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NEEDTOBREATHE at Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Last September, Brandon and I traveled to Morrison, Colorado, to see NEEDTOBREATHE at Red Rocks Amphitheatre. If my bucket list had not been 12 years out of date, seeing a concert at Red Rocks would certainly have been on it. Brandon and I have seen more than 30 musical artists in concert together over the last

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Our Rocky Mountain National Park tour

Due to the tight travel schedule we had for our Colorado/Wyoming/Nebraska trip, I knew that we wouldn’t have a lot of time to spend in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP). I would have preferred to explore the park’s 415 square miles over a period of 2-3 days, but we had less than half a day free

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Building a better bucket list

I’m a big fan of lists. Grocery lists, to-do lists, lists of music to download, Christmas gift lists, etc. They help me to stay organized and it feels great when I mark something off that I’ve completed. Maybe you’re like me and you love lists. Or maybe you’re a list hater because ain’t nobody got

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When winter won’t end

It’s currently 38 degrees and raining, with a freeze warning overnight. Winter won’t end in North Carolina, apparently, even though the calendar says it has been spring for nearly three weeks. Spring has long been my favorite season, specifically because it signals the end of harsh, cold winter weather. It’s a time of warmth, renewal,

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Spending 3 days in San Francisco

I planned to spend 3 days in San Francisco at the end of our California trip because Brandon and I had both traveled there before and loved it, but we’d never been together. My best friend, Martha, and her husband live in Oakland and graciously offered to let us stay with them for the last

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Pacific Coast Highway drive

I could have titled this post “A ton of flower photos Hannah took in California” or “When Mother Nature ruins your plans to drive the Pacific Coast Highway.” Both would be accurate. I’ll address the latter first. I carefully plan itineraries for most of our trips, so I knew in advance that we were going

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One day in LA

To celebrate Brandon’s college graduation and our 5th wedding anniversary, I planned a surprise trip to California—the first of our 50 in 5 journey. Brandon knew to take a week off of work, but he had no idea where we were going. Though he had some guesses, he was truly stunned when we pulled into

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Why we’re visiting 50 states in 5 years

There are three significant moments in the last few years that brought us to the decision to embark on visiting 50 states in 5 years. Here’s how it went down: We were nearing 30 Around the time Brandon and I turned 27, we started talking about turning 30 and what a significant event it would

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