We fell in love with the Angostura Reservoir back in 2018. It is in a remote area of southwest South Dakota just south of Hot Springs, South Dakota. There are several state-run campgrounds along the lake and some of the campsites are waterfront. The waterfront sites are hard to get during the summer but even…
When we decide to make a big trip out of it
Poodles All Over the World
I love that when we travel we meet Poodles everywhere we go. When we were in Nendaz, Switzerland we met another Standard Poodle while walking around the village. We had fun driving our little car all around the Swiss Alps!
RV Weight Distribution Hitch
In this video I show you how I hook up with the weight distribution hitch. It’s easy to do, better on your rear suspension and makes towing much safer. You can find this exact hardware in ‘our gear‘ on this site. We list all of our favorite gear and link you to where you can…
RV Hookups at Campgrounds
The one question I always get about our RV is, “How bad is it to deal with the sewer line?” Well, instead of worrying you with details, let me just show you. In this video I will show you how I unhook everything from the RV before we move. You will get to see my…
Waterfront Park in Kelowna, BC
Downtown Kelowna British Columbia has a beautiful park that runs along Okanagan Lake. The park is dog friendly, too! There is a beach (but it was a little too chilly and overcast so no one was on the beach) and a manmade lake in the middle with boats and even a lock so the levels…
Driving through British Columbia
We are heading back into British Columbia, Canada. We love taking back roads when possible and the back roads here are so beautiful. The forests are so thick! And we really aren’t seeing a lot of other cars. We’ve been to the far east side of British Columbia (Fairmont Hot Springs) and we’ve also been…
The Bow River in Alberta
One thing I really love about Canada so far – there are walking paths everywhere! We are in Cochrane and there are paths all along the Bow River and all over Calgary, too. And the Canadians are using them! They are out riding their bikes, walking their dogs and pushing strollers with children. When we…
Suquamish Clearwater Resort and Casino
Right near Bainbridge Island is a casino resort called Suquamish Clearwater Resort and Casino. There are casinos all over Washington State. Some are really small – like the size of a convenience store. And others, like Suquamish, are big resorts! And Suquamish is dog friendly! On Saturday nights, the Beach Rock Bar has live music….
Bainbridge Island, Washington
Bainbridge Island is one of those places I always wanted to see and we finally made it! I knew it was a quiet island just a short ferry ride away from bustling Seattle. The island has a small town feel – the streets are painted where high school seniors live and people all seem to…
Kirk and Patty’s 50th Wedding Anniversary: Perfect Day Coco Cay
Royal Caribbean has a private island in the Bahamas called Coco Cay. It is called the Perfect Day and we really did have a perfect day there! The Mariner of the Seas pulled right up to the pier – it was nice not having to wait in line for a tender to take us to…
Kirk and Patty’s 50th Wedding Anniversary: Family Portrait
Since all of us were together on this cruise, we had the ship’s photographer take a nice photo of us on formal night. Sandra, Chris, Kirk, Patty, Wilson, Sam, Beau, Ben and Jenny.
Kirk and Patty’s 50th Anniversary Cruise: Nassau, Bahamas
The last time we took a cruise that stopped in the Bahamas, we stayed on the ship and lounged by the pool all day. This time, we decided we wanted to walk around Atlantis and see all of the big yachts. We were hoping to see some really big catamarans, but since it was summer,…
Kirk and Patty’s 50th Anniversary Cruise
Chris’ parents Kirk and Patty are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this year. They decided they wanted to take all of us on a cruise to celebrate! We decorated Kirk and Patty’s door. This was their first cruise and we were really excited for them! If you have been on a cruise, you know finding…
Quick Mum Visit
We are in Florida for a cruise and we had an extra day planned just in case there was a flight cancellation or delay. Luckily, our flight was smooth and on time. Since we had extra time, we drove up to see my Mum and her new house. We were just visiting my Mum a…
Tillamook, Oregon with Brandy and Justin
We met wedding photographers Brandy and Justin about 8 years ago in Las Vegas during WPPI (wedding and portrait photographers international). We were at a [b] School party hosted by another photographer named Becker. We all hit it off and we decided to meet up again the next night because we had so much to…
Apartment Tour | Gouda, Netherlands Airbnb
Join us on a tour of our Airbnb in Gouda, Holland! We learned that most Dutch homes in The Netherlands have staircases that are more similar to ladders! What do you think James the Poodle thought of the stairs? Watch our video to find out!
How to use your phone while traveling in Europe
You need data when you are traveling – to load maps, to keep in touch with friends and family back home, to check train schedules and more. Here I explain how easy it is to buy a prepaid SIM card in Europe and show you how to install the prepaid SIM card into your iPhone. Make sure…
Useful Travel Accessories
I wanted to share a few of my favorite useful travel accessories and tips.
Shower cap shoe covers
I do have shoe bags for my shoes when I travel but I found that shower caps work even better for
Pet Friendly Vienna – Public Transportation
One of the great things about Vienna, Austria (and much of Europe) is it is so dog friendly!
James is ready for his first U-Bahn ride:
James is welcome on the public transportation and Vienna has
Therme Wien – A Relaxing Morning in Vienna
When we visited Vienna a few years ago, I wanted to visit a “spa” that had soaking pools. I read that you could find them all over Austria. We found Therme Wien – it was the closest to the city and a