We’re Steve and Ann Teget and we blog about extraordinary travel for everyday people. Currently, we split our time between a small, rural town in southeast Nebraska and another one in Oklahoma. We love The Great Plains, but we also love to see new places and experience new things. So we travel. We write authentic stories about the places we’ve been and the experiences we’ve shared in hopes of influencing others to just go places!
For a long time, we both focused on our careers and spent more than two decades in corporate America and public education. Like many others, we ran the rat race year after year and longed for the days when we could take a real vacation without having to worry about checking our emails or answering phone calls. Then, enough was enough. Ann stopped working in 2014 when she encountered some health issues and after months of consideration and prayer, Steve quit his job as a middle school principal in 2017 so we could enjoy more time together and explore some other opportunities.
For now, we’re taking some time to focus on health, family, ministry, travel, blogging, and whatever else makes us smile. We’re glad you’re here and hope you’ll come along on our journey.
Oh, and don’t forget to send us a postcard at Postcard Jar, P.O. Box 334, Crete, NE 68333. We’d love to see where you’ve been.
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Q: Why ‘Postcard Jar?’
Ironically, the first postcard we sent home was from the home of our first U.S. President, George Washington. We jotted down highlights from our visit on the postcard, including the view from the rocking chairs on the back porch overlooking the Potomac River and the Maryland shore.about saving postcards from places you visit and displaying them in a glass vase. She loved the idea and from that point on in May of 2011, whenever we traveled together we’d send a postcard back home.
After we got married, Ann bought a big jar and in about six years, we’ve added more than 100 postcards to the jar which adorns a table in the entryway of our home. Our postcard jar is a constant reminder of where we’ve been and the things we’ve experienced together and we couldn’t think of a more fitting name for our blog.
Q: How did you two meet and how long have you been married?
Q: Where did you go on your honeymoon?
Q. Why the blog?
Q. What can expect to see on this blog?
Q. Where did you get your interest in travel?
A: Ann – Unlike Steve, I didn’t travel abroad until I was 36, but I remember great family road trips as a kid to places like the the Grand Canyon, the Black Hills of South Dakota, my grandparents’ retirement home in The Ozarks, and one long cross country trek with six kids and two adults to St. Petersburg, Florida. Leaving the prairie of Southeast Nebraska and seeing the desert, hills, mountains, lakes or beaches was always exhilarating and gave me the bug for travel.
Q. What are your travel blog credentials?
Q. Can I send you a postcard?
A glimpse into our lives
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