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Subscribe to The Places Where We Go podcast to hear Julie & Art describe their travel stories. Hear about points of interest, foodie stops, and general travel tips for places throughout the United States and international stops. We're two people living normal lives, with a passion for fitting in as much travel as possible. Our journeys include everything from short low budget road trips to multi-week multi-city international travel. Tune in to travel vicariously with us - listening for descriptions of places that just might describe the next places where you might go.

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Subscribe to The Places Where We Go podcast to hear Julie & Art describe their travel stories. Hear about points of interest, foodie stops, and general travel tips for places throughout the United States and international stops. We're two people living normal lives, with a passion for fitting in as much travel as possible. Our journeys include everything from short low budget road trips to multi-week multi-city international travel. Tune in to travel vicariously with us - listening for descriptions of places that just might describe the next places where you might go.

    Kodachrome Basin State Park and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

    Kodachrome Basin State Park and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

    On episode 30, Julie & Art visit Kodachrome Basin State Park and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument near Bryce Canyon National Park.

    • 43 min
    Tropic Utah and Mossy Cave

    Tropic Utah and Mossy Cave

    On episode 29, Julie & Art visit Tropic Utah and Mossy Cave near Bryce Canyon National Park.  Attractions Near Bryce Canyon National ParkYou can supplement a trip to Bryce Canyon National Park with any number of additional activities available to tourists nearby the park.  We cover two on this episode - Mossy Cave and the town of Tropic Utah.   When planning your Bryce Canyon National Park itinerary, consider adding at least one extra day to explore the  areas within minutes by car from the park entranceMossy CaveIt's not really a cave, it's more of a grotto.  This is a short hike that offers a several natural features of interest including the grotto, a waterfall, a relaxing stream and more.  You can spend anywhere from 30 minutes to a couple of hours here.   And this hike can be fairly easily handled by most travelers - young and old.Tropic UtahWe'll then take you an audio description of the small town of Tropic Utah.  The highlight of our visit to this town was a visit to the town's Heritage Center.  Listen to hear descriptions of the exhibits available for visitors to see within the museum walls.  Lodging and CampingDuring this trip, we camped at the Cannonville / Bryce Valley KOA.  Just about a 15 minute drive from the park entrance, we recap our stay here.  Visit Bryce Canyon National ParkWe hope this episode inspire you to consider a visit to Bryce Canyon National Park.  You’ll find related blog posts for this visit at the links below:Mossy CaveTropic Heritage Center MuseumTropic UtahCannonville Bryce Valley KOAWhich extra activities will you plan on a trip to Bryce Canyon National Park?    The Places Where We GoPodcast: The Places Where We Go Podcast is released every other week in your favorite podcast app along as well as on our website at www.theplaceswherewego.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/theplaceswherewegoTwitter: https://twitter.com/theplaceswhere1Email: Write to us at comments@theplaceswherewego.comWe’ll see you at the places where we go.Julie & Art 

    • 31 min
    Bryce Canyon National Park

    Bryce Canyon National Park

    On episode 28, Julie & Art visit Bryce Canyon National Park.  Introduction to Bryce Canyon National ParkThis natural wonderland features a stunning amphitheater with amazing structures called hoodoos.  One of Utah's Mighty Five national parks, Bryce Canyon National Park is located very close to Zion National Park.  If you visit one, add the other to your itinerary.  Let's Go HikingWe'll take you through two epic hikes that we ventured on during our visit in Bryce Canyon.Listen for our recap of these fantastic hiking adventures:Fairyland Loop TrailNavajo Loop and Wall StreetScenic Drive Through Bryce CanyonWe'll point you to several key stops along the scenic drive through Bryce Canyon.  When you visit, be sure to stop and admire the views at these stops:Farview PointNatural BridgeInspiration Point Fun FactsOur fun facts on this episode include some learning moments on the sky clarity, star gazing opportunities, and Indian legends.Lodging and CampingDuring this trip, we camped at the Cannonville / Bryce Valley KOA.  Just about a 15 minute drive from the park entrance, we recap our stay here.  Visit Bryce Canyon National ParkWe hope this episode inspire you to consider a visit to Bryce Canyon National Park.  You’ll find related blog posts for this visit at the links below:Fairyland Loop TrailCannonville Bryce Valley KOAWhich activities will you plan on a trip to Bryce Canyon National Park?    The Places Where We GoPodcast: The Places Where We Go Podcast is released every other week in your favorite podcast app along as well as on our website at www.theplaceswherewego.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/theplaceswherewegoTwitter: https://twitter.com/theplaceswhere1Email: Write to us at comments@theplaceswherewego.comWe’ll see you at the places where we go.Julie & Art 

    • 40 min
    Airstream Maiden Voyage

    Airstream Maiden Voyage

    On episode 27, Julie & Art disclose their RV decision and being the story of their Airstream maiden voyage.This episode is a continuation of our California RV Show episode (Episode 9).  Highlights include the Airstream purchase, first-time RV travel apprehensions, and learning moments.  We also review our very first RV park experience at Oasis Las Vegas RV Resort.Introducing Ty Arian (The Silver House)Our Airstream is a 2014 27-foot International Signature model.   We purchased from A to Z Motors in Winters, California with a superb buying experience provided by Vince Cardinale.  And given a strong Welsh family roots connection on Julie’s side, we named our silver beauty with an affectionate Welsh moniker.First-time RV Travel ApprehensionsBeing new to RV travel, there were a lot of things we didn’t know.  And we knew there were additional things we didn’t know that we didn’t know.  This was a recipe for a bit of a stressful first-time experience Among our first-time RV travel apprehensions:Hitching process – will the trailer fall off the ball?Hookup process – will we know how to hook everything up to the trailer?Sewer hookup – you can imagine, this could be quite the messy process. Would we succeed in keeping ourselves clean of muck?Long-distance towing – could we handle this and what would our limits be in time and distance per day?Backing up – as this process is backwards from normal with a trailer, will we be able to get the rig backed up properly?Tire quality – we’ve seen the horror stories of “China bombs”. Will our tires hold up on the road?Getting Ready For The Maiden VoyageWe did a number of things to prepare for our first trip:Camping with friends in their RV before ever purchasing our own rigBooking an overnighter at a permanently setup Airstream to feel out being in a travel trailer without a slide. We did this at Flying Flags RV Resort in Buellton California (SP and Links)Research, research, researchRV Show visitsChecklist developmentInitial Outfitting of the Airstream: Bedding, towels, food storage, cleaning supplies, tool kit, connectors (surge protector, AC cords, water and sewer hoses, etc.)RV Apps – we currently are using several including Allstays, Campendium, RV Life, RV ParkyBackup camera installation in the Airstream – an absolute confidence booster for us while towing the AirstreamSelecting a hitch. We landed on the Blue Ox and are very pleased with its performance.YouTube videos on nearly every topic that these newbies didn’t understandTow vehicle. We actually bought our Ford F250 Diesel a few years before our travel trailer.  But knowing the truck would one day tow something (most probably an Airstream), we landed on this model and of course, selected silver (just in case).Newbie RV Learning MomentsWe’ve towed for about 2,000 miles as part of our newbie experience with trips to Utah and Pismo Beach to date.The first thing we learned was that this was a real good decision.  Travelling in the Airstream feels like there is a piece of home with us during our travels.We save money on food as we are preparing most meals in our trailer.Additional learning moments:Driving limits: We are comfortable at 4 to 5 hours maximum per day, which is about 240 to 300 miles. Towing a trailer is significantly more mentally taxing for us so we’ll take it slower and at shorter distances than our typical car road trips.YouTube videos: We continue watching the experiences of others to keep learning – there’s a lot to know.Make your own videos: When we purchased our Airstream at A to Z Motors, we filmed Vince Cardinale as he explained all of the features inside and outside our rig. Being able to re-watch these clips before our first trip (several months after our purchase), was immensely helpful in refreshing our memory of how to use our rig.Route research. The app RV Life has p

    • 46 min
    Best UK Travel Memories

    Best UK Travel Memories

    On episode 26, Julie & Art recap their top 10 memories from their UK travels.   The UK TripOur travels to the UK were centered in southern Wales, England's Somerset area, London, and Liverpool.   Our Top 10 MemoriesListen for our recap of our top 10 UK travel memories.  Highlights include:   Exmoor National ParkChurchill War RoomsOsterley Park and HouseThe White TowerSt. Paul's CathedralHyde ParkSt. Fagan's MuseumRAF Halton Military Base and Trenchard MuseumLiverpool UNESCO Waterfront siteRaglan Castle Travel Resources We consulted “DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Great Britain” for identifying specific attractions to include during our trip.  The book was helpful to identify walking tours, museums, as well as providing days and times that specific places are open to visit.  We recommend purchasing a book similar to this one when planning a longer trip.Visit the United KingdomWe hope this episode inspire you to consider the United Kingdom as part of your future travels.  You’ll find our blog posts on our UK trip at our website.  https://www.theplaceswherewego.com/ Which memories will you make on a trip to the UK?    The Places Where We GoPodcast: The Places Where We Go Podcast is released every other week in your favorite podcast app along as well as on our website at www.theplaceswherewego.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theplaceswherewegoTwitter: https://twitter.com/theplaceswhere1Email: Write to us at comments@theplaceswherewego.com We’ll see you at the places where we go.Julie & Art 

    • 26 min
    Liverpool

    Liverpool

    On episode 25, Julie & Art visit Liverpool England.  Introduction to LiverpoolWe introduce you to the town of Liverpool with some key points about the city.  Visiting the historic waterfront in Liverpool, is another opportunity to add a UNESCO World Heritage Site to your travel adventures.  Key AttractionsListen for our review of several places we visited in Liverpool.  We'll take you an audio tour of these attractions and landmarks:  Merseyside Maritime MuseumMuseum of LiverpoolThe Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the KingBeatles HighlightsA trip to Liverpool would be incomplete without soaking up some Beatles history.  We take a walk down Matthew Street, to visit the area where the Beatles would hone their craft, including the Cavern Club.  We also take photos at the Beatles statue installed on the 50th anniversary of their final Liverpool performance. Fun FactsOur fun facts on this episode include some learning moments about the city's Liverbird, musical trivia, and a few things related to railways and libraries.  Restaurant and Foodie HighlightsWe highlight a few of the eateries we enjoyed while in Liverpool including:CargoCafe ThorntonsLodgingWe also chat about our lodging in Liverpool.  We stayed atIbis Styles Liverpool Centre Dale Street - Cavern Quarter HotelTravel ResourcesWe consulted “DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Great Britain” for identifying specific attractions to include during our trip.  The book was helpful to identify walking tours, museums, as well as providing days and times that specific places are open to visit.  We recommend purchasing a book similar to this one when planning a longer trip.Visit Liverpool EnglandWe hope this episode inspire you to consider the Liverpool area in England as part of your UK travels.You’ll find our blog posts on our Liverpool visit at the link below:hhttps://www.theplaceswherewego.com/london-to-liverpool/Which attractions will you explore on a trip to Liverpool?    The Places Where We GoPodcast: The Places Where We Go Podcast is released every other week in your favorite podcast app along as well as on our website at www.theplaceswherewego.comInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/theplaceswherewegoTwitter: https://twitter.com/theplaceswhere1Email: Write to us at comments@theplaceswherewego.comWe’ll see you at the places where we go.Julie & Art 

    • 52 min

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