Did George Washington Really Start the French and Indian War?

We Love the Stories As we travel through this beautiful country we hear stories!  Here’s one we had never heard before.  George Washington, our favorite Revolutionary War Hero and First President, was accused by both the French and the British of starting the French and Indian War.  I missed that Read More …

Pennsylvania Railroad was to be Sabotaged by Nazis

You know something is really important when the Nazi’s of WWII make it a target for sabotage!  The Pennsylvania Railroad’s Horseshoe Curve was one of several targets slated for sabotage by the Nazis in June 1942.  Before and during the war, the US Government secured and guarded the pass, knowing that Read More …

Kayak with Alligators at Okefenokee Swamp

Would you Kayak with Alligators at Okefenokee? Our travels this spring took us to the Okefenokee Swamp, an amazing place full of water, Spanish Moss, Cypress trees, birds, turtles and of course, alligators!   The Swamp covers nearly 700 square miles, mostly in Georgia with a small piece in Florida. 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 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 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 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
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Great Resources for Finding Trip Ideas

Part 1 of a New Series:  How to Plan your RV Trip So how do you plan a route for your next RV trip?  Do you generally go to the same places?  Are you looking for something in particular?  Perhaps great scenery and hiking are your primary goals.  Looking for a 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 Read More …

The Spontaneous Life

An amazing thing happens when you run away from home.  The patterns and requirements that business and raising kids require disappear.  The morning routine of showers and breakfast and getting kids dressed for school evaporate.  Now our time is unstructured, spontaneous, undisciplined. That was the point of retirement right? Time Read More …