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How to Set Up a Blog?

How does one go about setting up a blog that allows regular updates and some photos or some method for creating an on-line travelogue that friends and contacts can check in with, leave messages, etc.? I know many of you are using some sort of a blog, or other communication tool. What do you use? How does one go about setting it up? what has worked best or what would you do different? I retire from teaching in May and we leave for an extended trip to Alaska and the West in June. Thoughts, advice and recommendations are welcomed.
MissouriBird 03/29/15 12:29pm Technology Corner
RE: Ready To Go

We too are into the list making, prepping equipment, making final plans, etc. Have our reservations made for the Alaska Ferry to leave July 2nd from Prince Rupert. Will Island Hop to Ketchikan, Petersburg, Sitka, Juneau, Haines and Skagway before spending 6 wks t0 2 months in Alaska itself. We are waiting a bit later to leave so that we have a good chance of going across the "Going to the Sun" highway in Glacier, on our way North. Have reservations made for a Glacier Watching tour into Tracy Arm--and campground reservations made for the Island Hopping portion of our trip. Otherwise we plan to play it really loose. This is our 2nd trip up North--first was in 2002. Will spend another month or two on the West coast and across the SW as we head home. To add to the excitement about our upcoming trip---I have just "7 more Mondays" in the classroom! Then retirement time--can hardly wait. Hope to see several of you along the way. We will have a sign on the back of our Jayco Travel Trailer---Missouri Bird.
MissouriBird 03/27/15 07:17pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Camping in P. Rupert, Ketchikan, Petersburg, Sitka, Juneau

We are getting on the ferry at Prince Rupert and off the ferry in Haines. Will drive down to Skagway for a couple days when we head back south--probably six weeks or so after arriving in Haines. We plan to stop for a few days each in Ketchikan, Petersburg, Sitka, and Juneau before getting off in Haines. Thanks so much for your tips on campgrounds in Skagway. We were there in 2002 but I can't remember which campground we stayed in--will have to check our records.
MissouriBird 03/11/15 07:56am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Camping in P. Rupert, Ketchikan, Petersburg, Sitka, Juneau

We have the Milepost and Church's book. Both are very helpful. I was just looking for personal experiences and recommendations. They are usually very insightful. Thanks for your help.
MissouriBird 03/10/15 12:58pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Must Dos Winnipeg to Lake Louise

Thanks to all for your input. However, we have decided to go to Jasper, via Glacier National Park, and then on to Prince Rupert for a northbound ferry trip, stopping at several places before arriving in Haines. See you on the road, we hope.
MissouriBird 03/10/15 10:48am RVing in Canada and Alaska
Camping in P. Rupert, Ketchikan, Petersburg, Sitka, Juneau

We are planning to take the Alaska Marine Highway to these towns in July. Would love to hear some recommendations on where to camp in each one--probably with electricity, however we can boondock if we need to. Would also love to hear experiences regarding thinks to be sure to see or do while in each port. Thanks in advance for your help.
MissouriBird 03/10/15 08:49am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Marine Highway--South ot North or North to Soouth?

Made our decision--confirmed reservations for ferry from Prince Rupert to Haines, with multiple stops while on the way, tonight! It is beginning to seem real--can hardly wait to hit the road mid-June. Thanks to all of your for your suggestions re: South to North or North to South. Now, I'm looking for suggestions regarding campground recommendations in Ketchikan, Petersburg, Sitka and Juneau as well as things that we "must" do. Thanks in advance.
MissouriBird 03/09/15 09:24pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2015

Reservations Confirmed--Ready to Roll!! We confirmed our reservations for the Northbound Alaska Ferry departing from Port Rupert on July 2nd. Will make numerous stops on the way, (Ketchikan, Petersburg, Skagway, and Juneau) leaving the ferry in Haines on July 16th. Can hardly wait--it is beginning to seem real at this point. I will be seeking recommendations for camping at any of these spots and/or things to be sure to see and do in each of these ports. Advice and suggestions are welcomed. I retire on May 18th--what a way to start off retirement. Hope to see some of you along the way. North to Alaska---can't get much better than this.
MissouriBird 03/09/15 09:17pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
Marine Highway--South ot North or North to Soouth?

We are among the many planning to head to Alaska this summer. We will leave Missouri June 14-15, probably going to head to Montana and cross into Canada near Glacier. We have a Dodge Ram 2500 pulling a 23' Jayco. We would really like to take the Marine Highway one way or the other but costs and the need for advance reservations concern us somewhat as we love to travel at our own pace and not be beholden to a set schedule. Looking for advice as to the pros and cons of going either direction on the Alaska Marine Highway. Things to consider would be weather, and need for reservations far, far in advance. We really want to go to Petersburg and Sitka--other stayovers are optional. Will probably get off in Haines if we go north or get on in Skagway if we go south. Thoughts? Experiences? What has been your experience in terms of needing reservations more than a month out--especially if we do it southbound? Thanks in advance for your help. This is our 2nd trip to Alaska, and I would expect it to be our last so we really want to see and do all we can. Missouri Bird
MissouriBird 03/01/15 06:28pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
Must Dos Winnipeg to Lake Louise

We plan to cross into Canada north of Duluth as we head to Alaska--will go through Winnipeg and then across the prairies to Rocky Mountain House, over the mountains to the Icefield Parkway, Lake Louise, then on to Jasper, Hinton and north again to Dawson Creek and on to Dawson City, the TOW to Chicken and the rest of Alaska. This is our second trip--spent a month there in 2002--but this time is our first to cross the Canadian Prairies. Anything other than the dinosaurs at Drumheiller that you would consider a "Must See" or "Must Do"? We love historic sites, ag sites, and great scenery of all kinds. Thanks in advance for your input and help.
MissouriBird 02/21/15 03:45pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Roll Call Alaska 2015

Count us in for Roll-Call 2015. We plan to leave Missouri mid-June, travel north via Duluth, to Rocky Mountain House, Lake Louise, Jasper, then on to Dawson Creek, Whitehorse, Dawson City, TOW, then to Denali, Valdez, Haines and Skagway, then home on Cassiar. Looking forward to our second trip to Alaska. Plan to stay until mid-Sept. Missouri Bird---Ken and Robin from NW Missouri
MissouriBird 02/19/15 08:37pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
Airstream Trailers

I know Airstreams have been around for a long time and have many loyal customers. But what is so special about them that helps them hold their resale value and their initial sales price when compared to other trailers of similar size other than just outside looks. Surely there are some outstanding engineering or construction factors in addition to their classic design that are responsible for their ongoing high values. Comments of experienced owners would be welcomed.
MissouriBird 09/05/14 04:39pm Travel Trailers
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