U.S. Road Trip

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Hiking the Grand Canyon rim to rim

by Kim August 21, 2012

Our rim-to-rim hike in the Grand Canyon was the event that Brian and I based our whole summer road trip around. The three-day, two-night trek from the north rim to the south rim was hard but completely worth the effort.

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Backpacking the grand tetons

by Kim August 1, 2012

A four-day, three-night backpacking trip in one of America’s most beautiful National Parks.

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Arches and canyonlands national parks in pictures

by Kim July 25, 2012

I thought a lot about how to describe the beautiful landscape of Arches and Canyonlands National Park. In the end I thought it best to explain through pictures.

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To be outdoors

by Kim July 23, 2012

Since I left my cubicle job for a life of writing and traveling I spend my time outdoors. I know dusk in a way I haven’t known dusk since I was a child. I know mid-afternoon heat and evening thunderstorms. I know the value of being outdoors.

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The car breaks down and other stories from the road

by Kim July 18, 2012

We’ve been on the road for two months now. Some stories about our clunky car and life on the road.

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Surviving grizzlies and hitchhikers in yellowstone national park

by Kim July 15, 2012

Yellowstone National Park is a breathtaking place filled with natural wonders- and grizzlies and hitchhikers too.

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Like a kid again in St. Louis

by Kim July 11, 2012

St. Louis is the city with that famous arch, beer, and one crazy adult playground called The City Museum.

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Hotter than hell but it sure is pretty: Savannah, Georgia

by Kim July 8, 2012

Savannah is all about stunning buildings, southern charm and oppressive heat- but I loved it anyways.

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Beautiful Asheville, North Carolina

by Kim June 26, 2012

Asheville, North Carolina is a city after my own heart. It’s tucked in the middle of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It’s known for its good beer and funky residents intent on doing things their own way. The weather is good. The food is delicious. The roads are bikeable.

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Made of this stuff

by Kim June 21, 2012

I was skeptical about starting our RTW with a trip home to Ohio but in the end I’m glad we did.

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Meet our hot rod

by Kim June 17, 2012

We’re driving 10,000 miles across the U.S. this summer in our beloved 18 year old clunker.

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See New York with the New York CityPASS

by Kim June 13, 2012

See New York City without breaking the bank with the New York CityPASS.

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Inspired in New York, New York

by Kim June 11, 2012

A visit to New York City leaves me inspired.

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Buttes and spires in Badlands National Park

by Kim June 4, 2012

Badlands National Park is located at the edge of the Great Plains, part of the largest undisturbed mixed-prairie rangeland remaining in the United States. The park is 244,000 acres of buttes, spires and rolling grasslands. The landscape is otherworldly.

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Bear goes to Mount Rushmore

by Kim May 30, 2012

Listen, when you tell your dog you’ll take her to Mt. Rushmore you can’t pretend like she didn’t hear you.

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Week 1: we’re on the road!

by Kim May 28, 2012

We’re on the road! Our first week of travel: Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana and finally Ohio, where we rest for a few weeks and visit friends and family.

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