Newport Beach and Vintage Trailers


Newport Dunes Resort in Newport Beach, CA

There is something nostalgic about a vintage trailer. Sprinkle two dozen or so around the water in Newport Beach and you have the makings for some memorable camping!

Last week we were blessed to park our rolling home at Newport Dunes Rv Resort in Orange County. Fall is irresistible along the West Coast…and we enjoyed soaking up the sunshine and playing in the bay. Continue reading → Newport Beach and Vintage Trailers

Exotic Birds In San Diego, CA

Exotic Beauty at Free Flight Bird Sanctuary in Del Mar, CA; Photo Credit:  National Explorers

We discovered something new in Del Mar last month. Tucked into a little corner near the fairgrounds is Free Flight, an exotic bird sanctuary. This little refuge provides visitors with knowledge, entertainment and unique inspiration. This safe haven also provides unwanted birds with the opportunity for social interaction and care. Continue reading → Exotic Birds In San Diego, CA

A Heartbreaking Detour

Cabrillo National Monument / July 2016:  Exploring seaside with Grammie

Two months ago today, we found ourselves embarking on a detour. We were uncertain of the outcome, but confident in our course of action.

As you know, we live full-time in our fifth-wheel. In early July, we found some significant water damage in the floor boards of our pass-through compartment (the main storage bay underneath our unit). We located an RV Dealership with a service center in Northern Idaho and discovered that the repair, combined with some final warranty work that we needed, would take up to three weeks. Continue reading → A Heartbreaking Detour

How To Enjoy Tubbs Hill In CDA


In the heart of Coeur d’Alene, Idaho sits Tubbs Hill. On this lakeside mound…you will find the convergence of the local, lake-life scene and the summer tourism crowd. This little destination is one of my families favorite lake spots and a must for traveling families to check out. After visiting dozens of lakes in 38 states, we have found very few locations that offer up a similar summer scene. Continue reading → How To Enjoy Tubbs Hill In CDA

Travel & Anniversaries

One of our early adventures:  Alaskan Cruise, July 2001

Today, Chris and I celebrate 18 years of marriage. I do believe that this is one of those truly significant hallmarks for me. I have been mulling this over for weeks…with excitement, emotion, passion and gratitude. It seems that I have been anticipating this anniversary, more so than any in the past years. Continue reading → Travel & Anniversaries

Hiking The Mineral Ridge Trail in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Mineral Ridge Scenic Trail, Lake Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

Coeur d’Alene is one of those beautiful places that leaves a lasting impact on you. We have been totally captivated by this town since we discovered her in the beginning of our travel adventure, two years ago. After visiting over 38 states, this sweet little area is still one of our very favorites.

As soon as we pulled into town  this summer…and revealed our location on Social Media, my Instagram Friends where quick to suggest this hike. I knew it would be a hike worth taking, when four different people told me about it in a matter of days. Continue reading → Hiking The Mineral Ridge Trail in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

RV Life: How To Keep Things In Place On The Road

Keeping things in place while we travel

There is a little packet of putty…and it is at the top of my list of RV essentials. It is amazing! I’m one of those girls who like to dress up….both me and my home. You could say…that decor makes me happy. One of the first things I did in my traveling RV journey was to determine how to make the stuff stick. Literally. Continue reading → RV Life: How To Keep Things In Place On The Road