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Via Francigena

Did the Via Francigena Break the Bank? A Pilgrim Budget and How we Plan Pilgrimage

October 4th, 2022
All Blogs, Camino de Santiago, Tips and Travel Adventures, Via Francigena

A budget for any vacation/holiday is a personal topic. It’s scary to allow others to see how we chose to spend our money. We risk judgment and ridicule. However, the benefits of sharing go back to the theme of all my blogs which is to share all parts of our Camino experiences despite what others […]

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Lifestyle

VF Day 21-24: What is Living a Balanced Life?

June 25th, 2022
All Blogs, Lifestyle, Via Francigena

Since you heard from me last we have walked 47.6 km, took a train for 31.5 km, and enjoyed a bit of rejuvenation. See our stats at the end of the blog. Can you feel the zen of a balanced life? Brian and I have lived by the school calendar our entire lives. We don’t […]

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Tips and Travel Adventures

Did the Via Francigena Break the Bank? A Pilgrim Budget and How we Plan Pilgrimage

October 4th, 2022
All Blogs, Camino de Santiago, Tips and Travel Adventures, Via Francigena

A budget for any vacation/holiday is a personal topic. It’s scary to allow others to see how we chose to spend our money. We risk judgment and ridicule. However, the benefits of sharing go back to the theme of all my blogs which is to share all parts of our Camino experiences despite what others […]

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Recipes

The 21 Pound Turkey... How to Handle Dreaded Holiday Leftovers!

December 20th, 2020
All Blogs, Recipes

In the midst of the COVID virus pandemic, we purchased a 21-pound turkey for two and it’s a good thing we love turkey leftovers! Now don’t get me wrong, I can only eat Thanksgiving (or Christmas) dinner with all of the trimmings twice at most but take that holiday turkey and divide it into dinner-sized […]

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RV’ing

RV Slideout

RV Slideout Upgrade

November 19th, 2019
All Blogs, RV'ing

Making modifications to our CC (the name of our travel trailer is Casa del Camino or CC) can take away from the adventure, relaxation, and wine time of RV living, however, the payoff is huge. The more we have modified CC, personalized her, the more we love her. I remember wanting to sell, upgrade, and […]

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Camino de Santiago

Did the Via Francigena Break the Bank? A Pilgrim Budget and How we Plan Pilgrimage

October 4th, 2022
All Blogs, Camino de Santiago, Tips and Travel Adventures, Via Francigena

A budget for any vacation/holiday is a personal topic. It’s scary to allow others to see how we chose to spend our money. We risk judgment and ridicule. However, the benefits of sharing go back to the theme of all my blogs which is to share all parts of our Camino experiences despite what others […]

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Recipe of the Week – Cheesy Risotto

By on September 24, 2018

Today’s blog post starts with a picture of Pepe in front of the fireplace because he’s adorable and it brings us to our favorite fall thing… comfort food! Jessica Vu, swing dancer extraordinaire, teacher, and lovely friend, also happens to be an amazing cook! Her blog Purple Leopard Recipes has some wonderful gluten-free cooking and this […]

Recipe of the Week – One Pan Jambalaya

By on August 27, 2018

We made a decision when we were tent campers that we did not want to create lots of trash so we always use real plates, silverware, and cups to reduce our footprint just a little.  Whether you are in a tent or RV, washing dishes is a big bummer so one pot meals are always […]

Recipe of the Week – Honey Ginger Scallion Chicken

By on August 13, 2018

Ready for another tasty and easy marinade and basting sauce?  Our original recipe for Honey Ginger Scallion Chicken is another great marinade that you can throw together in a few minutes and is sure to please everyone at the campsite. To prepare the marinade, chop 4 green onions, 2 cloves of garlic, and 1 T […]

Recipe of the Week – Ground Turkey Sweet Potato Skillet

By on July 9, 2018

One pot Ground Turkey Sweet Potato skillet is for dinner tonight. Get the recipe here!

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