Great Basin National Park and the Loneliest Road in America

After a great couple days exploring Elko and an adventurous hike in Lamoille Canyon, we continued on with our first post-quarantine RV trip around northern Nevada. Our next destination: Baker, gateway to Great Basin National Park and just a few miles from the Utah state border.

RVing and Social Distancing Through Northern Nevada

For our first RV trip since the pandemic hit, we turned our attention to lesser traveled destinations in our own state of Nevada. From Reno, we have access to remote towns with intriguing Basque history, Native American archaeological sites, dinosaur fossils, and seemingly endless mountain ranges, including the stunning Ruby Mountains and one of the least visited National Parks, Great Basin. All of this, plus open, empty roads and expansive high desert views like a quarantine fever dream. What better time to explore The Loneliest Road in America?

Thinking About RVing for the First Time?

  Even though we spent almost two years RVing full-time, I hardly feel like an expert on the subject. Partly because Chris has done the bulk of the research into finding our two motorhomes and their physical upkeep, plus 100% of the driving.  But also, the RVer blogs and social media accounts I’ve been following…

6 Ways Full-time RV Travel Prepared Us for Quarantine

Stay at home orders and school closures went into effect in Nevada mid-March, but not much changed in our day-to-day routine at home in Reno. Chris and I both already had fully remote jobs, and the kids were going into their second week of spring break. As the weeks progressed, our routine evolved to include…

Valley of Fire State Park

  Valley of Fire is one of those places that exceeded my Instagram expectations. When we were planning our winter break RV trip and decided to stay in Vegas for Christmas (because of course), I knew we had to add Valley of Fire to the itinerary. While it’s a doable day trip from Vegas, we…

Grand Teton National Park, and That Time We Almost Lost our Dogs to a Moose

If Yellowstone lived up to its hype, then Grand Teton exceeded my personal expectations. I had barely heard of this National Park before we got on the road, but it quickly caught my attention after I started following more travelers and photographers on Instagram. Grand Teton was mentioned frequently as a favorite, and sublime photos…

Yellowstone Lives Up to the Hype

Now, where did we leave off? I knew it had been a while since my last blog post, but didn’t realize it’s been four months already [edit: make that five since I started this draft a few weeks ago]. Not to give too much away in advance since I’m trying to finish this travel narrative,…

History and Wide Open Spaces in Montana

Sheridan was our second stop in Wyoming, after Sundance and Devils Tower National Monument.  Peter D’s RV park, just outside of town, had a big fenced-in dog park and even bigger open field where we could let the dogs off leash. Wyoming had fulfilled our expectations so far with its wide open spaces. While Chris got some work…

State Capitols, Devils Towers, and Drive-thru Bars

Back in May, on our gradual journey East, we drove through Western Nebraska on our way between Colorado and South Dakota. Our expectations weren’t very high, but the sliver of Nebraska we got to see was full of rich history and surprisingly dramatic landscapes. When we were making our way back West we had the option…

Architecture, Fine Art, and BBQ in the Midwest

  Where did we leave off? Oh yes: overnighting at a Walmart parking lot in Wheeling, West Virginia, with a dead car battery. We got the battery charged, stocked up on groceries, ate a McDonald’s breakfast, and were back on the road. Just like the pioneers! Nothing was going to stop us from reaching St….