In this blog, How To Use This Website, I will walk you through the features of this online planner, as I want this journey to be easily navigated!
Welcome to Road Trips and Tiny Trailers
Your online How-To Planning Manual for making the most of your road trips in a tiny trailer!
I am Janelle Brian, and my husband, Eddie and I now travel in our tiny trailer as much as time and finances allow. We have enjoyed it so much, that I created this website, Road Trips and Tiny Trailers to help you make the most of your trips as well!
(You can read our story and how we got started traveling in a tiny trailer, Here.)
This article, How To Use This Website, will help you navigate all the information available here on our website.
In Blog style, this planner will take you from help with choosing the right trailer, to helping you design an itinerary, and then on to providing information that will help you make the most of what you will be seeing and doing.
And there is so much more!
(Each Category drop down box contains an introduction with more detail about that category, so keep an eye out!)
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:
Road Trips and Tiny Trailers divides the U.S. into 9 Regions. Find the list of which states are in which regions HERE. (You can also find this information in the ‘U.S. in 9 Regions category). Much of the information provided on this website refers to those regions, so when planning an itinerary, keep in mind which region you are heading for!
1). Now, check out the top portion of the Menu bar on the Homepage. All of the categories in CAPS are tools to help you get started. Also, if there is an intro to a category, you should read that first.
Here are the Categories:
TRAILERS: has advice and questionnaires for choosing the right trailer for you, what and how to pack, and much more…
PLAN A TRIP: defines ‘route styles’ and helps you figure out how to make a detailed itinerary. It also helps you and your partner(s) determine how to choose what you’ll be doing and seeing with a fun questionnaire (see link below).
20 MINUTES in CO: is fun to look at if you are passing through my personal home state of Colorado. It gives you the best places to pull over and stretch your legs, use the restroom or have a picnic along the interstates that pass through Colorado. Each blog is oriented from Denver.
MEALS: is an ongoing list of recipes and meal planning ideas. If you have a great tip or recipe, then I’d love to hear from you…we can add it to the site!
HEALTH ON THE ROAD: contains blogs on staying healthy while your traveling. It also has advice on things like altitude sickness, and other problems that come up.
FUN FACTS: is my favorite category and its intended to be used on the road. It is divided into 4 sections:
History, Religion, Art & Architecture, and Landscapes.
The intro provides more details, so make sure to read it first. In a nutshell though, the Fun Facts sections are designed to first help you determine what region you are traveling in, and then while you are ‘out and about’, you can look up a few interesting facts in each section about that region or state.
For instance, if you are traveling to Massachusetts and Virginia (region 2), check out History: Region 2 for a ‘bullet point’ list of some historical facts. Hang in there…you’ll get the hang of it!
This is in no way a complete list of facts, but just a few to make what you are traveling to see a little more interesting. Give it a look!
MAKING MEMORIES: provides blogs about how to make the most of your photos. (For you ‘pros’ with the fancy equipment…you might still benefit from the blogs here). The info is aimed at the amateur with a compact camera, and also gives some other ideas about how to preserve your memories.
2). Next, check out the lower bar on the menu. All of the categories with a * are blogs and stories.
*The U.S.: 9 Regions: shares our personal blogs and stories about traveling in a particular region. These accounts may possibly give you itinerary ideas or spark an interest in a specific place. If not, then I hope you enjoy the blogs! This, of course, is an on-going category, so keep checking back!
*Being Clay: contains blogs with a spiritual emphasis. We believe that there’s no greater way to get to know our creator than to experience Him through travel! We see Him through art, architecture, culture and just getting outside our comfort zone!
*Lessons from the Road: provides blogs about things we’ve learned about ourselves & making the most out of life through travel. Enjoy and laugh a little with us!
*Cruisin’: is a category for blogs about…you guessed it…cruising. There’s information about cruise ports. This might be helpful for your planning if you are taking a cruise. Variety is the spice of life after all, and our trailer doesn’t do so well on the water…
*Across the Pond: is where you will find blogs about overseas travel. No matter how awesome tiny camping is, it’s important now and again to get out of the country!
*Watch for the links that can help you navigate around the information blogs about your region!*
We’d love to hear from you with any questions, comments, concerns, etc…, so please use the ‘Contact Us‘ page.
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HAPPY TINY TRAVELING!!
Get started with a fun questionnaire called, ’20 Questions Before You Plan’ HERE.