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Welcome! 'Get going and go well' is more than a motto, it's a mission. Traveling well takes practice and changes as we do. To travel well is to be conscious of the impact and privilege of adventure, taking care of the places we love to visit, and connecting with those who call those places home. This blog is deep with stories, tips, and reviews from decades of travel. Come back often!

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Ely, Nevada is full of surprises. The small town has enlisted mural artists to tell its story on walls throughout the town. There are so many - indoors and out. I wish I had a few more days to explore and soak up the history, the welcoming energy and beautiful setting. I'll never think of Nevada the same way again.


#nnry #nevadanorthernrailway

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Road tripping the old highways and the first 'pull-the-car-over' moment. I spied a sign for The Harvey House. Those who know will be tickled - I was amazed to find the old train depot that housed one of the first American chain restaurants - renovated as an event space. It's a bit off old Highway 66 and well worth a detour. Lots of history on the side roads!

Back in the car en route to Ely, Nevada!

#harveygirlsforever #oldsigns #traintraveller #traindepot #barstowca #highway66

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An afternoon spent walking around a county fair is always time well spent. I hadn't been to the Orange County Fair before and "giggled like a little girl." What summer fun and over too soon.

Tip: Get tickets online and skip the crowds. Parking is extra - $10.

@oc_fair @visitorangecounty #countyfairs #fairrides #summerfun☀️ #tripwellgal #getoutsidemore #tiltowhirl #nevergrowupvacations #socalgals #socalliving #socallife

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Carving waves with his signature power and skill has brought Conner Coffin fame but you wouldn't know it meeting him. He's direct and humble with a winning charm which is why 805 Beer choose him for their latest documentary. It's a good match.

This Santa Barbara, hometown boy grew up tackling waves at the fabled Rincon Beach and dedicated himself to surfing early on.

The new 805 Beer Film, Mindsurfing, tells the story of the family and style that's propelling Conner to test his powerful, swooping style on waves around the world. Glimpse the opening night party here and watch the Mindsurfing video on YouTube.

@805beer @firestonedistillery @bimarianfilms #mindsurfing #worldsurfleague #visithuntingtonbeach #surffilm #805beer

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Enter the Confluence - Meow Wolf's Denver installation and mighty collaboration with dozens of artists.

This is just a taste of all you can see and do. Unravel the secrets and new worlds emerge. It's just one of their creations. I visited the original in Santa Fe. Next time I'll see the Las Vegas production. New realms are opening in Texas soon!

☆ In Memorium of Matt King, co-founder and artist. ☆

#meowwolfdenver #denverarts #artinstallations
#indenver #artscene #thefuturehasarrived #tripyoursoul #artadventure #artadventure
#welivetoexplore #tripwellgal

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Reconnecting with friends (& their laughter)is the best medicine. Tea is an event at the gorgeous new @copa_vida hidden in the La Jolla Tech District.

#sandiegolove #SANDIEGOLIFE #socalgals #hometowntourist #sandiegogram #supportlocalsd #seasidelife #travelgrams #allthingsssd #sandiegoliving #exploresandiego #localtravel #instavacation

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Check out Kansas City, KC from the Strawberry Hill waterfront to the Taco Trail.

So much to enjoy: Gardens, sweet bungalows, and museums filled with Croatian history, Hispanic culture, and Wyandot Native Landmarks. Walking is the perfect way to savor the views across the river to the metropolis of Kansas City, OK.

Thank you #urbanhikeskc
Audio: Ray of Hope, AudioHero

#getoutsidemore #kansascitykc #walkingtours #witskc #seenonthestreet #strawberryhill #tacotrailkck #kck #travelingram #traveltuesdays #tripwellgal

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Lewis & Clark point the way at the confluence of rivers in Kansas City, Kansas. Part 1 of an amazing walking tour with @urbanhikeskc

Don't overlook the charms of both Kansas City locations, one urban, one small town sweet, across the river from each other.

#visitkansascityks #riversidewalk #urbanhikes #getoutsidemore #travelgrams #urbanhikers #tripwellgal

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Elaine J. Masters

Elaine J. Masters, travel writer / tripwellgal on the road

Once we overcome the virus, the world will be waiting. Travelers know one thing - how to pivot and we will. We'll travel again and whether it's a short road trip or across the planet, I'll be here to help putting my years of travel to work. The Tripwellgal mission remains: to help us connect with our beautiful planet and each other with care and wonder. Stay in touch and happy travels!


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