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Back to being trailer trash

  My trailer looked very small and frail beside my son’s big pole barn where it had spent the winter. Before I left for New York City last October, I had cleaned its rubber roof and waxed its fiberglass skin; I’d scrubbed its innards, emptied its tanks, blown out its pipes, and filled them with […]

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The existential questions of New Year’s Day

  Blessed is the life that finds joy in the journey. –E.M. Forster (I think) The first day of the new year is as refreshing as a midafternoon nap. It’s an interlude between the frenzy of merrymaking just past and the toil of daily life just ahead. It’s a sweet spot in the dead of winter. What better […]

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Colleen’s travel journal–an entry

As I hunker down in New York City, Colleen Boe, a single woman from British Columbia, Canada, is back on the road. I met Colleen last winter in an RV park in southern California. As we are among very few solo female travelers, we immediately swapped notes and addresses. Here’s a recent entry from her […]

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Tough question

“Is this your house?” The woman was 60-ish. Nicely coiffed and coutured. We had probably both attended high school at the same time. We had probably since followed a familiar trajectory—marriage, kids, job, maybe a divorce, maybe a second marriage. It was a logical question. I was “mature”—the elder female of the group. One would […]

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You can do it, Girlfriend: how to back up a trailer

I realize that many solo-road-tripping women would opt for a motorhome or a conversion van over a truck/trailer rig like mine. I looked into both when I was shopping for a full-time set-up. Eventually, I decided against a motorhome because even the small ones were, to my mind, too large. I wanted to navigate city […]

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