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 have now created this online planner to help you make the most of your trips as well!
To read our story and how we got started traveling in a tiny trailer, Click Here.
In Blog style, this planner can take you from help with choosing the right trailer for you, to helping you design an itinerary, and then on to providing you with information that can help you make the most of what you will be seeing and doing, and much more!
Each Category drop down box contains an introduction with more detail about that category.
HERE’S HOW IT WORKS:
My planner divides the U.S. into 9 Regions. You can find the list of which states are in which regions here. Much of the information provided on this website refers to those regions.
1). First, check out the top portion of the Menu bar on my 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.
TRAILERS: has advice and questionnaires for choosing the right trailer for you, what and how to pack, etc…
PLANNING/ITINERARIES: defines ‘route styles’ and helps you figure out how to make a detailed itinerary, and helps you and your partner determine how to choose what you’ll be doing and seeing.
20 MIN in CO: is kinda fun to look at if you are passing through my personal home state of Colorado. It gives you the best places to pull over, 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, 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, and 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, but in a nutshell, 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. This is in no way a complete list of facts, rather just a few to make what you are traveling to see a little more interesting. Give it a look!
PHOTOS / MEMORIES: provides blogs about how to make the most of your photos. (For you ‘pros’ with the fancy equipment…you can skip this one). The info is aimed at the amateur with a compact camera. It 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. in 9 Regions: provides 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!
*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 nature, 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 that 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’ box, and please subscribe by email so that you can keep up with all the latest hints, hacks and stories!
HAPPY TINY TRAVELING!!