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It’s the end of one of my favorite seasons — no not the holidays — but camping booking season. My husband and I are sometimers (we don’t fulltime in our RV but we get to spend a month on the road every year). While we still work we are tied to a teacher’s schedule so we take longer RV trips every summer.

There are definitely popular times to camp and if you’re like me and tied to a school schedule you’re likely to be planning trips during the popular summer months. If you plan to travel to a popular spot…


It’s the end of one of my favorite seasons — no not the holidays — but camping booking season. My husband and I are sometimers (we don’t fulltime in our RV but we get to spend a month on the road every year). While we still work we are tied to a teacher’s schedule so we take longer RV trips every summer.

There are definitely popular times to camp and if you’re like me and tied to a school schedule you’re likely to be planning trips during the popular summer months. If you plan to travel to a popular spot…


Trip Stats: 3,300 miles, 11 stops, 30 days, Mid-June to Mid July

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A view of the Green Mountains

See the Trip Route here:

Trip Route — if you click on the destinations you should be able to see some photos from that stop

Most Memorable Experience:
Biking the carriage trails in Acadia National Park and the St. Lawrence river cruise were my favorites.

Surprises and Unexpected:
Canadian camping is different — you just park your trailer wherever you want — many are radio-free and most campers have no garish outside lights. Tolls in the Northeast are killer — consider getting an EasyPass before you travel.

Favorite Stops:
Maine, Vermont, Thousand Islands

Interesting Tidbits
Here are some interesting things we saw along the way.


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This weekend I attended GlobalHack4 that was held in St. Louis at the CIC. This was my first hackathon. I attended because a developer had casually mentioned to me that UXers never went to these things and they were sorely needed. Since I believe design thinking is sorely needed everywhere I marked my calendar and arrived knowing very little about what to expect. There was the potential of earning a cash prize but I learned that the real value was the connection and collaboration and enthusiasm generated at these events. …

Lois Lewis

Experience Design Strategist, Maniacal Boardgamer, Airstream owner, teacher, neurotic optimist

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