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Photo of the Day: Sunrise Over Theodore Roosevelt NP

Sunrise Over Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Sunrise Over Theodore Roosevelt National Park, North Dakota

Photo of the Day: Painted Canyon

Painted Canyon Teddy Roosevelt National Park

In honor of our recent return to the States, and to commemorate one of our favorite places from last year’s travels, we’re posting for the first time this photo of Painted Canyon in Teddy Roosevelt National Park, ND.

8 Favorite Destinations, Year 2

We’ve now been on the road for two solid years. During that time we’ve visited 145 different locations in both North and Central America. Last year we highlighted Eight Favorite Destinations from our first year of travel. With another full year under our belts, it’s once again time to select the best from the last 365 days. Each of the following headlines links back to our original blog post about the destination.

Pictured Rocks, MI

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, MI

If 200-foot, multi-colored sandstone cliffs along a lake of emerald-colored water isn’t how you imagine Michigan, it’s time for a pilgrimage to Pictured Rock National Lakeshore in the state’s Upper Peninsula. It absolutely blew us away with its striking similarities to one of our favorite excursions ever: rafting through the Grand Canyon.

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Wild

Theodore Roosevelt National Park Wild Horses

There’s something magical about nature in the wild.

Horses, majestic as they are, are not particularly exotic animals. We routinely see them on farms and in stables. But catching sight of a pair of mustangs, unbridled and unbroken – standing free on a wind-swept mountain – is an entirely different experience.

Can you hear me now?

Verizon Cell Phone Coverage

Yes, even atop Buck Hill in the heart of the North Dakota badlands, with no sign of civilization for miles in any direction, Shannon can in fact hear you. Our Verizon cell phones registered two bars at this remote location, demonstrating the increasing futility of trying to “get away from it all.”

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