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Tall Mountains and the Real Rolling Turd

<p><b>The last couple of weeks have been challenging and a little scary.</b><p>We left Roswell, New Mexico feeling rested and excited to get back …

Old Eyes and Angry Men

<b>It seems that a lot of people are wondering if we are ever going to make it out of Texas.</b><p>I am one of those people. We have taken our time getting the …

Horse Trades

<b>I think Tracy should have been a horse trader.</b><p>My great grandfather was a horse trader by profession. Every year at our family reunion the subject of …

A hut with a view: a guide to Colorado’s backcountry huts

Colorado offers some of the best skiing, snowshoeing and hiking opportunities in America. And out in the wilds under the big Rocky Mountain sky, you’ll find a remarkable system of remote huts that provide the opportunity to go further into the backcountry than you ever imagined.<p>Colorado’s hut …

Hiking

Funyuns and Raisinettes

As I have previously explained my husband Tracy is the kind of person to jump in with both feet. As a result stuff tends to happen. Disaster follows …

National Geographic Travel

Video: Joshua Tree - More Than Just A Park

Joshua Tree National Park is one of the most spectacular landscapes that I've ever had the honor of witnessing. It is a wild place filled with …

National Parks

America's worst national parks

It’s always fun to come up with rankings for the “best of” travel – and within the majesty of America’s national park system, there is always a spirited competition between the likes of Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier, and the Tetons, all of which I’ve enjoyed visiting multiple times.<p>But enough of …

National Parks

Creature Comforts: A Tall Toilet and Water Heater Smackdown

<i>A great cup of coffee, air conditioning, hot shower, clean toilet, and a comfortable bed....</i><p>These are a few of my favorite things. Let's get real, …

8 Common Mistakes in Grand Canyon Travel

01 of 08<p>Failing to Plan for Colorado River Rafting<p>One of the most common Grand Canyon mistakes connects to the river that made the entire place …

National Parks

Breaking Bad And A New Coward Pedal

<i>Getting a louder horn was not an option.</i><p>After our hair-raising trip home in the Big Lebowski the brakes were the first project completed. Two days …

The Calm Before the Remodel Storm

<i>We knew right away that there were changes we wanted to make to the RV.</i><p>The bathroom was way too small. The shower would have been impossible for us …

72 Hours in New Orleans

Food, booze and music is the universal equation for a good time, and the Crescent City mastered it centuries ago. Wedged in by the tail of the mighty …

Travel

Meet America’s Newest National Parks

Good news for anyone who loves high-heart-rate recreation, brilliant scenery, and a little bit of history—The National Park Service is starting 2015 off by establishing seven new national parks in eight different states and the District of Columbia. They include a supervolcano popular with …

National Parks

Nomenclature

<i>The morning after our trip home I wanted nothing to do with the motorhome.</i><p>Tracy was ready to dive in and start working on the remodel and mechanical …

Double Dog Dare

One day this past October my husband picked me up from work for a lunch date. Feeling irritated, I climbed up in his truck and said "I want to sell …

Why Not?

<b>WHY NOT?</b><p>I made a list of all the things that were keeping me from truly committing to a new lifestyle. Tracy didn't have a list. He is fearless, and …

Rolling Turd Anyone?

I will spare you the gory details of our hunt for an RV. We looked for weeks at new dealerships, used dealerships, and RV Trader adds. Our search …

The Highway to Hell

<i>I am not one to normally give in to spontaneity. I am a planner.</i><p>Everything is planned in advance, mapped, laid out in spreadsheets, and collated for …