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5). LUNCHES AT CAMP

LUNCH AT LEISURE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE! I’d Love your input!  Please share tested recipes, ideas, hints and hacks for lunches at camp that have worked for you (and include photos if you’d like).  These blogs are ongoing and will be updated regularly. CLICK HERE… Continue Reading “5). LUNCHES AT CAMP”

6). LEISURELY SUPPERS AT CAMP

SUPPERS AT CAMPPLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!I’d Love your input!  Please share tested recipes, ideas, hints and hacks that have worked for you (and include photos if you’d like).  These blogs are ongoing and will be updated regularly.CLICK HERE TO SHARE YOUR COMMENTS & RECIPES**************************************************************Relaxed suppers… Continue Reading “6). LEISURELY SUPPERS AT CAMP”

7). LATE ARRIVAL CAMP SUPPERS

QUICK CAMP SUPPERSPLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!I’d Love your input!  Please share tested late arrival camp supper recipes, ideas, hints and hacks that have worked for you (and include photos if you’d like).  These blogs are ongoing and will be updated regularly.CLICK HERE TO SHARE YOUR… Continue Reading “7). LATE ARRIVAL CAMP SUPPERS”

8). SNACKS & DESSERTS

SNACKS & DESSERTSPLEASE PLEASE PLEASE!I’d Love your input!  Please share tested Dessert & Snack recipes, ideas, hints and hacks that have worked for you (and include photos if you’d like).  These blogs are ongoing and will be updated regularly.CLICK HERE TO SHARE YOUR COMMENTS… Continue Reading “8). SNACKS & DESSERTS”

9). HINTS & HACKS

There are so many ingenious Hints & Hacks that make life on the road and at camp easier, helpful and more stress-free. Read here to get started!

ART & ARCHITECTURE: HOW TO USE THIS CATEGORY (Fun Facts)

It’s so true.  It’s also true that those who know at least a few tidbits of  information about the art and architecture that they are seeing, find that their vacation is more meaningful than it might have been otherwise.  ************************************* Here in the ‘Fun Facts’ Category… Continue Reading “ART & ARCHITECTURE: HOW TO USE THIS CATEGORY (Fun Facts)”

ARCHITECTURAL STYLES SUMMARY FOR THE TRAVELER

Exterior architectural styles are reflective of deeper cultural values and can represent a particular place and time. When the spread of cultural ideas, politics and fashions across the country was slower, certain architectural styles remained in style for multiple decades or longer, and often revealed… Continue Reading “ARCHITECTURAL STYLES SUMMARY FOR THE TRAVELER”

ART STYLES SUMMARY FOR THE TRAVELER

             As subjective as art is, there are always a few common threads that link art pieces of a particular period together.  Here we’ll discuss just a few of those threads so that you can identify the style, time frame,… Continue Reading “ART STYLES SUMMARY FOR THE TRAVELER”

REGION 1: ART & ARCHITECTURE (New Europe) Fun Facts

ART & ARCHITECTURE OF NEW EUROPE REGION 1: NEW EUROPE Maine * New Hampshire * Vermont New Brunswick * Nova Scotia * Province of Québec Acadia refers to the North East area of North America that was initially settled as a French colony.  It would… Continue Reading “REGION 1: ART & ARCHITECTURE (New Europe) Fun Facts”

REGION 2: ART & ARCHITECTURE (The Original Colonies) Fun Facts

ART & ARCHITECTURE OF THE ORIGINAL COLONIES REGION 2: NEW ENGLAND AND THE ORIGINAL COLONIES Virginia * New York * Massachusetts * Maryland / Washington D.C. Rhode Island * Connecticut * New Hampshire * Delaware * North Carolina South Carolina * New Jersey *… Continue Reading “REGION 2: ART & ARCHITECTURE (The Original Colonies) Fun Facts”

REGION 3: ART & ARCHITECTURE (The Deep South) Fun Facts

ART & ARCHITECTURE OF THE DEEP SOUTH REGION 3: THE DEEP SOUTH      Florida * Alabama* Mississippi * Louisiana * Arkansas Residents of the American South created works of art starting in 1607, however it was not until the early 1960’s that Southern Art… Continue Reading “REGION 3: ART & ARCHITECTURE (The Deep South) Fun Facts”

TRAITS OF SUCCESSFUL TRAVELERS

  Successful travelers and not-so-successful ones. If you are like me you have both types of these people 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… Continue Reading “TRAITS OF SUCCESSFUL TRAVELERS”

REGION 4: ART & ARCHITECTURE (Blue Grass Country) Fun Facts

ART & ARCHITECTURE OF BLUE GRASS COUNTRY REGION 4: BLUE GRASS COUNTRY Kentucky * Tennessee * Ohio * West Virginia The birthplace of entertainers, musicians, authors and scholars, the Blue Grass region states offer a rich slice of American history. But they are often… Continue Reading “REGION 4: ART & ARCHITECTURE (Blue Grass Country) Fun Facts”

REGION 7: ART & ARCHITECTURE (The Old West) Fun Facts

ART & ARCHITECTURE OF THE OLD WEST REGION 7: THE OLD WEST North Dakota * South Dakota * Wyoming * Montana * Colorado * Nevada The art of this region begins with the first inhabitants of North America who most likely migrated from Asia… Continue Reading “REGION 7: ART & ARCHITECTURE (The Old West) Fun Facts”

PLANNING & ITINERARIES: 20 Questions Before You Plan

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REGION 8: ART & ARCHITECTURE (The Pacific Northwest) Fun Facts

ART & ARCHITECTURE OF THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST REGION 8: THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST: Washington * Oregon * Idaho * Northern California * Alaska Prior to contact with Europeans, Native American tribes on the Northwest coast evolved complex social and ceremonial groups, as well as permanent settlements. … Continue Reading “REGION 8: ART & ARCHITECTURE (The Pacific Northwest) Fun Facts”

REGION 9: ART & ARCHITECTURE (The Southwest) Fun Facts

ART & ARCHITECTURE OF THE SOUTHWEST REGION 9: THE SOUTHWEST Central & Southern California * Texas * Arizona * Utah * New Mexico Human history in the Southwest begins with the arrival of the ancient Clovis people, a Paleo-Indian hunter-gatherer culture.   This culture remained in the area… Continue Reading “REGION 9: ART & ARCHITECTURE (The Southwest) Fun Facts”

HITTIN’ THE ROAD

Open Road in the desert with caption 'Hit 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 us be less judgmental,… Continue Reading “HITTIN’ THE ROAD”

LANDSCAPES: HOW TO USE THIS CATEGORY (Fun Facts)

It’s so true.  It’s also true that those who know at least a few tidbits of  information about the Landscapes and Natural Wonders of America, find that their vacation is more meaningful than it might have been otherwise.  Knowing a little about the ‘how, when &… Continue Reading “LANDSCAPES: HOW TO USE THIS CATEGORY (Fun Facts)”

RELIGION: HOW TO USE THIS CATEGORY (Fun Facts)

It’s so true.  It’s also true that those who know at least a few tidbits of  information about the History of Religion in America, find that their vacation is more meaningful than it might have been otherwise.  The faith of a region, after all,  helps shape… Continue Reading “RELIGION: HOW TO USE THIS CATEGORY (Fun Facts)”

HISTORY: HOW TO USE THIS CATEGORY (Fun Facts)

Ben is right.  It’s also true that those who know at least a few tidbits of historical information about whatever they are seeing or doing, find that their vacation is more meaningful than it might have been otherwise.  ************************************* Here in the ‘Fun Facts’… Continue Reading “HISTORY: HOW TO USE THIS CATEGORY (Fun Facts)”

INTRODUCTION TO: THE 9 REGIONS OF THE U.S.

REGIONS OF THE UNITED STATES SUMMARY & OVERVIEW  I have sectioned off the U.S. into 9 different regions in order to be able to share stories from the road as well as tidbits of info to make your trip planning easier and more enjoyable.… Continue Reading “INTRODUCTION TO: THE 9 REGIONS OF THE U.S.”

RELIGION: (First Folks) Fun Facts

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 landmass with (what would… Continue Reading “RELIGION: (First Folks) Fun Facts”

REGION 1: RELIGION (New Europe) Fun Facts

The area that we call ‘New Europe’, comprised of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick (with Canada’s outer islands), Vermont and Maine begins its religious contribution into the New World with Roman Catholic and Puritan roots. With the discovery of the rich and valuable forests and… Continue Reading “REGION 1: RELIGION (New Europe) Fun Facts”

HISTORY: (First Folks) Fun Facts

HISTORY IN NORTH AMERICA Up until Approximately 500 A.D. History 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 landmass with (what would… Continue Reading “HISTORY: (First Folks) Fun Facts”

REGION 2: RELIGION (The Original 13) Fun Facts

  The Region we refer to as ‘New England’ is made up of the 13 original British Colonies.  Although we’ve learned that the U.S. is originally comprised of native peoples from North America and a number of different waves of immigrants from other parts… Continue Reading “REGION 2: RELIGION (The Original 13) Fun Facts”

REGION 1 HISTORY:(New Europe) 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 also presented the idea… Continue Reading “REGION 1 HISTORY:(New Europe) Fun Facts”

REGION 3: RELIGION (The Deep South) Fun Facts

Brought into the United States by the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, the states of the Deep South, which include Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas have had their struggles with slavery, war and poverty.  Left here are the remnants of language and beliefs from… Continue Reading “REGION 3: RELIGION (The Deep South) Fun Facts”