Exploring Cape Cod

  Well, it has been a long time coming, but here it is.  The very first in a series of Fireside Traveler YouTube videos.  This one was taken in June 2016 while we were camping in southern Massachusetts at the thousand trails campground called:  Gateway to Cape Cod.  What an obvious name 🙂  It really […]

RVing or Sticks and Bricks

In my last post we landed here in the Pacific Northwest near Seattle, WA, where David had an opportunity for work.  We absolutely love it here!  What I love more than anything is the water views over Puget Sound and the huge trees reaching up toward the sky.   What makes everything so green and […]

Does it feel like home?

It’s been a few weeks since I made an update on our travels.  It always amazes me how quickly life can take a ninety degree turn.  A few weeks back we were traveling through Kentucky and then down the Natchez Trace Parkway through Tennessee when an opportunity appeared out of the blue.  I am going […]

Our 11 RV Essentials – Fireside Traveler

We just passed our 4 month anniversary of full timing in our Motorhome. woo hoo!  I thought it might be time to share some our essential items for living full-time on the road in an RV.  This is by no way a comprehensive list and your mileage may certainly vary depending on your needs.   Water […]

CF Martin Guitars – Pennsylvania

            We are big fans of free factory tours…so when we had the opportunity to take a side trip to Pennsylvania to see how Martin Guitars were made,  we jumped at the idea. (Besides we got to stay in the beauty of the Poconos)  We decided to stay  at the […]

Jersey Shore

I must admit I did not know what to expect from New Jersey.  I had only been in the Newark airport a few times.  My perception of this area was very industrial almost rust belt.  I know it is named the garden state, but my preconceived ideas were totally off.  It is green with views […]

Artisans and Adventures – Williamsburg, VA

My last post was all about the settlement of Jamestown, VA in 1607. The City of Williamsburg was founded as the capital of the Virginia Colony in 1699. At the time Colonial leaders requested to relocate the capital from Jamestown to Middle Plantation, five miles inland between the James and the York Rivers. The new city was renamed […]

No one lives here right? – Jamestown, VA

Original lines of the Jamestown Fort Virginia Nestled on a small island on the James river near the Chesapeake Bay… lies the original English Settlement of Jamestown, Virginia.  Why was this spot chosen?  Well, they thought it was a pretty secure location.  It was mostly an island separated by just an isthmus made of a […]

Costco and a Smart Car

Who says you can’t shop at Costco when you have a Smart Car? As an RVer, we get questions about living in a small space and why on earth would we shop at Costco?  We are not often in an area to get groceries reliably.  We like Costco for the consistency of a budget (price) and reliability […]

A little bit of History … ooo ice cream – North Carolina

I can’t say as ever I was lost, but I was bewildered once for three days. – Daniel Boone In 1750, Daniel Boone moved from Pennsylvania to the Yakdin River Valley of North Carolina with his family at age 15.  He was well known for his outdoor hunting talents.  Daniel even created a business based […]