July 24, 2015

Trip Planning Part Two

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Trip Planning Part Two

Earlier this week Ramona Creel shared with us her insight on trip planning via a computer, and today she is back on the blog giving some helpful tips as you plan your next road trip. On The Road Again The next step is to decide on a route. The good news is that you’ve got lots of choices, depending on your travel needs. Members of AAA can use the company website to create TripTiks® (that show the best route and possible road construction issues), view online TourBooks®, and have maps delivered directly to their door. (For the rest of us, online

Using Your Computer As A Trip-Planning Tool

By Ramona Creel As a full-time RVer, I invest a lot of time (and I mean a LOT of time) researching where I want to take my rig for its next adventure. For a Professional Organizer (whose greatest thrill is categorizing information and arranging logistics), there’s nothing more enjoyable than sitting down with an empty calendar and an endless bucket list of places to visit! But I totally understand why travel planning can seem a bit overwhelming to other folks — especially when you’re visiting a new city and know nothing about the area. How do you figure out the

4th of July Celebrations

With Independence Day just a few days away, we want to start the 4th of July celebrations a bit early and share about some of the best festivities happening this weekend across the country! From cookouts to parades and even massive fireworks displays, this list of 4th of July events is sure to spread the patriotic spirit! Estes Park, CO Estes Park, home to Rocky Mountain National Park, is known for its huge fireworks display. However, this quintessential Colorado mountain village doesn’t stop just at spectacular fireworks. In Estes Park, they get Independence Day started early on July 3rd with

Jobs You Can Do While Traveling

By Ramona Creel When folks find out that I’m a working full-timer, they always want to grill me about how I make money on the road. I explain that I run my own business, but that you don’t have to do that to earn a living as you travel! WORKAMPING I was chatting with a fellow RVer the other day, and when he found out I was a full-timer running my own business on the road, he asked if I’d ever done any workamping. I jokingly said no, that I don’t like cleaning toilets — he laughed, and then said,

Summer Campgrounds

Summer is here and that means it is time to take advantage of the warm weather and go on a camping adventure! Our friends at Thousand Trails have put together a list of best campgrounds to visit this summer. Check them out below!  Bend-Sunriver RV Campground – Bend, OR This campground on the Little Deschutes River was recently recognized by the Travel Channel as one of the best family campgrounds in the United States! Fishing is allowed at this central Oregon RV campground, and rivers and lakes in the area offer salmon, whitefish, and rainbow trout. Other summer fun includes boating,

Top Vacation Spots

Summer is a season of adventure and we can’t wait to hear about all the incredible trips you will embark on! We’ve listed five of the best vacation spots for you to consider as you finalize your summer travel plans. Cape Cod, Massachusetts: Aptly nicknamed “The Cape,” Cape Cod serves as the ultimate seaside retreat. Its quaint bed-and-breakfasts and idyllic beach bungalows make for a crisp, quiet escape from the outside world. The town’s seemingly endless seashore is colorfully speckled with sails, kayaks and fishing boats and boasts some of the world’s best seafood dining. For the artistically inclined, take

Fresh Food on the Road

Do you find yourself eager to stay away from fast food chains while on the road? Do you crave local and fresh food but don’t know where to find it? The best part of traveling is to be able to immerse yourself in regional culture and fare, but sometimes we need some tips on where to find locally-grown food! Today our full-timing friend Ramona Creel is sharing her best advice on how to find the freshest food options to delight your taste buds while on the road. I recently took a day-trip from Los Angeles, stopping at a shop run

Thriving in the Wilderness

It feels nearly impossible to stop looking at this one photograph in Vlad Donkov’s Stories portfolio. Rows of white wooden crosses in the foreground. Flowers and stones lovingly arranged at the base of each one. Splayed over the mountains and water in the background is a spectacular orange and yellow sunset mingled with charcoal gray clouds. The interview with this outdoor photographer and wilderness travel specialist must begin here, with the story of this cemetery at sunset. “How do you know it is not a sunrise (laughing)?” Donkov writes via email from Malta. “There’s no way of knowing, really, it’s

Toaster Life

Dan and Toni are a  couple of lovebirds making their way throughout the country. They are both photographers and natural born adventurers and love the Live Riveted lifestyle! Quite the nomads, Dan and Toni struggle with sitting still for too long and are constantly yearning to learn new things, so buying an Airstream to travel the country with was the perfect life change for them.  Although they have admired Airstreams from afar for years and years, their 30-foot 2006 Airstream Classic is the first trailer they have owned. Simply stated from Dan, “We’re hooked now.” Read today’s blog feature to

Breathtaking Views

Summertime is almost in full swing, and we’re willing to bet you’re planning some scenic adventures for the next several months. With countless quintessential landscapes scattered across the country, how will you ever decide on an itinerary of action to see them all? Good news, Airstream’s got you covered! We’ve come up with ten of what we think is a geographical spread of some of the most stunning views out there. Wanderlust, commence. Everglades National Park, Florida As the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States, Everglades National Park in southern Florida is unique in that unlike many other national