What is Malia’s Miles About?
After I had been solo fulltime RVing for a few years, I wanted more information than I could find at the time about places I wanted to explore and potential campground home bases. I wanted to see more than the glossy pictures from the campgrounds – I wanted details and differences in loops and sites, what are the best sites and why, and what is interesting to do close by. Since I enjoy collecting and sharing this kind of information, I began Malia’s Miles in 2005. I also like how Maliasmiles all written together could be seen as Malia Smiles. I think that’s pretty cool! 🙂
You’re a Fulltime Whaaat??!
See Inspiration’s Journey for the story of how I got the bright idea of fulltiming and what I did during the first few years. It seems inconceivable to me now that when I first took off in 2001, the only options for internet access was dial-up AOL! That will give you an idea of what an “old timer” I am.
My goal for this site:
I’ve always said that at the top of the list of things I love most about RVing is the people I’ve met along the way. It seems like people who choose this lifestyle, especially fulltime, are open and generous folks who like to share info about things we’ve enjoyed along the way. Whether it’s campgrounds we’ve liked or not, breathtaking scenic spots that you just can’t keep to yourself – we want to talk about it! So I want to share things here that are either things I’ve found that are technically helpful or incredibly beautiful. I will provide my honest reviews of the campgrounds I visit, with pictures I’ve taken of how close together the spots are, etc. Beyond the dry stats, I will also give my impression of the feel of the place – how friendly are the people – the kind of things I would like to know before deciding on where I want to live, even if it’s only for a couple of days.
Besides campground and RV park choices, I’ll let you know about some of the local activities and businesses. I do try to barter whenever possible for review space on my website. It’s one of the ways that help support my travel habit and keeps this site free to readers. But I always make it clear that my reviews are my honest opinion, can never be bought at any price and if I wasn’t satisfied, I would also state that (just like I do Pros and Cons on every campground I review, whether it’s bartered or not). I want whoever reads this site to know that I mean what I say and what I write about and what I say will always be my choice alone.
Besides the General RV Pages with its sub-categories, it’s basically organized by state, listed in the column to the right. Within each state are the locations and attractions seen there with links to them in the left hand column of the page. If you’re looking for something in particular, use the Search Malia’s Miles box located on every page.
I’m happy with the new WordPress design for Malia’s Miles and at some point I hope to get the old html pages switched over, but until then, links to the old format pages will open in separate windows. Feedback always welcome in Comments below every page since that’s the only way I know if this site is helpful to you, which is my ultimate goal!
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So as I begin this venture, I hope you will become my traveling partners. I will always welcome your feedback and want to hear of anything else you would like to see here. The site will always be a work in progress and will be expanding as I continue my journey. Comments thrill me, so please chime in with your 2 cents on any page. I’d really appreciate it if you’d subscribe to the site to get notifications when I update or add a page. Choose your subscription option in the top right column. (Just in case you wonder, no way would I ever share your addresses!) I just love getting feedback and support!