How to Take a Socially Distant Road Trip During the Pandemic

Being stuck at home for six months was not originally on our 2020 travel plans, and as much as we have tried to minimize our outings, there was a point where we hit a wall and needed to get away for a few days for sanity's sake.

So we decided to take a road trip.

Our original intention was to head northeast to Maine to spend some time with friends. But after thinking about it, we decided to stick closer to home and spent a weekend in the Finger Lakes instead. In this one, we wanted to share some of the extra steps we took to safely go on a socially distant road trip during the pandemic.

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Kinzua Bridge State Park Should Be on a Pennsylvania Bucket List

One place that has always been on our Pennsylvania bucket list is Kinzua Bridge State Park. This 339-acre park in northcentral PA is famous for one particular reason- it is home to a railway bridge that was once the tallest rail bridge in the world and it was almost completely destroyed by a tornado in 2003!

You don't see a sight like this one every day, and it was a spot we wanted to visit for years.

But there was one problem with why we never did. Kinzua Bridge State Park is remote. Thankfully, we added this one on as a detour from a recent weekend trip, and in this one we want to share a bit more why you really should check this one out sooner rather than later- if you can make the logistics work at least.

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Hiking at the Gorgeous Robert H. Treman State Park Near Ithaca

You've likely heard the expression Ithaca is Gorges before, and when you visit any park in the region it will likely be the first thing that pops into your head. The reason? It really is gorges!

We love hiking through the landscape in and around Ithaca whenever we visit the Finger Lakes, and on a recent trip we hit up a park we've been wanting to check out for quite some time- Robert Treman State Park just south of the city. 

If we could sum this one up quickly it would simply be this- don't wait as long as we did to visit.    

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Loom Footwear Review – Waterproof Sneakers that Look Great

I received a pair of Loom Footwear's waterproof sneakers for this review. All opinions are my own.

One of our favorite items to take with us when traveling is waterproof shoes. Not only do these make going out in inclement weather a breeze, but waterproof shoes also let us tackle a wide array of hiking conditions in nature without batting an eye. (Oh the number of times I've had to cross a stream in regular sneakers and ended up soggy for the rest of the day…)

So when Loom Footwear reached out to see if I'd be interested in trying out their new waterproof sneakers, I was more than happy to jump at the chance for one reason and one reason only- I've never had waterproof sneakers, only hiking shoes and boots.

This opens up a whole new world of possibilities.

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