Yesterday I was outside chasing birds with my camera when I suddenly saw this 4-point compass rose. We’ve been on walks in all directions since we’ve been here and didn’t see this compass until yesterday.
In a weak attempt to tie the photo to my blog content, I think stumbling on this rocky compass is similar to stumbling onto web content. It might be there all along and then one day you discover it and love it.
Recently, I was at a party talking with a woman I didn’t know about some of the blogs I read and she said to me “Wow, you must have a lot of time on your hands.” I don’t know if she truly thought that it would be time consuming to follow a lot of blogs or if she thought I just didn’t have anything better to do with my time.
I rarely directly load anyone’s blog unless I want to comment or if I need to click through to read the entire post. I have them all Google Reader so it doesn’t take as long as someone might think to zip through all my favorite blogs.
According to my Google Reader statistics, I subscribe to 209 blogs that are organized into 16 categories, though I only actively look at 6 categories. The others I’m still interested in, they’re just hard to keep up with because they get published to so frequently.
Anyway, since my favorite categories are food and travel related (surprise), I thought I’d share some of my favorites blogs.
Of course I have a category dedicated to Airstream Blogs. There are so many that I’ve made a page dedicated to them. My favorites are the people I know, and you’ll see I’ve noted that next to links to their sites.
Now this category is new for me as of the last 6 months or so. I used to only look at Airstream blogs, but I’ve since branched out. The RV community is a great resource for boondocking tips and always willing to answer my same old question of how the cell service is somewhere. I’m currently subscribed to 21 RV blogs, which is a whittled down list I got from HitchItch.com.
All the Single Ladies
SASSY’S ON ‘DA ROAD
This lady is living the dream solo. She’s boondocking in her toy-hauler motorhome and riding a motorcycle. I’ve never met her, but enjoy her blog.
I found Van Tramp when I was used Google Blog Search to see what people were saying about boondocking at Buckeye Regional Park. I’ve been following him ever since. Register for his secret password protected content to get the real dirt.
Currently this guy is remodeling a Vanagon in order to downsize from his Chinook Concourse RV while living on the streets of Los Angeles as a professional composer.
This couple hit some seriously tough times travelling in their truck camper in Peru, but now they’re moving on and headed to Argentina!
We met Cassie & Kris in Yuma and then again in Ajo. Soon they will be ending their year on the road, then I guess they’ll just need to be re-categorized!
Oh, the Places They Go!
I found them the same way I found Van Tramp, except I was looking for boondocking near Wickenburg. I commented, Pam wrote back. I’ve been following ever since. They go on a lot of beautiful hikes.
We met Nina when we were boondocking outside of Yuma. She does great campground reviews, and always includes cell coverage!
I’m not reading all of the travel blogs I subscribe to anymore, and if I do look at them I just scroll through the pictures. I still love this one:
A Little Adrift
Shannon is awesome. She’s travelling alone. She’s not afraid to over-share. Last year she took her niece to Thailand and Burma.
A Little Adrift Jr.
Shannon’s niece Ana. She’s not posting regularly anymore, but I love her perspective.
This is my Mom’s blog. She volunteers every Sunday at the local PAWS shelter. Her blog is mostly cat photos.
Steph Skardal Photography
Steph is a developer I work with. She’s really smart. Her blog is mostly dog photos.
Living in My Car
I don’t know her name, but she used to be full-time in her RV, currently rents a room in a house and is contemplating moving into a van with her baby. Like everyone I’ve tried to summarize, there’s a lot more to her.
Oh my food porn. I can’t get enough. I currently subscribe to 34 food blogs and a hard time picking just a few to share.
I’ve made a few of her recipes and really like her flavors.
Oh She Glows
I spent a few weeks straight cooking just her recipes. They require a lot of work, but are really very good.
It’s nice not to have to turn on the oven sometimes.
What blogs do you love? Please share.
2013 Cost of Camping:
14 nights paid camping
52 nights free camping
Total spent on camping this year: $407.75
Daily average cost of camping: $6.18