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Clotheshorse or Packmule

Traveling solo necessitated that I carry all of my belongings myself, so I have a 70+10L backpack that I’ve decided to call Anya after her patron, my wonderful boss from Dirt Chic. 423 more words

Wandering Clothes Horse

Why I love Bill Bryson and Theodore Roosevelt

If you’re not familiar with Mr. Bryson, he authored such travel books as The Lost Continent, Down Under, Neither Here Nor There, and of course an all-time favorite of mine  473 more words


“You’ll know it’s meant to be your home if you see a ring of blue flowers outside of it,” said the voice on the phone.  A stranger who saw my future. 1,914 more words


What is The Fun Factor?

The fun factor – to me, it’s the essense of life.  And when I travel, I have fun!

I enjoy all aspects of travel, which should be apparent in my writing and throughout this blog. 145 more words


Planning Ahead for Travel -- Or Not -- to Everglades' Shark Valley

If you’ve ever traveled with us, you’ve probably seen our blue folder. It’s nothing fancy: just a simple folder with plastic sleeves inside. It’s our low-tech travel organizer: filled with all sorts of paperwork, maps, and information about our trip and travel destination. 548 more words

Travel Planning

Now We're Cookin'!

Too often when we travel, we frantically fill our schedules with seeing all the major sights, checking things off our bucket lists, and always go-go-going until we’re too exhausted to do much else. 468 more words

Travel Skills

Uncover London, Part Four: Cockfosters

The weather over the last few days had proved to be drab and depressing, which was not unusual for London at this time of year. When I awoke, I opened the curtains with trepidation. 2,723 more words