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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Zion National Park – Dog Friendly Trail

Most National Parks are not dog-friendly and for good reason. It’s important to remember that when traveling with dogs it will be a different type of trip. We always research and get creative knowing that the trip won’t be as flexible but…traveling with our dog is worth it! Zion National Park offers one hiking trail […]

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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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