The Pacific Northwest Tour – Week 7

Week 7 of the Pacific Northwest tour marks the end of our journey this time around. I wish I could say it wasn’t mostly just driving but we did try to break it up. I fact, this ended up being our biggest week of geocaching as we used the sport to add life to our drive. What I was up …

Postcards from Real Life: The Fantasy of Nature

Awhile back I shared with you the story of how the Disapproving Beagle got his middle name. It was a tale of Natural Inspiration courtesy of George. Today though I get to share with you a little insight into Fred’s world. You see, Fred is Camp Granola’s fantasy boy. He’s insanely creative; wears a black hooded cloak just about everywhere …

Memories of Trees

So the good folks over at Boots N All have been issuing weekly Indie travel Challenges all year. For all of my good intentions, I’ve yet to get a post submitted…until now. Last week’s challenge was to simply to pick five travel photos to share. As you can see in the challenge post, the author chose images from some obviously …

Considering Vigor

Here at Val in Real Life HQ, we’re currently studying the early scientists and thinkers that paved the way of the world. One of the key ingredients to the spread of their ideas was travel. When their ideas were shared across distant lands, other great thinkers then had the opportunity to expand on them. This is how our society has …

In the Land of St. Teddy

One of the major stops of the five-week Geowoodstock to TBEX expedition was Theodore Roosevelt National Park (South Unit). As I mentioned in the post on Medora, the Dakotas were a slow-travel priority for us. After not really getting out of the Land of Leopold what I’d hoped, I was bent on making sure I gained more understanding of this …

Geowoodstock to TBEX: Discovering Medora

After a full-court press from Minnesota and across the entirety of North Dakota, we finally landed in the town of Medora, gateway to Theodore Roosevelt National Park (South Unit). This is one of the areas where we wanted to spend more time and so hacked into our Canada time to get it. Over the course of our four days in …