All About the U.S. National Parks

Mark and I have a goal to travel to all of the United States National Parks. As of today,¬†59 national parks exist in the US. We have been to 42 so far. We’ve learned a lot about them since we started collecting them, and I’d like to share a little of what I’ve learned here….

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Picnicking on a Trip

Mark really likes a good picnic, and I’m always willing to indulge him when we travel. We carry food, after all. We usually have two food tubs with us, and they can hold more than snacks. We have a cooler, too, even if it’s small. Making you own food can save you time and money….

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Inside Ripley’s Backpack

One of the most important things about traveling with a dog is bringing along everything you might need to take care of the dog while you are away. It turns out to be quite a list. Ripley has her own backpack when we travel. So, what do we bring? The most obvious things to bring…

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Packing with Tubs

One of the first decisions Mark and I made when we first started taking long trips was that bags just weren’t cutting it for us when we packed. We had too many things in too many separate bags. Every time we tried to go into a hotel, we had to haul all of the bags…

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Driving to Alaska?

The first question we hear when we tell people that we are driving¬†to Alaska is, “Why?” It is 3,800 miles from Denton, Texas, to Fairbanks, Alaska. Our entire trip will be over 12,000 miles. Knowing that, it makes it hard for people to hear us say something simple, like, “Driving will be more fun,” or,…

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