A Few of My Favorite Things

Spring break for us starts this Friday and I could not be more ready to hit the road and get out of town. Packing for a trip in the Monkey Barrel varies little from trip to trip, but there are some things that we simply never leave home without. Here is a list of my … Continue reading A Few of My Favorite Things

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Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is located in western Colorado.  It’s a little off the beaten path, especially if you are driving through Colorado to get to the Utah parks, or if the only thing on your radar in Colorado is the Rocky Mountain National Park. … Continue reading Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Great Sand Dunes National Park This page may contain affiliate links.  This means that I receive a commission for purchases made through those links, at no cost to you.  I only endorse products that I use and enjoy myself from businesses I trust. For more information, please read my Disclosure Statement. I’m not sure where … Continue reading Great Sand Dunes National Park

Winter Doldrums Part 3: Terrariums

Bringing the Garden Indoors Terrariums--the art of tiny gardening This page may contain affiliate links.  This means that I receive a commission for purchases made through those links, at no cost to you.  I only endorse products that I use and enjoy myself from businesses I trust. For more information, please read my Disclosure Statement. … Continue reading Winter Doldrums Part 3: Terrariums

Valles Caldera National Preserve

Valles Caldera National PreserveThose tiny dots are all elk! This page may contain affiliate links.  This means that I receive a commission for purchases made through those links, at no cost to you.  I only endorse products that I use and enjoy myself from businesses I trust. For more information, please read my Disclosure Statement. … Continue reading Valles Caldera National Preserve

Books for On (and Off) the Road

“Where are y’all headed next?” and “What are you reading these days?” are probably the two most frequently asked questions I get from our friends and family.  The second question is what I’d like to talk about today.  While I’m constantly reading a wide range of books and magazines, there are books that, when it … Continue reading Books for On (and Off) the Road

Winter Doldrums Part 2: Science Station

Keeping the Kids Engaged with Nature When Outdoor Play is Problematic The time of year in between Christmas break and spring break can be a pretty dreary time for us.  Not only do we typically have no travel plans this time of year, but the weather here in central Mississippi is cold, dreary, and gray.  … Continue reading Winter Doldrums Part 2: Science Station

Winter Doldrums Part 1: How Do You Hygge?

This page may contain affiliate links.  This means that I receive a commission for purchases made through those links, at no cost to you.  I only endorse products that I use and enjoy myself from businesses I trust. For more information, please read my Disclosure Statement. Do you hygge?  You probably do and don’t even … Continue reading Winter Doldrums Part 1: How Do You Hygge?

Urban Boondocking: What You Need to Know

Boondocking. Ever heard of it?  It is otherwise known as “dry camping” and the term is derived from the idea that you are going out “in the boondocks,” i.e. where there are no amenities or hookups for your trailer. The Airstream trailer is perfectly designed for boondocking, and therefore is a popular activity for many … Continue reading Urban Boondocking: What You Need to Know