Road Trips and Tiny Trailers

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All De-Stressed and Somewhere to Go!

It’s finally here!  The big, ‘Grand Tour of Europe’ that I have been planning for, praying about, refining, and highly anticipating for the last 10 years has finally arrived, and it’s time to go!  After a couple of ‘stopover’ days…

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JOHNSON’S CORNER TRUCK STOP: Exit 254

  Located on I-25 at exit 254, you will find Johnson’s Corner.  A truck stop that locals here in the Denver area know well, it is a destination not to be missed!  Opening in 1952 in what was once farmland,…

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CHAPUNGU SCULPTURE PARK: Exit 265

Ah…Loveland.  Known for its art and outdoor sculpture, it draws in artists from all over the country for competitions, and often for a permanent change of address.  U.S. Art Magazine ranked it in the top 8 ‘great art destinations’. The…

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BENSON SCULPTURE GARDEN: Exit 257

Okay… so some stops in Colorado need a little more than 20 minutes, and this little stop off Exit 257 just north of Loveland is one of those.  You’ll need…say… 35 minutes. Discover the Benson Sculpture Garden. In addition to…

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SWETSVILLE ZOO: Exit 265

There are so many choices along America’s highways to stop for a 20 minuet break, and Colorado is loaded with them!  There are rest stops, picnic areas, historical landmarks, points of interest, hiking trails and scenic overlooks. And then there…

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COLORADO WELCOME CENTER / RUNNING DEER NATURAL AREA & TRAIL: Exit 268

Most people would say that along the I-25 corridor between the Wyoming border and Denver there is ‘a-lotta nothin‘. I say…HOGWASH! There is, however, a-lotta open space, green rolling hills, farming fields nestled in at the base of the Rocky…

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BASIC PHOTO COMPOSITION TIPS

I work hard. Really hard. I am a novice photographer with a point-and-shoot camera, determined to make the most of my decision not to invest in a big bodied camera with accessories that I honestly don’t want to lug around….

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FUN FACTS: GETTING STARTED WITH HISTORY

Ahhh…that feeling when you accomplish a goal…!  I’m now 1/2 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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Orbiting Around the Sun King

A little bit of information about the history of Paris Although my opinions of the ‘Sun King’, Louis XIV are a bit underwhelming , I must admit to being a bit of jealous of the king’s grand gams. I am…

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PHOTO STYLES & PHOTO JOURANLISM

PHOTOJOURNALISM By no means do I consider myself a photographer.  I am, however, a traveler with a camera who wants to improve her skills, make great photo albums and detail everything that we experience on the road.  Eddie is a…

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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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GOOD HANDS: Fredericksburg, VA

We’re in Good Hands! It was a lovely, sunny morning as we raced down I-95 from Washington D.C. towards Virginia.  Lovely because it had rained the entire time that we were getting to know our Nation’s Capital, and racing because…well…it…

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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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LANDSCAPES 1 (Wetlands) Fun Facts

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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LANDSCAPES 2 (Coastlines) Fun Facts

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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LANDSCAPES 3 (Great Lakes) Fun Facts

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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LANDSCAPES 4 (River Basins) Fun Facts

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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LANDSCAPES 5 (Mountains) Fun Facts

 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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LANDSCAPES 6 (Canyons) Fun Facts

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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LANDSCAPES 7 (Plains) Fun Facts

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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LANDSCAPES 8 (Deserts) Fun Facts

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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LANDSCAPES 9 (Forests) Fun Facts

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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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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