Category: Travel Inspiration

5 Reasons We Chose RV Living…Again

5 Reasons We Chose RV Living…Again

You’ve heard it, the old regretful saying “If I had to do it over again, I would have done it differently.” One year ago this week, we almost bought a house and settled down in a brand new place.  But we couldn’t pull the trigger.  […]

Thematic Travel Through the 50 States

Thematic Travel Through the 50 States

Well before we launched into RV travel, the very first book I read on the subject was about a family who took one year off of work to RV with their children.  They set a specific goal to visit every State Capital within the continental […]

Counting Down to Our Next Adventure

Counting Down to Our Next Adventure

We spent 3 glorious weeks in Europe way back in 2005, which seems like a lifetime ago.  That was my first trip overseas, and one of the best times of my life.  At that time, we flew into Paris, spent 3 days touring the Eiffel […]

Fun Ways to Track Your Travels

Fun Ways to Track Your Travels

When we travel, I love to have a visual of the places we have visited.  Here are some fun ways to track your travels: 1. TRAVEL BLOG The most consistent and accurate account of all our travels take place on my travel blog.  It is […]

Are You Afraid to Take That Dream Trip?

Are You Afraid to Take That Dream Trip?

We have been thinking about traveling to a certain destination for many, many years, and have been waiting for the “right” time to execute our plan.   After many hours of discussion and research, we agreed that the timing was right.  But, as I went to […]

12 Essential To-Do’s Before Traveling Internationally

12 Essential To-Do’s Before Traveling Internationally

It has been over 10 years since our first International trip to Europe, back when I only had to pack and plan for myself.  Now that we are preparing for our next big trip as a family of four, I find a checklist essential.  Here […]

11 Travel Movies That Inspire

11 Travel Movies That Inspire

Sometimes there is nothing I love more than watching good, inspirational travel movie.  Here are some classic travel movies and a few of my favorites: 1. Given The true story of two legendary surfers who take their young family from their home on Kauai to […]

Stay-cation: Play Tourist in Your Own State

Stay-cation: Play Tourist in Your Own State

When I started keeping a journal a few years back of all the attractions I wanted to visit across the country, I stumbled across some places in Illinois that I never even knew existed.  In fact, I was 21 years old the first time that […]

What Do You Have to Gain?

What Do You Have to Gain?

When I saw this quote, it immediately resonated with me.  I know, I know, this is not my first blog post to address this subject.  But, fear and doubt is such a powerful fight in many of our minds and definitely in my own, that […]

Changing Your Story

Changing Your Story

Today’s blog post is completely off the travel topic, yet it is about a journey that has affected my life recently.  This topic is something that is very personal, but I feel that I want to share it in the hopes that it touches someone who needs to […]

Our Experience With Extended Stay Hotels

Our Experience With Extended Stay Hotels

In a recent post, I discussed the fact that we would spend the summer traveling and staying in vacation rentals.  Because of some struggles I had with finding accommodations on short notice, we also decided to throw some Extended Stay Hotels into the mix and see […]

Unconventional Travel: Vacation Rentals

Unconventional Travel: Vacation Rentals

Before purchasing the RV, our original idea for traveling was to spend one month at a time in a different US city, renting vacation rentals, for the span of one year.  We had read about another family who did something similar, using sites such as HomeAway and […]

New Adventures Ahead

It has been almost two years since we drove off in our RV, both terrified and excited, and began our journey on the open road with our little boys. Our intention was to try this RVing thing, and explore places on our bucket lists, such as […]

If Not Now, When?

If Not Now, When?

If you had asked me a few years ago what I thought about the idea of renting out my house and traveling full-time, I would have scoffed and told you, “there is NO way I could do that!  I have… (insert excuse here- a job, kids […]

Finding Community on the Road

Finding Community on the Road

Picking up and leaving behind your family, friends, and your community is a huge fear that people face when deciding to full time travel, and is one of the single most reasons that people cannot commit to full time travel. After a year and a half […]

Travel Planning for RVers

Travel Planning for RVers

Travel is both a hobby and a passion for me, so I read travel books, watch DVD’s, and read travel blogs habitually and planning is just plain fun.  Crazy, right?  So I wanted to share some of the resources I use when planning to visit a […]

Facing Fear or Living With Regret

Facing Fear or Living With Regret

So here is the thing about doing new things: it’s pretty unnerving, and sometimes downright terrifying!  But, every time we stretch, and do something just a little bit outside of our comfort zone, and then come through the other side unscathed, we are making ourselves better, […]

How to Homeschool With Our National & State Parks

How to Homeschool With Our National & State Parks

We have found some wonderful resources that we use regularly to enhance our homeschool, but my very favorite resource is our National and State Parks.  What better learning experience can you imagine than seeing, feeling, and experiencing the National Parks first-hand? When we first left on our […]

Podcasts to Prepare You for Full Time Travel

We have found podcasts to be an incredible source of inspiration to us over the last few years.  Here are some of our favorites that we found useful in pursuing our personal and travel goals. Finance The Dave Ramsey Show – If you need some practical advice and easy […]

How Life on the Road Has Enriched Our Lives

How Life on the Road Has Enriched Our Lives

I am filled with emotions after an awesome weekend and have decided to veer from my usual post of “saw this, did that.” We decided to attend our first Rally since we’ve been on the road, which is basically a group of people with a […]