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Journey to Nomadism

Welcome aboard my lifestyle of journey and self-discovery, it has been quite a ride so far. My name is Alleyn Parent but most people call me Al. This is since only my family and close friends know that I have a long, weird to pronounce,…

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Crescent Beach

Photo Opp ~ The iconic view of Crescent Beach is located in the small coastal city of Cannon Beach, Oregon. It’s known for its long sandy shore and a handful of vertical columns of rock known as sea stacks. This image was taken from a…

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Grand Teton National Park

While I was in western Wyoming enjoying Yellowstone National Park I thought it was a two-for-one treat to be able to also explore the Grand Teton National Park.  After leaving Yellowstone National Park’s South Entrance is a short drive of only ten miles along the…

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San Francisco

Photo Opp ~ San Francisco was a waypoint on my travels between southern Oregon and Pasadena California but unfortunately, it was only to grab a bite to eat and a few photos as I traveled through the city. I learned that bisecting the city’s downtown…

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Yellowstone National Park

It was fitting that my first national park ever visited would be Yellowstone as it the first national park in the United States and in the world. My adventure getting to Yellowstone was part of a cross-country road trip that I was on the inbound…

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Museum of America and the Sea

Living History at Mystic Seaport Museum ~ Sharing this museum with you is like talking about an old family friend, which it is. If there were a singular place that is the keystone to the beginnings of my love of road trips and exploring it…

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Acadia National Park

This excursion was an opportunity to explore a National Park close to home with my eldest daughter Allysen and her best friend Rachel. A relaxing road trip along the Maine coast to visit some old family haunts along the seacoast and share favorite family memories…

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Yosemite National Park

My trip to Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park began with about a 6-hour road trip from my brief stopover in San Francisco and Oakland California. I chose to take the scenic route heading east through Merced and Mariposa, California along long stretches of highway…

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Seattle, Washington

This was a short stopover as I made my way through Washington state on my way to Olympic National Park. The drive west from Yakima, Washington was nice as I bisected Mount Rainier National Park with the hopes of seeing Mount Rainier itself. However, not…

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The Heart of NYC is Art

A visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City to me is the epitome of the perfect regional road trip. The travel to and from New York City is part of the adventure and worthy of its’ own consideration. Over the years…

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