Santa Fe, New Mexico – Holidays

The cool Minnesota air has me thinking about winter travels. Santa Fe, New Mexico is magical over the holidays. We had a blast celebrating the new year in this unique and historic city! Imagine seeing all of these twinkling lights adorning the trees on Santa Fe Plaza, the comforting aroma of local cuisine in the […]

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Montezuma Well and Castle National Monument – Arizona

There are five no-fee days at National Parks and Monuments throughout the year, this inspired us to visit the Montezuma Well. It was so cool to see this much water in the middle of the desert. 1.5 million gallons of  74-degree water run through the well every day! The water enters through an underground stream […]

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Sedona, Arizona – Hiking

We have visited Sedona, Arizona for extended stays over the last three years. We love how the hiking trails are so accessible and the range of difficultly. Below are highlights from a few of our favorites. Bell Rock and Courthouse are the first two iconic formations that you see as you drive into Sedona coming […]

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Your Favorite Road Trip

What is your favorite road trip in the US? I’m planning for 2021 and would love to hear your favorite memories from a road trip. Roadside attraction, restaurants, small towns, National Parks, etc. Tell me what stirred your soul. ❤️ Have a great weekend! ©Laura Rae Photography

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New Life – Hope in 2020

My beautiful neighbor is having her first baby in 2020. It’s such an uncertain time and hard to navigate risks. One day as we chatted over our fence as we often do, we talked about capturing this moment. We agreed to schedule a photo shoot because we have both limited our exposure to the virus. […]

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A Visitor – A Sign

I never take moments like this for granted. I was getting packed up to visit my parents and about to walk out the door. All of a sudden, I remembered a dog toy that I wanted to bring along that was out in our backyard. I ran to the back door and just as I […]

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History at Heart – Art Installation – Minnesota

We are grieving. We are longing. We are dreaming. – MN Historical Society 1,000 hearts line the fence at Mill City Museum. The Minnesota Historical Society created this raw art installation as a space for people to share their thoughts. We are living in a historic moment. The world feels upside down but as I […]

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Sunflowers – Minnesota

Some express their appreciation through a gift, a picture, a song, or maybe a flower, sometimes it’s the simple things that speak the loudest. – Johnny Fish Have you visited one of the Fish Sunflowers sites? They are so beautiful and FREE! All they ask is that you share your photos via social and spread […]

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