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Traveling America in a VW Van – pt 4

Traveling America in a VW Van – pt 4

We made it! After two long weeks on the road, the weight on our shoulders lifted as the “Welcome to Colorful Colorado” sign came in to view. “Quick pull over!” I screamed as Conrad veered sideways off the road. I expected the Colorado border to welcome us with mountains and high snowy peaks. I was surprised to see much of the same scenery I had seen in Kansas: lots of corn. We were both so excited to finally be in…

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Traveling America in a VW Van – pt 3

Traveling America in a VW Van – pt 3

Kansas: the Gateway to Colorado Did anyone else know that Kansas is 400 miles long? It felt like a year as we drove through the Sunflower State. I’m still not sure why it wasn’t named the Corn State. We tried to get through Kansas as fast as we could, because that meant Colorado was even closer. We plowed through corn across I-70. Our three days on the road went without a hitch, and we were even able to drive during…

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Traveling America in a VW Van – pt 2

Traveling America in a VW Van – pt 2

Day 3 We woke to the pitter patter of rain on the canvas and birds chirping in the trees around us. I rolled over and smiled, realizing that we had spent our first true night on the trip. It was still chilly and I slipped out of bed and began to think about how grateful I amĀ  to be in in this moment. Mammoth Cave National Park was the first stop on our way westward. Cave Exploration A trip to…

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Traveling America in a VW Van – pt 1

Traveling America in a VW Van – pt 1

Recently, my boyfriend, Conrad, and I decided to spend all of our money on a huge trip across the country. He drives a 1976 Volkswagen Westfalia camper van, which serves as a vehicle and a home. We have taken short trips in the past to the Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina and local wonders in Florida, but this was our first big adventure away from home and the comforts of the beach. We had a dream to drive through…

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