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Slow down, America!

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We have been doing a lot of interstate driving – I-95 and I-64 to Williamsburg; the interminable I-85 to North Carolina and Atlanta; I-20 through Georgia to Alabama; I-22 from Alabama to Mississippi to Memphis, Tennessee, I-55 to Arkansas – and I am amazed at how fast people drive and how noisy it is in more »

On the Road – Kerr Lake

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For the first three nights of our year-long overland trip to South America we stayed with my in-laws friends – the very generous David and Thao – in Williamsburg, Virginia, and looked like typical tourists – standing in line at amusement parks, over-eating at buffets, and swimming in the hotel pool. Coconut and J had more »

La Libertadora and the Admirable Campaign

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This past Friday was Simon Bolivar’s birthday.  In case you don’t know,  Bolivar was a Venezuelan military and political leader who was critical to establishing Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia and a couple of other Central and South American countries no one in the United States cares about as independent of Spanish rule.  He’s the more »

The Happiness Project

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My wife R and I had this crazy idea to buy a VW camper van and spend a year driving it to South America via Mexico and Central America. It’s crazy on the one hand because we have a daughter (age 12), a son (age 9), and zero mechanical acumen.   I just recently learned a more »

Le Boat Houseboat Rentals in Europe

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Our guest author, Martha Hepler, took over our Instagram feed during her family’s recent boat trip on the Canal du Midi. We are happy to include her story and photos here as we participate in Instagram Travel Thursday. It was a fine early May day in the south of France as a new captain and his more »

Thailand by Campervan: A new way to experience Thai culture

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When you think of Thailand, what comes to mind? Maybe gleaming golden Buddha statues in chalk white temples. Or idyllic beaches with karst cliffs edging bays full of clear blue water with a white sand rim. Or spicy street food on a steamy Bangkok soi… How about campervans? No? I have rented campervans for family vacations more »

A Walk Above the Water – Via Ferrada de la Cala del Moli in Sant Feliu de Guixols

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Our guide helped all the other women get into their climbing gear to prepare for the via ferrata in Sant Feliu de Guixols “I understand you are the spare,” he said in heavily accented English as he pulled the climbing harness straps tight around my legs. I offered an uneasy chuckle at his joke. I mean, I more »

A Family North Pole Adventure Raises Awareness of Nigeria’s Lost Girls

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We are very much in favor of family adventures here at All Over the Map. And we are very much in favor of social activism as a family activity. So we were interested to hear about how one family from Nigeria took their activism to the ends of the earth. To the North Pole, in more »

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