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highlights of norway and sweden

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Our recent trip to Norway and Sweden was full of so many beautiful experiences and memories. We return with our hearts feeling fuller, our minds relaxed, and our spirits at ease. We spent 8 full days exploring 5 different cities. We took planes,...

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Group camping trip at Indian Grinding Rock

[vc_row content_width="grid" content_text_aligment="center" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text]Indian Grinding rock sits quietly in the heart of gold country in California. This small park is home to a large smattering of pitted rocks used by the native Miwok tribe to grind acorns and other food. The open field near the...

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How to get in the mood for Ireland

[vc_row content_text_aligment="" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no"][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Your ticket is booked and you're headed to Ireland! How exciting! We love that feeling of excitement as we count down the days to a far-off place. We spend those times watching shows and reading up on books all about the history...

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Winter Cabin Weekend Truckee Getaway: Check out the blanket of downy snow in Truckee during the winter months. All is still and quiet | #truckee #winter #getaway #weekendtrip #wholewidenworld

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column][vc_column_text]The small mountain town of Truckee holds a dear place in our hearts. Not only is it the place where Jeremy proposed, but it lacks the congested streets from tourism that plague it's neighbor city, Lake Tahoe, and keeps the small town charm all...

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Honeymoon in Ireland - Highlights

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1521268389268{padding-top: 50px !important;padding-bottom: 50px !important;}"][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]While many newlyweds choose some dreamy beach destination for their honeymoon (which is perfectly fine), we spent 9 glorious days traveling around the perimeter of Ireland.  We had dreamed of this trip for years and were so excited...

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Hiking San Francisco Lands End

[vc_row content_width="grid" css=".vc_custom_1499958450524{padding-top: 50px !important;padding-bottom: 50px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text]As a San Francisco resident, we take for granted the fact that we have some amazing hikes right in our backyard. Hiking Lands End is one of my favorites for its beautiful foggy coastline, it's views of the Golden...

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Hiking in Santa Barbara

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Santa Barbara is a perfect spot for a weekend getaway. Whether you like to do some window shopping and bar hopping on state street, lounge by the beach, take a boat ride, or hike in the mountains, you'll have a great time.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column...

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Walking downtown New years eve in New York City

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1514479103979{padding-right: 10px !important;padding-left: 10px !important;}"][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]When I received an email blast at work offering a house swap with a couple who lived in New York City for New Years Eve, we jumped on the opportunity to cross it off of the bucket list.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column...

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Camping Lake of the Springs

[vc_row content_width="grid" css=".vc_custom_1499918421614{padding-bottom: 50px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text]It's springtime which means it is once again time to dust off the camping gear, load the car, and drive off into the wilderness for some natural therapy. My parents live full time in a 5th wheel trailer and throughout the...

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Camping in Coloma

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text]Coloma is a quiet old mountain town; it’s famous for being the site where the first flakes of gold were found in the 1800’s thus sparking the gold rush. Now, it’s a great place to get away from the city for a weekend...

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St. Louis in Photos | Whole Widen World #stlouis #explorestlouis #cityscape

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]It's fall in 2013 and Jeremy and I need a break from the everyday life in Chicago. We decide to pack up the car for a weekend getaway to St. Louis.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/4"][/vc_column][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_empty_space height="50"][vc_column_text] The hotel [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_column_text]Our friend from college recommended the Moonrise hotel in...

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Camping in manistee

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column][vc_column_text]It's my 25th birthday weekend and Jeremy and I have decided to go camping for the first time together. We're eager to see how Zero, our now 6-month-old corgi puppy, will take to going on hikes.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column][vc_empty_space height="30px"][vc_single_image image="702" img_size="full" alignment="center"][vc_empty_space height="30px"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column][vc_column_text] We've arrived! Our...

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The path in Mackerricher state park, fort Bragg

[vc_row content_width="grid"][vc_column width="1/6"][/vc_column][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Fort Bragg is my childhood My fondest memories as a child are those of our weekends in foggy Fort Bragg, California. We'd drive 3 hours north on a Friday after school and make it there by nightfall. My mom would make us a...