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Rolling with the changes…..

Driving along Skyline drive

Earlier this year, I had planned to resume this road trip to volunteer in every state with an epic sweep of the northern states. I spent countless hours calculating miles and alternate paths around potential bad weather; contacting organizations to set up volunteer opportunities along the way; plotting places to sleep, camp, see friends, etc. I relished the adventures that awaited me. It turns out…. all of this careful planning didn’t guarantee one key thing:…
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10 Solo Road Trip Must-Haves

10 Solo Road Trip Must-Haves

Ahhh. The open road. You’ve been bitten by the travel bug, but nobody else shares your longing for adventure. No worries. You aren’t going to let the lack of a travel companion stop you. By hitting the road solo you can choose when and where you stop (or don’t). You control the radio dial. You will live by your whims, your rules, and quite frankly – your bladder. Nobody else’s. You’ve got this. You’ve mapped…
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Road Trip Love – Love’s Travel Stops

Road Trip Love - Love's Travel Stops

Note: It isn’t always easy traveling around the country to volunteer in every state. But there are a lot of gems I find along the way that make my life either easier, brighter or both – and I thought you may want to know about them, too. My Road Trip Love series will feature products or companies I encounter along the way. No, I’m not paid or given anything to write about any of these….
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10 Things I Learned About Texas

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There are a lot of things you learn while on a solo road trip across the country. I have driven between Dallas and Southern California many, many times over the past few years. I tend to take I-10 when going West, and I-40 when heading East (or highways that follow along those routes, like Route 66).  Here are 10 things I learned about Texas while driving through the Lone Star State… Texas Fun “Facts” Texans…
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Road Trip Love – Keen

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Note: It isn’t always easy traveling around the country to volunteer in every state. But there are a lot of gems I find along the way that make my life either easier, brighter or both – and I thought you may want to know about them, too. My Road Trip Love series will feature products or companies I encounter along the way. No, I’m not paid or given anything to write about any of these….
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How I Make Money While Traveling

Make Money While Traveling

When I first began planning this trip, I knew money would be a challenge. Having worked for a non-profit prior to traveling, I didn’t have the opportunity to save enough money to live on while I was volunteering. So it was imperative that I make money while traveling. I spent hours searching the internet for tips, pointers and examples of how others were doing it. Honestly – most of what I found sounded like scams,…
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