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Curious about the best places to hike and camp in Idaho? Want to plan a tour of New Zealand’s West Coast?  Interested in the best places to run in Venice?  The Mod Fam has you covered!  We’ve traveled to more than 40 countries, lived in Mexico, New Zealand, and several U.S. states.  Now, we’re sharing our experiences and travel tips so you don’t have to plan from scratch.  Pick your favorite destination and follow our lead for some adventures of a lifetime!

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A view of the Spokane River from the Centennial Trail near Spokane Valley, Washington.

Run the Spokane River

If you’re looking for a place to stay and run, I recommend this stretch of the Centennial trail, between mile markers 9 and 11, from the Spokane Valley Hampton Inn and Suites to Mirabeau Park and back (or vice-versa). As you’ll see below, the trail is accessible and follows the Spokane River East and West. Surrounded by lush growth and just over a small rise that separates the trail from the commercial development of Spokane Valley, the Centennial Trail feels far more remote and isolated than it is.

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Queenstown Restaurants: A view of the entrance to the Cow Pizza and Spaghetti House in downtown Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand.

Queenstown Restaurants: The Cow

Our favorite of all Queenstown restaurants is the Cow, a small, dimly lit “pizza and spaghetti house” tucked away in one of the alleys of central Queenstown. Fresh baked bread, delicious dishes, and a warm and inviting location make this one of Queenstown’s best out-of-the-way restaurants.

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Purple, pink, and yellow colors at sunrise at Henrys Lake State Park, Idaho, near the highway leading North to West Yellowstone, Montana, and Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone Road Trip

Day 1 on our trip to Yellowstone: Today we are driving across Idaho from Boise to Henrys Lake State Park. After a short detour in the desert, we set up camp near West Yellowstone at midnight.

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“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” - Jack Kerouac