When we sold our house and stuff to travel for a year, we went to Europe. It’s the place we know best after the United States. Then we went back and spent another three months exploring the UK and continental Europe. We’ve even made plans for another two months in winter 2019-20. Suffice to say, we love Europe and it’s so easy to travel there.

Since we spend a month at a time in each location, we get the chance to know our destinations pretty well. We’d love to help you plan your trip.

Visiting the Safari Park

I’ve been visiting the Safari Park since 1980, back when it was called the “Wild Animal Park.” My grandparents moved to Escondido then and took us a couple times. Once I had kids of my own, I was anxious to show them the “wild zoo” I loved as a kid. We toured the park for …

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Artist Palette in Death Valley

Almost home in Death Valley

We’re almost home in Death Valley. About an hour before dawn each morning, the coyotes go nuts. Yipping, howling, and singing the sun awake. An owl joins in with its “hoo hooo!,” helping drag the day into existence. I step out of our camper leaving my two boys asleep and enjoy the coolness of a …

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Mojave National Preserve

Have you visited Mojave National Preserve? Abundant wildflowers, exceptional views, rocks to climb on, evening campfires makes Mojave desert camping one of our favorite things to do.

{Sedona} Palatki and Doe Mountain

Welcome to Palatki Palatki With our auras read, it was time to hit the trail. We started with a short walk at Palatki Heritage Site. Palatki and its sister site, Honanki were the largest cliff dwellings of the Red Rock country between A.D.1150 – 1300. They were first described by Dr. Jesse Walter Fewkes, famous …

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