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Checking In.. June 2020

It’s odd, I never wanted my blog to have non-travel posts like this. I wanted it to be strictly about travel, and maybe a few other things, but here we are. So much of my life has changed in the short time since The Corona happened. And yes, it gets […]

9 of the Best Adventurous Midwest Destinations

Many people, myself included sometimes, tend to think you have to get out of the midwest to have adventures. But that isn’t true! You can have some of the best adventures in the midwest! This summer as I can’t go jet setting around the world, I’m making it a goal […]

How to Build a DIY Desk

I’m a DIYer. I love to make things versus buying them. Remember when I made a futon for my car? One Friday night while scrolling through Pinterest I saw a DIY desk and I loved it. By mid-morning on Saturday, I was at the home improvement store buying the necessary […]

COVID-19 and Chasing Departures

During this time of craziness in our shared global history, I will be taking a step back from working on Chasing Departures. I know many bloggers are taking this mandatory stay at home time to rework their sites and put out more content. Life for me has not changed (except […]

Warm Getaways to Escape the Winter Blues

As I write this, it’s February, barely above freezing in North Dakota, the sun is shining, snow is melting, and I’ve finally dug out and am wearing my shorts. Am I crazy? Probably. Winter can seem to drag on forever, especially in the frozen north where temperatures drop below freezing […]

The Best Ways to Travel in New Zealand

This is a guest post by Matt from Known as the Land of the Long White Cloud, New Zealand is truly a wonderland of adventure just waiting for you to conquer. While you are planning your journey to visit the Kiwis, you will need to form a plan for […]

10 Legendary Reasons to Visit North Dakota Now

When I tell people that I’m from North Dakota, frequently their reaction is like the movie Fargo? Yup, you betcha! Many of them are disappointed to learn that the newer series was not actually filmed in North Dakota’s largest city.  Their next question is usually do you guys really have […]

9 Essential Camping Gear for Dogs

This is a guest post by Jay Steele of Everyone deserves a great camping trip, especially your dog.  Your pet will need various items while outdoors to ensure a comfortable, fun, and safe trip. Unfortunately, most pet owners do not know the right gear to have ready, which will […]

A Beginners Guide to Manual Photography

Taking photos in manual mode isn’t as scary as it sounds. I pinky promise. For years I’ve shot on automatic mode, stubbornly believing that the camera knew better than the photographer on what settings it should be on to capture stunning images.  I even shot on automatic all through my […]