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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Different Type of Adventure – RVing

Different Type of Adventure – RVing

Many times during our travels we are asked by locals “have you seen or been to…?” in the US. Sadly, more often than not we say “no…we haven’t been there or seen that”. This made us think we need to split our travel time and include exploring the good old US of A. There are many ways to travel around this beautiful country. You could […]

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Why you should visit a local grocery store while traveling

Why you should visit a local grocery store while traveling

We like to visit local stores in each city we visit:   when we are in need of a break from restaurant food looking for different meal options items are cheaper than restaurants and tourist areas it’s interesting to see what’s available and how products are packaged and displayed After eating in restaurants for a month in Portugal we headed to the local grocery store. […]

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How to Plan an Independent Trip Abroad: Part 3 – Accommodations

How to Plan an Independent Trip Abroad: Part 3 – Accommodations

We consider ourselves somewhat expert when it comes to accommodations, having stayed in over 85 different ones in the past 6 years. In our opinion, the selection of accommodation type is strictly personal preference. The questions to ask yourself are: what do you desire from your accommodations and its location and how much does your budget allow? Our bungalow in Otres Beach, Sihanoukville, Cambodia. We don’t usually stay in […]

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How to Plan an Independent Trip Abroad: Part 2 – Airfare

How to Plan an Independent Trip Abroad: Part 2 – Airfare

Denver to Brussels for 10 Days in August 2017 for only $377 a person ROUNDTRIP!   There are strategies on when to book flights. How long prior to your departure day should you book and what day of the week is best? It’s a crap shoot whether or not airfares will go up or down.    While researching airfare examples for this post we found a […]

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