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Wanderlust Wednesday- The Road to Wanderlust

I frequently get asked why I drive places, when I can get places so much faster if I just flew!  To begin with, I absolutely LOVE driving because you can stop at little things you find along the way that you would have never heard about or seen if you flew over everything.  I have a whole list of other reasons, like you get quality time with either your friends/family or yourself, you get to listen to music really loud with the windows down, and more than anything else the views!

So, today’s post is all about why I drive- the ROAD to wanderlust.  This is just a few of the photos I’ve taken of the open road unwinding ahead of me- full of adventure, fun and wanderlust!

Road to Wanderlust Canyonlands

4-Wheel Drive Road in Canyonlands National Park

Road to Wanderlustalaska

Palmer, Alaska

Road to WanderlustBoston

Boston

Road to WanderlustColorado

Colorado 

Road to WanderlustDenali

Denali National Park, Alaska

Road to WanderlustHomer

Homer, Alaska

Road to WanderlustMingo

Mingo Wilderness Area, Missouri

Road to WanderlustMonument Valley

Monument Valley, Utah

Road to WanderlustPotash Road

Potash Road, Utah

Road to WanderlustQuebec

Quebec City, Canada

Road to Wanderlustsunset

Driving through West Virginia at Sunset

Road to WanderlustWVirginia

West Virginia Again

RoadtoWanderlust Sequoia

Sequoia National Park, California

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Meghan
    October 9, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Well put, Paige! I agree, driving really let’s you explore. Great pictures!

    • Reply
      ashleypaige4
      October 14, 2013 at 9:17 pm

      Thank you- You would know; you’re the queen of road trips, Meghan! You’re living my dream!

  • Reply
    Ben
    October 10, 2013 at 2:50 am

    Completely agree with you on the driving. It gives you so much freedom to explore, there is no better way to travel! Love your shot from Monument Valley too.

    • Reply
      ashleypaige4
      October 14, 2013 at 9:18 pm

      Thanks, Ben! I’m glad I’m not alone in being a road warrior- freedom is the perfect word to describe it!

  • Reply
    liz
    October 10, 2013 at 6:10 am

    I am with you all the way! How horrible and sad it would be to miss all that the road has to show. Fantastic photos, as always, Paige!

    • Reply
      ashleypaige4
      October 14, 2013 at 9:19 pm

      Thanks, Liz! The road does have so much to show! I always love your road trip photos! Keep on driving! 🙂

  • Reply
    Lauren @ Peaks and Passports
    October 24, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    I totally agree! I love the freedom of the road and the option to pull over wherever strikes your fancy. Although if I really pulled over every time something caught my eye, I don’t think I’d ever make it to a destination. I guess that doesn’t have to be a bad thing though!

    • Reply
      PaigeBrown
      October 30, 2013 at 8:06 pm

      Thanks for commenting! The freedom is the best part, and I know what you mean about wanting to stop all the time, but like they say, it’s about the journey, not the destination!

  • Reply
    Mandy Bee
    November 4, 2013 at 9:37 am

    Love love love! I get the same question all of the time. It is just awesome to watch the world slowly pass by.

    • Reply
      PaigeBrown
      December 16, 2013 at 5:24 pm

      Thank you! It is a really incredible feeling to watch it pass by! What’s your favorite road trip you’ve taken?

      • Reply
        Mandy Bee
        January 6, 2014 at 6:32 pm

        My favorite so far has been my road trip with my husband from Orlando, FL to the Grand Canyon. We decided we weren’t going to stop and sleep at any hotels to or from and slept in the car. It was one of those things I’d always wanted to do – I had some notion that sleeping in the car would be romantic in some way. lol It wasn’t really but it’s a fun detail in the story.

        The drive through New Mexico and Arizona was just amazing.

        I remember arriving at the entrance of the park around 2 or 3am and stopping the car to get out and stare at the sky — we’d never seen so many stars in our lives.

        • Reply
          PaigeBrown
          January 30, 2014 at 8:13 pm

          How fun and romantic! There’s something amazing about the American Southwest, huh? I bet you absolutely loved seeing the stars! I hope that I will be able to do something fun and spontaneous like that this year! Thanks for sharing that great moment!

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