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How Pinterest can transform a dreadful trip with kids into a fun one for everyone.

January 24, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Traveling with kids.  Some friends of mine dread it and wait until their kids are much older before taking the road for long distance. Others like us don’t hesitate one second to embark in an adventure.   What is the difference between these families?   I think it can be summed up in one word – ORGANIZATION. […]

A New Way to Travel

A New Way to Travel

January 12, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

In this age of repeated technological advances it is in our best interest to embrace new tools to make our lives easier when they become available. I have always been a confirmed atlas traveler. While my husband is most comfortable when driving when we are on road trips, I am most comfortable with a road […]

Stepping IntoThe Past

Stepping IntoThe Past

November 3, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

La Hacienda de los Martinez is one of the few Northern New Mexican style late Spanish Colonial “great houses” remaining in the southwest.  It was mentioned in a recent post as the location of the annual Old Taos Trade Fair, but even if you are unable to attend the last weekend in September, the Hacienda […]

Climbing in Colorado–Part 3: The Descent and a Surprise!

Climbing in Colorado–Part 3: The Descent and a Surprise!

October 13, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

In my last two posts (9/29 and 10/6) I have been describing our summer climb up one of Colorado’s intrepid “14ers”, peaks in excess of 14,000 feet above sea level. We had climbed Mt. Shavano at 14,229 feet and finally reached the summit, then headed down due to storms threatening to move in. The descent […]

Best Road Trip Ever App

Best Road Trip Ever App

October 7, 2013 by · 1 Comment 

We are a family that loves to explore around while we are going on vacation.   To be honest, while we will enjoy going to the beach for a few hours, I don’t think we could last a whole day sitting in the sand, playing in the water and so on.  Mind you it could be […]

50 Things We Love About Texas

50 Things We Love About Texas

October 23, 2012 by · 11 Comments 

1. Texas Hospitality 2. Paso Del Rio, or River Walk, the Jewel of the City (San Antonio) 3. Fresh from the Gulf shrimp and oysters 4. Exploring the pine and hardwood forests of the Piney Woods of East Texas 5. Saying howdy 6. The Alamo 7. Texas’ wide open spaces 8. Hiking Enchanted Rock State […]

50 Things To See or Do See in Your RV Before You Die

50 Things To See or Do See in Your RV Before You Die

August 20, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

You might have read it or flipped through it or seen it on a shelf and thought, “I should pick that up.” It’s the national bestseller, “1,000 Places to See Before You Die.” The list, which includes everything from Asian sailing excursions to African horseback riding sites, might be mouthwatering to the wannabe world traveler. […]

Utah: The Ultimate Road Trip

Utah: The Ultimate Road Trip

July 17, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Utah is a place of unfathomable natural beauty—with its unique natural formations, colorful history, and culture, and exciting recreation opportunities—it is a state that contains the best elements of the great Mountain West and the Desert Southwest, from red rock splendor to mountain peaks with The Greatest Snow on Earth®, Utah is a four-season world-class […]

Hitting the Road With Microsoft Streets & Trips

Hitting the Road With Microsoft Streets & Trips

July 13, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

A summer road trip is about a lot more than “just getting there.” You can get the most out of your travels by using Microsoft Streets & Trips. One of the things I like best about Streets & Trips is it helps you plan just about every aspect of your trip—directions, multiple stops, fuel costs, […]

Road trip!

Road trip!

May 24, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

It’s the Memorial Day long weekend—the unofficial start of summer—and for many travel-wise Americans that means one thing: Road trip! The tradition of taking a road trip dates back about 3,000 years. The first road trip likely occurred in ancient Egypt around 1200 B.C., when Ramses II hit the road in his chariot. Similar ventures—using […]

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