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My name is Rhonda. I will be the one who writes and posts our articles; I am generally our photographer too. Rich and I are travel buds and hope to inspire you to travel, spend time in nature, and enjoy the adventure of exploring new places.

I am a spiritual junkie and enjoy spending time in nature and exploring our wonderful country. Spending time in nature is the ultimate meditation and soothing to our soul. Travel has given me an opportunity to experience the deep peace that comes with spending time in nature, and to explore and discover a world much bigger than my own; to have a deeper understanding of others, their cultures and to have a deeper understanding of our world. For me travel is the most healing thing I have done and helps me stay in harmony and balance in my life. The experience of travel within our country, the wonderful United States, has lifted my spirits and left me mesmerized with the beauty and adventure that is out there.

Rich is my life learning partner, travel partner and guide and is always checking his truckers guide in anticipation of our next travel adventure. As someone who grew up in a military family, where his family traveled a lot during his dad’s vacation time, he has always had a love of travel and exploring new horizons. And when I found myself in a place of exhaustion and darkness, it was Rich who prompted me to start traveling with him. Travel was a big part of my own healing journey. I really fell in love with travel and adventure, checking out our National Parks, State Parks and interesting places, museums, churches and more.

We have been traveling together for many years and have visited many different areas, and even have a few we tend to revisit as we love them so much. While we love our National Parks and National Monuments, as well as stopping at interesting places and off the beaten path places, sometimes we stop along the roadside to take in the beauty of nature or a storm.

We live at the edge of the foothills of the Ozarks, so you may find some articles about places in Missouri too. There is so much here to see in the USA that offers so much beauty and serenity, as well as interesting places, such as museums and different points of interest, that one could spend their entire lifetime and never run out of places to explore and things to do. We have found that when we travel, we oftentimes meet travelers from other countries that find our country and National Parks amazing too.

Our blog articles are where I share our adventures, places we have visited in the past and our future trips (one reason we started this site is to help document our trips and help us remember our adventures), along with our favorite tips for traveling.

We hope that by sharing our adventures that you will be inspired to embark on your own adventures and explore our wonderful country too!

Rhonda at Bandelier National Monument
Rich at White Sands National Park
A FEW favoriteS:

National Parks

  • Smoky Mountains NP
  • Arches NP
  • Great Sand Dunes NP
  • Yellowstone NP
  • Grand Canyon NP

National Monuments

  • Devils Tower NM
  • Organ Mountains NM
  • Vermillion Cliffs AZ
  • Canyon of the Ancients NM
  • Hovenweep NM

Places of Interest

  • Wall Drug
  • 4 Corners
  • Wonder Tower
  • Cadillac Ranch
  • Pistachioland

Cathedrals & Churches

  • San Miguel Chapel
  • The Miraculous Staircase
  • St Louis Cathedral
  • Shrine of Our Lady of Snows
  • San Felipe de Neri Church
View of bridge and river at Smoky Mountains National Park
Smoky Mountains National Park