Tag: travel

Puerto Rico Day 3: Rio Camuy Caves

The Rio Camuy Caves are located just outside of Arecibo (https://www.uncommoncaribbean.com/puerto-rico/rio-camuy-caves/). It was about and hour and half drive for us from the Guaynabo. Once outside of the city the drive took us through lush green forests that look like a jungle. The houses… Continue Reading “Puerto Rico Day 3: Rio Camuy Caves”

Puerto Rico Day 2: Castillo San Felipe

We both may have gotten some of the best sleep of our lives. After a long day of travel the kids didn’t budge and we slept like babies. A few strong cups of coffee from the percolator and we were ready to go. We… Continue Reading “Puerto Rico Day 2: Castillo San Felipe”

Bringing History to Life For Our Children: Our Trip to Puerto Rico

We have been planning this trip for quite some time. Just like everyone else, Covid got in the way of our travels. We purchased our tickets months ago for a great price but knew that anything could happen with travel at this point in… Continue Reading “Bringing History to Life For Our Children: Our Trip to Puerto Rico”

E85: After Thoughts On A Van Camping Family Road Trip

Hello and welcome back to the campfire! Today Nathan and I share our thoughts on our van camping road trip we just completed. We traveled up the Michigan coast as a family of 5 with a dog in our 1990’s conversion van. We share… Continue Reading “E85: After Thoughts On A Van Camping Family Road Trip”

Van Life: The Secret Beach

We woke up early and made a nice breakfast over the Coleman camp stove (https://amzn.to/3kJMyBo). We have had this stove for years and it has gotten us through camping trips, power outages, hurricanes, and backyard cookouts. It can tell its own stories. We packed… Continue Reading “Van Life: The Secret Beach”

Van Life: Hitting the Road

We have been waiting a long time to finally hit the road. We sold a camper, bough a van, prepared the van, planned trip, and now it was time to get lock up the house and get moving. We woke up nice and early… Continue Reading “Van Life: Hitting the Road”

Van Life: Packing The Inside of our Van for a 2 week road trip

Preparing the inside of our van was quite a feat. The van originally came with 2 captains seats and a bench seat in the back that folds down into a bed. We removed one of the captains chairs to give us some more room.… Continue Reading “Van Life: Packing The Inside of our Van for a 2 week road trip”

Van LIfe: Preparing For Our Road trip And Some Helpful Gear

Packing for the trip was the most consuming part of the process. We have 3 kids and a dog so even a large van gets filled fairly quickly. We had purchased a few items to help with the trip which gave us some extra… Continue Reading “Van LIfe: Preparing For Our Road trip And Some Helpful Gear”

Van Life: Our Journey To Michigan In Our 1999 Ford Van

The preparation for our two week journey started with a trip to AAA. With all the technology that we are afforded with, Anita and I still like to have paper maps with us when we travel. It is also a great opportunity to open… Continue Reading “Van Life: Our Journey To Michigan In Our 1999 Ford Van”

E68: Life’s Biggest Lessons with The Ollinger Family

Hello and welcome back to the campfire! Today we have Haley and Chad from All In Ollies joining us. Their story begins with Chad having a brush with death while flying, which led them to decide to prioritize things in their life.  They took… Continue Reading “E68: Life’s Biggest Lessons with The Ollinger Family”