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 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.
Family Skiing during COVID-19
We got to experience opening weekend at Heavenly Ski Resort in South Lake Tahoe, California in November. Of course, this ski season during a global pandemic is like no other. Everyone needs to closely follow local guidelines, restrictions, and be prepared – including the chance that plans may need to be cancelled. Even if a…
More Favorite Campgrounds in the US
In my last blog post I shared five of our favorite campgrounds, from California’s Central Coast to the shores of Lake Champlain in Burlington, Vermont. While we love a nice pool, paved roads for biking, clean laundry rooms, and spacious sites, our favorite places aren’t all about amenities. Read on for more campgrounds around the…
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…
Bagpipes and Ziplines and Red Rocks
March 23 – We arrived at Bryce Canyon National Park yesterday, and I’m so blown away by it that it’s hard to focus on where we were before. We’re having some exciting weather here – thunder and lightning, hail and snow – with a couple of lulls to get to see the canyon (which isn’t…