“Blinkin! They’ve taken the castle!”

“I thought it felt a bit draughty.” I couldn’t help a Mel Brooks reference.  So while you’re out galavanting around the world, what’s happening with your castle?   Hopefully this: If you like and trust your neighbours, you can let them know that you’re heading out for a bit or have someone house sit.  That’s […]

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Liebster Award

Imagine my surprise when I saw that I had been nominated for the Liebster Award by Matthew Wakelee.  His recent series of posts about his favourite National Parks certainly bumped a few higher up on my “have to visit” list. The Liebster Award was created in 2011 to encourage bloggers to discover and promote new and […]

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Avoiding the Overlook Hotel

I’ve never seen the movie “The Shining” but even I know about the Overlook Hotel where the movie is set.  So here are my thoughts on staying in hotels with dogs. On one hand, hotels offer many of the comforts of home.  I mean there’s running water, often a coffee machine and fridge, and even […]

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Staying in the Great Outdoors

You’ve been driving all day and you found an amazing area that is a perfect place to spend the night.  This is part of why I love freestyle road tripping because you may not have planned to stop at this campground but here it is and here you are and you need to sleep.  I’m […]

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Looking to “Ruff” it?

I love to camp.  I love being outside in nature and having the chance to explore the wilderness.  It’s also cheaper than a hotel so financially it helps on cross-country trips.  I’m lucky the dogs like to camp as much, if not more, than I do so I try to spend as many nights camping […]

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Sunshine Blogger Award

So after many days of spotty internet service, I was finally able to catch up and to my shock I learned that I had been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by Diana at Handstands Around the World.  She has got a great blog and some outstanding photos.  Definitely a must read for sure. The […]

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Happy People Packing

And now for gear for the human part of the equation.  There are a ton of things that you can bring, but this is the stuff that I bring for road trips.  While it is tempting to pack your entire house in your car, you’ll want to focus on the things you’re most likely to […]

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