Today is our one year “RVersary”; we’ve been on the road for a full year! I’ve analyzed our miles and days between stops. Our travel patterns sure have changed since we started!
Months before we embarked on our travel trailer adventure I booked a trip to Peru. I try to take one solo trip per year, usually to somewhere on my bucket list. Machu Picchu was calling my name! That made for a conundrum. Where will I be in August and what city should I fly out of? I knew we’d be headed south on our RV adventure, so I looked at ticket prices at every major airport from Virginia to Florida. Not surprisingly, the cheapest flights were out of Miami. I booked through Miami which meant we had 70 days to get from Northern Virginia to the bottom of Florida. Well, we made it and I left Florida for Peru on Aug 1, 2015.
The trip was organized by a Virginia/Maryland/DC Meetup.com travel group. I went to Costa Rica last year with the group’s organizer, but the other travelers were strangers. It turned out to be a great group of 6 guys and 25 gals. Continue reading
Are you a traveler or camper? Or maybe both?
For us, it’s mix of both. Over the last several years, I started to nearly hate travelling. Not all kinds of travelling though; more specifically airplane travel. Going on long ice hockey road trips as a kid gave me my fair share of long car rides that I can tolerate. It’s just my luck that many plane trips, that were supposed to only be 4 or 5 hours total, ended up taking 13 or 14 hours just to get home. I hate the idea of going somewhere, especially for fun, only to have to burn 2 full days on travel. Even for some recent business trips, I ended up getting stuck somewhere or really delayed. Thus, I’ve grown tired of it. Continue reading
Yeah, right! That’s what I’ve felt like saying this week to that statement. After camping locally at home for 2 weeks prior to this, all was going well. Then, we got on the road for the first long term trip. We had 2 days of travel lined up to Smith Mountain Lake and Pigeon Forge, TN. Should have been about 8 hours over both days. Instead we ended up being on the road, most of it stranded, for 22 hours total. That was because of these 3 tire blowouts. Continue reading