TRAVEL & OUTDOORS

This is why we moved to Idaho

We’ve lived in Idaho for a little over two months now.  Last week we sold the Casita trailer that we lived in for a year and if I’m being honest, I wasn’t sad to see it go.  It served the exact purpose we bought it for.  To have a comfortable means of living on the...

13 reasons why I can’t wait to live in a house again

We’ve been living in our little RV for nearly a year and it’s literally been a dream come true.  For years I ached to break free of the confines of our house and to be free to roam.  When we drove away from that house last September it felt as good as I’d expected. ...

Idahobound: In search of what’s next for us

After a week spent in the magnificent Alabama Hills, March was coming to a close.  We’d been on the road for six months and it was time to decide how we wanted to spend our final six weeks of travel before spending our summer in Colorado for work.  We could go...

Alabama Hills lives up to the hype

Let’s start this post with a confession… I’m a bit of an Instagram addict.  I could browse travel and nature photos all day long.  Of all the Instagram photos I’ve seen over the years, there has been one place that I’ve seen over and over and over again that I knew I...

Trona Pinnacles Teaser

At the end of January we made a goal to cut way back on our stays in campgrounds and take better advantage of the free camping opportunities found throughout the vast public lands of the West.  We’d been missing the peaceful serenity of the wilderness, not to mention...

Hiding out in the California desert

After leaving Death Valley we decided to delay our Northbound trajectory due to the weather.  As we were lazily cruising down a deserted California highway, I noticed some interesting rock formations in the mountains to the West.  We pulled over, dug thru our maps and...

A few things I’ve learned from 6 months living on the road

I can hardly believe that it’s been 6 months since we sold our house and set off to try our hand at full-time RV living.  Without a doubt there has been a learning curve and we still become a little better accustomed to this lifestyle every week.  There have been good...

Camping below sea level in Death Valley National Park

Here are the only two things I knew about Death Valley before going: 1.  A select group of crazy people attempt to run 135 miles thru Death Valley to Mt. Whitney every summer in a race called the Badwater 135.  I know this because I love to read about them. 2.  There...

One night in Pahrump, NV and what our resupply days our like

My favorite thing to share on this website are pretty pictures of all the scenic places we go.  However, that is hardly a look at the ins and outs of life on the road.  Managing resources and route planning are two large, time consuming components of our travels, so I...

Trying to not get stuck: 3 nights on a not-so-dry lakebed

After three nights spent camped outside Oatman recovering from our nasty sinus infections, we were ready to move on.  (I think it’s the first time ever I didn’t take a single photo of our camp.)  We moved a little over an hour away to a dry lakebed outside Las...

Laying low in Lake Havasu and the worst part of RV living

Four weeks ago today we arrived back in my hometown of Lake Havasu City, AZ.  We had spent a month there back in November/December and needed to return to install the trailer parts that didn’t show up in time during our last stay.  It was an excellent excuse to spend...

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