Archive for September, 2015

Affording a Whole Summer Vacation

Another important item to consider for a trip of this magnitude is cost. How do you go about making sure that you have enough money to take the trip? As I mentioned in my post about saving vacation time (Taking 10 Weeks Off From Work), I simply applied the Engineer’s friend – Microsoft Excel. Things […]

Taking 10 Weeks Off From Work?

An RV road trip that encompasses over 10,000 miles round trip isn’t something that you do in just a few weeks. Even if you drive 50 mile per hour, 10 hours a day, it will take you over 20 days just in driving – 3 whole weeks of nothing but driving! And who wants to […]

The RV comes home….

When I started planning the trip several years back, I had a couple of options in mind. One was a tow-behind 5th wheel and the Chevy 2500HD truck I owned at the time. The next two options involved RVs – rent one for a whole summer, or buy one new and sell it after the […]

Welcome to the journey

For years I have dreamed of taking a family vacation to Alaska. I always said “someday”. Somewhere around 2006, I realized that unless I set a date and started planning for it, that “someday” would never come. With that, I decided to put a plan in place and make it happen. I chose 2015 as […]

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