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A Few of Our Favorite (Travel) Things ∙ Quarter 3, 2018

 
 2018 continues to be an amazing year of travel and discovery. Check out some of our favorite finds from the year's third quarter. Then tell us some of yours, too! #travel #openwidetheworld
 

2018 continues to fly by as an amazing year of travel and discovery. Check out some of our favorite finds from this year's third quarter. Then tell us some of your faves, too! 


Our Own Experiences

Favorite find for adult milkshakes

After an insane day-long whitewater kayaking course, we hit Crusade Burger Bar in Yorkville, Illinois. The outlandish names of Crusade’s milkshakes are only outdone by the shakes themselves!


Favorite tour

Tours are a big part of our travel strategy. One of us (cough! Homer) used to think tours were a bit too nerdy. But now we all appreciate tours for the deeper level of understanding and engagement they provide a destination.

This quarter’s absolute favorite tour was a stop on The B-Line (Northern Kentucky’s Bourbon trail): a tour of Boone County Distilling Company.

If you go, not only will you sample some amazing Kentucky Bourbons, but you will also learn a sipping technique to avoid the Bourbon burn on the way down. Nerd alert: there’s chemistry involved!


Favorite pie photo

We have a whole web page devoted to pie, so you know we get a lot of pie photos! This quarter’s favorite pie pic comes right out of the cherry capital of the country, Door County, WI.

 Schartner’s cherry pie, Door County, Wisconsin

Schartner’s cherry pie, Door County, Wisconsin

 

From Around the Web

Favorite new-to-us IG’er

We follow a lot of travelers on IG, so it can get a bit uninspiring to see pics of the same destinations over and over. Which is why we love the refreshing feel of a travel sketcher’s IG page, where no post will ever be a repeat of someone else’s!

Quite a difference watching Tahiti evolve on the page, as compared to just scrolling past yet another gorgeous, but repetitive beach scene, don’t you think!


Favorite blog post we’ve read

In Becoming The Local Tourist - Again, Theresa Goodrich, aka The Local Tourist, shares the evolving nature of a changing dream.

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I thought I was paving the way to a new future. I was, but not in the way I expected.

Theresa’s story is a good reminder that a dream might not lead where we expected to go; it could lead somewhere even better. And maybe even back again!


Favorite travel tweet

If you wish we could rid the world of over-used cliches, you’ll appreciate this tweet!


Want to know more about this series?

Check out the series intro hereQuarter One favorites here and Quarter Two favorites here.


What have been your recent favorite travel experiences?

Tell us about it in the comment!

 2018 continues to be an amazing year of travel and discovery. Check out some of our favorite finds from the year's third quarter. Then tell us some of yours, too! #travel #openwidetheworld