The Best of Times and the Worst of Times at Balloon Fiesta

Attending the International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque is a double bucket list item for us (well, me). It’s an event sponsored by Canon, and it is a photographer’s delight. It is also a major stop for RVers, since being parked right on the festival grounds gives RVers unparalleled access to the event. So we signed … Read moreThe Best of Times and the Worst of Times at Balloon Fiesta

Care-A-Vanning Redux in Pagosa Springs

After thoroughly enjoying our first experience volunteering as Care-A-Vanners with Habitat for Humanity in Pagosa Springs, Colorado in June, we adjusted our schedule for the summer to return to the very same place for another two-week commitment. We knew that the experience could be very different because of the composition of a new volunteer group, … Read moreCare-A-Vanning Redux in Pagosa Springs

First Time Care-A-Vanners in Pagosa Springs, CO

One of our vague intentions when hitting the road almost 18 months ago was to engage in volunteer activities along the way, and our planned summer in Colorado offered a perfect opportunity to make that a reality. We signed up for a stint volunteering with Habitat for Humanity in the small resort town of Pagosa … Read moreFirst Time Care-A-Vanners in Pagosa Springs, CO

Tucson Part 1: Diving Into Our Longest Stay Yet

We rolled into Tucson three weeks into January to begin a month-long “residency.” Staying put in one place for a month is an experiment of sorts, in part a product of our 2019 goal of traveling more slowly. It’s an opportunity to get to know a place in greater depth, instead of focusing all our … Read moreTucson Part 1: Diving Into Our Longest Stay Yet

Park Beautification with City Year Volunteers

It’s spring — or at least it is here in Miami, where winter is generally somewhere between fleeting and nonexistent. That means it’s time for my firm’s annual collection of service projects, which I am always excited to join. Unlike last year, when I traveled all the way to Ft. Lauderdale to build habitats for … Read morePark Beautification with City Year Volunteers