hiking

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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Ohio Camino Day 5

By on March 31, 2022

I really don’t want to tell you about our choices today but I am not going to worry about what you think. Our goal was 14.7 miles. We knew today was going to be tough for a couple of reasons. First, as always, I am having foot issues again. UGH I am beyond irritated that […]

Ohio Camino Day 3

By on March 28, 2022

Glorious day 3, oh how glorious you are for getting us back on track. We slept like babies, awoke with a renewed spirit, our legs were miraculously healed overnight, and as a bonus, the sun was shining. In 3 days we have covered over 30 miles, with almost half of that mileage being today. We […]

Ohio Camino Day 2

By on March 27, 2022

The sun teased us a few times today but the cold air never gave us a break. I hate trusting a forecast only to be disappointed by it. The 2nd day of walking is always harder. Momentum doesn’t come as easy as the first days adrenaline rush. The aches and pains start to kick in. […]

Ohio Camino Day 1

By on March 26, 2022

It’s cold, snowing, and the wind attempted to knock us off our feet most of the day. Fortunately on this bike trail we were a bit protected from the wind because the reality of how windy it actually was illustrated at every street crossing. 😩 Have I set the scene? We’re ridiculous, but we’re even […]

Camping & Hiking Glacier National Park

By on September 25, 2019

We were quite apprehensive about camping and hiking Glacier National Park. With a bit of research, asking questions of those who have gone before us, and a lot of preparation, we changed from being apprehensive to filled with anticipation and excitement.

The Camino on YouTube

By on July 25, 2019

We haven’t been blogging this summer but we’ve been posting about two videos a week about our Camino adventures. Have you checked them out? We’d love to share our Camino with you! Go to YouTube.com/CruisinwiththeColemans to catch up on our videos. We walked about 300 kilometers on the Camino Frances from León to Santiago in […]

Teacher Life: The Demands, The Schedule, and Why We Travel

By on May 22, 2019

If you are a parent, you know the anticipation your kid’s experience at the start of a new school year and the excitement of summer looming at the end of the year. Teachers have the same feelings. We look forward to starting a new school year; we want to meet our new students, hear about […]

The 5 Best National Parks and Why You Should Visit Them This Summer

By on February 18, 2019

The Colemans have visited 24 of the 60 US National Parks. Today we are talking about our 5 favorites that you should visit this summer! Click read more to find out which ones.

Five Steps to Planning our 2019 Camino

By on October 24, 2018

I can’t wait anymore – I have to talk about the Camino! There is so much to say! This is the first of several blog posts over the coming months on the subject of the Camino de Santiago. We hiked the Camino Frances in 2017 which was a life-changing experience for both of our adventurous […]

6 Reasons we love Pictured Rocked National Lakeshore

By on October 17, 2018

Our time in the upper peninsula of Michigan began at Pictured Rock National Lakeshore. We were here a few years ago, but when we decided we were going through the UP this year, stopping at Pictured Rock was a no-brainer. Before we jump in, I have to tell you that we skipped Tahquamenon Falls State […]

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