I’m Back, Baby!

Why, hello there! It’s been a while!

After a solid NINE WEEKS on the road, I have FINALLY returned to Virginia. I honestly can’t believe I’m already back!

My time on the road was QUITE the journey around the country. From Virginia to Maine, down to New York, across to Kansas, down to Texas, over to California and then alllll the way back…it was INCREDIBLE!

After driving 14,250 miles(!!!) and exploring 36 states (including 11 National Parks and more roadside attractions than I can think of (blog post on this to come!) I’m both happy and sad to be home.


For those of you who know me, you realize that I live to travel. This trip was an incredible journey filled with self-discovery (as in: I love camping, podcasts, and driving long distances) and adventure (as in: hiking several miles in 106 degree Nevada heat and biking over the Golden Gate Bridge!) That said, I’m quite content to be back home, back to Focus on Joy Photography, and back to snuggling with my two kitty cats and my fantastic, amazing, understanding, wonderful husband who truly gets this insane travel obsession of mine.

I had SUCH an incredible trip and I’m so so so glad that I was able to explore so much of the beautiful United States!

A HUGE thank you to all of my travel companions, hosts, and friendly faces along the way!! I hope to see you all again soon. Maybe another cross country trip is in order…?  🙂

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