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Exploring New Mexico

By Trina Gunzel | Dec 5, 2018

We have wanted to take our kids and spend time creating memories in New Mexico for a long time. At one point in our lives, we went to college at The University of New Mexico and lived in Albuquerque when we were newly married. Someday, we still want to take them to the famous Balloon…

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The California Adventure

By Trina Gunzel | Oct 30, 2018

California has been quite an adventure for a summer. We decided to boost our business through personal and professional development and make it possible for our children to attend Type 1 Diabetes camp one last time. It is beautiful getting to visit Kings Canyon National Park and camp under the giant Sequoias. It was an…

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Montana Summer For The Win!

By Trina Gunzel | Jun 27, 2018

Montana Summer For The Win! Montana River Yes, the rivers are really that wide. Yes, the trains really do still run. Yes, wild animals really are that prevalent. Yes, the stars really are that bright. And…if you need a cute KOA to stay at, this one has a great pool and even serves huckleberry sundaes.…

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Exploring Idaho and BIG Potatoes

By Trina Gunzel | Nov 30, 2017

Exploring Idaho There are so many places in this beautiful country to see and explore and Idaho was no exception. Do you like to hike, fish, swim, and observe nature?  We do and had fun visiting friends and making more memories together in the state that is all about potatoes and so much MORE! Here…

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Adventures In Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks

By Trina Gunzel | Oct 25, 2017

Adventures In Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks Yellowstone National Park is a place that you can visit year round and have a completely different experience.  Jon and I both have fond memories of visiting the park with our families when we were young, so we decided it was time to make those memories with…

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Oregon Highlights

By Trina Gunzel | Sep 29, 2017

Oregon Highlights Of all the places we have seen in the United States, Oregon has to be one of our favorite places to spend the summer.   My very first teaching job right out of college and Jon’s work time spent as a police officer both took place in Oregon.  We also made some dear…

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How To Work From Home

By Trina Gunzel | Jul 28, 2017

How To Work From Home Can It Really Be Done? So many people ask us all the time: “How do you work from home?”  “Can you travel and work?” Because there is such an interest in this integrated life, we wanted to dedicate a blog post to that topic. If you are really interested in…

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What Do Trains, Lakes, Charcoal Ovens, Nerf Gun Battles and Giants Have in Common?

By Trina Gunzel | Jul 16, 2017

What Do Trains, Lakes, Charcoal Ovens, Nerf Gun Battles and Giants Have in Common? Do you want to know What Trains, Lakes, Charcoal Ovens, Nerf Gun Battles and Giants Have in Common? NEVADA! We hadn’t planned to spend as much time in Nevada as we have on this trip, but it is such a varied and…

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Wishes Come True

By Trina Gunzel | Jul 9, 2017

Wishes Come True Have you ever wished for something that you really wanted to come true? You make your request known to the universe, your family, your friends, anyone who will listen, then it finally actually happens? One of the last things we did in Arizona, before we headed out to Idaho for a conference,…

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Homeschooling Vs. Traditional Schooling

By Trina Gunzel | May 27, 2017

Hello! If I had to pick the ONE question we get asked the most it is, “How do you teach your children on the road?”  For me, that is an easy one to answer.  I have my formal education in teaching with a B.S. degree in Elementary Education with a dual emphasis in Early Childhood Education…

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Wow, Wisconsin!

By Trina Gunzel | August 17, 2019

Wow, Wisconsin! For a family who has been longtime Packers fans, lovers of cheese, water, fresh fruits and vegetables, and camping in the great outdoors, visiting Wisconsin in August is truly a dream come true! We had all heard tales of “the frozen tundra” so getting to experience fresh picked cherries, rolling green hills, seeing…

Minnesota Memories

By Trina Gunzel | July 23, 2019

Have you ever wished to make Minnesota Memories? We had heard the fishing tales as big as Paul Bunyan and Babe The Blue Ox and you know what, Minnesota did not disappoint. At first, we weren’t sure if we’d be able to find a space to camp because summer is THE TIME of year when…

The Inspiration of South Dakota

By Trina Gunzel | July 16, 2019

The inspiration of South Dakota will stay with you, forever. On our fifty state tour, South Dakota really took us by suprise! The Black Hills are absolutely beautiful and full of Pine trees and scenic rocks, grass planes and beautiful sunsets. Of course a fifty state tour wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the…