Screw the Beaten Path



Why Atlanta??

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Call it making the best of a bad situation. Call it turning lemons into lemonade. I call it screwing the beaten path 🙂 It’s summer, the kids are out of school and we live at the beach, which should mean… Continue Reading →


A Texas Thanksgiving

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Some places (like Door County or New England) we visit because we’ve always wanted to go there. Some places (like Hilton Head or Watkins Glen) we go because someone told us that it’s their favorite place. And some places (like… Continue Reading →

Bahamas Part 1: Cruising versus camping

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Cruising or camping – which is your favorite? Why choose a favorite? I say do both. This past week we took a break from life in the motorhome to move into EVEN SMALLER quarters aboard Royal Carribean’s Majesty of the… Continue Reading →

Seven days in Savannah (and Hilton Head)

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I’ve always wanted to go to Savannah, and I finally got my chance! Our campground (Skidaway Island State Park) was amazing – a natural beauty filled with wetlands, meadows, and giant old trees with Spanish moss dangling from every branch. During our… Continue Reading →

Northern Ohio’s Amish Country

As we left Cincinnati and headed towards the Northeast, we found ourselves in Northern Ohio’s Amish Country. The driving was beautiful – we passed farm after farm, along rolling hills and open fields. But when we arrived at our campground,… Continue Reading →

Taking it easy in Cincy

We arrived in Cincinnati after 2 days of rough driving from Door County. There was heavy rain most of the way, toll roads, and lots of traffic as we drove through Chicago. Once we got into Indiana, we found ourselves on… Continue Reading →

Indiana Dunes

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As we searched for a destination between Door County, WI and Cincinnati (where we were due to meet up with some of my cousins) we stumbled upon Indiana Dunes State Park. The park is on the south shore of Lake… Continue Reading →

We heart Door County!

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I’m not sure how I heard about Door County, but when we found ourselves in Wisconsin, I figured we should check it out. All I can say is wow – I can’t believe that I’m not hearing about this place… Continue Reading →

Waiting out the cold in Minnesota (aka “Wha? Weather?!?)

I’m a weather snob. I’m a native Californian who spent 8 years living in San Diego, where the weather is perfect. Every. Single. Day. I like it when the weather is between 75 and 85 degrees. When we set out for… Continue Reading →

Breezing through South Dakota

A couple days ago, we realized that it is nearly mid-September and we aren’t even halfway across the country yet. Of course we aren’t in a hurry, but we’re really looking forward to spending some time in the Northeast before it… Continue Reading →

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