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Hetch Hetchy, Another Option for Yosemite

Not many people realized Hetchy Hetchy is another option when visiting Yosemite National Park. Honestly, I didn’t know this existed…

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Adventures Driving the Apache Trail

Along one of the turns, we saw a crashed van pulling a boat on the side of the road where…

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Shopping in Ojai: Fig Curated Living

Step inside this amazing shop called Fig in Ojai part eclectic, bohemian, philosophical shop this is a wonderland for every…

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Hiking Barker Dam at Joshua Tree

Tips to know when hiking Barker Dam at Joshua Tree National Park. When I heard that Barker Dam was also…

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Why Boston Gardens is a Must See

“You will never be completely at home again because part of your heart will always be elsewhere. That is the…

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Kimball’s Farm, Massachusetts

This is the stuff American Summer Nostalgia is made of. It’s National Ice Cream Day, but it’s also 87 degrees…

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Life In A Little New England Town

“My life was being raised in a small town on a farm, and I guess when I was ready to…

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Where to Stay in Yosemite: Evergreen Lodge

Evergreen Lodge: Not only did it have everything I was looking for, but activities for the kids, a rustic, but…

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What Really Happened That 4th of July

(Note from Z: In case you haven’t read the backstory of where we came from and how we became friends,…

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Yosemite Travel Tips from First Timers (and one on crutches)

We received a lot of advice about getting to Yosemite early, parking in one of the main lots and then…

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Southern Charm: Savannah and Charleston

A design conference allured me to Savannah, Georgia. Savannah charmed me with the sweet smell of jasmine, the charm of…

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Olde Pink House – Savannah, Georgia

One of JD’s highlights of her trip to Savannah was dining at the famous Olde Pink House. Hummingbird Cocktail Considered…

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Winter Sunshine in the New England Woods (a survival story)

Text from M: “I’m dodging wild turkeys in my driveway as I drive the mile to my mailbox because of…

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Rolling Green Hills of Spring

When I arrived in Los Angeles I loved the ability to see rolling hills and beauty rising up into the…

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Wanderlusting Up The California Coast

The saying goes…” it’s not the destination, it’s the journey”. This begins my tale of the drive up the coast one…

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Hiking Through the McDowell Mountains

Hiking through the McDowell Mountains. We never thought we would say that and JD in the same sentence. Previously, we…

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Stearns Wharf, Santa Barbara

A trip to Santa Barbara is not complete without a visit to Stearns Wharf. When completed In 1872, it became…

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A Chicago Gal Experiences the California Wildfires

Note from Zanne: The Thomas Wildfire began December 4, 2017, and burned 440 square miles across Ventura and Santa Barbara…

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“Real Winter” in New England

Yesterday in the texts between M, JD & Z, we talked about how different the seasons are between us. M…

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Adventures in Palm Springs

Zanne & JD My previous winters in Chicago always left me wishing I could be somewhere warm and wonderful. I needed…

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San Jacinto Mountain Adventure

As our final trip of 2017, JD and I met up in Palm Springs with our families to say goodbye…

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New England: A Photo Gallery

Recently, we published a post of M’s Butterflies and Morning Walks and we had a lot of people ask us to…

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Discovering a Love of Hiking in Arizona

JD is settling in and she is discovering a love of hiking in Arizona. She is trading corn stalks for…

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Butterflies & Morning Walks

Sometimes we feature something we call “Morning Walks with M.”  There is a certain stillness and calm to the photos…

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Adventure to The Channel Islands National Park

The Channel Islands have always been this alluring beacon to me to come explore. They always seem just out of…

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Mount Pinos, Frazier Park, California (8000 feet elevation)

When I need to feel peace and calm, I go to the beach. The salty breezes, warm sand, and cold…

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Incredible fall colors in Indianapolis

One thing I miss about the Midwest is Fall. ┬áDriving along roads full of trees so full of color you…

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La Jolla & Torrey Pines, San Diego

(Day One of Our trip can be found here) La Jolla, San Diego Waking up on Sunday wasn’t easy because…

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Romantic Getaway Weekend in San Diego

Celebrating on the beach To be married 20 years in no easy task. Marriage is a lot of work, compromise,…

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Views from Above: Salt Lake City

The amazing views of Salt Lake City, Utah make for a memorable flight.

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