there's no doubt that robert and i love our small town life. we love its quiet pace, little diners, and kind farmers. but as the leaves start to change around the dirt roads near our home, we grow antsy, and the adventurers in us start waking up from their summer slumber. and we want to travel. before we have children (and especially after that, but it will be different), we want to go and do. as much as possible.
but the thing is, traveling takes money. and those aren't dollar bills falling from the autumn sky.
so we've spent years perfecting the art of traveling on a dime. and we still haven't got it all figured out yet. but we've been able to see lots of our beautiful land without breaking the bank, and for that i am thankful.
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don't be afraid to travel to the beat of a different drum. one of my favorite travel sites is roadside america, which lists all the random, fun attractions such as the world's largest (fill in the blank). sure, it's important to hit the major tourist spots. a trip to hollywood isn't complete with a walk down the boulevard or a visit to the sign, but what about visiting marilyn's grave? or visiting randy's doughnuts just to see the huge pastry on top? these are the sweet little moments of spontaneity that make a trip worthwhile.
whether you like to travel on a budget or splurge (because after all, what's a vacation if not a splurge), the important thing is to go. just go. go and do and see and explore and taste and smell and get lost and laugh. even if it's just camping in your backyard or going to a hotel in the heart of the city. a little time away is good for the soul, i say. and while you're out, take pictures, won't you?