The Easiest Ways to Save Money on Your Passport 

Getting your passport is an exciting thing! Chances are you are probably planning, or have already planned, a trip abroad and this is your logical next step. If you are like many people, you probably have a budget that you want to stick to as far as trip expenses. While there is no getting around…

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New Year, Grand Canyon

A couple of years ago we went to the Grand Canyon West on New Year’s Day. We were staying in Las Vegas and decided to make the reasonable 2.5 hour drive to see something amazing. I knew that the Grand Canyon was huge, but before this trip, I wasn’t aware of the different areas of…

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Sightseeing San Francisco in One Day

During our time camping in San Rafael this past July, we decided to make a day trip to San Francisco. It was only about a 40-minute drive and it was well worth it. I feel that I got to see quite a few things during one days time. After we found a reasonably priced parking…

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Scenery and Volcanoes in Washington, Oregon, and Northern California

The Pacific Northwest is truly a breathtaking place, not to mention the fact that the temperature is pretty awesome. Washington Our plan was to see Mt. St. Helens in Washington. We ended up arriving a little later than we expected, so we decided to postpone that until the next day. In the mean time, we…

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Exploring the Badlands

Our original plan was to camp in Badlands National Park. We highly underestimated the amount of awesome things we would see on the way, so we ended up only spending the day there. If you are ever in the area and want to camp, there are campground where you can pay a small fee but…

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St. Louis and Sioux Falls

During our recent road trip, St. Louis was the first major stop. I did not know much about the city, so my main objective was to see the Gateway Arch. We found parking for $1 per hour, and since we had a lot of ground to cover and would not be staying long, this was…

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Upcoming Road Trip Across the US

Hey everyone! We are taking a road trip from here in Knoxville, TN to San Francisco, CA (and many places in between) beginning on Tuesday evening, July 11th.   I will also be updating my Instagram, Twitter and Facebook regularly during the trip: https://www.instagram.com/voyagesofmine/  https://www.facebook.com/voyagesofmine Tweets by voyagesofmine   After our return, I will of…

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New York: Day 4 and the Drive Back

On our last full day in New York, we finally took the subway for the first time! I had never been on a subway, so I was not totally sure how it worked. We walked down the stairs and there was a kiosk with instructions. Easy enough, right? Well while we were trying to figure…

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New York: Day 3

Our third day in New York was probably one of the most busy and one of the most fun. Firstly, we woke up to snow! This was the first decent snow of the season. Being from Tennessee, we have been experiencing snow less and less over the past few years. This was definitely a treat.…

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New York: Day 2

On our second day in New York, we ventured to the American Museum of Natural History.  I had always wanted to go there, so I was excited! Something you may or may not know, you can pay whatever you want to get into the museum. If you pay at a kiosk, you will be charged…

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