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REGION 3: HISTORY: Fun Facts

THE DEEP SOUTH Florida * Alabama * Mississippi * Louisiana * Arkansas Did you know that in order for a soldier to serve during the Civil War, he had to have at least 6 opposing front teeth?  This was so…

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REGION 2: HISTORY: Fun Facts

NEW ENGLAND AND THE ORIGINAL 13 Virginia * New York * Massachusetts * Maryland / Washington D.C. * Rhode Island * Connecticut * New Hampshire * Delaware * North Carolina * South Carolina * New Jersey * Pennsylvania * Georgia  New…

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FUN FACTS: GETTING STARTED WITH LANDSCAPES

Ahhh…that feeling when you accomplish a goal…!  I’m now 1/4 finished with my website’s FUN FACTS Category! I’ve shared in my blog called, ‘Backstory of the Bullet Points’ (which you can find in the Introduction of the FUN FACTS category)…

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WETLANDS: Fun Facts (Landscapes)

WETLANDS DEFINITION: According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of a ‘wetlands’ is: “land or areas (such as marshes or swamps) that are covered often intermittently with shallow water or have soil saturated with moisture —usually used in plural” Dictionary.com adds this…

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COASTLINES: Fun Facts (Landscapes)

COASTLINES DEFINITION: According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of a ‘coastline’ is: “1:  a line that forms the boundary between the land and the ocean or a lake” “2:  the outline of a coast” ******************** I know what I think about when…

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GREAT LAKES: Fun Facts (Landscapes)

GREAT LAKES DEFINITION: According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of ‘Great Lakes’ is: “the large freshwater lakes (Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, Erie,  and Ontario) which lie on the northern borders of the United States.” ********************* The Free Dictionary adds this information to the definition of ‘Great Lake’: “a series of five lakes between the U.S. and Canada, comprising Lakes Erie, Huron, Michigan, Ontario, and Superior; connected with the  Atlantic by the St. Lawrence River.”   BASIC CHARACTERISTICS OF THE GREAT LAKES: *The Great Lakes…

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RIVER BASINS: Fun Facts (Landscapes)

RIVER BASINS DEFINITION: According to Reference , the definition of a ‘River Basin’ is: ‘the land water must cross to reach a river. A river basin collects all available water from various tributaries, creeks and streams in its area.’ Your…

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FIRST FOLKS: Fun Facts (Religion)

RELIGION IN NORTH AMERICA Up until Approximately 500 A.D. Religion in America obviously starts long before America was America, or North and South America were independent from each other.  In fact, the entire continent was thought of as one huge…

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MOUNTAINS: Fun Facts (Landscapes)

 MOUNTAINS DEFINITION: According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of a ‘mountain’ is:  “a landmass that projects conspicuously above its surroundings and is higher than a hill The sun set behind the mountains, an elongated ridge”. Your Dictionary adds this information to the definition…

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CANYONS: Fun Facts (Landscapes)

CANYONS  DEFINITION: According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of a ‘Canyon’ is: “A deep narrow valley with steep sides and often with a stream flowing through it.” Your Dictionary adds this definition: “The definition of a canyon is a deep ravine…

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THE PLAINS: Fun Facts (Landscapes)

PLAINS “The Sea, The Woods, the Mountains, all suffer in comparison with the Prairie.  The Prairie has a stronger hold on the senses…”   Albert Pike 1831 Did you know that nearly 502,000 square miles of the U.S. is part of the…

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DESERTS: Fun Facts (Landscapes)

DESERTS Love ’em or leave ’em, the deserts of the U.S. are not only interesting, important for the health and survival of the planet, but are also incredibly beautiful!  There are a number of different types of deserts in the…

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FORESTS: Fun Facts (Landscapes)

As we travel across the country, we find that much of the U.S. is covered by some sort of forest.  Did you know, however, that there are many kinds of forests all with distinct characteristics? Next time your enjoying the…

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REGION 1 HISTORY: Fun Facts

In the introduction to the ‘Fun Facts’ Category within this online planning manual, I detailed the importance of knowing some key things pertaining to the history that you will be exposed to on a trip to a particular area. I…

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EVERYONE’S GETTING IN THE GAME! 2018 Teardrop Trailer Review

It seems like everywhere we go we rub shoulders with people who are embracing the ‘Tiny Living’ movement! Words like: Tiny Home…Sustainable Living…Minimizing…and Simplifying are becoming commonplace as a growing portion of our culture is going Small! This is also…

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WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Happy 2018 Everyone!!  Where in the World will this year take you? If you’ve ever found yourself justifying the need for a vacation or travel adventure to your friends, families or even yourself….then keep reading! New Year’s is a great…

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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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PLANNING & ITINERARIES: Route Style ‘C: the Circle’

We’ve talked about destinations and starting there to determine a route style.  The ‘Circle’ route style, however, has no specific destination but instead covers an area – sometimes with a theme in mind.  This Route style can be the most…

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CRUISE PORTS: Ft Lauderdale

Ahhhhh…the best laid plans. As I’ve mentioned before, we like to take advantage of seeing new things at any cruise port city that we find ourselves in, and always plan a day or two on either the front or back…

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PLANNING & ITINERARIES: Route Style ‘B the BeeLine’

As we’ve discussed, inspiration for a travel itinerary comes from many sources (see my post: Choosing Your Route Style), but I find that most start with a specific destination. Route Style ‘B-the BeeLine’ is just exactly that.  It’s the route that…

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PLANNING & ITINERARIES: Route style ‘A the Oblong’

As we’ve discussed, inspiration for a travel itinerary comes from many sources (see my post: Choosing Your Route Style), but I find that most start with a specific destination. Route Style: ‘A-the Oblong’ is my personal favorite and has a…

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN HIGH: Dealing with Altitude Sickness

  Traveling around the United States, it is inevitable that you will find yourself changing elevations…sometimes quickly! About 15% of people get sick over 10,000’ and most of us experience some sort of reaction at higher elevations. The lower the…

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BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR: Charleston, SC

One of the things that was on the very top of my ‘must see’ list for our first trek into the Deep South was to see an alligator up close in the wild. Being from Colorado I’ve been privileged to…

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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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Flight Risk (Olympic Peninsula WA)

I suppose that if you have a travel partner, and you set out on a fairly significant road trip, putting some miles between your destination and home, you should probably return with said partner. Eddie and I began learning about…

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PLANNING & ITINERARIES: Choosing Your Route Style

    Before there is a Road Trip, there is a Plan.  But before there is a Plan there is an Idea. Ideas are what get us started.  Ideas are how our  Itinerary begins.     Ideas can come from…

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PACKING & PREPARATION: Packing the Personals

                     There are basically 3 bags that Eddie and I each pack for our personal stuff.  All 3 bags store in the backseat of our truck and we don’t try and…

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Foreign Soil

I LOVE Verona.  Not Verona California or even Verona Arkansas.  The Verona. Verona Italy. Located in the beautiful Italian Lake District of Italy’s Veneto region, surrounded by the foothills of the Dolomite Mountains and situated nearly on the shores of…

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