The Liebster Award

The Liebster Award

What is the Liebster Award?   The Liebster Award is an award given by bloggers to bloggers.  It was created to bring awareness and recognition to new and upcoming blogs.  In German, “Liebster” means: beloved, kindest, or dearest.  It first began in 2011 and has been going strong ever since! As recent recipients, we must say that it certainly does feel pretty damn good to not only receive it, but to

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About Us: Extended

About Us: Extended

Brace yourself.  It’s going to be a long one. The “About Us“ section has definitely been the hardest to write.  But, I think it’s about time to update it.  When we first started out, I wanted it to be less about us and more about what we were saying.  So, we kept the biography to a minimum. Writing about myself has always been the most difficult part.  Crazy thing for

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Survivor: The Coffee Shop

Survivor: The Coffee Shop

So far on our travels from New Jersey to the West Coast, we’ve managed pretty well for ourselves.  We’ve been lucky enough to find some great, free (extra great) travel stops in quiet enough locations that were also clean and safe.   We had all of the things you would want from a place where you’re half naked in your car with nothing but a makeshift sheet turned curtain separating you

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Homeless: The Meaning

Homeless: The Meaning

I’ve always had sympathy for the homeless.  I was always the first to buy them food, give them money, or even share a conversation. I was also fortunate enough to be able to provide them help through several of the organizations that I was given access to through law school.  But, on a recent adventure in Portland, that sympathy transformed into deep empathy as we found ourselves plus one car and

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The Reality of Reality

The Reality of Reality

Every writer has their own method of madness when it comes to turning their thoughts and ideas into a tangible piece of reading material.  My own process involves writing random thoughts as they come to me in my iPhone notepad and then forgetting about them.   I have come to understand that I can be my own worst critic and often times will not even give myself a chance.  I’ve learned

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Rejection: The Best Gift

Rejection: The Best Gift

Rejection has the potential to be amazing.  It redirects you from something you think is good to something that is usually much better.  We often think too highly of ourselves and believe that our present selves know much more than we actually do.  Trust That Something Better is Coming It isn’t usually until after the fact that we can look back and see just how off course we were.  It’s at that moment

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Before the Flood

Before the Flood

We just finished watching Before The Flood on YouTube and I wanted to write this with the freshest perspective possible because it had such of an impact on me.  To be honest, it was probably the most devastating film I have ever seen.  Why Everyone Needs to Watch at Least Once Within minutes, I was already fighting back tears because its message grasped onto my soul and clenched tight the

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Life on the Ranch, Part 1

Life on the Ranch, Part 1

The past two months have most definitely been a whirlwind, and I mean that in the best sense possible.  From truck stops to rest areas to residential streets and everything in between, we never would have imagined we would have ended up here.   However, this experience is a perfect example of the magical things that can happen when you will something into the universe.  Getting the Most Out of

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Blogs, Blogs, Blogs

Blogs, Blogs, Blogs

It seems everyone has a blog these days. There are blogs about everything. Blogs about food, blogs about cats, blogs about food for cats, and even cats with blogs.  There are even blogs about blogs! Now, that’s when you know you’ve seen everything. So Why This Blog? And What is It? Sure, we talk about travel, but is this just a travel blog? Well, we sure hope not. This page

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Llamas: 10 Reasons

Llamas: 10 Reasons

After only a few days of living with llamas, we already felt motivated to spread the word for this underrated and misunderstood animal.  Sure, most people know they’re cute and quirky.  But did you know they make the best pet? Move Over Duke, There’s a New Best Friend in Town While in Portland, we were able to find a great and affordable deal at an Airbnb for a couple of

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