Since we've been traveling, a lot of my sweet readers have mentioned over and over how they wish they could take a trip like ours or how much they need a vacation. I'm not saying just to pack your bags and run out the door, but more, I want to encourage each of you to take a moment out of your busy lives and take time to explore the world around you. We aren't rich, we definitely don't have a ton of time on our hands, but we wanted to take a trip to explore the West, so, we did. Simple as that. We could have found a thousand excuses not to (have I mentioned we're moving in five days and haven't packed a single thing? Yikes!), but excuses only prevent someone from doing. Start with something small. Take a lunch break to explore your own city instead of sitting inside scrolling through Instragram. Take a day or weekend trip with friends and do some hiking, canoeing, or climbing. It's never convenient, but it's always worth it. Break routine. Stretch your comfort zone. Explore your own backyard.
"Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing at all." Helen Keller.
lady pictured: the ever lovely Madison.