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On the Road Again!

Well, it’s official; I’m on the road again, and this time for a month! I just graduated form college and decided to reward myself with a month-long road trip through the Southeast, a portion of the United States, that I haven’t spent a lot of time in! I’ll be traveling through twelve states, meeting a blogging friend in person, exploring new National Parks, going to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, swimming with manatees and SO MUCH MORE!


I’ve been preparing and having an absolute blast pouring over maps, getting road trip snacks prepared, my bag packed and getting my car loaded up! I’m so glad to finally be on the road!


I wanted to take a minute to thank all of my loved ones! My friends and family have been so supportive and generous by helping me with the preparations preparations for this trip! They all gave me travel-related Christmas gifts or gift cards for restaurants, picked small things up for me here or there, and saved cans for me to recycle to help fund this trip. My parents deserve and extra-big THANK YOU! They have helped me so much! My mom has helped me prepare and pack, they helped me out paying for my groceries to get me started, they’re watching my dog for the next month, and my dad picked up a GoPro Camera for me to use on this trip! I’m so fortunate and grateful to have all of these amazing people in my life who support me and my love for travel! Also, thank you to all of the people who are letting me stay with them, and a huge thank you to Stacey and my Aunt Debbie for flying to meet me for a few days on this trip! It’s going to be great!


I’ll be uploading photos from the road on my Instagram @fortheloveofwanderlust and on my blog’s Facebook Page. I would love to have you guys follow along with me!

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    January 3, 2014 at 9:32 am

    Happy and safe travels! Looking forward to following along.

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      January 30, 2014 at 7:54 pm

      Thanks, Sue! I can’t wait to share all about these experiences!

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    January 3, 2014 at 9:41 am

    Have a great time exploring new places, meeting new people, and reveling in the journey. I’ll be following along, living vicariously.

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      January 30, 2014 at 8:00 pm

      Thank you so much! It was absolutely amazing! I didn’t want to try to keep up while on the road, but I’m having a blast getting started! This was so much fun, and I met some really incredible people! I’m so glad to have started my year off this way!

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    January 3, 2014 at 11:44 am

    That’s awesome. Looking forward Tod the pictures! Will you keep updating this blog too?

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      January 3, 2014 at 11:48 am

      I’ll be doing my Wanderlust Wednesday and Somewhere Saturday posts along the way, but I’ll only be posting photos from this trip on Instagram and Facebook. Hope you follow along!

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    January 4, 2014 at 2:46 am

    How cool! Have a great trip!

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    Deepak Acharya
    January 4, 2014 at 7:26 am

    All the best !!!

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    Desert Dweller
    January 4, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Looks fun – I like travelling almost as much as being home. Enjoy the southeast – when I lived in Alabama, we never went to the Carolinas, or really anything N or E of Florida, so that will be a blast to see anything from there.

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      January 30, 2014 at 8:04 pm

      I love traveling MORE than being home! Haha However, I think living in different places makes things better. North Carolina is actually one of my new favorite places and I didn’t even know that there was a lot to see!

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    January 4, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    See you soon!!!

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    Little Fingers
    January 6, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    Happy New Year Ashley and happy Travel!! Will watch this space for travel news.

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      January 30, 2014 at 8:15 pm

      Thank you! I’m watching your blog too! I can’t wait to catch up!

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    January 6, 2014 at 11:19 pm

    Hope you have a blast!!

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      January 31, 2014 at 4:43 pm

      Thanks, Pangela! It’s was an absolute blast! I couldn’t have asked for a better trip… except that it wasn’t long enough! Ha!

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