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Full-time RV Travel with Carmen and Jim Beaubeaux. This is the podcast version of our blog posts on www.LivingInBeauty.net.

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Full-time RV Travel with Carmen and Jim Beaubeaux. This is the podcast version of our blog posts on www.LivingInBeauty.net.

    Airstreaming to Alaska – Chapter 6: The Oregon Coast

    Airstreaming to Alaska – Chapter 6: The Oregon Coast

    As we move north toward Alaska, we never know what we will be up against. Conditions are rarely what the guides project.
    Currently, we are dealing with flooded campgrounds due to the early Spring melt. Entering southern Oregon in early March, we were prepared for harsh weather but not the thrashing we took.
    The Oregon coast drew us in from California and spewed us out upon Washington, our bones stripped clean of any ideation that this wild, romantic land was ever intended for mere men.
    The post Airstreaming to Alaska – Chapter 6: The Oregon Coast appeared first on Living In Beauty.

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    Airstreaming to Alaska – Chapter 5: San Francisco to Eureka

    Airstreaming to Alaska – Chapter 5: San Francisco to Eureka

    The dream of going to Alaska is almost instinctual, a kind of migration that is reborn within each new generation.
    My folks made the drive without a cell phone. Using public pay phones they checked in once a week from Out There.
    Now, with the Canadian border reopened after a two-year closure, we expect to share the Alcan Highway with a record-breaking number of senior retirees, their RV's packed tight with puffy coats, woolen underwear and touques, whatever it takes to meet the Alaska of their imaginations.
    We're in the Alaska state of mind, on our way to a land that humans will never tame to submission, one that tests the resilience of man and beast.
    The post Airstreaming to Alaska – Chapter 5: San Francisco to Eureka appeared first on Living In Beauty.

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    Airstreaming to Alaska – Chapter 4: Santa Cruz to San Francisco

    Airstreaming to Alaska – Chapter 4: Santa Cruz to San Francisco

    Magnificent bridges, beautiful public gardens, the oldest Chinatown in North America, an old island prison, and we don't know a soul who lives there.
    That's all we had on San Francisco.
    We figured The City would be cold, foggy, crowded and expensive.
    Not so.
    The post Airstreaming to Alaska – Chapter 4: Santa Cruz to San Francisco appeared first on Living In Beauty.

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    Airstreaming to Alaska – Chapter 3: Morro Bay to Santa Cruz

    Airstreaming to Alaska – Chapter 3: Morro Bay to Santa Cruz

    We said goodbye to Morro Bay and continued our journey north toward Alaska.
    Traveling along the fringes of California we tied up loose ends - stopped to admire places we neglected in our youth and skipped past some old favorites.
    Paso Robles - Castroville - Santa Cruz
    The post Airstreaming to Alaska – Chapter 3: Morro Bay to Santa Cruz appeared first on Living In Beauty.

    • 9 min
    Airstreaming to Alaska – Chapter 2: Malibu to Morro Bay

    Airstreaming to Alaska – Chapter 2: Malibu to Morro Bay

    The challenge is Time and Distance.
    Perception can be deceiving, a mystery, unsolved. Turning back is a natural instinct.
    But a steady focus on the goal closes the distance.
    By late January we realized how much sense it makes to fly or cruise to Alaska. Someday we may do that.
    But, if this overland journey is to be as much about going to Alaska as being in Alaska, then we will approach The Great North with all the tremor of a sixth-grader asking for a dance at the cotillion, employing as many short slow deliberate steps as possible.
    The post Airstreaming to Alaska – Chapter 2: Malibu to Morro Bay appeared first on Living In Beauty.

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    Airstreaming to Alaska – Chapter 1: San Diego to Malibu

    Airstreaming to Alaska – Chapter 1: San Diego to Malibu

    On our way at last!
    Since the moment we met Beauty in 2015, our thoughts turned to an overland journey to Alaska, a place we've never been. But, as new inductees to RV travel, we took a four-year pause for research and outfitting before daring the challenge.
    "In due time" was our motto.
    With many advisors and consultants on hand, in the end it is Jim's determination, forecasting and exquisite attention to detail which keeps our Alaska vision and progress on course.
    Every two weeks we will report the high points, mishaps and discoveries.
    The post Airstreaming to Alaska – Chapter 1: San Diego to Malibu appeared first on Living In Beauty.

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I really enjoy hearing about this journey. Would love to unload all the extraneous junk packed away in the garage, closets and boxes and wake up somewhere new every few weeks. The wife ways a 40’ sailboat is out so I’ve been pointing out pretty silver trailers recently and how that would be a great way to vacation…at first!

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