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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) how I came to…

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LANDSCAPES (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 or gorge that typically…

LANDSCAPES (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 I think of Coastlines:…

LANDSCAPES (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 U.S., and if you…

LANDSCAPES (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 pretty wooded section of…

LANDSCAPES (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 make up the largest…

LANDSCAPES (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 of ‘mountain’: “The definition…

LANDSCAPES (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 Great Plains?  No matter…

LANDSCAPES (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 Dictionary adds this information…

LANDSCAPES (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 information to the definition…

FIRST THINGS FIRST: PREPARING TO CHOOSE YOUR TRAILER

Before you can get excited to get out on the road, you must first prepare to pick 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…

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…

LITTLE GUY & NUCAMP: ITS COMPLICATED

Baffled by the confusion concerning Little Guy and nuCamp trailers? Here’s the scoop: Once upon a time there was a camping enthusiast from North Canton, Ohio.  The love of his life was the little teardrop style camper from the 1930’s & 1940’s. The idea to…

PACKING & PREPARATION: Packing For Your Road Trip

When it comes to Packing for your Road 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 the places we’ve been, the only trip to a superstore…

PACKING & PREPARATION: Packing the Personals

Packing the Personals There are basically 3 bags that Eddie and I each have for packing the personals.  All 6 bags store in the backseat of our truck. We don’t try and keep them in the trailer at any time, because space is really…

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 becoming evident in the…

WHERE IN THE WORLD?

Happy 2020 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 time for setting goals,…

PLANNING & ITINERARIES: Choosing Your Route Style

Itinerary Ideas Before there is a Road Trip, there is a Plan.  But before there is a Plan there are Itinerary Ideas. Itinerary Ideas are what get us started, and consequently end up being how our plans begin. Ideas can come from anywhere.  For…

PLANNING & ITINERARIES: Route style ‘A the Oblong’

Route style ‘A the Oblong’ Template 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…

PLANNING & ITINERARIES: Route Style ‘B the BeeLine’

Route style ‘B the Beeline’ Template 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…

PLANNING & ITINERARIES: Route Style ‘C the Circle’

Route style ‘C the Circle’ Template 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…

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 end of a cruise…

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, and health really does begin at home I have this theory that your health can handle anything (well almost anything) for a short time if…

MOUNTAIN HIGHS & ALTITUDE SICKNESS

  While 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 mountain high altitude sickness. The lower the altitude is that…

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 get up close to…

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 day! I don’t just…

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 each other’s ‘travel styles’…

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 Lago di Garda (where…