This year, after spending 2020 at home like most everyone else, we traveled cross country and back in our RV for over four months. We visited new states and National Parks, and spent a wonderful six weeks in my hometown of Southold, NY, on the end of Long Island. We saw family and friends for…
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RV Guide to California Highway 395 part 4 – Bridgeport to Reno, and beyond!
Our journey along Highway 395 ends with a trip through Nevada and then back into northeastern California, through some of the least populated and most ruggedly beautiful areas of the state.
RV Guide to California Highway 395 Part 3 – Bishop to Bridgeport
My first introduction to 395 was after we first moved from New York to Los Angeles, and would drive up to Mammoth Lakes for ski weekends. I couldn’t get over the spectacular scenery continuously unfolding before us during the entire six hour drive.
RV Guide to California Highway 395 Part 2 – Lone Pine to Bishop
I’m sharing a comprehensive guide to RVing along California Highway 395, From Lone Pine, the drive continues through the town Independence, with its surprisingly grand county courthouse. Once you reach the tiny town of Big Pine it’s easy to continue straight on to Bishop, but you would miss one of the most unique spots along the route.
RV Guide to California Highway 395 Part 1 – Victorville to Lone Pine
While the drive can be completed in a few hours, a whole vacation can be planned around the natural wonders and historical sites there are right along Highway 395 or a short detour away, including Death Valley and Yosemite National Parks.
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…
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…