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Hey everyone! We are Becky and Dustin! We’re an adventurous couple from Michigan (you know we have to be adventurous to brave this cold weather)! We have a passion for LIVING life and getting all we can out of it in the time we are given on this earth! Dustin grew up with water in his veins, and a true love for boating and I have an insatiable desire to explore the world and a lifelong love for traveling and learning about other cultures. And since boating is a means of traveling, our passions complement each other well. We truly enjoy life and each other and are setting out to make our dreams come true and hope to help make the world a better place in the process.ย This blog is all about our travels together-international trips, trips in the U.S., boating trips, camping trips, ย weekend getaways, fun things to see and do in our home state, ย dreams we have, etc. We are sharing our story with you as we create it! Our aim is to show people what a big beautiful world there is out there, and how to enjoy it in the best way possible! Thanks for taking the time to stop by our blog! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here’s how we met, if you’re the curious type ๐Ÿ˜‰ –

Weย grew up in the same small town in southwest Michigan and have known each other since we were 15 years old. Our moms were good friends and that is how we originally met. They tried getting us together in high school and although weย hung out atย a lot of the same places, went to the same church, and even had some of the same friends, it was never the right time for us. However, life has a way of working itself out so that when the time is right, paths cross and everything falls into place perfectly.

In 2010, Dustin and I got back in touch with each other via Facebook. We exchanged messages for a week or two and then our first date was the day after Christmas in 2010. He ended up taking me ice skating and out to dinner at a local Italian restaurant and the rest is what would become our love story! After 3 years together, he proposed in the middle of that same ice rink in our hometown, and of course I said yes! Nowย several yearsย after ourย first date, we are married and own a house in the same charming little lakefront town that we grew up in- South Haven, Michigan- and travel every chance we get!

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  1. T says:

    I think this is awesome! I truly believe that everyone should follow their passions. My desire is to live simply and tiny and to be able to travel whenever and wherever I want to. So I can relate. I’ve started making efforts towards that dream but sometimes life takes over and I loss sight. I’ve just started to work towards my dream this year. While I could be so much further along in the journey I’m thankful for how far I’ve come. I’m believing and trusting God for His provision and for His hand in the process. I pray He blesses your lives with the desires of your hearts.

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  2. Gary Haga says:

    I love it and wish you both well as you chase the dreams in your heart! Godspeed!

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  3. Thank you so much for your encouraging words! I wish you the best of luck with your endeavors as well! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  4. Melissa says:

    So very proud of both of you.

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  5. Thanks Melissa! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  6. ralietravels says:

    “Life is what happens while we are making plans.” If like most, you will probably change directions several times. Consider Florida – warm, water, and boats. I have enjoyed reading about your honeymoon. What a great opportunity and you seem to have made the most of it. Best wishes for a long well-travelled marriage.

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    1. Well that’s very nice of you! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks! And we have already changed directions a few times so I definitely agree! We started out thinking about doing the Great Loop but then decided the Caribbean would better suit. And we have definitely thought about Florida too! We were there vacationing this past February and loved every minute of it! Whichever way we end up going, one thing is for sure-it will be an adventure! Thanks for reading!! ๐Ÿ˜Š We so appreciate it!

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  7. Great blog Dustin and Becky, I really enjoyed reading some of the posts. Life’s an incredible journey and we’re excited for you guys and the seas ahead. There’s an old saying “the borrower is slave to the lender” and we too have been slowing shoveling our way out of the debts we’re in. Discipline is daily in this regard for sure. Keep writing!

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  8. Thanks so much! We are glad you have enjoyed the blog so far! ๐Ÿ™‚ We have big hopes for it and really appreciate your encouragement! It’s a lot of work while juggling a full time job so it’s so great to know that people are reading and enjoying it ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s a labor of love for sure! I love to travel/boat and love to write so it’s been a fun journey so far! Can’t wait to see what the future holds! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. Christine Coble says:

    Love the story of how you met!! It is very inspiring to see the two of you take this journey. It even gives us on our second round, that the best is yet to come!! Looking forward to seeing more of your adventures!

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    1. Thanks Christine! That means a lot! ๐Ÿ™‚ That is our biggest hope for this blog- to inspire others! There is so much life to live and we just want to encourage people to chase their dreams while we are pursuing ours! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for commenting!

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  10. spearfruit says:

    Awesome – continue to chase those dreams and soon they will be reality! Thank you for following my blog, I will certainly take time to visit yours as well. I hope your day is a happy one! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you! I love the networking aspect of blogging! I love to see what others are up to and how they have reached their dreams. Each path is unique and it’s fun to read about! Thanks for commenting! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. spearfruit says:

        I agree about the networking and also meeting others and creating friendships. We are all on different paths in you lives and can learn something from each other. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. Leya says:

    You seem a lovely couple – good luck with everything and thank you for the follow!

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    1. Thank you and we appreciate that! Thanks for taking time to comment!

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  12. Well done to you both, it is in truly following your hearts that will ‘set you free’. No other journey is as loving, as loving yourselves by following that heart within ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you Mark! What a fantastic compliment to receive! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for stopping by the blog!

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  13. Angeline M says:

    Thanks for following my blog. Your story is indeed a wonderful love story; and, how refreshing to know you would rather follow your dreams than live the 9-5 routine. I applaud that! Much good luck in all you do. I’ll enjoy following your blog as well.

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    1. Thanks so much Angeline! We appreciate you reading and taking the time to comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  14. Great blog and story! Many thanks for stopping by and following my Travel and Photography blog ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. Thank you as well! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve enjoyed looking at your photos and reading your blog!

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  15. Forgot to mention, I lived on boats for 21 years so can totally relate. We built our first boat in Australia. Bought our second boat in NY, trucked it to Miami, then sailed to Florida, Cuba, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, and the ABCs. Amazing memories! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. That is so awesome! I hope to be able to say that my life was something similar one day! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      1. You will and you’ll have a blast! Never be afraid to push the boat out ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  16. kdwyer27 says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog – good luck on your adventure. If you make it to Galapagos, let me know! ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. The Galapagos is super high on our list of places we want to see. Definitely plan on getting there once we sail away ๐Ÿ™‚

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  17. rlishman84 says:

    Hi both, and thanks for stopping by The Long Way Home! I’ve really enjoyed browsing your blog and am looking forward to following you in your adventures ๐Ÿ™‚

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  18. Love your story and love the fact that you’re following Oh, the Places We See. Best wishes to you for sharing the love as long as possible!

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    1. Thank you! We love your story as well! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for commenting!

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  19. Hi, I’ve just nominated you for the Liebster Award – hope you have time to participate ๐Ÿ˜‰ https://imageearthtravel.com/2017/02/12/liebster-award/

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    1. Thank you so much! I am so honored! ๐Ÿ™‚ I really appreciate your support with our blog and I would love to participate! Thank you!

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      1. Excellent and I’m glad you will participate. ๐Ÿ˜‰
        You guys deserve this for your great blog!

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      2. Thank you! It’s been fun answering your questions! ๐Ÿ™‚

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      3. Wow that was quick! Look forward to reading your post ๐Ÿ™‚

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  20. Must meet you both in person sometime (please pack me in your suitcase) i’ve been bitten by wanderlust for the sea also
    ps. LOVE your logo

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    1. Haha, thanks so much! ๐Ÿ™‚ We appreciate your reading our posts and taking time to comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

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