Tips for Visiting Iceland on a Budget

Tips for Visiting Iceland on a Budget

Iceland is an expensive country. You can visit this land of fire and ice without breaking the bank. We found ways to save money, both getting there and being there. Here are our recommendations and tips to make your visit both affordable and memorable.   1. Airfare Icelandair allows up to a week stopover with no additional charge when continuing on to Europe. Our adventure had […]

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Viewing the Eclipse from almost 10,000 feet at Devil’s Head Lookout

Viewing the Eclipse from almost 10,000 feet at Devil’s Head Lookout

If you were in the path of the total eclipse in one of the 14 states, you had the rare opportunity to see the solar eclipse in its totality. We knew we weren’t going to see a total eclipse from Colorado, so we decided to do the next best thing and combine our viewing with a hike to almost 10,000 feet to the historic Devil’s […]

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Colorado Scenic Byway: Highway of Legends

Colorado Scenic Byway: Highway of Legends

The Highway of Legends is a beautiful 82-mile scenic drive along Highway 12 through the Rocky Mountains in southern Colorado and also serves as an alternate route to New Mexico.  The drive begins or ends at either of the Cities of Walsenburg or Trinidad off Interstate 25. To truly enjoy and experience what the drive has to offer, we recommend taking a couple days to […]

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What kind of RV is best for your adventures?

What kind of RV is best for your adventures?

We are not experts in RVing but having just purchased a 5th wheel and F250 diesel truck we thought we would share a few thoughts on buying an RV. Some of the pitfalls are buying a used RV that has major issues such as water damage/dry rot or a motorhome with an engine or transmission problems.   Don’t fall in love with the floorplan and […]

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Exploring Colorado: Why Visit Chalk Creek?

Exploring Colorado: Why Visit Chalk Creek?

For our first trip with the RV, we headed to central Colorado, to the Chalk Creek Campground located between the Village of Nathrop and the town of Buena Vista in the Upper Arkansas River Valley at an elevation of 7,965 feet. It was a beautiful and scenic 3-hour drive from Denver on Highway 285, traversing the mountains and climbing to 10,000 feet over Kenosha Pass. Don, […]

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How to Plan an Independent Trip Abroad: Part 4 – Destination

How to Plan an Independent Trip Abroad: Part 4 – Destination

In the previous parts of this series on trip planning we discussed where, when, airfare, and lodging. Now we’ll talk about how to move around within the country(ies) and researching what to experience.   We’ve found that visiting a few cities and spending more time in each is better than trying to visit as many cities as possible within a trip.   As they say […]

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