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The key goals in settling on my approach were:
- Identify the route we want to take (we take mostly old highways and backroads when we can)
- Estimate the actual time (not just the ideal time calculated by most GPS programs) I think each travel segment will take and develop a schedule
- Discover places to stay, find reviews and see photos
- Compile an estimate of the cost for the trip
- Add notes attached to locations on the route map
- Share the travel map and our schedule with others
Save yourself some money
When on the road, we often find ourselves looking for an affordable overnight place to stop. A lot of people have suggested Walmart parking lots, but we are pretty set on having at least water and electric hookups. Passport America has been a pretty good solution quite often. They offer a 50% discount on probably 2,000 places in North America. You can read more about them in the website planning section.
Denny JohnsonAfter having spent most of our adult life in Orlando, my wife Fay and I moved to Knoxville, TN in 2020. We are loving the change of seasons and being near the mountains. Plus, this part of the country is loaded with great places to camp.
We camped years ago with a pop-up camper, but got serious about it when we purchased our Casita in 2014. There was a lot to learn as we started traveling with it, and a lot of conflicting opinions on line. That's when I decided that creating a website would be a good retirement project. I started tinyTowable.com to share things we've learned along the way that have worked well for us in hopes that the information would be of help to others.