8 New Travel Bloggers You Will Really Enjoy Reading

As a blogger, I love to read blogs!  As a traveler, I love to see where people have been and I thoroughly enjoy great photos!  So over my morning coffee, I browse through several travel bloggers who write on many different topics. I am going to list some of my favorites below.  I hope you will add some of these to your favorites!   Why Does a Blogger Blog? But let me take a minute to explain this whole blogging thing!  Most of us blog because we just can’t keep our virtual mouths shut!  I love to travel and to[…]

Read more

Creating a Travel Journal as a “Private” Blog

Well I finally got it altogether and I forgot where I put it! When my parents were travelling, Dad pulled a 24’ trailer behind his pickup.  They would travel 6 months at a time, mostly to escape Northern California’s 100 degree summer temperatures.  Mom was the note taker and she took the job seriously!  Even now I can go through her paper notebooks and find the towns and spots they saw, the campgrounds and the restaurants. And this lady took photos!  Back before digital, she was filling up a roll of film and getting it developed at the next stop. […]

Read more

Taming the Photo Storage Beast – Part 3 of the Photos Collecting Dust Series

Traveling across the country has created chaos in my photo library. For my peace of mind, and ability to take more pictures, it’s time for a plan! In Part 1 of this series, we discussed managing photos on an iPhone or iPad. Part 2  was the same information for an Android style phone. In this article I will go through some options for long term storage and organization techniques.   Photo Storage Priorities Before we start, let’s identify the goals. Your goals could be different, but here are mine. Don’t exceed the capacity of my storage location. Have a backup[…]

Read more

Managing Photos on your Android – Part 2 of the Photos Collecting Dust series

Keeping your Photos from Cluttering an Android Device In Part 1 of this series we discussed our general process for taking photos, often on a phone, and actually being able to find them later.  We then went into detail on how to manage them on an iPhone. This article is just for Android users.  iPhone users have access to iCloud and their tools automatically sync with that system.  If you are an Android user, you have easy access to Google apps, especially Google Photos.  If you are a Picasa user, you will find this especially simple as Google Photos is[…]

Read more

Travel Photos Collecting Dust? – Part 1 of the Photos Collecting Dust Series

Part 1 of a Series on managing the chaos of travel photos


Read more

Why Does a Traveler Journal?

  Why does a traveler journal?  I have to admit that when we started our journey as full-time travelers, I could not understand why people kept journals.  I was leaving the world of rules and requirements.  Why would I add an extra task to my day? So for the first year, we saw some great stuff.  I have vague recollections of mountain passes in Montana and deserts that go on forever in Arizona.  I know we visited some great museums.  We were following Lewis and Clark that year. But that year is gone, and with it most of the memories. […]

Read more