Blogs I Love Reading

This week, I thought you might enjoy hearing about my favorite blogs to read online.

When I see notifications that these blogs have posted something new, I just can’t wait to click on the link and read it. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

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Being Breanna

Tagline: Fill your life with experiences. Not things.


Summary: Unhappy with her job, she downsized her belongings and packed up for the road trip of a lifetime. Breanna shares her experiences as she makes her way from coast to coast. Her posts are real and down to earth, and she seems to have a genuine appreciation for all of her travel stops. As she shares details and pictures from her adventures, you almost feel like she is writing a letter back home to her family.

Why I love it: If you know me at all, then you know I love road trips. And, how amazing would a trip like this be?!? I find her journey inspiring, I learn new things from her posts, and her adventures remind me of some of my own nice road trip experiences.

A favorite recent post from Being Breanna: The Hoover Dam

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Breaking New Ground in Zone 5

Tagline: The adventures of southern gardeners starting over in New England


Summary: Annie is a gardener who takes the time to appreciate the little moments in life. Her blog posts share a small snapshot from her day and are often loaded with lovely pictures. She may have discovered a new flower in bloom or a bird’s nest in her yard. Or, she may be sharing her thoughts on her latest vacation or expressing relief about her allergies subsiding because the pollen count is down for a couple of days.

Why I love it: I love people who appreciate all the little moments, and Annie does this.  I find her posts uplifting. Additionally, we share a love of nature, and I thoroughly enjoy all her pictures. I bet she is someone who I would enjoy sitting with on a patio while sipping ice tea and admiring the gardens around us.

A favorite recent post from Breaking New Ground in Zone 5: A Day of Firsts

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Five For The Road

Tagline: Inspiration for Family Travel and Everyday Life Adventures


Summary: Leah’s passion for planning fun family moments is obvious. She carefully plans fun activities for her family whether they are on the road or at home. And, she shares all these great ideas and experiences with the rest of us through her blog.

Why I love it: With her love of travel and focus on creating fun family moments, Leah reminds me a lot of myself. I think if we knew each other in real life, we would get along well together. Just imagine the fun adventures we could come up with if we put our two heads together!

A favorite recent post from Five For The Road: Do-It Yourself Camp Mom Summer Schedule

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Dawn Loves Books

Tagline: a blog about books and other things that soothe my soul


Summary: Dawn reads books and writes about it. And guess what? She seems to like all the same types of books as I do. This is my new “go to” online resource to discover what books to read next.

Why I love it: Did I mention that Dawn and I seem to have very similar taste in reading? I enjoy reading her commentary on books I have already read and finding inspiration on what to add to my TBR list.

A favorite recent post from Dawn Loves Books: The Sun is Also a Star


The Minivan Adventures blog posts about travel, family fun, books, and favorite little moments. All of today’s featured blogs also cover one (or more) of these topics regularly. Is it any wonder that I enjoy them so much?!?

Do you have a favorite blog?

If so, please share it in the comments so that I can check it out, too. Oh, and if you find that you enjoy any of the blogs I listed above, I would love to hear about it.

Happy reading!

Blogs I Love Reading: Check out this list of my current favorite blogs to follow.
Blogs I Love Reading: Check out this list of my current favorite blogs to follow.




  1. Thank you, April, for highlighting my blog as one you like to visit. Yours is one that leaves me in awe… especially your travel adventures with youngsters, one a toddler! I love being an armchair adventurer following these amazing trips you plan so well. 🚘

    1. I am soooo glad I discovered your blog. Your posts are so uplifting. Your recent post about the hanging basket mystery was lovely! And, I’m honored to hear that you enjoy reading along with some of my adventures. Thank you so much for the nice comments!

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