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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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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Jackson Hole, Wyoming – Favorite Restaurants

Driving Teton Pass towards Jackson from Idaho at sunrise is breathtaking. For the last few years, we have made it a priority to get up early and catch the sunrise at 8,432 feet. Then it’s off to Nora’s Fish Creek Inn for breakfast! Nora’s has rustic charm with outstanding service. The food always tastes like […]

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Sedona, Arizona – Restaurants

Our all time favorite restaurant in Sedona is The Hudson. We order this pork chop every time (see video below for full effect). It’s one of the best things I’ve ever tasted. Their tagline is “A Neighborhood Restaurant” and that’s exactly how it feels. It’s so fun to sit at the bar and chat with […]

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Horseshoe Bend – Glen Canyon National Recreation Area – Arizona

This is what you see as you walk the 3/4 mile from the parking lot to the overlook of Horseshoe Bend. It’s so flat that it’s hard to believe you will see an awe-inspiring deep canyon. I kept imagining what the first people must have thought as they traveled this flat land and then to […]

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Monument Valley – Navajo Nation – Utah

Natural Wonders. Navajo Nation’s Monument Valley Park is located on the Arizona/Utah border. These grand, mysterious, sandstone monuments formed over millions of years and show us what happens when Mother Nature is left alone to do her thing. Our first stop as we headed towards Monument Valley from Durango, Colorado was Goosenecks State Park in […]

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Sedona, Arizona – Hiking – Broken Arrow Trail

Broken Arrow is a new trail for us this year. We were hesitant to hike here because the trail runs parallel to the jeep path and we thought it would be disruptive. The jeeps didn’t bother us at all and it was fun to watch them cruising over the red rocks. The hiking distance for […]

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One Blanket, Two Hearts

The human connection.  Traveling always offers the most interesting conversations and connections with strangers. Each encounter teaches us something and leaves an imprint. While staying at Jackson Lake Lodge, on a brisk early morning, we met Adel. One of our favorite things to do is to take the Jackson Lake Breakfast Cruise to Elk Island. We’ve learned […]

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