Barten Pumpkins – New Praque – Minnesota

2020 pumpkin season has started! We took a beautiful morning drive from Minneapolis to New Prague to find ourselves the perfect pumpkin. The sun was a haunting smoky orange which made us feel thankful and sad at the same time. Thankful for the seeing another sunrise and sad for the fires that are burning out […]

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Glenwood Springs – Colorado

If you’re going to get stuck on a road trip, Glenwood Springs, Colorado is the place. Vail Pass (10,666′ mountain pass over the Rocky Mountains) was closed due to a snowstorm so we enjoyed our extra day! We were here in April and this has become one of our favorite Colorado towns. There’s so much […]

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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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Grand Teton National Park

There is something about the first moment you see the jagged peaks of the Tetons. We’ve driven this road many times and the view takes my breath away every time. Growing up, I loved traveling west with my Dad. He was a science teacher and would give us lessons on how these grand mountains were […]

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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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Driggs, Idaho – Best Restaurants

This post was created from our 2019 August trip. Make sure to confirm what is open during the corona virus pandemic before hitting the road. Big Hole Bagel & Bistro was our first stop again for breakfast in Driggs, Idaho. We are always impressed with their service and their portions get us ready for a […]

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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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