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Images by Brian Fancher. Folly Beach, Charleston, South Carolina.

My name is Kara Rittenhouse, I am a wife, mom and lady-boss with a passion for Art, Health, Wellness & Traveling. 

I received my BA in Studio Art in Hawaii at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 2006 & an Architectural Woodworking Certificate in2007.

In 2012 I became a certified Nutrition & Wellness Consultant & Personal Trainer. In 2014 I became an avid Essential Oil Geek and studied French Aromatherapy in 2015.

My Husband Mark proudly services our country and is a Naval Officer in the US Navy. 

We have 3 great kids, Keaolani, Kai and Keanu who were all born in Hawaii.

Kona our dog joined our family in 2018

Our family has lived in Hawaii, California, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Pennsylvania & Minnesota.  

Why we are hitting the Road


I was bitten with the travel bug when I was little, traveling from MA to TX to visit family. I wanted to stop and see all the places along the way but time and money did not provide my parents the opportunity to do so.  I always wanted to give that opportunity to my kids. We have had the opportunity to live many places and explore the area while we were there or see new places as we moved. Although we had a small taste of traveling and seeing the country, it was not enough! 

Since my husband was going to be gone so much this next assignment & the kids are all at the perfect age to travel we decided to just do it! 

Follow our Journey on Social Media


Let's be real. I want to blog consistently, unfortunately in the past I have not been so great about it. You can check out my old blog from Hawaii here & my current one here.

BUT do you know what I'm really great at, and it is quick and easy? 

FaceBook & Instagram 

Who doesn't love great photos and short, to the point verbiage? 

Follow us on our journey across the US! We will have fun, the kids will have their moments, heck so will I but we will create memories that will last a life time! 

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