Day 4: More sightseeing in London

Day 4 started a little slowly. We didn’t leave the apartment until after noon!! But we still managed to do a lot of sightseeing, a little bit of shopping (there are some things you just can’t get in the USA…), and of course, lots of food. At this point in the trip, I was starting…

Day 3: Tech and Sightseeing in London

We didn’t get up early.  Well, at least I didn’t get up early.  I was out cold, and didn’t wake up until after 10:00.  Good thing we didn’t have morning plans, right?  We needed to get our tech situation resolved, in full LTE cellular data glory.  We’d researched the international offerings from domestic carriers, and…

Day 2: First Evening in London

Our first evening in London was pretty short.  It was mid-afternoon when we arrived at the apartment where we’d be staying, and we were obviously just a little tired.   Of course, being tired was secondary to being excited.  We got cleaned up, into fresh clothes, and chatted with our host Rahul about our plans.  I…

European Road Trip. No RV.

Seven countries, six airplanes, five public transit systems, four airlines, three bags, two guys, and one dog waiting patiently for us to return.  So why is a European road trip, without the RV, of interest here? Well, it’s travel.  Sightseeing.  Driving (about 3,000 miles of it in total).  It’s seeing other RVs, lots different that…

Electrical Myths, Part 5: Let’s Talk Toads and Diodes

There are lots of ways to tow a vehicle behind a motorhome, but flat towing is generally the most convenient and popular method.  For vehicles with amicable drivetrains, most of the process is fairly straightforward.  You pick out a base plate to match the vehicle, tow bar, braking system, and so on.  But then you…

Summer Fun in Iowa’s Old Capitol City!

Eating is fun in its own right, but it can also be a chore.  Last time we talked about food while you happen to be in Iowa City, and before that, where to stay when you visit.  Finally, today, we actually talk about some of the fun events and attractions in the old capitol city. …

Food in Iowa City!

When I started this website, I never suspected that one day I’d be writing a post about grocery stores.  But here I am.  The Iowa City food scene is pretty good, both eating out and cooking at home.  In addition to chain stores like Wal-Mart, Aldi, Trader Joe’s, and Hy-Vee, there are a number of…

Summer in Iowa City!

How about a break from all of the technical, legal, and financial stuff lately? Iowa City is kind of interesting, in that it appeals to a wide variety of interests.  Home to the University of Iowa, on its face, you have a college town.  While it’s been ranked in the top 5 college towns in…

Saving Money as you Gear Up for an Independence Day Cookout?

We all know about the paper coupon.  But as RVers, we don’t get the usual newspaper subscriptions, and we don’t get the local sales flyers mailed to us.  We want to save, but don’t want piles of coupons cluttering the RV.  Saving money is possible without cluttering the RV using mobile apps like Ibotta.  Ibotta…

Liberty HealthShare Rate Increases and Modifications

Surprise!  After 5 years with no rate changes, Liberty this morning announced a few changes intended to make sure the health sharing organization remains viable.  Yes, rates are going up.  No, benefits aren’t.  But if you’re a purchaser of your own insurance, you’ve seen worse.  You’ll be perhaps pleasantly surprised to know that the increases…