Hiking from Flagstaff to the Grand Canyon

After a great hike across the Kaibab Plateau (even with the snow!) and through the Grand Canyon (rim to rim), we did a quick flip flop and decided to hike the section from the Grand Canyon to Flagstaff NOBO, instead of SOBO (like the rest of this hike), mainly to avoid another snowstorm!   Please …

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RV Roadtrip Costs – Southern US – AZ to FL

If you have been following our blog, you'll know we spent a year traveling full-time in our Navion RV and other than our favorite spots & must-see destinations, most people seem interested in the costs of doing such a trip. In recent posts, we have discussed costs from 5 earlier sections of our road-trip: (1) The …

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Continuing our first week on the Colorado Trail

Last time on this blog, we started the ~ 500 miles hike on The Colorado Trail. In this post, we continue the adventure. Join us next time on this blog, as we pass the 100 mile mark. Keep up with us by clicking FOLLOW on this blog and entering your e-mail. You’ll then receive an …

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Hiking the Colorado Trail – the first few days on the trail

After a month on the bicycles and almost 1,000 road miles, we decided to change it up and head into the wilderness, away from traffic and roads. The Colorado Trail runs from Denver to Durango, a distance of 500 miles. If you read our last blog post, you'll have seen that we decided to head …

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RV Roadtrip Costs – Mexico

If you have been following our blog, you'll know we spent a year traveling full-time in our Navion RV and other than our favorite spots & must-see destinations, most people seem interested in the costs of doing such a trip. In recent posts, we have discussed costs from 4 earlier sections of our road-trip: (1) The …

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RV Roadtrip Costs – SW – Arizona & Utah

If you have been following our blog, you'll know we spent a year traveling full-time in our Navion RV and other than our favorite spots & must-see destinations, most people seem interested in the costs of doing such a trip. In recent posts, we have discussed costs from 3 earlier sections of our road-trip: The …

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RV Roadtrip Costs – Canada

If you've been following our blog, you would have read the earlier budget post, where we discussed our costs when we traveled from Florida North up the East coast of the US to Canada (April - July 2017). In this post, we'll discuss the costs for the second section of our year-long RV trip: crossing Canada …

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Finally, the Canadian Rockies: A week in Waterton Lakes National Park

Leaving the prairies and getting to the mountains makes for a dramatic arrival to Waterton Lakes National Park. We were lucky enough to get there before they suffered badly from the effects of the Kenow fire in September 2017. During our time there, we stayed at both Crandell Mountain Campground (closed for 2018, due to the fire) and …

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Gearing up for our bike packing adventure

In our last Bicycle Adventure blog post, we discussed 10 things which needed work, after we took our first bike packing overnight trip, from our home in Palm Harbor to Fort DeSoto and in this post, we'll share with you some of our fixes for these complaints. 10 Complaints & their Fixes (1) COMPLAINT: New saddle needed …

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Cape Breton Highlands National Park & the famous Cabot Trail

From Prince Edward Island in our last post, we moved on to Cape Breton Highlands National Park in Nova Scotia; it's a park we had heard great things about and it didn't disappoint with amazing views, pretty hikes and lots of wildlife.   Join us next time when we head into Quebec and the impossibly scenic Gaspé …

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Into Canada: Fun in Fundy (National Park)

Last time you were with us on this blog, we reviewed our travel costs and also, some upgrades we made to our RV; getting back to the actual trip, we were enjoying Maine last time around but, if truth be told we were itching to get into Canada and explore some brand spanking new stuff! In early …

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RV Roadtrip – Costs so far – USA, East Coast

Since starting this blog we've had quite a few questions from folks interested in the whole budget/expenses side of things and we certainly understand the need to 'cut your cloth according to your measure', as they say in Ireland (ie. be aware of your own financial limitations). If you have been following this blog, you'll know …

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10 Things we need to work on – Lessons learned from our first bike packing trip

If you read our last post, you'll know that we just did a shakedown overnight bike trip, in order to get ready to head off on our planned-for bicycle road trip next month. We wanted to share with you now, 10 things which need work (as discovered on this first 80 mile bike packing, shakedown …

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The most expensive campground of the trip

Having enjoyed the mountains of North Carolina & Virginia, we pointed the RV east and headed back to the coast, which we hadn’t seen since the Florida panhandle almost 3 weeks prior. Some may ask: "since we were towing a sailboat this entire time - why we didn’t take the coastal route from Florida (through Savannah, …

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Fort DeSoto or bust. Our First bike packing trip.

If you read our earlier blog post, you'll know that we're planning to head off for a bike adventure soon and in order to get the bikes and the gear dialed in, we headed off to Fort DeSoto this week (from our home in Palm Harbor, FL) for a quick overnight jaunt, camping overnight at …

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The Blue Ridge Parkway (with a sailboat!)

We love the Blue Ridge Parkway, almost 500 miles of super scenic road. Loved by bikers everywhere, it has lots of twists and turns, tunnels and great views. Not so great in an RV, towing a sailboat but, what the heck ….. It got us to some lovely campgrounds, such as Mt. Pisgah campground (NC), …

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