Wanderlust & Road Trips

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Sometimes–especially if I’ve been in one place for awhile–I’ll start to feel antsy, a little bit anxious. For no reason at all I’ll feel slightly panicked, like I’ve forgotten to do something important. Lately I’ve come to realize that this feeling means its time to start planning my next trip.

Growing up my family was never big on road trips, but after a pretty incredible week traveling cross-country from Des Moines to San Francisco I guess you could say that I’m hooked. And I’ve developed a deep-seated love for roadside attractions, particularly “World’s Largest” things (I’m in the process of building a section of Olio in Iowa solely for adventures involving “world’s largest” landmarks and other strange attractions).

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After recently purchasing The New York Times’ collection “36 Hours: 150 Weekends in the USA & Canada” I can’t stop paging through different sections of the country and creating a mental wish list. And while I’m excited to announce that I’m working on planning another road trip for the coming months, I don’t want to jinx anything just yet.

So for now I’ll just be living vicariously through friends–who are currently exploring Italy, Spain and beyond–and spending most of my free time soaking up travel books. What’s the destination (road trip or otherwise) of your next adventure?

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[…] Have more adventures – go on a road trip — In March three friends and I piled in my trusty 2003 Acura and drove the 26 hours (each way) from Des Moines to San Francisco. It’s one of my favorite adventures to date and I can’t wait for my next road trip. […]

[…] Have more adventures – go on a road trip — In March three friends and I piled in my trusty 2003 Acura and drove the 26 hours (each way) from Des Moines to San Francisco. It’s one of my favorite adventures to date and I can’t wait for my next road trip. […]

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