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Our Road-Trip Bucket List: Top 5 Road-Trips in the USA

I was looking at a list of the top road-trips traveled in the United States, a few days ago, trying to get inspired. I was surprised that we have already taken many of them. We have been blessed enough to see most of the United States and Canada by automobile. We have so many memories and a deeper love for our continent and the life living on it!

We highly recommend planning a road trip with someone you enjoy! It brings you closer together or makes you realize why you don’t want to be closer. Stop where you want. Research your stops or don’t. We plan our trips around food. Duh! Let the wind blow in your hair and enjoy the freedom. Download some of your favorite tunes, bring what makes you comfortable, and have a blast! Doctor’s order!

These are the top 5 road-trips we have loved so far:

  1. Blue Ridge Parkway: Mountains of  North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
  2. Richardson Highway in Alaska: Valdez to Fairbanks
  3. Seward Highway in Alaska: Anchorage to Seward
  4. The Alaska Highway: Canada and Alaska
  5. The Redwoods Forest and Scenic Highway: California and the Pacific West Coast

These are the top 5 road-trips we hope to enjoy in the near future:

  1. The Outer Banks: North Carolina Coast
  2. Coast of Maine and North East Coast
  3. Overseas Highway: Florida Keys
  4. Hana Coast Line: Hawaii
  5. Wyoming to Montana: Yellowstone National Park

We promise that all of the road-trips, listed above, will knock your wheels off, not literally. Well, the Alaska highway could possible knock your wheels off, literally. Either way, we hope to have inspired you to get on the road. No matter the trip you choose, have a blast, and stay safe! 🙂 We are always planning our next trip! Follow us on social media!

 

 

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Seward Highway in Alaska
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Dear Women, Please Be Safe!

My heart is saddened as I write this article. I hope that some good comes out of the evil that happened, recently, in Columbia, South Carolina, the town of my Alma mater.

First of all, South Carolina is a wonderful place to travel, live, and go to college. It is my home state. I love it. South Carolina has some of the best food and friendliest faces you will ever encounter. The weather is great, year round. People, especially retirees, are flocking to South Carolina because the cost of living is low and the economy is thriving.

When a horrific act of pure evil rocks your home state it is so heartbreaking. I am writing this post to honor the life of Samantha Josephson. I hope this blog post is read by someone, somewhere, and I hope it saves at least one life to honor the life of Ms. Josephson. I have a young daughter. I cannot imagine what her family is going through!

Dear Women,

I am writing you this letter to remind you that we, women of all size, ethnicity, and age, are capable of being independent, strong, smart, and sexy boss ladies in the 21st century! However, we are still vulnerable.

There are men out there who still believe that women are inferior beings. There are still men out there who believe that if you are not accompanied by a male chaperone, you are fair game! There are people out there who are pure evil! Protect yourself, stay alert, and stick together!

Love,

A Concerned Mother

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Please bless our daughters and sons with a better world!

Here are a few tips to stay safe and hopefully save a life!

  • Let someone know where you are going.
  • Stick together. So, so, so important.
  • I typically feel safer using public transportation with a lot of other people vs. me and a cab driver. I will not ride in a cab alone.
  • Stay with the crowd.
  • Make sure your phone is charged and memorize an emergency contact number.
  • Don’t get too intoxicated. If you have a few drinks, go to a well known pub. Watch the bartender make your drinks.
  • Never accept a drink from someone that is not the bartender!
  • Never, ever, ever leave with some person you just met.
  • Be vigilant.
  • Follow your gut. If it feels weird, get out fast!
  • Stay out of dark areas.
  • Park your car near a door, camera, or light.
  • Make sure you stop for fuel at a well lit service station.
  • Yell, scream, fight if you are harassed. Make a scene. Set off the alarm on the car. Pull the fire alarm in an elevator or apartment complex.
  • Take a self-defense class.
  • Carry pepper spray.
  • Learn to shoot a gun and/or get a concealed weapon’s permit.
  • Tip from the Oprah Show: Never let them get you to the next location. They will be in more control there.

Written to honor Samantha Josephson’s life!

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Ask the Locals, Check Reviews, and Pay Attention!

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We love to travel. We have put many hours in the seats of airplanes, automobiles, and boats exploring this beautiful planet! We have seen some of the most beautiful places in the world. Every place we have visited has had one thing in common: amazing people who want to share their culture and their town!

Travel tip #1: Ask the locals!

The locals know about all the hotspots. We have found that you can find out so much information by asking the people who work at the hotel. They are so informative. All you have to do is ask!

They know where the best food is. They know which tourist attractions are worth wasting your money on. Go where the locals go. Ask what a local typically does on a Saturday night around town. They may not tell you where their favorite fishing hole is but they are probably willing to share their favorite “watering” hole!

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Travel Tip #2: Check the reviews and websites!

There are so many review websites out their today. Before you waste your hard earned money, check what others have to say. After all, they have already wasted or not wasted their money there.

Check the town websites or local news for events. To save money, use websites that offer discounts, such as Groupon.

Travel Tip #3: Pay Attention to Your Surroundings

Especially in an unfamiliar area, pay attention to your surroundings. If the vibe seems sketchy and you feel uncomfortable, get out! If you pull up to a restaurant and no one is in the parking lot during a peak time, run away!

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Traveling can be such a fun, educational, and inspiring experience! Hopefully, these travel tips will inspire you to take the path less traveled, but carefully!

Follow our adventures on social media, visit our online store, and stay tuned for my upcoming travel guide!

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