Road Trips and Tiny Trailers

Category: *Lessons from the Road


PUSHING THE LIMITS

It’s amazing what you can learn about yourself on the road!  This is especially true when you venture outside your usual comfort zone, face a fear, or simply push the boundaries of your experience. Although I don’t generally shy away…

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TRAITS OF A SUCCESSFUL TRAVELER

 If you are like me you have both types of travelers in your life. First there are those who take a vacation and have very little good to say.  They were tired, didn’t like the food, the accommodations, the people,…

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ONE THING (St Louis, MO)

I can’t say that I do one thing every day that scares me, but if my day includes something that requires me to be higher than 5’ off the ground, then that would definitely be my one thing for that…

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Low Expectations

  We’ve done a fair number of excursions and organized tours as we’ve traveled, and here’s a few things to keep in mind when booking any tour, excursion or ‘adventure’ so as to control your expectations: * It’s extremely hard…

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Hittin’ the Road

Yep. Mark said it best. It is my personal belief that the world could a better place if we all took time to travel.  To understand other cultures and people (especially the ones right in our own country!) can help…

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Wiggle Room

Out on the road, Eddie and I have learned a few lessons about the importance of really knowing and understanding each other and being respectful of our different ‘travel styles’. Before starting to really travel together, Eddie looked at a…

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Keep Calm and Elton John (Savannah, GA)

Everything happens for a reason. Really. And I’ve learned never to be disappointed when things don’t go according to plan. It was in fall and we were enjoying Savannah, GA – which had been on our bucket list to visit…

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Budgeting Memories

For me, it seems that the best memories that I take home from a trip are usually the ones that are unplanned.  Therefore, I now always include an allowance in the budget for the unplanned-but-just-can’t-miss-it-moments or experiences. Here’s how that…

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Backstory of the Bullet Points

It was September and we were at the Ft. Smith National Historical Site.  Eddie was taking pictures, not of the exhibits and the things we were learning about, but of the informational signs located at each exhibit.  Even though getting…

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Art, Architecture & Flying Monkeys (Burlington, VT)

We crossed the New York state line with our ‘Little Guy’ trailer in tow via the Burlington-Port Kent Bridge into Vermont right over the top of Lake Champlain. Eddie was admiring the lake (he has a little romance going on…

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Guns, Brits & Getting It Right

For our first cruise to the Western Caribbean, I decided that I wanted to do a little research in order to get the most out of the places we were going to see.  Wow!  As much as I love history,…

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