Blogs categorized 'exploration'

  • OUR TOP 5 (OR 7) SO FAR…

    Posted by  Brooke Tower on Wednesday, January 21, 2015


    1.       Glacier National Park, Montana
    2.       Yellowstone National Park/Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
    3.       Crater Lake National Park, Oregon
    4.       Yosemite National Park, California
    5.       Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park, California
    6.       Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona
    7.       Carlsbad Caverns National Park, New Mexico

    *We LOVE the National Park Service, and think they do an incredible job. We haven't been to a park we haven't enjoyed yet. $80 for the NPS park pass for the year h


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  • Running On the Road

    Posted by  Brooke Tower on Wednesday, December 3, 2014

    Traveling brings wonderful opportunities as well as countless unknowns. This requires much more thinking and planning. When I am at home in Michigan, when I want to run I know how far certain loops are, where there are sidewalks and safer areas. When I need accountability, I have friends I can run, walk, swim, snowshoe or cross-country ski with. I know when and where I can take yoga, spin or TRX classes. I have a basement in which I can do fitness DVDs.

    On the road in a 5th wheel, running, hiking


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  • Confessions of my Traveling Mindset

    Posted by  Brooke Tower on Thursday, September 11, 2014

    As we get further into this traveling adventure, I find that different places and opportunities bring out different things in me. I think people (including me) return from vacation needing a vacation or just rest because they have done or seen so much in a short amount of time. I think there is an inherent "now-or-never" mentality of being in new places short-term. I think there is also more awe and curiosity. Because I often don't know where anything is, it is easier for me to have the humble m