Traveling with our dog Zoe is one of the best things about slow travel. She goes everywhere with us and loves visiting new places and people just as much as we do. Unfortunately, Zoe is now over 13 years old and traveling for her is not as easy as it used to be. This however, does not mean that she can’t travel with us. There are some simple steps to take to make sure that she is still happy and comfortable and enjoying her time exploring the world with us.
Over the course of the past 3-years we Ramblers have discovered that slow travel has become our preferred method of travel. When you mix slow travel with housesitting you get an almost unbeatable combination. The blend of nearly free accommodations and having plenty of time to really take in a destination are both really great benefits. However, we’ve recently discovered another reason that’s even better. Over the last couple of years, we’ve had the ability to live the lives of completely different people while staying in these individual homes. The funny thing is, it took an old friend of ours coming over for a visit to point this out to us. We never really realized how much each house sit has impacted and changed our perspectives on life and the way it is lived by each individual person. We became very introspective on how geography, culture, and even gender can influence a person’s home and ultimately a person’s life.
Who loves a great travel quote? I know I do! Travel quotes are a fantastic source of inspiration and do wonders to fill up the ole wanderlust machine. With that in mind I put together this collection of some of the best travel quotes I could find and made them sized and ready to be shared on Pinterest, Tumblr, or Facebook. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
What do crisp mountain air, incredible vistas, and winding roads all have in common? There’s one place in America that will give you all three in plentiful abundance: The Blue Ridge Parkway. We’ve driven the entire road from end to end as well as it’s smaller sister road, Skyline Drive, and are happy to report that everything that has been said about this road is true. It’s a road trip you and your family will never forget. Check out our Road Trip Planner for the Blue Ridge Parkway & Skyline Drive for every thing you’ll ever need to know about planning this epic getaway.
The city of Calgary is often overlooked when planning a trip through Canada, and to be honest I’m not sure why. This beautiful city is a perfect hub to plan outdoor adventures in places like Banff and Drumheller in addition to having a a slew of arts, cultural, and other activities to enjoy in the city proper. If you are planning a trip through Calgary take a look at our Ramblin’ Calgary Travel Guide for a great selection of things to do in the city.