On the Road

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Exploring Oklahoma: Arbuckle Mountains

As children of the Midwest, none of us are particularly accustomed to mountains, or really any sort of substantial elevation. So when we spotted a scenic lookout point—called a turnout in Oklahoma—we couldn’t resist pulling off the highway for a glimpse of the Arbuckle Mountains…

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Guide to Road Trip Essentials

When I first started taking shorter, day trips I didn’t put a lot of thought into packing essentials for the car. It was never as big of a problem for longer trips, but especially when you’re planning to be back the same day, it’s easy to overlook some helpful essentials.

Typically it wouldn’t be until I’m in the middle of rural Iowa with no cellphone service and zero snacks that I’d realize I’d made a horrible mistake. So to keep you from being the hangry, lost roadside traveller I’ve been a few too many times, I’ve compiled a list of helpful essentials to toss into your back seat every time you hit the road, whether you’re traveling 500 miles or just 50…

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Flashback: Barcelona, Spain

This September will mark two years since I packed my bags and moved to Barcelona for six months. It was—and still is—one of the craziest and most incredible adventures I’ve ever had…