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The Road Taken Project is an exploration of nature, culture and humanity: of the roads we have traveled, the decisions we have made, and the dreams we have had the courage to pursue.


Shana and Koji window picture

About Shana:
In July 2010, I quit my day job, loaded up my car, hitched up to my camper and set out for the open road with my dog. Why? Because I needed a change. I needed to do something different with my life for awhile, and possibly most importantly I needed to pursue a 10 year dream to travel throughout the US and document my journey through words and pictures.

This site is part travel blog and part documentation of the life journey. My original inspirations for this project were Robert Frank and John Steinbeck.

There might be some winding roads, rough spots, construction, diversions, but there will also be plenty of cruising and scenic routes. I invite you to join me in this journey.

I am an artist with many interests. I find myself in wonder of the world around me and am a perpetual student.


“Twenty years from now  you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” – Mark Twain

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  1. P. Mattheis permalink
    July 14, 2010

    Wow! I can’t wait until I have more time to read and see everything. You have done a really nice job. Love, pm

  2. Donna permalink
    July 25, 2010

    Great to see you are on the road. I anxiously await all the pictures.

  3. Gerre permalink
    August 18, 2010

    Hello Shana…I have joined the world of the unemployed and am getting ready to start school. I wish we could have hooked up before you left but can follow your journey. Life is so much more than the good paying job with benefits!!

    • shana permalink*
      August 21, 2010

      Congrats & good luck! Keep me posted.

  4. gary g permalink
    September 1, 2010

    uncle Randy had me look at your web sight. Wish you the best of luck. Don’t forget which way home is.

    • shana permalink*
      September 3, 2010

      Thanks for checking it out Gary!

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