Category Archives: Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives

  1. Days 184-185: Louisiana (New Orleans!!!)

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    November 25, 2015 by Briana

    Day 184 (12/1/14): New Orleans, LA Today is the 6-month anniversary of our trip! And what better place to be …
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  2. Days 137-138: South Carolina (Part 2)

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    April 22, 2015 by Briana

    Day 137 (10/15/14): Myrtle Beach, SC | Charleston, SC Well, Myrtle Beach was not the glamorous destination we had been …
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  3. Days 81-83: Kentucky & Tennessee

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    September 19, 2014 by Briana

    Day 81 (8/20/14): Louisville, KY Even though we had driven through Louisville (pronounced “Lul-vul” in the South) when we first …
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  4. Days 76-77: Minnesota & Wisconsin

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    August 27, 2014 by Briana

    Day 76 (8/15/14): Prior Lake, MN | Mukwonago, WI From Minnesota, we headed southeast and reached Wisconsin, the 24th of …
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  5. Days 53-56: Oregon (Part 4)

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    August 9, 2014 by Briana

    Day 53 (7/23/14): Portland, OR | Vancouver, WA It was still raining today, but I was feeling better and wasn’t …
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  6. Days 50-52: Oregon (Part 3)

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    August 2, 2014 by Briana

    Day 50 (7/20/14): Winchester Bay, OR | Portland, OR After being in Winchester Bay for nearly a week, it was …
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  7. Days 30-33: Utah (part 8)

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    July 8, 2014 by Briana

    Day 30 (6/30/14): Heber City, UT | Park City, UT We used the campground’s amenities this morning by first playing …
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We’re the Bennetts, Justin & Briana, and it’s time for a change! We've left our jobs and everything else behind to start fresh somewhere else. They say it's all about "location, location, location," and what better way to figure out the best location for us than to explore the entire country searching for it? We’ll be driving across the continent with a truck and travel trailer on the cross-country road trip of a lifetime! Tag along with us and our two dogs, Meaty and Saucy, as we explore North America searching for our next destination!

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I'm a unicorn. 🦄 As one of the few people who was actually born and raised in Las Vegas, I figure I pretty much qualify as being a mythical creature. ⠀ ⠀ Growing up in the desert, I had absolutely zero appreciation for desert landscape and even grew to be resentful towards it. I found it to be extremely brown, bland and boring, which is in complete contrast with who I am as a person, an artist who thrives on bright, bold colors. But traveling has completely reset my view of desert landscapes. National Parks have definitely helped too. ⠀ ⠀ It's like when your tastes change as you get older. Something that once repulsed you now tastes different. It begins as simple curiosity and evolves into an appreciation, maybe even a craving. ⠀ ⠀ What's a place you visited as a kid that you weren't impressed with at the time and then you went back as an adult and it blew your mind (or at least pleasantly surprised you)? {...} •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ #unicorn #imaunicorn #tucson #tucsonaz #saguaronationalpark #saguaro #nationalpark #nationalparkgeek #desertvibes #desertlife #gorving #rving #roadlife #rvtrip #rvlife #rvlifestyle #lifeontheroad #homeiswhereyouparkit #wanderlust #stayandwander #getoutandexplore #roadtrip #ontheroad #ontheroadagain #travellife #neverstopexploring #goexplore #keepitwild #adventurelife #nextdestinationunknown
We did the scenic drives in both sides of the Park, and this was the largest saguaro we could find. Another #funfact: Did you know that there are two separate sides (aka "Districts") of Saguaro National Park - The Rincon Mountain District on the east side of Tucson and The Tucson Mountain District on the west side. In case you're wondering, we preferred the 8-mile scenic loop drive in the East District. Have you visited Saguaro National Park? What was your favorite part? {...}⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ #facts #factoftheday #saguaro #cactus #saguaronationalpark #nationalpark #desertlife #nationalparkgeek #desertvibes #arizona #tucson #tucsonarizona #visitarizona #explorearizona #southwest #roadtrip #thegreatoutdoors #optoutside #outside_project #getoutside #themoderndayexplorer #getoutandexplore #exploremore #roamtheplanet #rvlife #travellife #photooftheday #outdooradventures #nextdestinationunknown⠀
Saguaro National Park is home to the country's largest cacti. You guessed it... saguaros! This classic cactus is an iconic symbol of the American west and probably what you picture when you think of a cactus. ⠀ ⠀ Saguaros can grow to be more than 60 feet tall, so I'm not going to lie... we were a little disappointed with Saguaro National Park since the saguaros we saw weren't as tall as we were expecting them to be. This one was pretty big though! #perspective⠀ {...}⠀ •⠀ •⠀ •⠀ #latergram #facts #funfact #factoftheday #saguaro #cactus #saguaronationalpark #nationalpark #nationalparkgeek #arizona #tucson #tucsonarizona #visitarizona #explorearizona #southwest #desertvibes #desertlife #roadtrip #thegreatoutdoors #optoutside #outside_project #getoutside #themoderndayexplorer #roamtheplanet #travellife #photooftheday #adventurelife #outdooradventures #nextdestinationunknown