Monthly Archives : July 2017

Discovering Halfway, Oregon

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When I booked our white water adventure through Hells Canyon, I didn’t realize how remote the area was. As in, you really have to want to go there so be prepared to drive. Hells Canyon Adventures has minimal lodging available, but all the rooms are on the second floor of the building. The tiny town of Oxbow is closest to…

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White Water Rafting on the Snake River

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Four years ago I took my kids on their first ever white water rafting experience on the Snake River in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. We were halfway through a road trip exploring the Pacific Northwest that took us as far north as Vancouver, British Columbia and as far east as Jackson Hole. We paddled through class 3 and 4 rapids and…

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Have Backpack, Will Travel

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I was 19 the first time I traveled out of the country on my own. Looking back, I’m surprised my overprotective parents even let me go, especially considering that I was gone the entire summer! I had gotten a new set of luggage when I graduated from high school the summer before and I was so excited to get to…

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hot air ballooning in Phoenix

Exploring the World on Wheels

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Traveling is in my blood. As a first generation American growing up in rural Ohio, I knew some words and phrases in Spanish before I knew them in English. I also had the privilege of traveling. A lot. We’d visit my mom’s family in Nicaragua, and my dad’s family in Jamaica. We’d fly to Mexico or the Bahamas, or visit…

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