Wanderlust2017 - Wanderlust and WellnessWhere will you travel to in 2017? Remember when I challenged all of my readers to pick just ONE place they’ve always wanted to visit and make it happen in 2017? Well I’m going to hold you accountable and see it through! Start with something that’s achievable, but yet somewhere you’ve always wanted to visit. I’ve spent weeks planning out our wanderlust adventures for 2017 and I think we’ve finally landed on our final itinerary!

First up, Arches National Park 
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Arches National Park

Arches National Park preserves over 2,000 natural sandstone arches, like the world-famous Delicate Arch, as well as many other unusual rock formations. In some areas, the forces of nature have exposed millions of years of geologic history. The extraordinary features of the park create a landscape of contrasting colors, landforms and textures that is unlike any other in the world.

This will be my first wanderlust adventure to the Southwest region and I’m pretty excited. Normally I prefer lush greens and ocean blues but there are several sites I just need to see, like Arches National Park. Plus, this will be one more National Park visit we can scratch off our National Park bucket list!

Next up, Salt Lake City, Utah

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Salt Lake City Skyline

Skyline of downtown Salt Lake City with the Towering Wasatch Mountain range in the background

I’ll be heading out for a solo wanderlust trip to Salt Lake City to attend the Everything Food Conference! I’m super excited to connect with other food bloggers and entrepreneurs at this conference plus get in some gorgeous scenery.

Next up, Niagara Falls and Pennsylvania

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Niagara Falls

Pennsylvania 2016

We’ll be headed back to the Pennsylvania area again this summer for our annual family trip. This year we’re going to take the kids up to see Niagara Falls and of course take in that beautiful Pennsylvania scenery. If time (and the kids’ patience) allows, we may venture over to the big NYC or Gettysburg, but we’ll see.

After that, Rocky Mountain National Park

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Rocky Mountain National Park

The husband and I are going to try to sneak away for a quick trip back to Rocky Mountain National Park and get in some hiking. This is something we’ve wanted to do for years on each of our visits but for one reason or another we were never able to get in a full hike. We would love to venture up to one of these pristine lakes nestled up on the mountain. I’ve got some exercise goals to hit in order to make this one happen!

Grand finale, Denali National Park

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Denali National Park

AN8041-001 USA, Alaska, Denali Nat.Park, moose (Alces alces) in Wonder Lake

This year it’s the husband’s turn to hit the BIG 40 and since last year he took me to the Pacific Northwest for mine I figured it would only be fair if I took him to one destination he’s always dreamed of! I asked him if he could go anywhere where would it be and he said Alaska. It would be our dream to catch a site like in the picture above. Neither one of us have ever ventured to Alaska and I couldn’t be more excited! This trip is definitely a non-negotiable, it will happen! Plus, another National Park to check off the bucket list.

Extra Adventures

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Kayaking

This year we also have a goal to buy ourselves a pair of kayaks and head out on the open water. This has always been one of my daydreams and I couldn’t be more excited to make it a reality (even though it also frightens me at the same time).

Intermingled with all of the above we’d like to camp more, and of course the husband will enjoy his annual hunting trip. Every year our goals get bigger and bigger, and I hope you’ll do the same!

So my challenge to you is….Where will you travel to in 2017?? 

Eat Well, Live Well, Travel Often

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