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Apr 10, 2013 -

Travels With Miranda Is Moving

This morning, the proverbial camel’s back broke as it regards webhosting for and all its addon and subdomains, including the Travels With Miranda blog.

I am developing a new site, which I was working on this morning. Or, rather, trying to work on. My connection was literally cutting out every five minutes for several minutes.

The current webhost is Jumpline. They bought out the old host, 100 Megs Web Hosting. I was with 100 Megs for the better part of a decade and they were dependable. I don’t remember having server outages with them.

Jumpline is a terrible webhost that does not understand the product it is selling nor does it care about its customers. This morning, I filed a complaint about them with the Better Business Bureau for breach of contract.

One of my complaints is that Jumpline is refusing to refund me for the rest of the year of service I have paid for when they have amply demonstrated that there are neither able nor willing to provide for the service I am paying for.

The BBB has sent my complaint to Jumpline. I would not consider it below Jumpline to cut off my service without notice. I have a full backup of all my sites and am working with a new webhost to transfer me to more reliable servers. That part should be fairly effortless.

However, it can take 24 hours to transfer DNS information, that is what directs a domain name to a particular ISP. So there is going to be so inevitable downtime in the next week or so.

I may not be able to provide notice that the blog is going down. Please visit Twitter or Facebook for updates if the blog is down. You don’t need to be a member of either service to access the Travels With Miranda accounts on them.

My email will also be down during this transition time and I would appreciate not receiving emails informing me that the blog is down or that it is back up as I can monitor everything from my control panel.

I will continue to post as usual to Travels With Miranda until the last possible second and except for the 24 hours of downtime during DNS redirection, readers will not be affected by this move as the URL is not changing.

Thank you for your patience during this transition period. You all mean the world to me.

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Mar 15, 2013 -

On Sale Now: Lessons the Road Taught Me

If your life is not working for you, why not design a better one?

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Lessons the Road Taught Me: a Canadian’s memoir of full-time RVing is the story behind the RV lifestyle blog Travels With Miranda. In this ebook, the author shares many stories for the first time, including details of her first work experience on the road, the time she was nearly arrested, and the war she waged against a formidable foe.

While the blog is the story of her physical travels across the continent, Lessons the Road Taught Me is the journey of her soul, from that of an unrealised individual to that of someone who firmly knows her place in the world.

Long-time Travels With Miranda reader Linda Sand had this to say about Lessons the Road Taught Me:

“All you blog readers want to buy this book. Trust me, it has the stories behind the stories that we all wanted when reading the blog. Plus, it’s a fun read.”

Price: 4.99 USD (PDF document for all eReaders)

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Mar 14, 2013 -

Preview of Lessons the Road Taught Me

Lessons the Road Taught Me: A Canadian’s memoir of five years of full-time RVing will be available for purchase on Friday, March 15th for $4.99!

By clicking on the following image, you can read a page from Chapter Twelve: The Untold Tales of My Lethbridge Winter.

Preview Lessons the Road Taught Me

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