Virginia City: Historic Nevada Delight

Where do you go after you’ve been to hell and back? Last month at the end of my epic Hell Hike and Raft adventure, my crew mates headed back home but I grabbed a rental car and pointed myself towards Nevada and the legendary Virginia City. The good folks at the tourism board helped me get set up to explore …

Overland Expo to TBEX: Last stop… North Carolina

After nearly six weeks on the road in the Overland Expo to TBEX expedition, we decided to cut the trip short by a week to accommodate our weary teen traveler. George and I could have gone on indefinitely but poor Fred was beyond his travel limit. Even with that decision, though, we still had two stops to make before we …

Overland Expo to TBEX: Philadelphia Blitz

Although you may have noticed this already, let me set the record straight before I share the next few adventures on the Overland Expo to TBEX expedition. I’m an outdoor travel chick. End of story. My wheelhouse is camping, day-hikes, geocaching… that sort of thing. However, in order to fulfill some of Fred and George’s travel desires, as well as …

Musings on Roadschooling…

Today I’m moonlighting over at Mommy Hiker with my thoughts on roadschooling with Fred and George. I hope you’ll go check it out and show Jen some love. She is one of my favorite outdoor moms and I’m so honored she’s allowed me to share our story with her readers. Memory lane… It’s been a wonderful trip down memory lane …

Overland Expo to TBEX: Rhode Island Adventures

Somehow on our Overland Expo to TBEX expedition, we managed to fritter away six days in Massachusetts, some of them actually successful. It was time to move on, though. Originally we planned to quickly cruise through Rhode Island but the boys were jonesing for some beach time so we set out to spend a couple of days on the coast, …

Overland Expo to TBEX: Roadschooling in Concord, Mass.

If you’re keeping up with the tales of our Overland Expo to TBEX expedition, you know that we struggled greatly with a string of travel woes during our six-week journey. But by the time we reached Boston, it seemed we’d turned the tide and gotten our travel mojo back. We were in full road-schooling mode again. Camping in Concord… Typically …

George L. Smith State Park: A Photo Essay

Last weekend, the Camp Granola crew set off for a camping adventure in George L. Smith State Park in central Georgia. It was one of many trips we’ve taken around the state to complete the Georgia State Parks Geocaching Challenge. Being the types inclined to head to the mountains, the challenge has forced us to step put of our comfort …

Overland Expo to TBEX: 24 hours in Boston – Part 2

So you’ve got 24 hours in Boston. The first night was spent indulging your little nerds at Car Talk Plaza and the Museum of Science. With one morning left to explore a city in which, by all rights, you could easily spend a week just tackling the most famous of spots, you have some tough choices to make. Compound that …

Overland Expo to TBEX: 24 hours in Boston – Part 1

After a night catching up with high school friends, it was time to figure out what to do about our altered arrangements. Wendy had given us some great ideas of things to do in Falmouth on a dreary day… which is what we expected to have as we set out to explore. Except that isn’t what we discovered. The previous …

Overland Expo to TBEX: Adams National Historical Park

Even though our entrance to Wompatuck State Park was not easy, we were ready to use our camp as home base to explore the Boston area for a few days. At dinner the previous night, we decided on one day in Quincy, a day in Boston, and one around Wompatuck. In spite of being very displeased with the campground at …