Road Trips and Tiny Trailers

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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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PACKING & PREPARATION: Packing It Up

When it comes to making sure that you have everything you need for your trip, three things come to mind.  First: Think through everything and DON’T make an unnecessary trip to Walmart! Of all the years we’ve traveled and all…

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PLANNING & ITINERARIES: 20 Questions Before You Plan

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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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OUR STORY

INTRODUCTION Welcome Welcome Welcome……and Thanks for checking out my blog!  My name is Janelle Brian, and my husband, Eddie and I are travel addicts from Colorado. We Cruise, we backpack Europe and we especially enjoy seeing this big, diverse and…

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PHOTOS AND RAINDROPS

In my mind’s eye, a picture flashed of Eddie & me swimming back to Denver from Mississippi with ropes clenched in our teeth and towing our ‘Little Guy’ trailer. I was contemplating our campsite while standing in shin deep water…

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INTRODUCTION TO: PHOTOS

It was early evening and we decided to visit the Riverside Cemetery in Asheville, NC. I have always enjoyed old cemeteries and this one is especially beautiful with its green rolling hills, old Spanish Oak trees and lovely monuments.  I…

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WESTERN MUSEUM OF MINING AND INDUSTRY: Exit 156

  Traveling along I-25 South of Denver, you will pass by the: Western Museum of Mining and Industry, open since 1970.  It is located at Exit 156 and is just North of Colorado Springs. What a great place to get…

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Cruise Ports: Vancouver

Whenever Eddie and I take a cruise, we try and make the most of our time in the cruise port city that we find ourselves in before we board our ship. For my first (and Eddie’s second) cruise we left…

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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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INTRODUCTION TO: 20 Min In Colorado

We love our state and would love to have you visit! There are three main highways that go through Colorado, so if you are traveling here as a destination or even if you are just passing through, you will most…

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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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Health on the Road Begins At Home

Staying healthy on the road really is dependent on the general care you take of yourself all year long. I have this theory that your health can handle anything (well almost anything) for a short time if you are in…

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IDAHO SPRINGS WATER WHEEL: Exit 241

I live in the beautiful state of Colorado and I am blessed.  I have, however, taken my state for granted.  I am guilty of the, ‘I can go see that anytime’ attitude about local things to experience here, and because…

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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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Trailers For Sale or Rent

OK! Now that you’ve decided to check out ‘life with a tiny trailer’ and you’ve filled out the questionnaire (see the blog titled, ‘First Things First: Picking your Trailer’ under the Trailers Category), it’s time to explore the options! Take…

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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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First Things First: Picking Your Trailer

Selecting your trailer can be a daunting and tedious process. It’s a big decision and will affect not only your budget, but the quality of the travel that you do. It’s best to take your time, play with ideas, talk…

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USING THE ‘FUN FACTS’ CATEGORY

Here in the ‘Fun Facts’ Category I’ll be sharing with you information in four areas of interest:  History, Landscapes, Art & Architecture, and Religion.  The blogs are each presented in a ‘bullet point’ style that is designed to give you…

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Coastlines

We spent some time at the beaches of the Olympic Peninsula in Washington State.  Eddie was learning his new camera and I just wanted some time to contemplate coastlines.  Yes, coastlines.  I was beginning to write about interesting and educational…

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Being Clay

  It seems like funerals always bring us to the ‘what’s really important’ questions in our lives.  Eddie & I recently attended a Celebration of Life service for a friend that had to have been one of the most uplifting,…

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