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Wind Cave National Park

Wind Cave National Park

After Badlands, we stopped by Mt Rushmore for a quick $10 selfie and then on our way to Wind Cave. Not really worth it to us… especially since someone ran into us and ruined Mike’s bike rack.  Either way, we got to Wind Cave early afternoon, and drove to the visitor center. Being only a hop away from Badlands, it’s not surprising that the landscape was prettyyyy similar.  Once we got to the visitor center, we grabbed my Jr Ranger…

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Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park

We’re back at it! After about 7 months of grinding and saving in Fort Collins, we are off to finish this thing! The plan is to head northwest up to Alaska, hitting up the parks we haven’t done yet along the way. We tried to visit South Dakota a few times while we were in Colorado since it wasn’t a bad drive, but the weather always foiled our plans. Thus, Badlands National Park became our first stop in Adventure: Part…

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Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park

We’ve been living in Colorado for about six months working away. And we FINALLY made it to the beautiful Rocky Mountain National Park. And to be honest, we still didn’t give it the time it deserves. It’s been pretty tough with our work schedules, but I still didn’t want to give up the one day we had to explore. We went on the first day of National Park Week, which was also National Junior Ranger Day (4/20/19), so OBVIOUSLY we…

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How to Actually Afford Van Life

How to Actually Afford Van Life

“How can you afford this?” is one of the questions we’ve gotten most, after “ew, how do you take showers?” and “how do you not kill each other?” (see this blog for answers on that one!).  When we started thinking about this adventure, I turned to the never ending wisdom of the internet and social media van life accounts. I quickly became frustrated (and quite frankly, continue to be) on how many people, van lifers and others, claim to fund…

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Pro Tips: Hawaii

Pro Tips: Hawaii

Thinking of going to Hawaii? Learn from my experiences and here are some recommendations for you. Get up early! All the hikes and activities were SO much better without a million other people around.  Surfing and other water activities: you’re not as naturally good at things as you think. Get some lessons and an actual instructor.  Oahu There are more hikes than you could possibly do unless you’re living there full time. Out of the ones we did, I would…

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