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.
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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.
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…
Favorite Campgrounds in the US
For all the hype about 2020 being the year of the RV, with sales, rentals, and campground reservations booming, we’ve actually used our RV the least since 2016. Aside from a couple days in January at the tail end of winter break (which may as well be years ago), we’ve been in the RV for…
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.
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…