Category: US Destinations

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 […]

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 […]

21 Places to Soak Up the San Diego Sun

21 Places to Soak Up the San Diego Sun

There are endless things to do in San Diego.  Here is a list of 21 great ways to spend time in the San Diego sunshine! 1. Cabrillo National Monument Cabrillo National Monument and Statue celebrate the first European to set foot on the West Coast […]

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 […]

We Are Now on YouTube

We Are Now on YouTube

I have been playing around with IMovie software and decided it was time for me to learn how to make videos.  I have begun with a slideshow of photos and short video clips that give a summary of our travels over the last few years. […]

Sweet Home, Chicago

Sweet Home, Chicago

One of the incredible things that we enjoy about living unconventionally, is that even though we are away from family for much of the year, the time that we do spend together when we return is intentional, quality time.  When we returned in the Fall, […]

Back to Portland and Boise

Back to Portland and Boise

In a previous post, I talked about the first half of our visit to Portland.  We also celebrated a milestone while visiting Portland, which was Rick’s 40th birthday.  His choice was to spend his birthday at the beach.  From our rental home in Portland, it took […]

2016 Reflection

2016 Reflection

After our summer of traveling without an RV, it was time for a reset.  In May, I thought I was “done” with the RV life and ready to move on to the next thing.  Yet I didn’t feel like I was quite ready for international […]

A Summit, a 5K Run, and a New Temporary Home – Portland, Oregon

A Summit, a 5K Run, and a New Temporary Home – Portland, Oregon

After our week in Coeur D’Alene, we jetted over to Seattle for about 5 days to check in with the hubby’s work.  We also dropped into the Microsoft Visitor Center again, at the boy’s request, and played around on this cool program called Fresh Paint. […]

The Resort Town of Coeur D’Alene, Idaho

The Resort Town of Coeur D’Alene, Idaho

Due to a schedule change, we needed to find a place to stay for one week before returning to Seattle for work.  So, we rented a small townhouse near Lake Coeur D’Alene.  It was quite a drive from Boise, in southwestern Idaho, to northern Idaho, […]

Playing House in Boise, Idaho

Playing House in Boise, Idaho

After all of our adventures over the past two months, from Seattle to Colorado, we really looked forward to a little down time in Idaho.  We rented a 4 bedroom, ranch home in a suburb of Boise, Idaho, and decided to enjoy sprawling out and […]

Reunion in the Rockies

Reunion in the Rockies

After planning for almost a year, we spent one lovely week of June in Colorado, with family.  We had pretty much planned our whole summer of travels around this event.  My parents, two of my sisters, their spouses, and my nephew all met together in a […]

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 […]

Family Fun in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Family Fun in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Manitou Cliff Dwellings Our first stop in Colorado Springs was the Manitou Cliff Dwellings in Manitou Springs.  There was an excellent three story Museum to tour, next to the preserved cliff dwellings of the Anasazi, brought from southwestern Colorado and preserved so that you can walk […]

Free Activities in Colorado Springs, Colorado

Garden of the Gods – One of the most popular and gorgeous attractions in all of Colorado Springs is the Garden of the Gods.  You will be able to spot the enormous red rock formations well before you arrive at the Visitor’s Center.  We actually […]

Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

The Great Sand Dunes in Colorado have been on my bucket list for a long time.  These dunes are the tallest in North America, rising to about 750 feet, and were formed more than 400K years ago.  To read more about how the dunes formed […]

Fort Collins, Colorado

Fort Collins, Colorado

We chose to spend two weeks in Fort Collins, Colorado, a college town about one hour north of Denver.  This was used as a base for visiting Rocky Mountain National Park, and just for exploring a new city.  Fort Collins, to me, is like a […]

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado

We arrived into Colorado via Wyoming, and it was a beautiful drive.  This was another new state for the boys to visit, and it had been a long time since I had been to Colorado. We visited Rocky Mountain National Park on Memorial Day weekend which […]

Seattle – Second Time Around

Last year in May we first visited Seattle, when we stayed downtown a few days before our Alaska cruise.  The weather was nice, and we enjoyed our time.  However, this year we are here for a two week timeframe, and staying in a hotel in the Seattle […]