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Padre Island National Seashore – Beach Camping in Texas

Not far from Corpus Christi is Padre Island National Seashore, 70 miles of undeveloped barrier island along the coast of Texas. This costal wilderness is home to nearly 400 bird species and is the prime nesting beach for the Kemp’s ridley sea turtles. Padre

Things to Do in San Antonio Texas – Missions, Tea Garden, The Pearl and More

It’s a special year for San Antonio as one of the largest cities in the United States celebrates its tricentennial. That means there is no shortage of things to do in San Antonio. Enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the Japanese Tea Garden or bike the

Things to Do in Fredericksburg Texas – Wineries, Museums, Local Fare and More

One popular destination in the Lone Star State is Texas Hill Country. Work brought us to Fredericksburg, but the history, charm and culture will bring us back. If you’re headed to the Hill Country, be sure to check out some of the fun things

Van Life FAQ – Answers to Popular Questions About Van Life

This van life FAQ answers some of the most popular questions around van dwelling and what it’s like living in a van. The post is broken up into three sections: Living the Van Life General Questions About Van Life Solar Setup/Living Off-Grid Living the

Things to Do in El Paso Texas – Good Food, Murals, Sunset Views and More

The next time you’re driving on I-10 towards El Paso, Texas, take some time to explore the Tip of Texas a.k.a. the Sun City. Like many travelers, the first time we drove through El Paso, we stopped for gas then got back on the

Instant Pot Recipes – Easy Dinner Ideas for Your Next Instant Pot Meal

It’s no secret that I love my Instant Pot. I started with the Instant Pot Duo 6 quart and now have the Instant Pot Duo Mini 3 quart. The smaller size works well for two adults and van life where space is limited. While I work

Things to Do in Sedona Arizona – Hiking, Stargazing, Dining with a View

Sedona Arizona is one of the most popular destinations in the United States. People from all around the world travel there to enjoy the natural beauty of the red rock landscape and to experience the healing powers of the vortex. There is something special

Is Costco Membership Worth It? Ways to Save Money at Costco

“Is Costco membership worth it?” Well, the answer is different depending on who you ask and how they use their membership. Joe and I have been Costco members since 2005 and we have done the calculation. For us, a Costco membership is absolutely worth

Things to Do in Flagstaff Arizona – Dog Friendly Edition

At 7,000 feet in elevation, Flagstaff is nestled at the base of the San Francisco Peaks. This college town in the high country mountains of Arizona is unlike any other city we’ve visited in The Grand Canyon State. Flagstaff is a mix of small town feel

Gluten Free Thanksgiving Recipes – Simple & Easy Side Dishes

With Thanksgiving only a few days away we wanted to share a few of our favorite gluten free Thanksgiving recipes. Before we started traveling, Thanksgivings were usually spent at mama Russo’s house where family, friends and acquaintances gathered for a scrumptious homemade feast. We’ve