This blog follows a group of family and friends that love to explore and experience adventure. Through various options of travel whether by car, ATV, Jeep, or just a plain old pair of hiking boots we look for fun and exciting ways to learn about our world. Come along and get inspired. You might just find your own route to adventure.
Friday, December 7, 2018
Another year has
come and gone for us here at Route To Adventure. As of December 1st
we’ve started our fourth year of bringing our travel adventures to you through
our website and I for one couldn’t be more excited.
Year three took us
to a lot of great locations. We had two large trips that took us to Disney
World and another to South Dakota. Most people would be happy to have taken
just one of those trips and we got to do them both this year. However, it’s the
things that we do in between large trips that really matter. Those small day or
weekend trips are what helps keep the most adventurous of people happy. With me
finishing my “day job” in California and our move home to Utah, we didn’t get
out as often on the weekends as we planned. In fact, we’ve been very busy as of
late just trying to adjust to our new surroundings, even though they are very
familiar, and figuring out our new school and work schedules. This and flying
back and forth to California by myself for a month really hindered our weekends
this summer. That’s just life I guess and now it’s time to put that behind us
and look forward to the new year.
We are very
grateful for the opportunity that we had to explore California for the last two
and a half years. We took the chance to see a lot of things your typical
tourist wouldn’t bother with. Heck, we went places that most of the lifelong
residents that I talked with had never visited. We saw historic missions, movie
sets and roads. We visited the San Andreas fault, Old Town San Diego and Old
Town Temecula. We also left a lot on the table. I have a dream to drive what
remains of old Route 66 and while I traveled small pieces of it, I didn’t get
all of the California section like I wanted. We didn’t make it to San
Francisco, but we did make it to San Jose. We didn’t see the Monterey Bay
aquarium, but we did see the Aquarium of the Pacific. Ugh, the list goes on,
but the point I’m trying to make is that we got to experience a lot of things
while we were there, and we’ve left enough to warrant a few more trips back.
Enter year four.
Now that we’ve moved home, we can get back to the types of adventures that
inspired me to start Route To Adventure in the first place, exploring Utah. At
the time, I had only wanted to focus on our Jeep and ATV adventures, but our
California experience opened my eyes to a larger world. I realized that there
was a lot of things here in my own state that I had never seen because they
were “too far away” or we just didn’t feel like it. Heh, heh, how ridiculous of
me. In California we learned that if you want to see something, you had to get
up early, and you were going to spend three hours in a car to get there. Well I
happen to know that I can hit almost every corner of Utah in four and a half hours.
There is no reason that we can’t se a lot more of our own back yard. So, we
will continue the blog like we have for the last couple of years. We’re going
to search for the unknown and the popular all the same. There will be a lot of
dirt traveled on wheels and heels, but there will be the historic and modern
sites and museums as well. Adventure can be anything you want it to be and you
don’t always have to be risking your neck.
We will be tackling
our big trip of the year early in 2019 as we hop a plane to fly to sunny
Hawaii. This will be our first trip to Hawaii and we will be seeing the islands
by way of a Norwegian Cruise ship. This will allow us to see the top
attractions the islands have to offer in relative comfort. It’s a vacation that
we have been looking forward to for a long time and I can’t wait to share it
Also in 2019you will see us back in Moab, we’ll be
hitting up some of our great national parks and monuments and we’ll be covering
some local hiking areas. We currently have some out of state trips planned but
I’ll let you in on those as the year goes on, just in case some of them have to
Another big thing
coming that I’ve teased for a long time will be our big focus on video and our
YouTube channel. I know I’ve talked about it in the past but let’s face it, I
have a huge back log of footage that I want to get out to you because, while
the photos are fun, it’s probably a lot more fun to see it visually as opposed
to me telling you about it in a written story. So, I’m working on those now and
hope to start rolling them out soon.
In closing, I’d
like to thank all of you that continue to come back to our site and follow us
on social media. There wouldn’t be a reason to write these articles if nobody
read them. If you find an article interesting, please share it with your
friends if it’s about something that might interest them as well. I love to
hear stories about how our stories have taught someone about a new place or
inspired someone to get out and explore on their own. Thank you!
Here's the link to Episode One of the vlog. Not great, but I'll get better. Maybe:)