A couples trip to… Amsterdam? When you think of Amsterdam, the first thing that might come to your mind is one big party. Long famous for the Red Light District and for legalized marijuana, many travel to Amsterdam to let their hair down and have a good time. That’s certainly one way to experience Amsterdam, […]
Hey there! We’re Dan and Lindsay McKenzie.
We’re just an ordinary couple living an extraordinary life…
We’re full-time adventurers, who are crazy about life and each other. Our goal is to share tips and resources that have helped us follow our detour in hopes that they help you follow yours!
Follow Your Detour is about creating your own path in life.
It’s about embracing change and taking risks in pursuit of a life you love.
Whether you’ve come to a dead end or are seeking an alternate route, following a detour is about the journey of self-discovery and growth … not the destination.
If where you’re at isn’t where you want to be then it’s time to follow your detour…
When we first started our adoption journey, we didn’t have any prior knowledge of the process. In fact, we hardly had any exposure to adoption besides what you see in movies or television or the random stories you hear about so-and-so’s adopted child. As we went about our adoption journey, we became more and more […]
During our first five years of traveling together, which included living abroad and backpacking Europe, we took a lot of photos. But looking back, the two of us together weren’t in many of those photos. We took a lot of great photos of the places we visited and the scenery we got to enjoy. Occasionally […]
We all know that words are extremely powerful. Adoption is a beautiful thing in many ways, but it also is a result of loss and grief. So using positive adoption language and being sensitive to all members of the adoption triad (adoptee, adoptive parents, and birth parents) is extremely important. We don’t share this post […]
As a Colorado native and near-native, we get asked all the time for great camping recommendations in the state. We decided to do some research ourselves and have explored many amazing spots so we could compile this list! We’ve broken them up into three categories. You can click the categories below to be taken straight […]
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It might sound silly, but choosing an adoption agency was one of the hardest steps in the adoption process for us. Mainly because we had no clue going into the process that our options were practically limitless. When we first starting exploring adoption, we literally did a Google search for adoption agencies in our city. […]
When we made the decision to grow our family through adoption, we were absolutely clueless on where to begin. I literally Googled “adoption” and just began scouring the internet, which was a bit overwhelming. Now, I see so many others going through the same exact emotion. Whether it’s in an adoption Facebook group I’m a […]
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