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Top National Parks to Take Your Dog This Year

You might be surprised to discover some bucket-list national parks do permit pets. And some — but not all — even have dog-friendly hiking trails in their midst. Continue reading Top National Parks to Take Your Dog This Year

How to Find Alligators at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

When we decided to visit Florida, my son had his heart set on seeing an alligator. I researched local alligator farms but wanted him to see one (or many) in their natural habitat. With that in mind, we decided to visit Merritt Island Wildlife Refuge. Not only did we get to see multiple alligators, we saw tons of wildlife during our drive-thru trip. Continue reading How to Find Alligators at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

Week One: Multi-Generational Family of Six Full-Time in an RV

We moved into our RV full-time last week. What?!? I know, we never do anything the simple way, do we? After our house sold (unexpectedly), we decided to hit the road until we figure out what’s next. Week one is in the books, and we learned a lot in a short time. Keep scrolling for all the juicy details. They aren’t what you’d expect. You … Continue reading Week One: Multi-Generational Family of Six Full-Time in an RV

See An Epic Hidden Gem Near Charleston, South Carolina

Do not miss this stop on your Charleston, SC itinerary. It is epic! The Botany Bay Plantation Heritage Preserve is just over an hour outside of Charleston, and it is one of the coolest places we’ve visited during our travels. The 3,363 acre Botany Bay Plantation Wildlife Management is adjacent to the Atlantic Ocean’s waters in the northeast corner of Edisto Island in lower Charleston … Continue reading See An Epic Hidden Gem Near Charleston, South Carolina

Find the Best Way to See Charleston, South Carolina

We found the best way to see historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina. Book a carriage ride with Palmetto Carriage Works. I’ve never met a tour guide with more knowledge and a great sense of humor. And I’ve never seen horses so loved and well cared for, outside of the farm I grew up on. We trotted past the oldest building in Charleston and the oldest … Continue reading Find the Best Way to See Charleston, South Carolina

You Should Make Your House Work for You Now

We have had our house on the market multiple times for multiple reasons, and the result is a generic house design that works for just about anyone that walks through the door. Here’s the problem. It doesn’t work for us. I finally decided to move things around and make it work for us. Here’s what happened. 2020 meant homeschool for us and distance learning for … Continue reading You Should Make Your House Work for You Now

Enjoy Amazing Views of the Susquehanna River at Pinnacle Overlook

We always stop for incredible views even when I have to get three Littles out of those annoying car seat buckles. This time, we not only got out of the van, but we drove deep into Amish Country for this stop. It was fun to see the adorable children playing outside the one-room schoolhouses too. The Pinnacle Overlook is located just north of Holtwood Dam … Continue reading Enjoy Amazing Views of the Susquehanna River at Pinnacle Overlook