea how McCarthy ended up in our Alaska Bound plans but for some reason I knew we had…

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Must Have Road Trip Apps

August 30, 2015 83

Shopping used to be one of my favorite pastimes and I was exceptionally good at!  So good, I got paid to…

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Bike Chicago Part 3 – Gorillas, Butterflies and Beaches

August 19, 2015 9

Chicago, Illinois is known by many nicknames such as “City within a Garden”, “Beirut by the Lake”, and “The Jewel of…

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Midnight Sun Fun – Fairbanks, Alaska

August 10, 2015 32

Fairbanks is Alaska’s third largest city, sitting behind Anchorage and Juneau, but it’s a far cry from a Metropolis. I wouldn’t call…

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Bike Chicago Part 2 – Millennium Park, Speed Boats & Skyscrapers

August 3, 2015 13

Our bicycling adventures around Chicago continue and this time we’re taking on some of the windy city’s biggest attractions. Why? Because some touristy things…