You know how when you’re reading a food blog and all you want is for them to stop talking about everything they did that day and just get to the damn recipe already? I’m not going to bore you with any precursors and get straight to the point, because there is a lot we learned. … Continue reading Budget Breakdown + Cruise Hacks/Tips from Our Vacation on the Carnival Sunshine
There are three main things I want to tell you about Krabi. The hotel we stayed in (usually not our thing with kids) that was CHEAP and felt like our own private resort. The beach you don't want to miss--or pack all your camera gear and forget to charge your batteries for. 🤦🏻♀️ The crazy … Continue reading Krabi, Thailand
Unintentionally took the rest of the year off updating the blog. Life got so busy with finishing up our last six months of travel and then trying to acclimate back to stationary life back home....this place has been sorely neglected. But as a pre-New Year's resolution, I'm focused on getting it updated and back up … Continue reading One month in Thailand…with less than one week to plan it.
2018 was a big year for us! In seven months we’ve stayed in 25 U.S. states and have also ventured into Canada and Mexico. When you move as often as we do--on average about every 4 days--you end up setting up camp in a LOT of different places. We’ve stayed in National Parks, state parks, … Continue reading Our Top RV Travel Destinations in 2018
“Nothing has a stronger influence psychologically on their children than the unlived life of the parent.” - Carl Jung I’ve just started reading Sally Field’s memoir; I don’t know what I had been expecting but it’s raw and honest. It seems like she's a woman who knows herself, but has a lot of pent-up thoughts … Continue reading The Unlived Life of the Parent.
These were two big ones for us in the planning process. And actually, health insurance was one of my very biggest factors when determining whether we could even feasibly quit our jobs, sell the house/our things and hit the road for a year. If we hadn't found an option that covered what we needed at … Continue reading Full Time RVing Prep: Setting Up Domicile & Health Insurance
A year and a half ago, I had no idea that regular people, regular families who weren't independently wealthy actually sold it all, quit their jobs and started traveling. I thought this was a crazy idea my husband had. A passing phase. Soon that United States map pinned to the dining room wall with bright … Continue reading Our Biggest Perspective Change After Five Months of Travel
The Camping Debacle that is Yellowstone: Originally we had booked some nights inside Yellowstone at the Bridge Bay campground. If Courtney hadn’t need to have a cell signal/internet during those days for work, we would have definitely kept that reservation. But after we saw how non-existent our cell service was with Verizon inside the park, … Continue reading Our Guide To Yellowstone National Park
Where We Camped (and the bigger question--how far do you want to stay from the park?): Camp Lutherwood in Alton, UT. Weekly rate: $120. From this spot it took us about an hour to get to the east entrance of the park. While we had a good experience at the campground itself, we're learning that … Continue reading Our Guide to Zion National Park
Pohick Bay Regional Park Fairfax County, VA Site: 4 stars. Large, nicely wooded site. During the day you could hear the shouts and laughter from the waterpark. This wasn't detrimental to our stay since we weren't around much during the day. Price: $33 for electric only. Options vary from $29 to $47, depending on the hookup service you … Continue reading Month Two: Washington DC