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Giveaway Has Ended: Awesome Books, Safety Equipment & Ardent Camper Swag

May 1, 2015 by Marie filed under Informational

Here's your chance to win some super-informative books, a valuable membership, a safety tool for your RV or home, and some sweet Ardent Camper swag. Learn More →

Exploring Hopi Heritage at Homolovi State Park, Arizona

April 30, 2015 by Marie filed under Journey

At Homolovi State Park, a sacred site of the Hopi people, the ability to touch ancient pottery shards on the ground creates a tangible connection with history. Read More →

Our Visit to Meteor Crater, Arizona Has Been Featured

April 21, 2015 by Marie filed under Journey

The massive meteor crater outside of Winslow, Arizona is a sight to behold, plus a great teaching tool for kids and adults about how Earth and space interact. Read More →

What's in Our RV Kitchen Cabinets?

April 17, 2015 by Marie filed under Informational

With such a tiny space to work with, outfitting an RV kitchen can be a challenge. Here's our guide to making sure you have everything you need. Learn More →

Two Guns, Arizona: A Route 66 Ghost Town

April 15, 2015 by Marie filed under Journey

Two Guns is a ghost town with a grisly past, and it's ripe for not-so-urban exploration. We spent two days prowling around the abandoned Route 66 tourist trap. Read More →

Week 2 in Albuquerque: Southwestern Art, Tent Rocks and Vintage Style

April 4, 2015 by Marie filed under Journey

From Santa Fe's impressive art scene to the magnificent Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, we enjoyed Albuquerque from our RV park full of vintage RVs. Read More →

Week 1 in Albuquerque: History and Friends

March 30, 2015 by Marie filed under Journey

Our first week in Albuquerque was spent with friends and family, exploring the city's history, from its cultural center to ancient petroglyphs. Read More →

Going Underground in Carlsbad, New Mexico

March 27, 2015 by Marie filed under Journey

Our first stop out of Texas was Carlsbad, New Mexico, where we took a spectacular tour of Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Read More →

Scenic Drive through Big Bend National Park

March 7, 2015 by Marie filed under Journey

We took a weekend while in Marfa to tent camp in Big Bend National Park, exploring miles and miles of this massive park by truck. Read More →

Miles of Mountains at Marfa

March 5, 2015 by Marie filed under Journey

Our time in the artsy West Texas town of Marfa was spent marveling at the beauty of nature. Read on to learn more about high desert culture and scenery. Read More →

Infographic: Celebrating 100 Days on the Road

March 4, 2015 by Marie filed under Informational

In recognition of our 100th day in our RV, we've made this infographic about our journey so far. Distance, elevation, temperature and money are all covered. Learn More →

Adventures on the Border: Del Rio, Texas

February 16, 2015 by Marie filed under Journey

The historic town of Del Rio is a great launchpad for outdoor recreation at Amistad Reservoir and seeing archaeological marvels at Seminole Canyon State Park Read More →

RV Plumbing Repairs and an Unfortunate Surprise

February 10, 2015 by Marie filed under Journey

From an RV valve repair to a truck that wouldn't start, we spent a frustrating week in San Antonio. But this story has a happy ending and plenty of bright spots. Read More →

The Crappy Side of RVing: What to Do When There's No Sewer Connection

February 7, 2015 by Marie filed under Informational

When you can't get to a dump station but have plenty to dump, don't despair. Try this trusty method for emptying your tanks without a mess. Learn More →

January in the Texas Hill Country

January 31, 2015 by Marie filed under Journey

With mostly cooperative weather and lots of nice folks nearby, it was a pretty idyllic couple of weeks spent playing, working and eating in San Marcos, Texas Read More →

RV Makeover: Bathroom Edition

January 22, 2015 by Marie filed under Informational

From blah to bam! Here's our simple and cheap DIY RV bathroom makeover, from start to finish. Learn More →

Goodbye, Houston!

January 19, 2015 by Marie filed under Journey

Delayed in Amarillo due to the weather, we arrived in Houston with a whirlwind 10 days to see our friends and repair our RV before the adventure officially began Read More →

Happy Holidays in the Texas Panhandle

January 1, 2015 by Marie filed under Journey

From Amarillo to Vegas, and from freezing temperatures to busted heaters, it has been an eventful first holiday season in our RV Read More →

Our First Journey: Livingston, Texas

December 25, 2014 by Marie filed under Journey

We got our 5th wheel hitched and successfully made it to our first stop: Livingston, Texas! Read More →

11 Lessons Learned after Living 11 Days in an RV

December 5, 2014 by Marie filed under Informational

After just 11 days of living in an RV, I've already learned some useful life lessons. Learn More →

Seven Steps for a Disastrous Time at the RV Dump Station

November 28, 2014 by Marie filed under Informational

Are you ready to have a horrific time at the RV dump station? Want a story your family will tell for generations? Check out our simple 7-step guide! Learn More →

Review: Escapees RVers' Boot Camp

November 20, 2014 by Marie filed under Informational

We attended an all-weekend boot camp for new RVers this past weekend. See what we thought and what we learned. Learn More →

Pace Bend Park in Texas

November 10, 2014 by Marie filed under Journey

Where can you go cliff jumping, horseback riding and boulder scrambling in one place? Pace Bend Park on Texas' Lake Travis. Check out my review. Read More →

New Truck & First RV (Mis)Adventures

November 3, 2014 by Marie filed under Journey

We bought a heavy duty truck, and our RV had its first mishap. Get the full scoop. Read More →

RV Transition Update

October 27, 2014 by Marie filed under Journey

From selling the house to moving in with the parents, and from fitting everything into 470 square feet to truck shopping, it has been an eventful two weeks! Read More →