The Travelers

Nicole & Bob

“The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience. ”
-Eleanor Roosevelt

Welcome to our site!  We’re Nicole and Bob, the inspired traveling couple and authors. We created this page to document our adventures, and hopefully share some interesting and valuable information with the world.  We have a passion for exploration and seeing new things, especially the great outdoors.  Though not always able to travel far distances,  we’re very privileged to have plenty of awesome things to see within driving distance!

Currently living in Portland, Oregon, we actually grew up together and spent most of our lives in Upstate New York.  We’re now 3,000 miles away in the gorgeous and biodiverse Pacific Northwest, raising our feline sons, ten-year-old Purrito and three-year-old Luigi.

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One of our favorite pastimes includes road tripping; we love exploring the outdoors, having a special fondness for national parks and monuments, state parks and other hidden gems in our natural world.  Anything historical is also our jam (ooo ghost towns!).  As much as we love hiking, camping and chilling by a fire, we also really dig decent hotel rooms that include soft robes and a complimentary breakfast!  When we’re not traveling, you’ll find us thrifting and garage-saling, crafting and repurposing, enjoying tasty eats or cold brewed coffee, or perhaps imbibing at our favorite local sports bar.

Fun facts about Bob:  Dedicated Buffalo Bills fan who hates melted cheese and wearing shoes.  Viking with a stellar red beard, but is not actually a ginger.  If he could eat only one thing for the rest of his life it would definitely be hamburgers.

Fun facts about Nicole:  Hiker, camper, amateur runner, and crazy cat lady, who is somewhat artsy and loves DIY projects.  Has a wicked sweet tooth, especially for cookies.  Coolest things ever accomplished include summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro and running Hood To Coast.

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