So there was this one time my 8-year-old kid and I spent a Friday night sleeping in a van outside a winery.
I was parked next to the information desk at Washington Union Station during afternoon rush hour, watching thousands of fellow Maryland commuters come and go. Someone I’d never met or seen before was supposed to find me there.
(Guest post by Aurora James of dogetiquette.info)
There aren’t many vacations where you can take your pooch with you. Camping is the exception. You would love to have your best friend with you, right? He would love it, too.
If you want to take him, you should do a little advance planning for his safety.
Now that you know how to do it safely, start planning that trip! Your dog will love hiking, climbing and swimming with you wherever you go. At the end of the day, toast him a marshmallow to share with him by the campfire, then curl up with him in your tent. You’ll make lasting memories with him.
“F—ing sharing economy,” I thought to myself as I turned the ignition key to the Zipcar a fourth time without any luck. I was supposed to be on my way to a meeting with someone whose time is more valuable than mine. An early start to a very consequential day at work. But now I was late.
Recreational flexibility. Having a Class B RV like Roxanne means we can get up and go fast, sleep almost anywhere when we’re tired, yet have the comforts of home along with us. Last weekend, we learned a little bit about the freedom not to travel.
Camping season is upon us! We have a rare moment with Roxanne in the driveway and all three of us home at the same time. So here’s a little explanation of how I see the three different types of camping trips.
We recently came back from our first summer stay at a private campground not connected to an amusement park. In fact, it wasn’t really connected to anything at all.
Renting out Roxanne is more of a hobby than a business. We meet some interesting people and hear stories from the road, and bring in a little extra cash to cover our own travel and improvements to our sticks-and-bricks house. For the more entrepreneurial or handy set, rentals can be a full-time living. For us, it’s much more of a side hustle. So we can be very choosy about who rents, and we are.
Today’s the longest day of the year, the summer solstice. We’re about to hit the road. We kicked off the season a little early with an outdoor adventure and a mammoth rock concert too.
This Sunday: drawing inspiration from the work of others. Here’s what has caught my eyes and ears in the past couple of weeks.