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Over Bridges & Mountains: Venturing to Vancouver

May 15, 2017 by Marie filed under Journey

I took a sans-RV, sans-Josh trip to Vancouver, British Columbia, where I skipped rocks from a beach, stumbled across a filming location from a great show, and walked along the side of a cliff. Read More →

weBoost Is Our Mobile Internet Lifesaver! Review: weBoost Drive 4G-X Booster & Antennas

April 26, 2017 by Marie filed under Informational

If you're a full-time RVer who needs consistent, strong cell signal and Internet for work (and fun!), Wilson Electronics has your back with the excellent weBoost Drive 4G-X Signal Booster and antennas. Learn More →

Ardent Camper Interviewed on The RV Entrepreneur Podcast

March 7, 2017 by Marie filed under Informational

Marie was interviewed on The RV Entrepreneur podcast about building a business that allows her to work remotely and travel the world -- and about her best RV experiences so far. Learn More →

Year Two Retrospective: Where We've Been

November 25, 2016 by Marie filed under Journey

It's amazing how much ground you can cover in two years, and how many memories you can make. We look back on our time on the road (so far) and celebrate the highlights. Read More →

Eating Our Hearts Out Along Oregon's Coast

October 14, 2016 by Marie filed under Journey

Fishing, flying kites, and feasting on food (OMG, so much food) -- that's the name of the game in the tiny town of Garibaldi, Oregon, our new favorite place on Planet Earth. Read More →

Beaches & Redwoods on Northern California's Coast

August 8, 2016 by Marie filed under Journey

We've now driven our Jeep through the trunk of a living redwood tree. That makes us real Americans, right? We TOTALLY loved exploring Northern California's beaches and forests... but we'd find a new place to stay next time. Read More →

Want Solar on the Trail? Product Review: Sunjack - SunJack 14W+8000mAh Battery

July 25, 2016 by Marie filed under Informational

If you're ready for energy independence, even when you're off the grid, this durable solar kit will keep your phone or tablet charged up, day or night. Learn More →

Relaxation and Reunions in California's Central Valley

July 11, 2016 by Marie filed under Journey

If your mental image of California jumps straight from beaches and cities to the mountains, don't forget the Central Valley, which is a great retreat from all the busyness. Read More →

Five Things to Know Before Making a Death Valley Day Trip

June 15, 2016 by Marie filed under Informational

Even if you're a national park veteran, Death Valley's a doozy. Learn from what we didn't know before you set out on a day trip, and you'll have a great visit! Learn More →

Traveling California's Route 395 Along the Eastern Sierras

May 17, 2016 by Marie filed under Journey

Route 395 in eastern California and western Nevada is one of the best drives in the US. Even if you visit during the off-season, there's plenty to do, as we proved during our trip. Read More →

Steady as She Goes: Stabilization and Safety Upgrades for Class A Gas RVs

May 13, 2016 by Marie filed under Informational

These 5 Class A gas RV stabilization add-ons took us from total chaos on the road to a much safer and more comfortable ride. Now the real question is why they don't come standard. Learn More →

Avoiding Los Angeles

May 2, 2016 by Marie filed under Journey

Fueled by a hatred of city traffic but a need to fly out of LAX, we spent our time near Los Angeles enjoying its outlying areas, hanging with friends, and taking care of business. Read More →

How to Spend a Day at Joshua Tree National Park

April 28, 2016 by Marie filed under Informational

If you're into boulders that make you feel like a Lilliputian, trees that are definitely from an alien planet and abandoned Depression-era mining operations, Joshua Tree National Park is for you. Here's how to get the most out of a day trip. Learn More →

Five Things to Do in Quartzsite, Arizona Beyond the RV Show

March 28, 2016 by Marie filed under Informational

If you're heading to the RV mecca of Quartzsite, Arizona and you're looking for ways to stay entertained OTHER than fighting the crowds at the RV show, here are five great ideas. Learn More →

Much-Needed R&R in Southwestern Arizona

March 24, 2016 by Marie filed under Journey

We took some time to boondock in the Arizona desert to reconnect with friends, slow down our pace, and remind ourselves why we're RVing. Read More →

An RVer's Guide to Getting and Staying in Shape

March 22, 2016 by Marie filed under Informational

Wondering about how to get and stay fit on the road? These six tips will have you breaking a sweat in no time! Learn More →

Open Letter to Car Drivers: 7 Requests from RVers

February 29, 2016 by Marie filed under Informational

Hey car drivers, here are 7 things RV drivers want you to know, from playing nicely together on the road to gas station etiquette. Learn More →

Chilling in Las Cruces, New Mexico

February 22, 2016 by Marie filed under Journey

Our visit to Las Cruces was brief, but we fell for this charming town in a hurry and can't wait to return. Read More →

Home for the Holidays in Texas

January 25, 2016 by Marie filed under Journey

From snowstorms to sno cones, we had a wonderful holiday season all across Texas. We marveled at gigantic rock formations and multi-story illuminated lanterns, but most of all enjoying time with family and friends. Read More →

Tips for First-Time Campers

January 18, 2016 by Marie filed under Informational

Whether you're driving your RV for the first time or taking it out for its first camping trip, these tips are for you. Learn More →

Hatchery Boondocking in Idaho

January 13, 2016 by Marie filed under Journey

We dry camped for nearly a week at Idaho's scenic Hayspur Hatchery. While we didn't go fishing, we enjoyed the scenery and took some time to relax. Read More →

Exploring Western Washington's Rural Landscape

December 29, 2015 by Marie filed under Journey

From Mount Rainier to Snoqualmie Pass, the sights outside Seattle are a gorgeous break from city life, and the food straight from the farm is delicious. Read More →

Year One Retrospective: Where We've Been

November 25, 2015 by Marie filed under Journey

What an incredible year this has been! We capture it in one blog post with a map, infographic and roundup of our favorite Journey posts. Read More →

Year One Retrospective: Five Lessons Learned

November 25, 2015 by Marie filed under Informational

After a year of full-time RV travel, we've picked up a few tricks after figuring out some stuff the hard way. These are our top five lessons learned. Learn More →

Towables versus Motorhomes

November 4, 2015 by Marie filed under Informational

Travel trailers, fifth wheels, Class A, B, and C motorhomes... it's all a blur! We'll talk pros and cons for each and why we have just changed our setup. Learn More →