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Ep. 368: Kouchibouguac National Park | New Brunswick Canada RV travel camping kayaking

Duration: 18:11

Kouchibouguac National Park of Canada was established on the northeast coast of New Brunswick to preserve the Canadian Maritime Plain’s barrier islands, beaches, sand dunes, lagoons, salt marshes, forests and wildlife. We’re having a quick unplanned Grand Adventure in Kouchibouguac this week, camping within the National Park, exploring its natural beauty, and kayaking its waters. Filmed: June 27-29, 2024 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:43 Kouchibouguac National Park 5:54 South Kouchibouguac Campground 10:30 The towns 11:18 Kayaking Kouchibouguac 16:46 Wrap-up and what’s […]

Ep. 367: Acadian Peninsula & Islands | New Brunswick Canada RV travel camping

Duration: 25:18

This is our first Grand Adventure ever in New Brunswick, once part of what was known as Acadia and known today as Canada’s Maritime Provinces. This region of New Brunswick is home to a fascinating history to explain the unique local culture found here tied to the Louisiana Cajuns, and we’ll explore both that culture and the area’s natural beauty from our base at a campsite on Miscou Island. Come along! Filmed: June 23-25, 2024 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:52 The […]

Ep. 366: Percé, Quebec | RV travel camping hiking kayaking rvlife rvliving gannet colony

Duration: 1:00:09

We’re not ones to give in to superlatives, but this may well be our best Grand Adventure yet! Percé Rock is one of Quebec’s most recognized landmarks, but there’s a whole lot more to see and do around this charming seaside resort town besides the rock. While staying at Camping Côte Surprise right on the southern end of the village we’ll hike to both the observation platform at the Percé Geopark and beautiful Emerald Falls, sample both an outstanding microbrewery […]

Ep. 365: Gaspésie – Mountains and Sea | Quebec Canada RV travel camping hiking

Duration: 22:15

We’ve traveled five hours from our last stop outside of Québec City to Québec’s Gaspé Peninsula, known as Gaspésie in the native French language, where the St. Lawrence River widens to form the Gulf of St. Lawrence as it meets the Atlantic Ocean. This is also the northern end of the Appalachian Mountain chain where it terminates in the Chic-Choc and McGerrigle Mountains. While camping seaside at Camping au Bord de la mer, we’ll explore the bountiful coastline here and […]

Ep. 364: Quebec City | Canada RV travel camping rvlife rvliving

Duration: 21:55

While camping about 30 miles west of Québec City, where Mrs. Grand Adventure was raised, we’ll explore the farmlands and small towns of Pont-Rouge and Donnacona as well as charming Quebec City itself, where it feels like you just disembarked an airplane in France. It’s one of only two walled cities left in all of North America. We’ll even visit the 18th-Century battlefield that turned a future Canada British, and a massive 272-foot waterfall, so come along! Filmed: June 2-8, […]

Ep. 363: Montreal | RV travel camping Quebec Canada hiking

Duration: 24:44

For our first-ever Grand Adventure outside the United States , we’re in Montréal, Québec, Canada! We’ll bring you along crossing the border in our RV and RV camping in the Montérégie 15 miles south of the city, as we explore beautiful cosmopolitan Montréal and its important history, the small cities along the South Shore of the St. Lawrence River, and hiking in a Québec national park. So come along! Filmed: May 26-June 1, 2024 SPONSOR Visit https://rvmattress.com/grandadventure to get 25% […]

Ep. 362: Vermont’s Champlain Valley | RV travel camping kayaking RVlife

Duration: 26:38

Nothing defines New England bucolic splendor quite like Vermont’s Champlain Valley. Lining the shoreline of 125 mile-long Lake Champlain, the valley is sandwiched between the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York to the west, and the tall spine of Vermont’s Green Mountains to the east. While camping lakeside at Button Bay State Park, we’ll explore the area’s charming small towns and covered bridges, taste a bit of local history, and even get out onto the lake kayaking, so come along! […]

Ep. 361: Crown Point & Ticonderoga | New York RV travel camping history Lake Champlain

Duration: 25:23

For this week’s Grand Adventure, as part of our Northeastern Tour 2024 we’re back in some of our old stomping grounds for the first time in nearly 30 years: the beautiful Lake Champlain Valley. We’re spending this episode on the New York side of the lake, camping at historic Crown Point nearby 18th-century Fort Ticonderoga. We’ll explore both the area’s tremendous natural beauty and its fascinating history, so come along! Filmed: May 19-22, 2024 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 1:37 Crown Point […]

Ep. 360: Finger Lakes | New York RV travel camping tourism gorges Watkins Glen

Duration: 25:17

Our eastward march on our Northeastern Tour 2024 continues this week to the rolling, bucolic farmlands and forests and the numerous gorges of the Finger Lakes, a group of eleven long, narrow glacial lakes in central New York that are home to New York State’s largest wine producing region. Here, glacial erosion left some tributaries hanging high above the lakes, often with truly spectacular results. Filmed: May 12-18, 2024 SPONSOR Whether you need products for your RV, boat, trailer, vehicle, […]

Ep. 359: Erie | Pennsylvania RV travel camping rvlife rvliving rvlifestyle

Duration: 24:10

The city of Erie, Pennsylvania was founded in 1795 at the site of an early French fort due to its location on Presque Isle Bay, a natural 5.8-square mile harbor protected by the peninsula of what is today Presque Isle State Park. These waters sheltered from the open lake allowed Commander Oliver Hazard Perry to construct America’s Lake Erie naval fleet during the War of 1812 to gain control of the Great Lakes from the British, and go on to […]

Ep. 358: Cross-Country RV Road Trip | travel camping rvlife rvliving

Duration: 22:35

Let’s get this party started! To kick off our 2024 Grand Adventure we have five days to tow our fifth wheel RV 1,853 miles from Utah to Pennsylvania. Of course, nothing ever goes exactly as planned. Filmed: April 30-May 6, 2024 SPONSOR If you’re looking to replace or upgrade your RV toilet to one with a truly residential feel, you need look no further than the 320 from Dometic available from etrailer.com. This sturdy model features an elongated ceramic bowl, […]

Ep. 357: Global Link Ultra Pro ES Smart Lock for RVs | RV recreational vehicle

Duration: 12:54

We had several reasons to want to change out our RV entry door latch to the Ultra Pro ES Smart Lock by Global Link GL55VR, and thanks to our friends at etrailer.com we got to try one out. We share our experience installing and using this quality entry door latch with keypad and Bluetooth entry to simplify keyless access to you RV. Filmed: April 18-28, 2024 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:57 Why the Global Link Ultra ES Pro? 3:45 What’s in […]

Ep. 356: Best Outdoor Recreation Mapping App | RV camping travel hiking

Duration: 9:41

Over our years on the road we’ve used many different web and mobile apps to find boondocking sites and and to get out hiking, biking and more while we’re in camp. A year ago, we started using Gaia GPS because of its numerous advantages for the RV traveler. This video isn’t sponsored by Gaia GPS in any way. We’ve simply become tremendous fans by utilizing the software extensively ourselves over the past year, and want to share our experience for […]

Ep. 355: How to Have a Miserable RV Trip | travel camping rvlife rvlifestyle tips

Duration: 9:31

There are numerous things you can do to ensure a successful RV camping trip, but it doesn’t take much to ruin one. We share our thoughts on the topic this week and invite you to share yours. Filmed: April 15, 2024 OUR SPONSOR Tire experts say that the most common cause of trailer tire failure is improper inflation. What happens if you pick up a nail on the road? A few minutes with a slow leak, and you’re just inviting […]

Ep. 354: Starlink RV Internet in 2024 | travel camping rvlife rvliving rvlifestyle

Duration: 12:05

Starlink satellite Internet is rapidly evolving, both in terms of service and equipment. Our earlier videos on Starlink were videos were outdated almost as soon as they were released, so we’re updating the state of Starlink for RV travelers in 2024 as the best solution for maintaining connectivity on the road. Filmed: April 4, 2024 SPONSOR Visit https://rvmattress.com/grandadventure to get 25% off your entire purchase of a new quality RV Mattress by Brooklyn Bedding with the promo code “grandadventure”! CHAPTERS […]

Ep. 353: Unclog Your RV Sewer Drain | RV camping travel rvlife rvliving recreational vehicle how-to

Duration: 8:03

It’s not a matter of if, but when your black tank drain will clog. And what are you going to do then? Emptying your black tank is one of RVing’s most glamorous chores, and it gets even more glamorous when your RV’s waste tank drain clogs. Following some tips for prevention, we’ll show how to cure the problem when it does occur, using the Valterra Flush King — a device that should be in every RV owner’s sewer kit. Filmed: […]

Ep. 352: Grand Adventure Northeast Tour 2024 | RV travel camping rvlife rvliving rvlifestyle

Duration: 17:23

We have 12 states left to camp in throughout the Lower 48, and 2024 will be the year we check those off. In this season of Grand Adventure, we’ll be bringing you along on our RV travels from Utah all the way through the Northeastern U.S. and eastern Canada, camping through Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky, as well as the Canadian provinces of Quebec, New […]

Ep. 351: Best Hitch Cargo Carrier | Torklift Lock and Load | RV camping travel rvlife

Duration: 6:34

Sometimes in life you get what you pay for, and such is the case with the Torklift Lock and Load, which is by far the best hitch-mount cargo carrier that money can buy. We’ll show you why in this week’s new Grand Adventure. After going through several failed cargo carriers ourselves, we would’ve spent less money in the end by buying the Lock and Load in the first place. Filmed: March 15-18, 2024 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:34 Repair, maintenance and […]

Ep. 350: Best RV Travel Drone Video 2 | camping videography

Duration: 15:28

While we’re busy planning our 2024 season of #GrandAdventure, we look back at our favorite RV camping and RV travel drone video of the past three seasons. Filmed: May 2021 to March 11, 2024 SPONSOR Visit https://rvmattress.com/grandadventure to get 25% off your entire purchase of a new quality RV Mattress by Brooklyn Bedding with the promo code “grandadventure”! CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 1:07 Part 1 5:14 SPONSOR: RVmattress.com by Brooklyn Bedding 7:09 Part 2 11:20 Part 3 14:02 Wrap-up GET GRAND […]

Ep. 349: What Is Camping? | tent RV travel rvlife rvliving

Duration: 8:32

What counts as camping, anyway? Is it only a tent? Only backpacking? Or does it include an RV? And what’s the difference between RV travel and RV camping, anyway? We ponder these life’s mysteries in this week’s Grand Adventure — we’ll give you our opinions, and ask for yours. Filmed: March 4, 2024 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:24 The question 0:47 Our start 2:05 Backpacking & kayak camping 2:52 Car camping & truck camping 4:00 Our first RV 4:19 Camping snobs […]

Ep. 348: Camper Van Conversions & Vintage Airstream Rebuilds | rvlife vanlife Saga Reparadise

Duration: 24:35

While in Utah, this week we head over to Reparadise in West Valley City to see how they skillfully rebuild vintage Airstream RVs from top to bottom to transform them into luxurious modern camping trailers, and also turn stock Mercedes-Benz Sprinter vans into plush, compact Saga camper vans. Filmed: February 22, 2024 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 2:12 Saga Vans 4:31 The Saga wiring harness 6:09 The van build 8:00 Boondocking electrical 11:40 The finished Saga van 15:57 Airstream rebuilds 17:59 Around […]

Ep. 347: RV Shower with Under 1 Gallon of Water | rvlife rvliving geyser ecoshower rvlifestyle

Duration: 8:26

If you’re like us, your biggest boondocking limiters are your fresh water storage and grey tank capacity. RV showers are the biggest contributors to water use and grey water. Even if you take careful Navy showers, you’ll still go through 2, 3 or even 4 or 5 gallons. Introducing the EcoShower from Geyser Systems, which will let you take refreshing shower with less than 1 gallon of water! Filmed: February 16, 2024 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 1:11 The Geyser EcoShower 3:07 […]

Ep. 346: Q24 Quartzsite Live (sorta!) | Arizona RV rally camping

Duration: 28:51

Back during Q23 we attempted a live broadcast from the RV rally in Quartzsite, Arizona to introduce our Grand Adventurers to some of the other RV creators in the crowd. Technical issues, however, interfered with our presentation, and we also wanted the ability to edit alternative camera angles and more into the mix, too. So this year, for Q24 we decided to record a live in-person event to bring to our viewers, and this week’s Grand Adventure is the result. […]

Ep. 345: Q24 RV Rally | Quartzsite, Arizona rvlife rvlifestyle camping kayaking

Duration: 23:50

Enjoy this fascinating comprehensive look at Q24, an RV rally set in the La Posa South BLM LTVA outside of Quartzsite, Arizona! The epitome of RV life, we’ll bring you to the rally’s events, activities, seminars, and most importantly, share the camaraderie around the campfire that will last all of us a lifetime. We’ll bring you off-roading on a UTV SxS trail ride in the Sonoran Desert and kayaking on the Colorado River; attending potluck dinners, a potato bake and […]

Ep. 344: Fire Truck RV Conversion | Quartzsite Arizona Q24 rvlife rvlifestyle

Duration: 10:36

As part of our ongoing series to bring you the sights and sounds of the Q24 RV Rally, held in January 2024 in Quartzsite, Arizona, this week we’re profiling the conversion of Spencer Siebold’s 1976 Ford C800 fire truck into the rally’s most unique RV, “Large Marge”. Check this out! Filmed: January 20, 2024 0:00 Intro 1:02 How Spencer got his fire truck 2:18 The powertrain 2:57 The tour 5:43 More on the exterior 9:02 Wrap-up GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF […]

Ep. 343: Road to Quartzsite | Arizona RV travel camping boondocking

Duration: 7:55

It’s time for the Q24 RV Rally in Quartzsite, Arizona! Join Grand Adventure as we travel south from Salt Lake City to meet up with fellow RVers for a huge boondocking meet-and-greet gathering in the Sonoran Desert. Filmed: January 18-19, 2024 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:45 On the Road 3:46 Las Vegas RV Resort 4:41 Quartzsite, Arizona 6:22 Q24 RV Rally FOR MORE INFORMATION Q24 RV Rally https://www.facebook.com/groups/980141865948737 GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for […]

Ep. 342: RuuviTag Weather Sensors | RV life camping upgrades

Duration: 7:50

Whether you’re keeping your pet safe in your RV, preventing frozen water lines, keeping your frozen foods frozen, or simply want to track the weather outside, RuuviTags are an excellent RV accessory to monitor temperature, humidity and more throughout your RV, either on-site or remotely from anywhere in the world. Check out this terrific RV upgrade for your RV life. Filmed: January 14, 2024 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:36 What are RuuviTags? 2:38 How we use RuuviTags 3:10 The Ruuvi mobile […]

Ep. 341: Arrows in the Desert | Utah aviation history air mail service

Duration: 10:57

Explore rural America long enough, and you may stumble across a 50 to 70-foot concrete arrow on the ground in the middle of nowhere. But what are these mysterious 100 year-old arrows pointing to? In this week’s Grand Adventure we share their history before heading out to Skull Valley in Utah’s West Desert in search of one to see for ourselves. Come along! Filmed: Jan. 1-5, 2023 SPONSOR Visit https://rvmattress.com/grandadventure to get 25% off your entire purchase of a new […]

Ep. 340: Victron Energy MultiPlus II Upgrade | RV inverter-charger 50A

Duration: 17:30

Following additional electrical failures in our RV, we’ve handed over inverter/charger duties to the Victron Energy MultiPlus-II 2x 120V, and added a Victron Cerbo GX and GX Touch 50, too. It’s the only inverter/charger capable of inverting both phases of 50A RV electrical service to power your entire RV off your batteries. Join us as we share the amazing capabilities of the remarkable Victron MultiPlus-II for your RV life. Filmed: December 28, 2023 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:48 Our electrical problems […]

Ep. 339: Best RV Camping 2023 | RV Travel

Duration: 35:42

It’s the end of 2023, so after 7 months on the road over 7,100 towing miles through 14 states it’s time for our annual fast-paced “best of” recap of the best boondocking, the best campgrounds, the best RV parks, and more. Ten categories in all, showcasing the best that we’ve found in all of our RV travels throughout the entire camping season. We’re sending 2023 out with a bang with our biggest Grand Adventure episode of the year, so come […]

Ep. 338: Mesquite | Nevada RV travel camping

Duration: 13:03

We’ve stayed in Mesquite, Nevada rather often, as it’s one of the last relatively warm, snow-free stops to or from Utah when connecting with the southern route to head either east or west, that avoids weather complications both in spring and in fall. It’s a very scenic location, located at the foot of the Virgin Mountains in the valley of the Virgin River, that quickly grew from its first incorporation in 1984 to one of the fastest growing towns in […]

Ep. 337: Las Vegas | Nevada RV travel camping hiking

Duration: 27:55

Everyone knows the Las Vegas Strip. While we visit The Strip in this episode during our week-long RV visit to Las Vegas, we’ll also show you another side of Las Vegas that relatively few tourists ever see, including Boulder City on Lake Mead, the former mining town of Goodsprings, and hiking to a deep cave in Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area. We’ll bring you behind the scenes where they train Vegas show performers, visit three acres of cactus botanical […]

Ep. 336: Anza-Borrego Desert | California RV travel camping hiking

Duration: 26:14

California’s Anza-Borrego Desert State Park preserves nearly 600,000 acres that includes one full fifth of San Diego County, most of which is accessible only by foot or high-clearance 4×4. It’s the largest state park in California and the second biggest nationally. Travel there with us as we explore the communities of Borrego Springs and Julian, gawk at the more than 130 elaborate metal sculptures scattered throughout the desert here, and bring you hiking through a slot canyon — all while […]

Ep. 335: Yuma, Arizona | RV travel camping Balloon Festival

Duration: 31:47

Yuma sits in the extreme southwestern corner of Arizona, bordering both California and Mexico, at an important historical crossing of the Colorado River. In this week’s Grand Adventure we’ll explore the area’s history, including a visit to the Colorado River State Historic Park, as well as its present-day agricultural and snowbird RV’er importance, and attend the Colorado River Crossing Balloon Festival. In between, though, we’ll jet off to somewhere entirely unexpected. Come along! Filmed: October 29-November 11, 2023 CHAPTERS 0:00 […]

Ep. 334: Tucson Mountains | Arizona RV travel camping hiking history Saguaro National Park

Duration: 35:34

In this week’s Grand Adventure we’re returning to Arizona’s Tucson Mountains to camp in the gorgeous Gilbert Ray Campground that we missed back in 2020, hike the Brown Mountain Loop in Tucson Mountain Park, revisit Saguaro National Park, tour the exceptional Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, explore Tucson, and even revisit the Cold War by climbing down into a Titan II missile silo. And guess what? We’re bringing you along! Filmed: October 22-29, 2023 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 1:11 Gilbert Ray Campground 4:02 […]

Ep. 333: New Mexico Beach Boondocking | RV travel camping kayaking history Elephant Butte

Duration: 22:05

Elephant Butte Reservoir, 40 miles long with more than 200 miles of shoreline, is popular for boating, fishing, camping and other waterside and waterborne recreation. Much of the land surrounding the lake comprises Elephant Butte Lake State Park, the largest in New Mexico, where you can boondock, or dispersed camp in your RV, tent or boat in many areas, including on some of the long, sandy beaches along the shoreline. We love beach boondocking, so that’s exactly what we’ve done […]

Ep. 332: Wichita Mountains, Oklahoma | RV travel camping hiking kayaking sightseeing Fort Sill

Duration: 34:00

Oklahoma has legitimate mountains! Who knew? Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, located in southwestern Oklahoma near the city of Lawton, has protected unique wildlife habitats since 1901 for bison, Texas longhorns, and more. It encompasses the Wichita Mountains, North America’s oldest mountain range west of the Appalachians. While camping and kayaking at Lake Lawtonka, just outside of the refuge, we’ll also tour the U.S. Army’s Fort Sill, visit Geronimo’s gravesite, down a burger the size of a dinner plate, hike The […]

Ep. 331: Canton Lake, Oklahoma | RV travel camping hiking kayaking

Duration: 19:37

For our first time camping in Oklahoma, we’re staying in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Big Bend Recreation Area on Canton Lake, with 114 campsites nestled amongst the trees on the shore of Canton Lake, a popular walleye fishery in northwestern Oklahoma. We’ll bring you along exploring the area including the lake, dam, nearby rural towns, hiking to the top of some surprising nearby mesas at Gloss Mountain State Park, and even kayaking on Canton Lake. We’ll also deal […]

Ep. 330: Wichita | Kansas RV travel camping

Duration: 15:55

Wichita, a.k.a. “Cowtown” earned an important place in western history thanks to the Chisholm Trail, which half-Cherokee trader Jesse Chisholm and scout Black Beaver laid out in the 19th Century to ship Texas Longhorns east on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad, where they could fetch more money. Today, Wichita is the largest city in Kansas, where aviation has since replaced the cattle drives. We’ll explore the city, its history, the acclaimed Old Cowtown Museum, and more, all while […]

Ep. 329: Medicine Creek, Nebraska | RV travel camping rvlife rvliving rvlifestyle

Duration: 10:27

Medicine Creek State Recreation Area surrounds the 1,768-acre Medicine Creek Reservoir in the beautiful rolling farmlands of southwestern Nebraska, 75 miles southeast of North Platte. Recreation here includes not only camping, but also hunting, boating, hiking, and fishing for walleye, crappie, white bass, and channel catfish. We’ll bring you along for six nights at Medicine Creek, after first stopping to see friends in North Platte and meet their 11 new family members, and spending a night at Pals Brewing Company, […]

Ep. 328: Scottsbluff, Nebraska | RV travel camping history national monument

Duration: 17:17

The Oregon, California, Mormon, and Pony Express Trails all followed the Platte River westward through Nebraska, guiding a quarter million emigrants between 1843 and 1869. Scotts Bluff was the first geographic challenge they’d encounter on their journey, and is now a National Monument. In this week’s Grand Adventure we explore Scotts Bluff’s history, the twin towns of Scottsbluff and Gering, the Wildcat Hills, Lake Minatare, and RV camping opportunities throughout the area, so come along! Filmed: September 10-14, 2023 CHAPTERS […]

Ep. 327: Hot Springs, South Dakota | RV travel camping

Duration: 12:48

The Sioux and Cheyenne people had long frequented the area on the south side of South Dakota’s Black Hills surrounding present-day Hot Springs, appreciating its warm spring waters. We’re spending a week here appreciating the area as well, including the town, Crystal Falls and the paleontological dig at Mammoth Site, all while camping along the shores of Angostura Reservoir. Come along! Filmed: September 3-9, 2023 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:49 Hot Springs, South Dakota 3:59 Camping at Angostura State Recreation Area […]

Ep. 326: Bighorn Mountains | Wyoming RV boondocking camping travel hiking

Duration: 16:15

Our boondocking campsite at 7,900 feet in Wyoming’s Bighorn Mountains may be prettiest place we’ve camped in a good long time! Views include the central spine of the Bighorns, from 11,722-foot Loaf Mountain to 13,167-foot Cloud Peak, just off the Cloud Peak Skyway. While camping here we go hiking with  @RoamingWithRosie  , visit the town of Buffalo, enjoy an evening at the historic Occidental Hotel, and share our thoughts on campers who disregard Bighorn National Forest’s 14-day dispersed camping limit. […]

Ep. 325: Cody, Wyoming | RV travel camping sightseeing history

Duration: 27:47

Cody is a small town in northwestern Wyoming’s Bighorn Basin founded by, and named for William F. Cody, better known to most Americans as Buffalo Bill. For many travelers Cody is the eastern gateway to Yellowstone National Park. However, Cody is a worthy RV travel destination in its own right. While camping at Buffalo Bill State Park’s Lake Side Campground we’ll explore the town, the Buffalo Bill Center of the West, Buffalo Bill Dam, the historic cabins, saloons and stores […]

Ep. 324: Boulder River | Absaroka Mountains | Montana | RV travel camping boondocking

Duration: 13:09

RV camping truly doesn’t get much better than this! This week we’re boondocking at a spectacular site at 5,380 feet of elevation in Montana’s Absaroka Mountains, mere feet from the bubbling Boulder River’s bank. This is where they filmed both “The Horse Whisperer” and “A River Runs Through It” within Custer-Gallatin National Forest, bordering Yellowstone National Park. Come along! Filmed: August 13-19, 2023 SPONSOR Visit https://rvmattress.com/grandadventure to get 25% off your entire purchase of a new quality RV Mattress by […]

Ep. 323: Return to Georgetown Lake | Montana RV camping boondocking kayaking

Duration: 22:23

It’s not often that we return to the same campsite two years later, but given the opportunity to revisit one of our favorite boondocking locations of all time with friends  @EddieAtLarge  and  @DownsizingMakesCents  , we couldn’t resist. Join us as we camp atop a ridge overlooking Georgetown Lake as we explore Philipsburg, Anaconda, the ghost town of Southern Cross, high-elevation Storm Lake, and go kayaking on Echo Lake. Filmed: August 4-12, 2023 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 1:01 Boondocking with friends 5:44 […]

Ep. 322: Lolo Pass, Montana | Lewis & Clark | RV travel camping boondocking

Duration: 11:13

Historic Lolo Pass straddles the Idaho/Montana border, at an elevation of 5,233 feet in the Bitterroot Range of the northern Rocky Mountains. It’s the highest point on the historic Lolo Trail that connects Montana’s Bitterroot Valley with the Weippe Prairie in Idaho, where Lewis & Clark first encountered the Nez Perce. While boondocking high on the pass along East Lolo Creek we’ll check out a couple of the Corps of Discovery campsites from 1805 & 1806, including Packer Meadows and […]

Ep. 321: Blue Mountains, Washington | RV travel camping boondocking history

Duration: 21:32

The Blue Mountains, named for their color when seen from a distance, occupy about 15,000 square miles in the southeast corner of Washington and the northeast corner of Oregon, for camping at elevation in the heat of the summer. While boondocking in Umatilla National Forest near where Lewis and Clark’s Corps of Discovery passed through the area, in this week’s Grand Adventure we visit the nearby farming town of Pomeroy, check out Palouse Falls State Park, and examine the region’s […]

Ep. 320: Leavenworth, Washington | RV travel camping kayaking sightseeing

Duration: 23:43

We’re spending this week’s Grand Adventure around Leavenworth, Washington, on the eastern slope of Washington’s Cascade Mountains. Here, the entire town has been transformed into a mock German Bavarian village for a major four-season tourist destination. While boondocking on National Forest Land at the end of Lake Wenatchee State Airport’s grass air strip, we’re provided a free air show as we kayak at Lake Wenatchee State Park, visit Washington’s first gold mining camp at Liberty, and learn regional history at […]

Ep. 319: La Conner, Washington | RV travel camping hiking

Duration: 19:15

La Conner is an absolute gem about an hour and a half’s drive north of Seattle, along the banks of the Swinomish Channel that leads to Puget Sound. Although best known for its tulip festival in April, La Conner is a positively delightful place to visit any time of year, and doesn’t seem to be terribly well known outside of the region. We’ve only stumbled onto this beautiful place quite by accident ourselves, and we bring you along this week […]

Ep. 318: Fort Casey, Washington | Puget Sound RV travel camping history Whidbey Island

Duration: 24:04

Along with Fort Worden in Port Townsend and Fort Flagler on Marrowstone Island, Fort Casey on Washington State’s Whidbey Island was part of the “Triangle of Fire,” a trio of strategically placed fortifications defending the entrance to the Puget Sound at the turn of the 20th Century. We’ll not only camp at and explore Fort Casey in this Grand Adventure, but also visit Fort Worden, Port Townsend, Anacortes, and the Whidbey Island towns of Coupeville and Langley, so come along! […]

Ep. 317: Olympia, Washington | RV travel camping RVlife RVliving

Duration: 15:58

Washington State’s South Sound area is comprised of numerous islands and peninsulas separated by various inlets and passages of the southern portion of Puget Sound. Although it’s Washington State’s capital city, Olympia is still of a very modest size and it’s generally recognized as America’s wettest city. In this week’s Grand Adventure we explore the South Sound area surrounding Olympia, including the State Capitol, Percival Landing, Olympia Farmers Market, Tumwater Falls, Shelton and its logging history, Harstine Island, and the […]

Ep. 316: Oregon’s Three Capes | RV travel camping hiking crabbing clamming

Duration: 23:13

In this week’s Grand Adventure we’re hiding from the July 4th holiday masses on private land at a Hipcamp adjacent to Sand Lake Recreation Area along the northern Oregon coast in Tillamook County near Oregon’s Three Capes: Kiwanda, Meares and Lookout. While here we’ll bring you along crabbing and clamming, hiking at Cape Lookout, exploring Tillamook Air Museum, and even go riding on the dunes to see for ourselves the holiday weekend scene. So come along! Filmed: June 30-July 4, […]

Ep. 315: Central Oregon Coast | Newport RV camping travel hiking sightseeing

Duration: 28:28

We love the Oregon coast, especially that section of the Central Oregon coastline stretching from Florence north to Newport. This marks our third visit to this extraordinarily scenic stretch of coastline, with much to see and attract the RV traveler, and our objective in 2023 is to spend time visiting places that we’ve either overlooked or missed on prior visits. We’ll travel the coast, visiting Newport, Waldport, Yachats, and Florence. We’ll take an up-close look at Heceta Head Lighthouse, Cape […]

Ep. 314: Coos Bay, Oregon | RV travel camping hiking kayaking

Duration: 33:03

Oregon’s Bay Area centers on the city of Coos Bay, situated on the shores of the estuary of the same name that stretches for nearly 12 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. While staying right at the Charleston Marina RV Park, less than a mile from the mouth of the bay, in this week’s Grand Adventure we check out the cities of Coos Bay and Bandon, glimpse at Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, explore the five coastal Oregon State Parks […]

Ep. 313: California’s Redwood Coast | RV travel camping kayaking hiking

Duration: 25:56

Most folks visit California’s Redwood Coast to see the giant coastal redwood trees, the tallest trees on Earth. We were last here five years ago, and while we spent most of our 2018 visit touring Redwood National & State Parks, this time we wanted to see other things this area has to offer, in addition to these stately trees — and we found plenty! While RV camping at Golden Bear RV Park we’ll tour some giant redwoods, hike to Hidden […]

Ep. 312: East Park Reservoir, California | RV travel camping kayaking

Duration: 14:57

In this week’s Grand Adventure we’re camping and kayaking at East Park Reservoir in the northwestern Sacramento Valley of northern California. It’s a beautiful place, surprisingly remote, and eminently affordable. There’s not much sightseeing available in the area, so East Park Reservoir is a place where you go to relax and enjoy nature’s beauty. Filmed: June 4-9, 2023 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:49 East Park Reservoir camping 9:04 East Park Reservoir kayaking 13:32 Wrap-up and what’s next FOR MORE INFORMATION Our […]

Ep. 311: Sonoma Coast, California | RV travel camping hiking

Duration: 34:11

It’s going to be tough to beat this campsite in 2023, and equally difficult to leave! In this week’s Grand Adventure we’re camped at Ocean Cove right at the edge of the bluffs overlooking the pounding surf of the Pacific Ocean below. Join us as we explore the beautiful Sonoma Coast, from Bodega Bay all the way north to the Mendocino County line. We’ll go hiking at Stillwater Cove Regional Park, and visit the site of an unexpected Russian encampment […]

Ep. 310: Topaz Lake, Nevada | RV travel camping California

Duration: 23:10

Pioneers arrived in the Antelope Valley of western Nevada and eastern California in 1860, their prosperity enabled by irrigation ditches that diverted the water of the Walker River. Today the Walker River supplies Topaz Lake, a popular camping, boating and fishing locale in the far northern end of the Antelope Valley, split in two by the state border. While camping for the Memorial Day holiday week at Douglas County’s Topaz Lake Recreation Area we’ll find trouble while searching for a […]

Ep. 309: Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Convertible inflatable kayak | RV travel camping RVlife

Duration: 15:12

We’ve sold our venerable Necky Looksha Sport and purchased an Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Convertible inflatable kayak to accompany our Eddyline Fathom, thanks to its versatility to be used as a single or tandem kayak, with an open cockpit or closed, as well as its convenient portability for RV life. But how does an inflatable kayak stack up to a hardshell boat? We’ll give it a shot in this week’s Grand Adventure, so come along! Filmed: May 22-24, 2023 CHAPTERS 0:00 […]

Ep. 308: Bishop/Mammoth, California | RV travel camping boondocking Sierra hiking kayaking

Duration: 27:36

In this week’s Grand Adventure we’ve left the heat of the Mojave Desert behind, in search of cooler temperatures at elevation in the Eastern Sierra. But we’ve been squeezed between higher temps below and remaining deep snowpack above. While boondocking between Bishop and Mammoth Lakes, California we’ll explore Lake Crowley and Mammoth, find some ancient petroglyphs, hike along a geothermal creek, take a dip in some hot springs, and kayak the spectacular and uniquely named Convict Lake. Filmed: May 15-20, […]

Ep. 307: Whitney Pocket, Nevada | RV travel camping boondocking hiking

Duration: 19:50

Whitney Pocket sits about 30 miles south of Mesquite, Nevada, and northeast of Lake Mead’s northern arm within Gold Butte National Monument. It’s 21 miles of rough road from anywhere, but a campsite tucked among the multi-colored Aztec sandstone outcroppings at Whitney Pocket, surrounded by Joshua trees, various cacti and blooming purple sage is well worth the effort. Just come prepared, for this is about as remote as RV camping gets. While there we explore Gold Butte National Monument surrounding […]

Ep. 306: Burr Trail, Utah | RV travel camping hiking RVlife

Duration: 29:37

This week we kick off the Grand Adventure 2023 travel season boondocking along the Burr Trail, a 75-mile route pioneered in the mid-1800s through one of the most sparsely populated areas in the lower 48. It’s a rugged road connecting the tiny hamlet of Boulder in southern Utah with the even smaller locale called Bullfrog, on the shores of upper Lake Powell. It started out as a livestock trail, and it didn’t change much for the next 75 years or […]

Ep. 305: Mopeka Pro ✔ RV Water Tank Sensor | DIY RV upgrade

Duration: 10:04

Traditional RV water tank sensors are woefully inaccurate. The Mopeka Pro ✔ will let us manage our boondocking resources more effectively by using ultrasound to share precisely how much water remains in our tank. We’ll explain the device and show you the installation in our RV. Filmed: April 22-23, 2023 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:42 What is the Mopeka Pro ✔? 2:45 Why traditional tank sensors don’t work 3:18 Installing the sensor 7:38 Using the Mopeka Pro ✔ 8:33 Wrap-up and […]

Ep. 304: What Have I Done?! | RV water tank repair

Duration: 22:48

RV life isn’t always rainbows and unicorns. This Grand Adventure is all about RV water tank repair, which nearly derailed our plans to get back out on the road this weekend. But how did we break it? (Hint: It was something really, really stupid!) And how did we repair it? Tune in to find out. Filmed: April 14-22, 2023 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:38 What happened? 4:00 How to repair an RV water tank 6:29 Repairing RV pex plumbing piping 16:19 […]

Ep. 303: RV Internet 5G Upgrade | Peplink Max BR1 Pro 5G cellular modem router T-Mobile Starlink

Duration: 23:40

As full-time RV’ers who work from the road, we’re always on the hunt for the ultimate mobile Internet as we travel around the country. This week we’re upgrading our RV modem/router to the Peplink/Pepwave Max BR1 Pro 5G, capable of ISP prioritization, two mobile carriers, carrier bonding and more. We’re also testing out the P800 data plan offered by MobileMustHave.com that provides 800 GB monthly on T-Mobile’s network, and using it in conjunction with Starlink satellite Internet. Filmed: April 13-18, […]

Ep. 302: Golden Spike & Spiral Jetty | Promontory Utah sightseeing camping

Duration: 15:23

By 1862, engineers had surveyed a railroad route across the Sierra Nevada, and Congress authorized the Central Pacific to begin building the first U.S. transcontinental railroad east from Sacramento, and the Union Pacific working westward from Omaha. Those two lines would ultimately meet at Promontory in the Great Salt Lake Desert of northern Utah, the site of today’s Golden Spike National Historical Park. We’ll explore Golden Spike, the unique earthwork sculpture of Spiral Jetty in the Great Salt Lake, and […]

Ep. 301: Antelope Island | Great Salt Lake bison Utah state park hiking

Duration: 15:01

While we’re still a few short weeks from returning to the road for spring, summer and fall, we wanted to bring you to one of our favorite places in our own back yard before we leave the Salt Lake City area for the season. Forty-two square-mile Antelope Island sits in the middle of Utah’s Great Salt Lake northwest of Salt Lake City, connected to the mainland by a seven-mile causeway. On the island, which is uninhabited and teeming with a […]

Ep. 300: Save BIG on Diesel! | RV travel Open Roads TSD RVlife RVliving

Duration: 6:49

As full-time RVers who travel all across the country, our biggest variable expense is fuel for our RV tow vehicle. Now that we’ve switched out our tow vehicle for a one-ton diesel pickup, we’ve joined the Open Roads diesel fuel program from TSD Logistics to save an enormous amount of money while refilling our tank. We’re actually paying far less per gallon for diesel than the 85 octane unleaded gasoline found locally! You can too, and we’ll show you how. […]

Ep. 299: RV Water Heater Annual Maintenance | recreational vehicle camper Suburban

Duration: 13:55

Once a year, it’s important to inspect and replace the anode rod in your RV water heater to prevent your tank and burner from corroding. In this episode of GrandAdventure we’ll explain how this works, and walk you through the important process of anode rod replacement and flushing out your hot water tank. Filmed: March 18, 2023 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:35 What’s an anode rod? 1:35 Removing and inspecting the old anode rod 3:17 Inspecting the hot water tank with […]

Ep. 298: RV Portable Dog Enclosure | pet travel FWX Rollick playpen

Duration: 10:26

Roughly two-thirds of RV travelers travel with their pets. If you’re like us, your pet is another member of your family, and we’d do almost anything to keep our Labrador Retriever Zoe happy. In this week’s Grand Adventure we’re trying out a portable dog enclosure from FXW, the FWX Rollick Playpen, that’s perfect for your pet’s RV life. Filmed: March 10-14, 2023 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:45 What is Grand Adventure? 1:25 Why a dog enclosure? 2:08 The FXW Rollick Space […]

Ep. 297: Keyless RV Lock Installation | upgrade modification gear Kohree

Duration: 15:15

In this week’s Grand Adventure we’re going to install a new Kohree keyless RV lock in our fifth wheel camper door. It’s an easy RV upgrade to improve your RV life. Filmed: March 2-5, 2023 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 00:33 What is Grand Adventure? 1:22 Why Kohree? 3:05 What’s in the box? 4:31 Installing the keyless RV entry lock 11:33 Programming the keyless RV 12:25 Conclusion & wrap-up FOR MORE INFORMATION Kohree RV Door Lock Keyless Entry on Amazon https://amzn.to/3ZnLswG Grand […]

Ep. 296: Replacing RV Propane Detectors | How to maintenance repair upgrade mod DIY

Duration: 9:14

Did you know that your RV’s propane detector (or combination LP/Carbon Monoxide detector) has an expiration date? These important life saving recreational vehicle devices are super easy to replace, and we’ll show you how and why. Filmed: December 21, 2022-February 23, 2023 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:34 Why replace your detector? 2:14 Replacing your detector 7:25 Wrap-up GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV campers, including t-shirts, coffee mugs and more. Sales help to […]

Ep. 295: Starlink RV in 2023 | satellite Internet camping travel recreational vehicle

Duration: 11:34

In this week’s Grand Adventure we’re going to update you on Starlink satellite Internet for your RV for 2023. Starlink is rapidly evolving, and a lot has changed, even since our own videos on Starlink produced only a year ago. We’ll share everything you need to know about Starlink, including what’s good, what’s bad, and whether Starlink in your RV is for you. Filmed: February 20-21, 2023 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:49 What is Starlink? 2:18 Who is Starlink for? 2:56 […]

Ep. 294: MaxxAir MaxxFan Plus RV Upgrade | camping RVlife fan modification

Duration: 10:16

While we’re enjoying warmer weather in Quartzsite we’re embarking upon one of the best upgrades you can make to your RV, installing a MaxxAir MaxxFan Plus 4500K from Airxcel. This is a remarkable unit that will fit any existing 14″x14″ roof vent opening, featuring a 10-speed reversible fan capable of moving up to 900 cubic feet of air per minute. The transparent lid is motorized and includes a rain sensor that will automatically close the lid when it detects rainfall. […]

Ep. 293: Adding USB Outlets to Your RV | camping gear recreational vehicle

Duration: 12:04

The gadgets we own these days all seem to be charged via USB cables: cameras, drones, headlamps, tablets, and of course phones — and not only yours, but those of your family members, too! Yet most RV manufacturers only put one, maybe two USB ports in their campers. And if you’re really lucky they’re not dumb USB ports without any fast charging technology to regulate voltage and wattage. We’re here this week to show you a super simple and cost-effective […]

Ep. 292: Q23 RV Rally | Quartzsite 2023 | Yuma | Arizona | Imperial Dam travel camping meetup

Duration: 18:39

In this week’s Grand Adventure we’re going to share some of the best moments from our Q23 Rally, which took place last week in the Sonoran Desert at Quartzsite, Arizona. While boondocking at La Posa South LTVA we’ll share pot luck meals cooked in Dutch ovens, put some marshmallows and pie irons in the fire, see the sights around Quartzsite during the RV Show, journey to Yuma to explore the Arizona Territorial Prison and the history of this pivotal western […]

Ep. 291: Live from Quartzsite | RV travel camping Arizona

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Ep. 290: Wyze Security Cameras for RV | camping gear travel

Duration: 11:24

We’ve been using various battery cameras for years to keep tabs on what’s going on outside our RV when we can’t see for ourselves. Seven months ago we opted to shift everything we’re utilizing over to the Wyze ecosystem, both inside and outside for dependability, quality and price. Know that this video is NOT sponsored in any way. Filmed: June 2022-January 2023 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 1:00 Why Wyze? 1:30 Wyze Cam Pan 2:07 Smart AI 2:30 Wyze Cam Plus 3:05 […]

Ep. 289: Best RV Camping 2022 | U.S. travel hiking kayaking sightseeing

Duration: 49:28

The year 2022 was an amazing Grand Adventure! From one corner of the United States to the other, from Mt. Rainier to the Florida peninsula. Deserts, mountains, lakes, rivers, ocean beaches and more! 38 campsites, 27 states, and over 7,500 miles towing our fifth wheel across the country, all the while finding great hiking, kayaking, sightseeing and more along the way. Boondocking on gorgeous public lands in the West, and campgrounds back east. Of course we have our favorites, and […]

Ep. 288: The Long Drive Home | Texas New Mexico Utah RV travel camping

Duration: 21:43

We’ve got 1,500 miles and four states to cover over four days to get back to our winter base in Salt Lake City, and we’re bringing you along. Filmed: November 28 to December 2, 2022 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:49 Day 1: Port Aransas to Brownfield, Texas 5:19 Day 2: Brownfield, Texas to Albuquerque, New Mexico 12:34 Day 3: Albuquerque, New Mexico to Moab, Utah 15:09 Day 4: Moab to Salt Lake City, Utah 19:02 Wrap-up and what’s next Q23 YOUTUBE […]

Ep. 287: Texas Beach Thanksgiving | Port Aransas dolphins kayaking

Duration: 15:24

We continue our march westward this week, stopping by Port Aransas to share Thanksgiving Weekend with friends at Pioneer RV Beach Resort, explore some of the other campground and boondocking options in Port Aransas, and to kayak the surrounding waters for some unexpectedly close encounters of the dolphin kind. Filmed: November 24-27, 2022 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:43 Port Aransas, Texas 1:43 Thanksgiving with friends 3:18 Pioneer RV Beach Resort 5:33 Port Aransas Beach 7:16 Mustang Island State Park 7:54 Kayaking […]

Ep. 286: Louisiana Beach Boondocking | Rutherford Beach Creole Cameron Parish

Duration: 15:38

This week we’re finally back to RV boondocking, and oh, what a spot! You can boondock right on the beach in Louisiana — who knew!? We’ll bring you to Rutherford Beach in Creole, in Cameron Parish where multiple hurricanes have all but destroyed the local population and the alligators outnumber the people. Filmed: November 19-23, 2022 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:57 Lot docking overnight at Atchafalaya Welcome Center 2:21 Camping on Rutherford Beach 7:00 Cameron Parish, Louisiana 12:29 Back on Rutherford […]

Ep. 285: Gulf Shores, Alabama | Gulf State Park RV travel camping

Duration: 17:58

This week’s Grand Adventure is from Gulf Shores, Alabama! Gulf State Park spans over 6,000 acres along the Gulf of Mexico, and with 496 reservable paved full-hookup campsites its campground is positively massive. We’ll explore the State Park and its fishing pier, beach and 28 miles of multi-use trails, as well as the historic Fort Morgan and take a trip into nearby Mobile, so come along! Filmed: November 13-18, 2022 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:38 Gulf State Park Campground 3:40 Gulf […]

Ep. 284: Panama City Beach | Florida RV camping travel kayaking

Duration: 22:21

Join us this week for a Grand Adventure at the sugar-white sands and emerald waters of Panama City Beach! While RV camping waterfront in a gorgeous site at the newly rebuilt St. Andrews State Park campground, where we ride out Tropical Storm Nicole, we’ll kayak to the uninhabited sands of Shell Island, explore this popular vacation and Spring Break destination on the Florida Panhandle (a.k.a. the “Redneck Riviera”), and also spend an extra night camping at  @Sun Outdoors  Panama City […]

Ep. 283: Florida’s Nature Coast | RV travel camping kayaking Rainbow Springs Cedar Key

Duration: 28:44

In this week’s Grand Adventure we visit the Nature Coast of Florida, north of Tampa up towards the Big Bend. We’ll kayak with friends along the beautiful spring-fed, crystal-clear Rainbow River from K.P. Hole Park up to the headsprings in Rainbow Springs State Park, before turning downstream to the Withlacoochee River — encountering cormorants, herons, turtles, river otters and even an alligator along the way! We’ll also explore the unique history of the remote Cedar Key right on the Gulf […]

Ep. 282: Lower Tampa Bay | Florda RV travel camping Anna Maria St. Petersburg Hurricane Ian

Duration: 24:59

Back when we lived in Anna Maria, Florida some 20 years ago, our RV had a keel instead of wheels. This is “old home” week for Grand Adventure as we stay at Horseshoe Cove RV Resort in Bradenton to revisit many of our favorite spots surrounding Lower Tampa Bay, including Anna Maria Island, St. Armand’s Circle, Sarasota, the Sunshine Skyway, Fort De Soto Park, Pass-a-Grille, John’s Pass Village & Boardwalk, and downtown St. Petersburg to see what’s changed, and what’s […]

Ep. 281: St. Augustine | Florida RV travel camping

Duration: 25:12

Founded in 1565 by Spanish explorers along what is now the northeastern coast of the state of Florida, St. Augustine is the oldest continuously inhabited European-established settlement in the contiguous United States. St. Augustine is part of Florida’s First Coast region, and since the late 19th century, St. Augustine’s distinctive historical character has made the city a popular tourist attraction. We’ll explore the area’s varied history, architecture, beaches, lighthouse, Castillo de San Marcos, Fort Matanzas, and more, all while RV […]

Ep. 280: Savannah | Georgia RV travel camping history

Duration: 18:28

Savannah is the oldest city in the state of Georgia, established in 1733 as the British colonial capital of the Province of Georgia and later the first state capital. A strategic port city in the American Revolution and during the American Civil War, Savannah is today an industrial center and an important Atlantic seaport that nevertheless attracted 14.8 million visitors from across the country and around the world to its cobblestone streets, parks, and notable historic buildings. In this week’s […]

Ep. 279: South Carolina Lowcountry | Charleston RV travel camping

Duration: 27:00

The Lowcountry is the name of the region along South Carolina’s coast, including both the city of Charleston and the Sea Islands. In this Grand Adventure, while staying at Tiny Town RV Campground in Cottageville we’ll spend a week exploring Charleston, Folly Beach, Sullivan’s Island, Patriots Point (home to two Navy warship museums), the slavery history of McLeod Plantation, Colonial Dorchester, the Tuskegee Airmen Memorial, and Fort Sumter, where the first shots were fired in the U.S. Civil War. Filmed: […]

Ep. 278: Down East North Carolina | Hurricane Ian RV travel camping

Duration: 24:09

This week we’re camping right on the North Carolina coastline Down East, right across Core Sound from Cape Lookout National Seashore. This is a delightfully rural area of mixed forest and salt marsh that’s just about three feet above sea level. We’re checking out the area including Cedar Island, Morehead City, historic New Bern and Civil War Fort Macon, and the Bogue Banks/Crystal Coast resorts of Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, Indian Beach and Pine Knoll Shores, all while enjoying local […]

Ep. 277: Outer Banks | Cape Hatteras National Seashore North Carolina camping kayaking

Duration: 27:57

North Carolina’s Outer Banks is one of the most hazardous sections of the Atlantic Coast, where the Gulf Stream collides with the Virginia Drift, a branch of the Labrador Current from Canada. This collision forces southbound ships into a dangerous 12-mile long sandbar called Diamond Shoals, where hundreds and possibly thousands of shipwrecks have given Cape Hatteras the reputation as the Graveyard of the Atlantic. This is home to Cape Hatteras National Seashore — America’s first — and while camping […]

Ep. 276: New River Gorge | National Park West Virginia hiking camping history

Duration: 34:16

Southern West Virginia’s New River Gorge is perhaps best known for this bridge that conveys US Route 19 across the New River, one of the highest vehicular bridges in the world. The bridge, however, is just a fraction of the intrigue of the New River Gorge, which just became a U.S. National Park in 2020. The park is rich in cultural and natural history, and offers an abundance of scenic and recreational opportunities. It’s home to some of the country’s […]

Ep. 275: Hocking Hills | Ohio RV travel camping hiking

Duration: 24:18

Hocking Hills is a deeply dissected area of the Allegheny Plateau in central Ohio southeast of Columbus that features cliffs, gorges, rock shelters, and waterfalls, many of which are contained within various units of Hocking Hills State Park. Few of the region’s natural wonders can be seen from the road, but most only require a short hike to access. In this week’s Grand Adventure we’ll explore and hike to the areas around Old Man’s Cave, Cedar Falls, Ash Cave and […]

Ep. 274: Indiana Amish Country | RV travel camping

Duration: 24:48

This week we’re visiting the Amish country of northeastern Indiana, which not coincidentally is also the heart of America’s RV industry. From our campsite in Shipshewana we’ll explore the local Amish food and culture along with the agrarian beauty of the farmland here and Chain O’Lakes State Park, and even take a ride in an Amish buggy and pay a visit to the RV Hall of Fame & Museum in Elkhart. Filmed: August 28-September 5, 2022 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:55 […]

Ep. 273: How They Build an RV | KZ Durango fifth wheel construction

Duration: 24:49

Have you ever wondered how your RV was made? We certainly did, so we visited the KZ Recreational Vehicles Durango plant in Shipshewana, Indiana to find out for ourselves, and we’re bringing you along on this Grand Adventure. We toured and filmed the factory during production hours with the company’s GM, documenting the building of a Durango from start to finish. We’ll even sit down with KZ’s president for a chat. Filmed: August 29-31, 2022 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:56 All […]

Ep. 272: Wapsipinicon River | Iowa camping hiking kayaking

Duration: 23:40

The Wapsipinicon, known locally as the Wapsi, is a roughly 300-mile tributary of the Mississippi River that drains the rural farming region of rolling hills and bluffs north of Waterloo and Cedar Rapids, Iowa. In this episode of Grand Adventure we’re camping on the riverbank in Pinicon Ridge Park, a 966-acre Linn County recreation area that includes not only some of the nicest county park camping that we’ve found, but also American Elk, an observation tower, watercraft rentals, fabulous hiking […]

Ep. 271: Iowa Great Lakes | RV travel camping

Duration: 16:41

When you think of Iowa, you probably envision endless rows of corn. But there’s a whole different side of Iowa that we share in this episode from Iowa Great Lakes, a major summer tourism area! This region is a plethora of lakes along the Iowa/Minnesota border surrounding the towns of Spirit Lake and Okoboji, formed 13,500 years ago by the Des Moines lobe ice sheet as it pressed southward into Iowa. You’ll find all manner of camping, boating, dockside bars […]

Ep. 270: Sitting Bull & Standing Rock | South Dakota RV travel camping kayaking history

Duration: 21:23

While camping in our RV at beautiful Indian Creek State Recreation Area along the Missouri River’s Lake Oahe, near the north-central South Dakota town of Mobridge, we explore the area’s rich prairie history including the Hunkpapa Sioux chief Sitting Bull, the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, Fort Manuel, Fort Yates, and St. Elizabeth’s Mission. We even get our kayak out onto the lake. Join us for a Grand Adventure! Filmed: August 8-14, 2022 SPONSOR Visit https://rvmattress.com/grandadventure to get 20% off your […]

Ep. 269: Fort Peck Dam & Lake | Montana RV travel camping history

Duration: 23:00

The Fort Peck Dam is a massive four mile-long earthen impoundment of the Missouri River built in the 1930s during the Great Depression, as a major project of the Public Works Administration, part of FDR’s New Deal. At its peak, the project employed nearly 11,000 workers in the desolate eastern Montana prairie at a time when unemployment averaged 18 percent. Montanans got first crack at the jobs, and many ranchers left their farms fallow for several years to work at […]

Ep. 268: Glacier National Park | Montana RV travel camping kayaking

Duration: 22:20

Glacier is one of America’s most popular National Parks, and it’s easy to understand why. Join us this week as we travel the famed Going-to-the-Sun Road and kayak beautiful glacially-carved Bowman Lake in the park’s North Fork Corridor, all from a spectacular boondocking site on a gravel bar alongside the Middle Fork Flathead River just five miles from the National Park entrance! Filmed: July 24-31, 2022 SPONSOR This episode of Grand Adventure is sponsored by The Dyrt PRO! Find the […]

Ep. 267: Coeur d’Alene | Idaho RV travel camping boondocking

Duration: 17:41

In this week’s Grand Adventure we’re camped in a boondocking site right beside the Little North Fork Coeur d’Alene River, in Idaho Panhandle National Forest. From our campsite here we’ll bring you to Lake Coeur d’Alene and the city of Coeur d’Alene, and explore some of the nearby Silver Valley’s extensive mining history. We’ll even journey all the way right to the center of the universe! That’s a whole lot of content for one Grand Adventure, so come along! Filmed: […]

Ep. 266: Mt. Rainier | National Park Washington RV travel camping

Duration: 18:00

Mount Rainier National Park was established in 1899 as the fourth national park in the United States. It encompasses over 369 square miles surrounding Mount Rainier, a hulking 14,410-foot stratovolcano with an impressive 13,000 feet of prominence above the surrounding countryside in central Washington State. From our boondocking campsite at Rimrock Lake Recreation Area of Wenatchee National Forest we’ll explore not only the National Park, but also White Pass, Rimrock and Clear Lakes, and Crystal Mountain. Filmed: July 10-17, 2022 […]

Ep. 265: Bend | Oregon RV travel camping kayaking

Duration: 25:29

Bend, in central Oregon, is one of our favorite small cities anywhere, and we’ll show you why in this week’s Grand Adventure. Although it started life as a logging town in the early 1900s, situated right at the transition point between mountainous ponderosa pine forests to the west and arid high desert to the east, Bend is now best known as a gateway to many outdoor sports and recreation opportunities, including mountain biking, skiing, fishing, hiking, rock climbing, paddling, golf […]

Ep. 264: Crater Lake | National Park Oregon RV camping kayaking hiking

Duration: 22:14

Established in 1902, Crater Lake is the fifth-oldest National Park in the United States and the only one in Oregon. The park centers on the caldera of Crater Lake, a remnant of the destroyed volcano Mount Mazama. The eruption of Mt. Mazama formed a large caldera that was filled in about 740 years, forming this beautiful lake with a deep blue hue. The lake is 1,949 feet deep at its deepest point, and depending on how you measure it’s either […]

Ep. 263: Upgrade Your RV Mattress | Brooklyn Mattress review

Duration: 8:14

Are you uncomfortable with the mattress in your RV? Can you get a good mattress in one of those odd RV sizes? Yes you can! In this week’s Grand Adventure we take RV Mattress by Brooklyn Bedding for five weeks of test sleep, and share our opinions. Filmed: May 28-July 3, 2022 FOR MORE INFORMATION Visit rvmattress.com/grandadventure to get 20% off with the promo code “grandadventure”! GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV […]

Ep. 262: Mt. Shasta | California RV travel camping kayaking

Duration: 19:28

In this week’s Grand Adventure we’re camping in an extremely popular boondocking area called Sand Flat, located at over 6,700 feet of elevation on the southwestern flank of Mount Shasta, elevation 14,180 feet. We’ll explore the area surrounding this Cascade volcano, including the towns of Mt. Shasta, Weed, Dunsmuir and McCloud, visit McCloud Falls and Hedge Creek Falls, and go kayaking on a glacial tarn called Castle Lake. Filmed: June 19-26, 2022 SPONSOR This episode of Grand Adventure is sponsored […]

Ep. 261: Lassen | Volcanic National Park California RV travel camping

Duration: 15:54

We’ve now worked our way from the northern Sierra Nevada to the volcanic tablelands surrounding the southern Cascades of northern California. Lassen County is logging country and home to Lassen Volcanic National Park. Our first objective is to find an appropriate boondocking site, which is easier said than done. Once we settle down to camp in the Pine Creek Valley, northwest of Susanville, we’ll ascend the extinct volcanoes of both Cave Mountain to let Zoe swim in Cave Lake, and […]

Ep. 260: Tahoe | California Nevada RV travel camping kayaking

Duration: 25:00

In this week’s Grand Adventure we’re leaving behind Nevada’s Carson Valley and climbing into the Sierra Nevada Mountains just to the south of Lake Tahoe, where we’ve found our favorite boondocking site of the season thus far at Border Ruffian Flat, only a half hour’s drive south of Lake Tahoe and outside the “blue line,” the perimeter drawn around Lake Tahoe within which dispersed camping in the National Forest is prohibited. We explore not only our camping area and the […]

Ep. 259: Washoe Lake State Park | Nevada RV travel camping

Duration: 13:13

Washoe Lake State Park makes an excellent base camp for visiting Reno, Carson City, Virginia City and even Lake Tahoe, all 30 minutes or less away. It’s situated on nearly 3,800 acres on the south and east shores of Washoe Lake, named for the Washoe people who would generally spend the winter in the lowlands of the Washoe Valley and summer on the shores of Lake Tahoe. In this week’s Grand Adventure we spend three nights in the State Park […]

Ep. 258: Lahontan | State Recreation Area Nevada RV travel beach camping kayaking

Duration: 15:54

With willows and cottonwoods scattered along 69 miles of shoreline, Lahontan State Recreation Area is one of most popular places in Nevada to boat, fish, water ski, horseback ride, camp and enjoy the outdoors. Wild horses, bobcat, fox and deer share the park with a variety of birds, including migratory waterfowl, pelicans, herons, egrets, hawks and bald eagles. Primitive boondocking on the beach is permitted, and we couldn’t think of a more summer-like place to spend the Memorial Day holiday […]

Ep. 257: Ryobi ONE+ 18V EZClean Review | RV camping gear boondocking

Duration: 9:57

We bought our Ryobi 18V ONE+ EZClean battery power washer at Home Depot nearly a year ago, but this is the first time that we’ve actually used it the way that we were thinking when we bought it. After four dusty weeks in the desert, now that we’re boondocking right next to a big lake with limitless water we can put the EZClean to task to clean our RV. Filmed: May 25, 2022 SPONSOR This episode of Grand Adventure is […]

Ep. 256: Goldfield, Nevada | RV travel camping RVlife

Duration: 21:56

Central Nevada has to be one of the most sparsely populated regions in the lower 48. We’re still traveling with the folks behind the YouTube channel Homie at Large, and for Goldfield we’re dispersed camping (a.k.a. boondocking) among the Joshua trees and wild burros on BLM land less than three miles outside of town. Goldfield became a boomtown following the discovery of gold here in 1902, and quickly reached a peak population around 20,000 people in 1906 before falling back […]

Ep. 255: Pioche | Nevada RV travel camping history RVlife RVliving

Duration: 20:18

Located 180 miles north of Las Vegas, Pioche today is home to roughly 1,000 residents at an elevation of just over 6,000 feet. However, it had a notorious past beginning in the 1860s as a silver mining town, when its remoteness led to a reputation as one of the roughest towns in the Old West. Join #GrandAdventure as we explore Pioche, including its mining history, local townsfolk, nearby Cathedral Gorge and Spring Valley State Parks, and more while boondocking in […]

Ep. 254: Ely, Nevada | Great Basin National Park RV travel camping RVlife

Duration: 26:07

While camping in Cave Lake State Park we’ll bring you along this week to three positively wonderful sights to see nearby Ely, Nevada: Ward Charcoal Ovens State Historic Park, the Nevada Northern Railway Museum, and Great Basin National Park! Filmed: May 3-8, 2022 SPONSOR This episode of Grand Adventure is proudly sponsored by the Better Business Bureau! Wherever you travel across North America, the Better Business Bureau is right there with you to locate trustworthy businesses along the way. Whether […]

Ep. 253: On the Road Again! | Nevada Utah RV travel camping Ely Cave Lake

Duration: 7:47

After five stationary months in Salt Lake City we’re truly excited to be back out on the road for nearly eight full months of traveling around the country! Following a harrowing drive, we’ve set up in Cave Lake State Park to camp with YouTube friends as we prepare to explore the area surrounding Ely, Nevada. Filmed: May 1-2, 2022 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:36 Crossing Utah’s West Desert 1:07 Snow! 1:31 Ely, Nevada & the Schell Creek Range 2:05 Cave Lake […]

Ep. 252: RV Insurance: Everything You Need to Know | Travel Camping RVlife fulltimeRV

Duration: 9:31

Throughout my entire professional life of nearly 35 years I’ve been in the insurance industry. In this week’s Grand Adventure we’ll discuss everything you need to know about RV insurance for weekenders and full-timers alike, including how to understand your insurance policy, RV insurance policies for weekend campers, how RV insurance policies for full-time RVers differ, and common fallacies and misconceptions about RV insurance. Filmed: April 26, 2022 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 1:29 RV insurance for weekend campers 2:50 How to […]

Ep. 251 Preparing to Travel | RV camping skiing Alta Utah RVlife RVliving ski April 2022

Duration: 9:08

We’re now less than two weeks away from leaving our winter home in Salt Lake City and getting back on the road for another full travel season at Grand Adventure! As we get ready to resume our travels, join us as we wrap up ski season at Utah’s  @AltaSkiArea , check out the optional solar panel and battery for the  @NewAir  48-quart dual-zone electric cooler, and introduce the first phase of our upcoming travel episodes. Filmed: April 17-18, 2022 CHAPTERS 0:00 […]

Ep. 250: Camping Power! | 1000W portable power station review OKMO G1000

Duration: 9:51

We’ve been carrying a 500-watt portable power station for several years, so when OKMO offered to send us their G1000 1000-watt power station for review we were enthused! A portable power station is a lithium battery bank, a power inverter and a solar charge controller all in one handy portable package. It’s self-contained to provide pure, clean 120-volt AC or 12-volt DC power. Use these for: Car, tent or RV camping; Tailgating; Powering tools away from a power source; Keeping […]

Ep. 249: Boondocking Machine! | Xantrex Freedom Pro XC 3000 install & test | RV travel camping

Duration: 7:19

Ever since we took delivery in October 2020, we’ve been working to turn our Durango fifth wheel into a true boondocking machine. Last year we installed 600 watts of solar on the roof and swapped out our two lead acid wet cell batteries for three Battle Born lithium batteries. But that was just the first phase. Even with doing our own labor the total buildout was going to cost us around $7,000 so we needed to stage the upgrades. Earlier […]

Ep. 248: RV Water from a Lake? | NoDirtyWater R3 water filtration test and review | RVlife RVliving

Duration: 7:36

We’re probably more excited about this RV accessory than any other in a long, long time. We came to RV camping by way of backpacking. We’d hike into remote lakes of the Uinta Mountains in northeastern Utah and filter water. The R3 water filtration system from nodirtywater has a 0.2-micron safety filter to purify water, removing giardia, cryptosporidia, E-Coli and other nasties. We love to camp next to the water, so we’ve often thought about how wonderful it would be […]

Ep. 247: Newair Electric Car Refrigerator-Freezer | RV truck cooler travel camping

Duration: 7:05

There are distinct advantages to using an electric cooler over a conventional cooler with ice: You can maintain an accurate temperature for food safety; You can keep frozen items frozen; and You don’t have to worry about melted ice ruining your food. We’ve been traveling in our RV with an electric cooler for over a year, so when Newair offered to send us one of their 48-quart dual zone electric coolers to test and evaluate, we jumped on the opportunity. […]

Ep. 246: Love’s Adds RV Sites | Travel Camping RVlife

Duration: 7:44

For an RV traveler there’s a large, yet ever-shrinking pool of places available for a quick overnight stop. RVers have long looked to retail and restaurant giants like Cabela’s, Cracker Barrel, and even casinos for a free or cheap place to pull over for a quick overnight en route to their destination. In the face of municipal pressure, and sometimes in response to ill-mannered guests, many of these time-tested stops are closing their doors to overnight RV stays. Even Walmart, […]

Ep. 245: Installing Dimmers for RV Lights | travel camping RVlife

Duration: 9:55

If you’re like many RV owners you’ve found the overhead 12V lights to be far too bright. In this week’s Grand Adventure we install two forms of 12V dimmers to soften the harshness of our RV’s lighting. Filmed: March 5-7, 2022 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 1:40 Installing the RecPro dimmer switch 5:02 Installing a dimmer-equipped puck light 7:08 The results 7:20 Dimming on OneControl 7:53 Get these dimmers for yourself 8:20 Wrap-up FOR MORE INFORMATION RecPro RV Dimmer Switch https://amzn.to/3vO9TqX acegoo […]

Ep. 244: Starlink Tests Roaming? | RV satellite Internet travel camping

Duration: 23:58

Starlink’s satellite Internet has been nothing short of transformative for our RV travel. But as Starlink continues to expand its service, moving locations has been everything from trivial to frustrating, depending on whether or not we’re moving to an open cell with available capacity. However, now Starlink appears to be experimenting with “roaming” where you can leave your service address in one location and move about at will! In this week’s Grand Adventure we sit down with two folks who […]

Ep. 243: Low-Power Portable Air Conditioning for Camping | RV travel boondocking

Duration: 9:05

In this episode of Grand Adventure we take a look at a potential way to stay cool while boondocking with a portable battery-powered air conditioner from Zero Breeze. We’ll test its cooling ability, power consumption, noise and more. Stay tuned to the end, as we’ll be giving you the chance to win one of these devices for yourself! Filmed: February 20, 2022 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 1:09 Zero Breeze Mark 2 2:47 Noise, power & cooling testing 5:17 Hot air & […]

Ep. 242: Big Solar Upgrade! | RV travel camping boondocking

Duration: 8:11

We’re now full-time RVers who use a lot of energy. Because we work full-time from the RV we’re running multiple computers, VOIP phones and more, all of which are energy hogs. And because it’s our home, many evenings we prefer to just sit and unwind on the couch in front of the television. On our recent visit to Quartzsite we found that while boondocking we were losing 5-10% battery state of charge per day, especially now that we have Starlink […]

Ep. 241: Moving Starlink Camp to Camp | RV travel camping satellite Internet

Duration: 10:47

Starlink has made RV travel with their satellite Internet service as easy as picking your new campsite on a map, to transfer service to your next location. But what if Starlink isn’t yet offered at your next location, or what if it’s already full at capacity? This week we share the process we used to successfully find a Starlink service address among all the snowbirding RV’ers in busy Quartzsite, Arizona during the congested Big Tent Week. Filmed: January 29-February 3, […]

Ep. 240: Grand Adventure Rally Quartzsite 2022 | Arizona RV travel camping

Duration: 14:10

Let’s be blunt: no one goes to Quartzsite for scenic beauty or a charming town. Instead, RVers by the tens of thousands gather in Quartzsite in winter for cheap RV living and getting together with friends both old and new. When planning for the Q22 Rally in Quartzsite fizzled, we made a last-minute decision to hold a Grand Adventure Rally of our own at the La Posa South Long Term Visitor Area in the southwestern Arizona desert, an 11-hour drive […]

Ep 239: How to Score a Sold-Out Campsite | Campnab RV travel camping

Duration: 10:07

Some of the most popular campgrounds around are government-operated campgrounds in National Parks, State Parks, National Forests, BLM, the Bureau of Reclamation, the US Army Corps of Engineers, and more, available on Recreation.gov and Reserve America. Their popularity, however, means that they’re often booked six months in advance. So how does an RV traveler score a last-minute spot in one of these beautiful locations? Stay tuned, for we explain how in this episode of Grand Adventure. Filmed: January 18, 2022 […]

Ep. 238: Starlink Satellite Internet for Your RV | travel camping

Duration: 13:12

Starlink is changing the game for RV travelers and remote workers with affordable high-speed broadband satellite Internet available almost anywhere. In this episode of Grand Adventure, after two years of waiting we share our first experiences with Starlink, including mounting their satellite “Dishy McFlatface” on our RV, running speed tests, and changing our service location. We’re hardly overstating things when we say that this will change everything about how we travel full-time in our RV, to work and play from […]

Ep. 237: Tiny PC for Your RV: travel camping computer Plex Subsonic media server

Duration: 8:48

When we went full-time in our RV we missed our media servers. Back in our sticks-and-bricks home we were running Plex and Subsonic servers for our collections of movies, TV shows and music, but our tower Home Theater PC was too large to move conveniently into our RV. Enter the MeLE PCG02, a full mini Windows 10 Professional desktop PC in a stick form factor. At only 5 inches long, 2 inches wide and 0.7 inches thick, it’s an amazing […]

Ep. 236: Why You Need a Dash Cam | Garmin Dash Cam 57 review RV travel

Duration: 10:22

If you’ve ever towed a trailer, or driven a motorhome or semi, you’ve already witnessed lots of people doing stupid things in front of you, expecting you to be able to stop that heavy rig on a dime. We’ve all had the guy who passes your RV, and then squeezes into your lane in front of you while slamming on the brakes in an effort to beat you to an exit ramp. When it comes to determining fault for these […]

Ep. 235: Best RV Travel 2021 | Camping Hiking Kayaking

Duration: 38:13

With the calendar set to flip to 2022 this coming weekend it’s time for our annual Grand Adventure retrospective of our 2021 RV camping and travel season. We’re going to look back at our favorite places and favorite video footage from 2021 in 10 special categories: CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 1:03 Best Boondocking 3:45 Best Dry Camping 6:26 Best Full Hookups 9:10 Best Mountain Town 12:51 Best Beach Town 16:10 Best Desert Town 20:12 Best Ghost Town 22:45 Best Hiking 25:04 […]

Ep. 234: Ultimate RV Internet | Visible cellular Pepwave MAX Transit Duo LTE router

Duration: 24:46

With carrier redundancy and prioritization, and automatic failover, we’ve found our ultimate solution for RV Internet connectivity to work remotely from the road. Join us this week as we discuss our updated system that includes service on Visible mobile, AT&T, Verizon, campground Wi-Fi and soon to include Starlink, too, all handled by one device: the Pepwave MAX Transit Duo LTE router, which we started using in October. Filmed: December 20, 2021 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 1:23 Updates to Visible Mobile 6:16 […]

Ep. 233: New Mexico’s Turquoise Trail | RV travel camping

Duration: 19:06

New Mexico’s capital city of Santa Fe is a charming town with a distinct influence from its Spanish heritage. We’ve visited Santa Fe before, so we want to see and film something new to us to share with you on this episode of Grand Adventure. The Turquoise Trail is a National Scenic Byway that extends southward from Santa Fe along New Mexico State Road 14 to the east side of Sandia Peak, where it turns northwestward to return to Interstate […]

Ep. 232 Lake Meredith, Texas & Route 66 Ghost Towns | RV travel camping kayaking

Duration: 11:56

In last week’s Episode 231 we shared the dry, windswept plains of the Texas Panhandle surrounding Amarillo that nevertheless hold a few hidden gems, like Palo Duro Canyon where we spent the past week. Northeast of Amarillo lies another secret: Lake Meredith, a hidden oasis where wildlife and people find relief from the dry grasslands above. Through this plain, the Canadian River has cut dramatic 200-foot canyons where the river has been impounded by the Sanford Dam to create 10,000-acre […]

Ep. 231: Palo Duro Canyon & RV Musem | Amarillo Texas travel camping Cadillac Ranch

Duration: 16:55

Most of the Texas Panhandle seems ridiculously flat and absolutely featureless, save for thousands of wind turbines stretching all the way to the horizon. However, RV travelers in the know realize that there are little hidden secrets in the Panhandle waiting to be discovered, and a mere 10 miles off the Interstate a Grand Adventure awaits in the second biggest canyon in the entire United States. Join us this week as we explore Palo Duro Canyon State Park, Cadillac Ranch […]

Ep. 230: New Braunfels, Texas | Gruene RV travel camping

Duration: 17:12

Located on the edge of the Texas Hill Country northeast of San Antonio, New Braunfels is known for its German Texan heritage, just like Federicksburg in our recent episode of Grand Adventure. With a population of more than 90,000, it was the third-fastest-growing city in the United States over the last decade. Join us this week as we explore the city, Gruene Historical District, beautiful Comal Springs in Landa Park, the Guadalupe River, and the local Buc-ee’s, which is the […]

Ep. 229: Port Aransas, Texas | RV travel camping belt sander racing

Duration: 19:23

Port Aransas sits at the northern end of Mustang Island, one of the many barrier islands lining the Gulf of Mexico along the Texas Coast. We’re here to connect with our friends  @Homie At Large , and Dale and Pat from Salt Lake City, for a week of relaxation camping along the wide, sandy beach at Pioneer Beach RV Resort. But while we’re here we’ll also take in the World War II-era aircraft carrier USS Lexington, and something uniquely Texan: belt […]

Ep. 228: Surfside Beach Texas | RV travel camping hiking

Duration: 18:09

Join us this week for camping right on the Gulf of Mexico in Surfside Beach, Texas! We’re spending most of our visit just relaxing on the sand and doing a bit of exploration, which includes hunting alligators while hiking at Brazos Bend State Park. We take a peek at nearby Galveston, too, while staying just above the high tide line at Beachfront RV Resort, which has a huge rebuilding task on its hands following the destruction caused by Hurricane Nicholas […]

Ep. 227: Fredericksburg Texas | RV travel camping hiking LBJ Ranch Luckenbach Enchanted Rock

Duration: 28:56

Fredericksburg is a charming town in the Texas Hill Country just oozing with German heritage. While staying at the RV campground at Lady Bird Johnson Municipal Park we explore Fredericksburg and its surroundings, including the Sunday Houses, the inspiring and sprawling National Museum of the Pacific War, the sights and sounds of the legendary country music venue Luckenbach, hiking at Enchanted Rock, and the Presidential History of Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site, and the LBJ Ranch district […]

Ep. 226: Davis Mountains, Texas | RV travel camping Marfa Fort Davis

Duration: 18:31

Mountains may not be the first thing that comes to mind about Texas, but the Davis Mountains are a tall sky island in the vast, flat desert of West Texas. The highest peak is Mount Livermore at 8,383 feet, the fifth-highest point in Texas. In this week’s Grand Adventure, while staying at Davis Mountain RV Park we explore the Davis Mountains and their surroundings including Davis Mountains State Park, the McDonald Observatory, the fascinating Fort Davis National Historic Site, and […]

Ep. 225: On the Trail of Billy The Kid | New Mexico RV travel camping Lincoln Ruidoso

Duration: 30:19

There’s actually a coincidental connection between this episode of Grand Adventure and our most recent travel episode from Silver City, New Mexico https://youtu.be/HkbYCBrw4i8, but it was here in Lincoln County that famed western outlaw Billy The Kid’s life of crime blossomed, and suddenly ended with his reported death at the hands of the famed Sheriff Pat Garrett at the young age of 21. In this episode, while camping in Ruidoso (and being visited in camp by a herd of wild […]

Ep. 224: RV Lifestyle Roundtable – Roaming With Rosie | travel camping RVlife full time RV

Duration: 25:20

This week we’re taking a momentary break from our current string of Grand Adventure travel episodes to sit down with friends Linda and Jamie with the YouTube channel @Roaming With Rosie to discuss transitioning to full-time RV life, the nature of RV travel in 2021, factors to consider when choosing an RV, and of course their YouTube RV channel. Filmed: September 12, 2021 on location at Manzano’s RV Park in Silver City, New Mexico CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 1:04 A different […]

Ep. 223: Silver City, New Mexico | Pinos Altos RV travel camping hiking City of Rocks

Duration: 26:21

In this week’s Grand Adventure it’s on to southwestern New Mexico to explore the beautiful area surrounding Silver City. While staying with friends  @Roaming With Rosie  at Manzano’s RV Park we hike to Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, check out Gila Hot Springs and Lake Roberts in Gila National Forest, learn about Silver City’s rich Wild West mining history, wander through 19th Century Pinos Altos, and see the unique geology of City of Rocks State Park that seems to be […]

Ep. 222: Mogollan Rim | Payson Arizona RV travel camping

Duration: 15:48

The National Park Service pronounces it “mo-go-yown”, whereas the Forest Service says it’s pronounced “muggy-own”. Whatever, it seems like a distinction with little difference to us. Between intense summer heat, thick wildfire smoke, and incidents like what happened to us here at the Mogollon Rim, our 2021 season seems to be one of the best laid plans going awry. We nevertheless share a wonderful visit to these pine-covered highlands of Arizona, including Tonto Natural Bridge State Park, ancient ruins of […]

Ep. 221: Las Vegas | Nevada RV travel camping Mt. Charleston Pahrump Eureka Austin

Duration: 16:33

This isn’t your typical Las Vegas travel video! We showcase how sometimes RV travel plans change and you need to remain flexible. We first planned to camp near Eureka, Nevada, but move on to Austin and then Pahrump as conditions required before finally arriving in Las Vegas. Along the way we check out Eureka and Austin, as well as Nevada Treasure RV Resort. Once we finally arrive at Las Vegas RV Resort we skip The Strip, and instead immerse ourselves […]

Ep. 220: Elko, Nevada | RV travel camping hot springs Metropolis ghost town

Duration: 18:09

This week on Grand Adventure we’re visiting the beautiful northern Nevada desert surrounding the town of Elko. While camping waterfront at South Fork State Recreation Area we’ll explore the Ruby Mountains, an abandoned tungsten mine, Ruby Lake National Wildlife Refuge, the ghost town of Metropolis, a high elevation glacial lake, and even soak in some positively perfect remote hot springs! Filmed: August 23-29, 2021 THE DYRT PRO This episode of Grand Adventure is sponsored by The Dyrt PRO! Find the […]

Ep. 219: Steens Mountain | Oregon RV travel camping

Duration: 21:17

When most folks think of Oregon they think of Portland, the Pacific Ocean along the Oregon Coast, the lush agrarian Willamette Valley at the western end of the historic Oregon Trail, or the tall forested volcanoes of the Cascades. But there’s an entire other half to Oregon, the eastern half dominated by the Harney Basin, one of the least populated areas of the contiguous United States. It’s an arid, seemingly featureless desert, but as you’ll see in this episode it’s […]

Ep. 218: Oregon Trail | Farewell Bend RV travel camping

Duration: 13:29

After following the Snake River for 300 miles, emigrants following the Oregon Trail in the 1800s finally left the river bank and headed northwest into Oregon at Farewell Bend. While camping at Farewell Bend State Recreation Area we explore Oregon Trail history including the National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center and the Van Ornum Massacre. We even find the ruts left in the eastern Oregon desert by the emigrants’ wagon trains! We also check out the Weiser Sand Dunes and […]

Ep. 217: Wallowa Mountains | Joseph Oregon RV travel camping

Duration: 23:04

The Wallowa Mountains of eastern Oregon are spectacular — when you can see them! Wildfire smoke from Northern California arrived right around the same time that we did, but that didn’t stop us from camping at 5 Peaks RV Park right in the center of the charming town of Joseph, and exploring Wallowa Lake, Wallowa Lake State Park, Hell’s Canyon National Recreation Area and more. Filmed: August 8-15, 2021 THE DYRT PRO This episode of Grand Adventure is sponsored by […]

Ep. 216 McCall, Idaho | RV travel camping kayaking

Duration: 22:21

After searching for several hours for a good, unoccupied boondocking spot without success, we settle down dry camping for free at Brundage Mountain Resort just outside of McCall, Idaho. While there we explore the four-season resort town of McCall right on Payette Lake. We also check out the historic townsite of Roseberry, the campgrounds at Lake Cascade State Park, some hot springs of central Idaho, and kayak the beautiful, placid mountain slough at the inlet to Payette Lake. Filmed: August […]

Ep. 215: Twin Falls, Idaho | RV camping travel kayaking

Duration: 22:42

The Snake River has carved a canyon through the Snake River Plain up to 500 feet deep and a quarter mile wide in the area surrounding Twin Falls, Idaho. In this week’s episode of Grand Adventure, while RV camping for cheap at the Twin Falls County Fairgrounds RV Park we’ll watch BASE jumpers leap from the Perrine Bridge, visit the site where Evel Knievel attempted to jump the Snake River Canyon in 1974, explore a WWII Japanese internment camp at […]

Ep. 214: Craters of the Moon | National Monument Idaho camping hiking

Duration: 15:53

When you look at Google satellite imagery of southern Idaho, it’s tough to miss the giant black blotch of volcanic lava that comprises Craters of the Moon National Monument & Preserve. The 618 square-mile lava field at Craters of the Moon is one of the best preserved flood basalt areas in the continental United States. In this episode of Grand Adventure we explore the Monument’s more than 25 volcanic cinder and splatter cones, lava tube caves, and Lava Flow Campground […]

Ep. 213: Montana Ghost Towns | RV travel camping kayaking Garnet Granite

Duration: 22:48

In this week’s episode of Grand Adventure we’re boondocking just above Georgetown Lake in Granite County, Montana. We explore the historic town of Philipsburg, and two of the county’s best preserved mining ghost towns — Granite Ghost Town and Garnet! We do a bit of kayaking on the lake, and keep a cautious eye over our shoulders at a new lightning-sparked wildfire just a few miles from our campsite. Best of all, we get to do it all with some […]

Ep. 212: Missouri River Headwaters | Montana RV travel camping kayaking

Duration: 16:31

In this week’s episode of Grand Adventure, while we’re camped on private ranch land near Clarkston, Montana we’ll dine at the famed Sir Scott’s Oasis in Manhattan, explore the town of Three Forks, and visit Missouri Headwaters State Park where Lewis and Clark camped at the confluence of the Jefferson, Madison and Gallatin Rivers to form the 2,300-mile Missouri River, which depending on who you ask is either the longest or second longest river in the United States. We get […]

Ep. 211: Beartooth Mountains | Montana RV travel camping kayaking

Duration: 25:21

In this week’s episode of Grand Adventure, as we’re still camping in the Bridger Town Park we’ll bring you deep into Montana’s Beartooth Mountains to drive the famed Beartooth Highway, explore the towns of Red Lodge and Cooke City on the doorstep of Yellowstone National Park, learn the history of the Nez Perce along the Chief Joseph Highway and the Smith Mine Disaster in Bearcreek, kayak East Rosebud Lake, and more! Filmed: June 28-July 5, 2021 THE DYRT PRO This […]

Ep. 210: Little Bighorn Battlefield | Custer’s Last Stand Bridger Montana RV Travel Camping

Duration: 23:45

After running all the way from Colorado to escape the crowds, we find ourselves in the tiny southeastern Montana ranching town of Bridger. While we stay cool on cost-effective hookups in their lovely town park we knock Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument off our bucket list to see the site of Custer’s Last Stand, check out the kayaking potential of Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area, and learn more about the Crow Nation and one of its charismatic leaders at Chief […]

Ep. 209: Leadville, Colorado | RV travel camping history

Duration: 17:57

When it gets too hot to camp across the American West, you go up in elevation! That’s what we’ve done this week by heading to Leadville, where we’re boondocking at 10,000 feet to get away from the massive, intense heatwave affecting most of the western U.S. While we’re here we’ll cool off at Turquoise Lake, explore the town’s remarkable mining history, and pay homage to the men of the 10th Mountain Division of World War II by visiting their decommissioned […]

Ep. 208: Full Time RV Boondocking Update | travel camping RVlife 2021

Duration: 18:15

We’re going to take a break this week from our string of travel episodes to update you on our camping transition to full-time RV life. We’ll talk about our new fifth wheel and towing it with our Toyota Tundra, our solar array and LiFePO4 batteries, what’s going well, what we’d change, our expenses, what it’s like to RV on a wing and a prayer in 2021, and any regrets we have about going full-time. Filmed: June 18, 2021 CHAPTERS 0:00 […]

Ep. 207: Creede, Colorado | RV travel camping burro racing rvlife

Duration: 28:27

This episode of Grand Adventure is sponsored by The Dyrt! Find the campsite that’s right from you from over 44,000 listings, either on the web or in their #1-ranked mobile apps. Get extra features and functionality, like downloadable offline maps and discounts of 10% to 40% off at over 400 campgrounds nationwide, with an annual membership to The Dyrt PRO! Try it all out for FREE for 90 days by clicking http://thedyrt.com/promo/grandadventure90 ! ———– In 1890 the Upper Rio Grande […]

Ep. 206: Pagosa Springs, Colorado | RV travel camping kayaking RVlife

Duration: 19:19

This episode of Grand Adventure is sponsored by The Dyrt! Find the campsite that’s right from you from over 44,000 listings, either on the web or in their #1-ranked mobile apps. Get extra features and functionality, like downloadable offline maps and discounts of 10% to 40% off at over 400 campgrounds nationwide, with an annual membership to The Dyrt PRO! Try it all out for FREE for 90 days by clicking http://thedyrt.com/promo/grandadventure90 ! ———– Pagosa Springs sits at the southern […]

Ep. 205: Dolores, Colorado | RV travel camping

Duration: 19:21

This episode of Grand Adventure is sponsored by The Dyrt! Find the campsite that’s right from you from over 44,000 listings, either on the web or in their #1-ranked mobile apps. Get extra features and functionality, like downloadable offline maps and discounts of 10% to 40% off at over 400 campgrounds nationwide, with an annual membership to The Dyrt PRO! Try it all out for FREE for 90 days by clicking http://thedyrt.com/promo/grandadventure90 ! ———– We were in search of the […]

Ep. 204: Capitol Reef National Park | Utah RV camping travel hiking boondocking

Duration: 23:42

This episode of Grand Adventure is sponsored by The Dyrt! Find the campsite that’s right from you from over 44,000 listings, either on the web or in their #1-ranked mobile apps. Get extra features and functionality, like downloadable offline maps and discounts of 10% to 40% off at over 400 campgrounds nationwide, with an annual membership to The Dyrt PRO! Try it all out for FREE for 90 days by clicking http://thedyrt.com/promo/grandadventure90 ! ———– Capitol Reef is the least visited […]

Ep. 203: Moab | Utah RV travel camping

Duration: 19:41

This episode of Grand Adventure is sponsored by The Dyrt! Find the campsite that’s right from you from over 44,000 listings, either on the web or in their #1-ranked mobile apps. Get extra features and functionality, like downloadable offline maps and discounts of 10% to 40% off at over 400 campgrounds nationwide, with an annual membership to The Dyrt PRO! Try it all out for FREE for 90 days by clicking http://thedyrt.com/promo/grandadventure90 ! ———– Sure, Moab in eastern Utah is […]

Ep. 202: RV Lifestyle Roundtable | travel camping fulltime weekend part-time

Duration: 24:40

What’s it like transitioning to full-time RV life? What challenges are faced by a full-time RVer? What are the best and worst things about traveling in an RV? We sit down in beautiful Moab, Utah with  @Homie At Large  to discuss all of this and more in our first RV Lifestyle Roundtable at Grand Adventure! Filmed: May 11, 2021 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 1:50 What made you decide to go full-time? 5:12 Solar and lithium for boondocking 6:20 What have you […]

Ep. 201: Head of Sinbad | Utah RV travel camping San Rafael Swell

Duration: 16:41

This episode of Grand Adventure is sponsored by The Dyrt! Find the campsite that’s right from you from over 44,000 listings, either on the web or in their #1-ranked mobile apps. Get extra features and functionality, like downloadable offline maps and discounts of 10% to 40% off at over 400 campgrounds nationwide, with an annual membership to The Dyrt PRO! Try it all out for FREE for 90 days by clicking http://thedyrt.com/promo/grandadventure90 ! ———– We’re finally back on the road […]

Ep. 200: Fi GPS Dog Tracker Fitness Collar | RV camping with pets

Duration: 12:12

When we momentarily lost Zoe a year ago in the Arizona wilderness, we experienced a heart-wrenching, panic-ridden 30 minutes before we were thankfully reunited with our little girl due to the kindness of a good Samaritan. To avoid a repeat of that situation we’ve purchased a Fi GPS Dog Tracker for our RV camping travels with Zoe, and we share our experiences with Fi on this episode of Grand Adventure. Whether for peace of mind and pet safety while boondocking […]

Ep. 199: Xantrex Bluetooth Remote Panel for Freedom X/XC Power Inverters & Inverter-Chargers | RV

Duration: 19:27

A power inverter should be mounted as close as possible to the battery bank in your RV, but that makes it inconvenient to monitor and control from inside your RV’s living space. In this episode of Grand Adventure we install and test the Xantrex Bluetooth Remote Panel for Freedom X/XC power inverters and inverter-chargers, and in the process share how much simpler it is to configure a Freedom X or XC using the Xantrex mobile app. However, the installation procedure […]

Ep. 198: RV Boondocking Near Salt Lake City | Utah camping travel

Duration: 8:03

We’ve seen many folks ask online for boondocking sites near Salt Lake City, and this hidden gem sits right off I-15 between Salt Lake City and Provo. Best of all, camping at the State Flight Park Recreation Area comes with free entertainment! Come along on this short episode of Grand Adventure as we check out the campsites at the State Flight Park. Filmed: April 8-11, 2021 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 1:23 Access 2:18 Camping 4:04 Flying 6:45 Wrap-up FOR MORE INFORMATION […]

Ep. 197: Why You Need a Wireless RV Battery Monitor | DIY how-to upgrade

Duration: 17:35

We just finished installing our new solar system and lithium iron phosphate batteries in our Durango fifth wheel RV, and now it’s time to install a battery monitor to keep track of our battery consumption and state of charge. A battery monitor is like a fuel gauge in a car. You don’t absolutely need one to drive the car, but it sure provides some valuable information. Boondocking effectively in your RV is all about resource management, and power management requires […]

Ep. 196: RV Solar Panel Install & Lithium Battery Upgrade | DIY how-to

Duration: 15:16

Our new solar panels and lithium batteries for our RV have finally arrived! In this episode of Grand Adventure we install two new 200W Renogy monocrystalline solar panels on the roof of our fifth wheel, and put three new Battle Born lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries in our battery bank. Filmed: March 19-26, 2021 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:41 Meet The RV Addict 1:35 Installing two new 200W Renogy solar panels 5:59 Tilting the solar panels 7:07 Upgrading our battery bank […]

Ep. 195: Solera Awning Front Shade for Your RV | accessories gear DIY how-to

Duration: 8:31

With our patio awning 10 feet off the ground, we wanted a way to maintain shade in our outdoor living area when the afternoon sun gets low in the sky. Join us as we check out and install the Solera Super Shade Front Panel from Lippert Controls on our Durango fifth wheel’s patio awning. Filmed: March 12-22, 2021 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 2:09 Unboxing 3:00 How it works 3:21 Installation 5:50 Functionality 6:17 Tear-down 7:06 Wrap-up and what’s next FOR MORE […]

Ep. 194 RV Upgrade Season | RV camping how-to DIY solar lithium safety

Duration: 12:42

Spring has sprung! Now that winter is waning and warmer weather has arrived, folks are getting their RVs ready for a full season of camping enjoyment ahead. That often includes RV upgrades, and even with our new fifth wheel we’re no different. Join us to walk through what we’re doing for our RV this season, including solar panel upgrades, converting to lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries, and a simple, inexpensive and convenient way to stow and carry sewer hoses. We’re […]

Ep. 193: Salt Lake City RV Camping | Utah travel campground

Duration: 11:37

Now that we’re spending our winter living in our RV in Salt Lake City and skiing in the nearby Wasatch Mountains, we’ve been asked many times recently about the camping opportunities close to Utah’s capital city, the Crossroads of the West. In this episode of Grand Adventure we take a detailed look at the four closest RV parks to Salt Lake City — three in the Salt Lake Valley, and one in nearby Park City. Filmed: March 5-8, 2021 THE […]

Ep. 192: Lava Hot Springs Winter Camping | Ski Pebble Creek | Idaho RV travel

Duration: 16:41

Join us for a little winter camping, some deep powder skiing at Pebble Creek Ski Area, a bit of soaking in the glorious hot geothermal mineral pools of Lava Hot Springs … and a little winter camping trouble, too. It’s all in this episode of Grand Adventure. Filmed: February 25-28, 2021 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 2:06 Lava Hot Springs 6:33 Pebble Creek Ski Area 11:21 Frozen 12:05 After the storm 15:00 The thaw 15:29 Wrap-up FOR MORE INFORMATION Lava Hot Springs […]

Ep. 191: Best Grand Adventure Drone Footage (So Far) | RV travel camping RVlife

Duration: 25:40

Our viewers are often telling us that they love our drone videography. In this week’s new video episode we’re going back through our archives and sharing our favorite RV camping and travel drone footage from nearly three and a half years of Grand Adventure. You won’t want to miss this! Filmed: October 2017 to February 2021 FOR MORE INFORMATION Ep. 1: San Rafael Swell Mountain Bike Festival https://youtu.be/Il2gGkXq8fc Ep. 2: Valley of the Gods, Monument Valley & Navajo National Monument […]

Ep. 190: How to Carry a Kayak or Canoe with a Fifth Wheel | RV travel camping kayaking RVlife

Duration: 12:58

Up until now we always carried our 14.5-foot touring kayak on a rack on our camper shell, but now that we own a fifth wheel we faced a dilemma: how to transport a full-length sea kayak or canoe while also towing a fifth wheel RV? We decided to try a unique solution, and we share our trial and error, as well as our ultimate success on this episode of Grand Adventure. Filmed: February 11-15, 2021 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 1:43 Our […]

Ep. 189: Full-Time Winter RV Living | Travel Camping RVlife

Duration: 9:08

Now nearly 7 weeks into full-time RV life in our new fifth wheel, you’ve had a lot of questions for us. This week we’re going to answer your most common questions about our transition to full-time RV living during the winter months, and share a terrific flag pole solution for your rig, too. Filmed: January 4-February 8, 2020 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:58 Keeping the RV warm in winter weather 3:42 Do we miss living in a real house? 4:16 How […]

Ep. 188: Skiing Alta During COVID-19 | 2021 Ski Utah Coronavirus

Duration: 9:49

Alpine skiing during the COVID-19 pandemic requires adjusting to some new practices and procedures that resorts across the country have implemented to maintain safe outdoor recreation and keep the ski season open for all throughout the winter 2020-2021. Our Grand Adventurers know that even though we’re now living and traveling full-time in the RV, we’ve opted to remain in our home state of Utah for the winter months to enjoy the ski season at Alta Ski Area near Salt Lake […]

Ep. 187: Quartzsite! LTVA Camping, Big Tent, Q21 Meetup & Desert Bar

Duration: 20:20

Papa Drew’s RV has been instrumental in organizing the #Q21 meetup at the La Posa South Long Term Visitor Area (LTVA), in the RV Mecca of Quartzsite, Arizona. We’ve traveled to Quartzsite to join friends and fellow RV YouTubers large and small for a week camping in the desert, browsing the Big Tent show, laughing around the campfire, sharing meals, visiting the Desert Bar and even touring one special skoolie! Filmed: January 16-24, 2021 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 1:41 Q21 Meetup […]

Ep. 186: Live From Quartzsite! | RV travel camping Arizona RVlife fulltime

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Live from Quartzsite, it’s Wednesday night! Join us for Grand Adventure’s first-ever live stream. We’ll be coming to you live right from Ground Zero of RV life — Quartzsite, Arizona — to introduce you to YouTube RV camping friends old and new, and their engaging and informative YouTube RV channels: Papa Drew’s RV https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC30V6oStv8gSzZD40KYBbzw?sub_confirmation=1 Jantz Road Trippin’ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjgs2aXS9CwQwmQkanLXebg?sub_confirmation=1 New Horizons https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCigzsZ9IFXm9SP0RrR01TdA?sub_confirmation=1 Roaming With Rosie https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCzNnP-226JZj3gZroV-1JQ?sub_confirmation=1 Traveling Down the Bannisters https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChpSIqeiX_iZVg3xkAQ0C1w?sub_confirmation=1 Whoa Nellie RV Adventures https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTtlkPtZitgJFCvXSrpDODA?sub_confirmation=1 The Lost RV’ers https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYHHWYgvjRQcG_3cfbqCIwQ?sub_confirmation=1 Bob […]

Ep.185: Upgrade Your RV Lighting | camper how-to DIY upgrading interior lights

Duration: 13:25

Just like most RVs these days, our fifth wheel’s ceiling is lined with inexpensive bright white LED dome lights that actually put off a rather harsh light. We decided to replace the two over the kitchen sink island, and the two above our dining table with attractive 12-volt glass pendant lights that we found online. In this week’s episode of Grand Adventure we share just how easy it is to spruce up your RV’s interior by upgrading some of your […]

Ep. 184: How to Receive Packages While Traveling | RV camping travel mail

Duration: 7:54

While traveling there are times that you will need something delivered that you can’t get locally, like a part for your RV — especially if you’re in a rural area. It’s actually really easy to receive packages no matter where you’re camping, and we explain how we receive parcels on the road in this episode of Grand Adventure. CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 1:20 Amazon 3:23 UPS 4:00 US Postal Service 5:05 Using a pack & ship store 5:40 Ship to store […]

Ep. 183: RV Whisper | Remote Monitoring System | test install review | pet safety

Duration: 22:39

Whether you’re looking to monitor your RV for your pet’s safety, or your RV’s temperature, humidity, battery, shore power and propane levels, RV Whisper is the best remote monitoring system we’ve ever come across for use in your motorhome, travel trailer or fifth wheel. All data is available from within the RV or on the other side of the globe. In this week’s episode we introduce, install, test and review RV Whisper for our Grand Adventurers. CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:41 […]

Ep. 182: Best RV Camping of 2020 | travel US roadtrip full-time | Full season edit

Duration: 1:20:31

Thanks to the Coronavirus pandemic, 2020 has been a bizarre year, and we don’t think many folks will shed a tear to see it disappear in the rearview mirror come 1/1/2021. We nevertheless spent 2020 traveling over 8,000 miles through 33 campsites and 19 states, and have great memories from every one of those stops. This video is a high-speed journey through our entire 2020 camping season, the “how” and “why” tying all of our travels together in one cohesive […]

Ep. 181: How to Find Great Boondocking Campsites | RV travel camping DIY

Duration: 21:02

The RV industry projects that by the end of 2020 they will have shipped half a million new units to dealers this year, setting a new record. The industry also estimates that there are 9 million US households with an RV. Most of those new units are being snapped up by first-time buyers as a safe way to travel during the coronavirus pandemic. That means that we can expect at least a 5% increase in campers looking for a campsite, […]

Ep. 180: WolfWise 12.5-foot Telescoping Ladder | RV accessories maintenance gear

Duration: 6:20

Sure, our RV has a ladder to access the roof, but you can’t beat this 12.5-foot telescoping extension ladder for cleaning and maintenance along the sides of your RV. Its ease of use, light weight, small size when collapsed, and portability makes this ladder perfect for #RVlife, taking up very little storage space in your rig or tow vehicle. WolfWise sent us this ladder to test and share with you, along with a special discount code just for our Grand […]

Ep. 179: Huge Changes for Grand Adventure? | RV camping travel RVlife

Duration: 9:55

In our Episode 177 from The Wedge we shared the failing wall structure in our 2016 Evo T2050. In this episode, we share what we’re doing to solve the problem. Tune in as we reveal our solution! Filmed: November 1-6, 2020 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:51 Our dilemma 3:30 Our solution 7:53 Huge changes for Grand Adventure 8:44 Wrap-up and what’s next FOR MORE INFORMATION Motor Sportsland http://motorsportsland.com/ KZ Durango Half-Ton 283RLT https://www.kz-rv.com/products/durango-half-ton-fifth-wheels/D283RLT.html GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun […]

Ep. 178: BougeRV Portable AC/DC Refrigerator-Freezer | Review & Test | RV camping travel gear

Duration: 8:17

Instead of buying ice that will melt in a cooler, resulting in inconsistent temperatures and wet, soggy food, we try this 30-quart 12/24V DC & 120/240V AC portable refrigerator-freezer from BougeRV. This is a perfect way to keep food and beverages safely chilled, and frozen items frozen solid for camping, car and truck travel, and more. And we’ve arranged not only a discount for our viewers, but also one to giveaway for free to one of our lucky Grand Adventurers! […]

Ep. 177: The Wedge | San Rafael Swell | Utah RV travel camping hiking

Duration: 12:38

The Wedge is situated on BLM land about 20 miles east of Castle Dale, in Emery County of central Utah, about two and a half to three hours from Salt Lake City. We’ve been camping here regularly for the past 15 years for its stunning scenery overlooking the Little Grand Canyon of the San Rafael River over 1,000 feet below, prime boondocking right on the rim, and the vertigo-inducing mountain biking along the Goodwater Trail. With cold autumn weather already […]

Ep. 176: Pinedale, Wyoming | RV travel camping

Duration: 24:41

When many travelers think of Wyoming, they think only of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. But there’s a whole lot more to see and do across the rest of Wyoming, too! We start out this episode by sharing our search for a place to camp by visiting Boulder Lake, Fremont Lake, Half Moon Lake, Soda Lake, Willow Lake and the Green River Lakes, before settling in at the High Line Trail RV Park in Boulder. From there we explore […]

Ep. 175: Custer State Park | Buffalo Roundup | South Dakota RV travel camping hiking kayaking

Duration: 40:49

Spectacular granite spires, buffalo, wild burros, coyotes, great hikes, and more make Custer State Park in South Dakota’s famed Black Hills an RV travelers’ perennial favorite destination. Join us for a week of sightseeing, kayaking, hiking and more, including nearby Wind Cave National Park and a glimpse at nearby Mount Rushmore, all leading up to the State Park’s annual Buffalo Roundup where cowboys push a herd of up to 1,300 bison across the prairie grasslands in front of up to […]

Ep. 174: Theodore Roosevelt National Park & Medora | RV travel North Dakota camping

Duration: 31:39

The charmingly restored North Dakota cowboy town of Medora, population only 112, sits just below the butte that we’re camping atop, and serves as the gateway community to Theodore Roosevelt National Park with wooden planked sidewalks, old fashioned ice cream parlors, and buggy rides. We’re boondocking on the Little Missouri National Grassland as we explore the National Park and its diverse wildlife including bison (buffalo), prairie dogs, wild horses, prairie dogs and more, as well as the town of Medora, […]

Ep. 173: North Dakota Ghost Town | RV travel camping

Duration: 15:33

Robinson, North Dakota’s population is a whopping 37 people, and Patricia, Zoe and I are proud to round it up to an even 40 for the weekend. Walking around town is like touring a living museum of life on the northern prairie. We’re hooked up to the local volunteer firehouse to explore the nearby ghost town of Arena, where no one has lived for nearly 40 years. Once home to 150 people and numerous businesses, Arena withered during the Great […]

Ep. 172: Devils Lake | North Dakota RV travel camping fishing kayaking

Duration: 19:42

Life in Devil’s Lake, North Dakota is all about duck hunting and fishing. Or if you prefer, fishing and duck hunting. Flip through the region’s tourist guide, and you’ll find nothing but photos of walleye and ads for hunting and fishing guides and lodges. It’s been called the perch capital of the world. Then come winter, it’s all about ice fishing. But we found lots of other things to see and do in the area that we’ll share in this […]

Ep. 171: Small Town America | North Dakota RV travel camping

Duration: 17:33

With no camping reservations booked for Labor Day Weekend, we figured that our best strategy was to head to a tiny first-come, first-served campground operated by Northwood, a small town in eastern North Dakota that’s as far off the radar as possible. While there, we were hit by a unique idea: tell the story of life in small town America using only our camera lens, and without ever leaving Northwood. Filmed: September 6-8, 2020 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:58 Northwood Park […]

Ep. 170: Fargo | North Dakota Minnesota RV travel camping museums adventure

Duration: 17:48

We don’t mean to sell Fargo short, but we weren’t expecting a lot from North Dakota’s most populous city. Sometimes, though, when your expectations are low you end up pleasantly surprised! While camping at Buffalo River State Park in nearby Glyndon, Minnesota we explore Fargo’s history as the “Gateway to the West” and pay visits to Bonanzaville, the Viking ship and Norwegian stave church replicas at the Hjemkomst Center, and the amazing assortment of aircraft on display at the Fargo […]

Ep. 169: Headwaters of the Mississippi River | Minnesota RV travel camping

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The waters of Lake Itasca in northwestern Minnesota spill through the outlet and form a tiny stream that forms our nation’s most important river that travels for more than 2,500 miles to the Gulf of Mexico. The Mississippi’s watershed drains all or parts of 32 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces between the Rockies and the Appalachians, and is one of the most important routes for transporting goods to and from the American Heartland. That’s all hard to believe in […]

Ep. 168: Apostle Islands National Lakeshore | Wisconsin RV travel camping kayaking sea caves

Duration: 28:53

It’s the lure of kayaking into the sea caves of the Apostle Islands that drew us to this most northern point in Wisconsin, but while we’re here we’ve been smitten with the beauty of the Bayfield Peninsula. Join us as we tour Washburn, Bayfield, Little Sand Bay, Cornucopia and Madeline Island from our campsite at the Memorial Park Campground in Washburn, and of course kayak from Meyers Beach to paddle among the famed Mainland Sea Caves of the Apostle Islands […]

Ep. 167: Keweenaw Peninsula | Michigan UP RV travel camping

Duration: 25:00

This episode of Grand Adventure is sponsored by The Dyrt! Find the campsite that’s right from you from over 44,000 listings, either on the web or in their #1-ranked mobile apps. Get extra features and functionality, like map overlays of public land for boondocking, downloadable offline maps, a trip planner, and discounts of 10% to 40% off at over 400 campgrounds nationwide, all with an annual membership to The Dyrt PRO! Click https://alnk.to/goSpw04 and use coupon code “grandadventure” for a […]

Ep. 166: Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore | UP Michigan RV travel camping hiking

Duration: 14:28

Named for 15 miles of colorful sandstone cliffs, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore follows 42 miles of the Lake Superior shoreline in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, stretching from Munising to Grand Marais and encompassing picturesque rock formations, waterfalls, and sand dunes. We’ll explore the National Lakeshore from end to end in this episode of Grand Adventure, including hiking to Chapel Beach, and from our campsite at Country Village RV Park in Ishpeming we’ll also touch upon the area’s rich iron […]

Ep. 165 Door County | Wisconsin RV travel camping parasailing kayaking

Duration: 35:36

This episode of Grand Adventure is sponsored by XInsurance, providers of customized insurance policies that cover gaps in traditional insurance coverage. With specialized products available for diverse markets, Xinsurance helps minimize exposures and maximize true peace of mind. Learn more at https://XInsurance.com. ———- Door County is sometimes referred to as the “Cape Cod of the Midwest”. It’s a peninsula that juts out into Lake Michigan, bounded by the lake on its east and Green Bay on its west. It’s home […]

Ep. 164: Land of Lincoln | Illinois travel RV camping

Duration: 14:25

In this week’s episode of Grand Adventure we travel to central Illinois, the Land of Lincoln. While camping right at Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site we explore not only the historical recreation of New Salem where Abraham Lincoln spent life in his 20s, but also numerous historical sites around the Springfield area dedicated to our nation’s 16th President, including the Lincoln Home National Historic Site, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, the historic Springfield Depot where he left for […]

Ep. 163: Table Rock Lake | Branson Missouri RV travel camping kayaking

Duration: 25:46

After moving every weekend since mid-May we honestly need a break, so we’re staying on for two full weeks in a lakeside campground at Waters Edge on Table Rock Lake, at the Port of Kimberling outside of the resort town of Branson, Missouri. In this week’s episode of Grand Adventure we’ll explore Branson and its surroundings a bit, but we’ll spend most of our time soaking up the sun and relaxing on the lake, with a little bit of kayaking […]

Ep. 162: Hot Springs National Park | Arkansas RV travel camping

Duration: 12:04

Hot Springs National Park is unique in our country’s National Park system in that it focuses on the preservation of some urban structures, yet it includes some beautiful natural areas as well. It is centered around Bath House Row, currently consisting of eight bathhouse buildings that were constructed between 1892 and 1923, the grandest collection of bathhouses of its kind in North America. The hot spring water that tumbles from a number of springs lining the western slope of Hot […]

Ep. 161: Lookout Mountain | Georgia Tennessee Alabama RV travel camping hiking kayaking

Duration: 22:55

This episode of Grand Adventure is sponsored by The Dyrt! Find the campsite that’s right from you from over 44,000 listings, either on the web or in their #1-ranked mobile apps. Get extra features and functionality, like downloadable offline maps and discounts of 10% to 40% off at over 400 campgrounds nationwide, with an annual membership to The Dyrt PRO! Click https://alnk.to/goSpw04 and use coupon code “grandadventure” for a special 10% off an annual membership to The Dyrt PRO, only […]

Ep. 160: Great Smoky Mountains | National Park Tennessee RV travel camping hiking

Duration: 36:35

This episode of Grand Adventure is sponsored by The Dyrt! Find the campsite that’s right from you from over 44,000 listings, either on the web or in their #1-ranked mobile apps. Get extra features and functionality, like downloadable offline maps and discounts of 10% to 40% off at over 400 campgrounds nationwide, with an annual membership to The Dyrt PRO! Click here and use coupon code “grandadventure” for a special 10% off an annual membership to The Dyrt PRO, only […]

Ep. 159: Nashville | Tennessee RV travel camping kayaking

Duration: 14:02

In this episode of Grand Adventure we get back on the road, stopping for the night at Boomland RV Park in southeastern Missouri as we reach the start of the Lewis & Clark Trail at the confluence of the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers near Cairo, Illinois. It’s then time to continue on to the Music City! We camp at the US Army Corps of Engineer’s Poole Knobs Campground on J. Percy Priest Lake just east of Nashville, Tennessee for a […]

Ep. 158: Lake of the Ozarks | Missouri RV travel camping kayaking

Duration: 17:06

Over 5 million people visit the Lake of the Ozarks annually, and with 1,150 miles of shoreline there’s something to satisfy virtually every outdoor recreationalist. We’re camping at the Osage Beach RV Park while kayaking, hiking, and exploring this area of Missouri’s northern Ozark Mountains, including Lake of the Ozarks State Park, Ha Ha Tonka State Park, and the area surrounding Bagnell Dam. Filmed: June 6-13, 2020 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 0:48 Osage Beach RV Park 3:25 The American Heartland Ethic […]

Ep. 157: Sioux Falls & Sioux City | South Dakota Iowa & Nebraska RV travel camping

Duration: 26:42

Despite the best intentions, sometimes plans have to be changed on the fly — especially when traveling by RV. After a failed wheel bearing and damaged axle leaves us stranded in Sioux Falls, we quickly craft a change in plans, and explore not only the Sioux Falls area but also the tri-state area surrounding Sioux City. We’ll retrace part of Lewis & Clark’s Corps of Discovery expedition, visit Vermillion and the Missouri National Recreational River, the Loess Hills, Ponca State […]

Ep. 156: Aberdeen, South Dakota | RV travel camping

Duration: 19:02

In this episode of Grand Adventure we’re visiting the Aberdeen, South Dakota area for some deeply personal reasons that we’ll explain in this video. While here, though, we may have just found the greatest campground for kids ever! Filmed: May 25-30, 2020 FOR MORE INFORMATION Wylie Park Campground https://www.aberdeen.sd.us/276/Wylie-Park-Campground Melgaard Park Campground https://aberdeen.sd.us/241/Melgaard-Park-Campground Mina State Recreation Area https://gfp.sd.gov/parks/detail/mina-lake-recreation-area/ Dacotah Prairie Museum https://brown.sd.us/dacotah-prairie-museum/ GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV campers, including t-shirts, coffee […]

Ep. 155: Pierre, South Dakota | RV travel camping hiking history

Duration: 16:34

Founded in 1880, Pierre was selected as South Dakota’s state capital when the territory was admitted as a state in 1889. Today it’s a lush green small town on the banks of the Missouri River, surrounded by both rich history and remarkably diverse outdoor recreation. Join us for this glimpse of central South Dakota! Filmed: May 23-25, 2020 CHAPTERS 0:00 Intro 1:04 Fischers Lilly Park Campground 5:12 Steamboat Park & hiking La Framboise Island Nature Area 8:00 State Capitol 10:21 […]

Ep. 154 Pine Ridge | Nebraska RV travel camping hiking MTB history panhandle

Duration: 24:30

We promise that this isn’t the #Nebraska that you think you know! We’re kicking off our #AmericanHeartlandTour2020 in the Nebraska Panhandle, boondocking atop Pine Ridge in the Nebraska National Forest. We’ll explore the area including the history of #Chadron and the region’s European origins at the Museum of the Fur Trade, the historic Fort Robinson State Park, Chadron State Park, Toadstool Geological Park and #Carhenge. We’ll also do a little #mountainbiking, and enjoy the sights and sounds of #camping on […]

Ep. 153: St. George | Utah RV travel camping hiking 4×4

Duration: 14:52

Red rock cliffs, petroglyphs, fossilized dinosaur tracks — that’s St. George, in the far southwestern corner of Utah. In this episode of Grand Adventure we’re boondocking for free, camping on BLM land while exploring the areas east and south of St. George, both in Utah and on the Arizona Strip. We’ll check out those dinosaur tracks and petroglyphs, go hiking and 4×4’ing to take in sweeping views of the Virgin River Valley from high atop 6,200-foot Seegmiller Mountain, and visit […]

Ep. 152: Haloview Rear View RV Camera System | Installation, Test & Review Side-View

Duration: 15:46

We’ve been towing our travel trailer for 3 years without being able to see anything behind it…until now. Join us as we unbox, install, test and review Haloview’s MC7109 7” 720P HD Digital Wireless Rear View Camera System and CA112 Wireless RV Side Marker Light Cameras. These have a 120-degree field of view, infrared night vision, and IP-69K waterproofness for unparalleled vision of other traffic behind and alongside our RV. They’re a game-changer for our RV travels! Although Haloview provided […]

Ep. 151: Bryce Canyon Country | Utah RV travel camping hiking

Duration: 21:36

In this episode of Grand Adventure we’re camping in Cannonville, Utah to share with you Utah’s spectacular Bryce Canyon Country. Bryce Canyon National Park may be closed for COVID-19, but there are so many things to see and do in the area surrounding the National Park, from hiking in Red Canyon (the “most photographed place in Utah”) to exploring the BLM roads around Tropic and Cannonville, grabbing an award-winning burger at the Antimony Merc, checking out the unique sand pipes […]

Ep. 150: Sedona | Arizona RV travel camping boondocking

Duration: 18:12

Visitors flock to Sedona for its array of red sandstone formations that appear to glow in brilliant orange and red when illuminated by the rising or setting sun. The red rocks form a popular backdrop for many activities, ranging from spiritual pursuits to the hundreds of hiking and mountain biking trails. In this episode of Grand Adventure we’re boondocking in a spectacular free campsite that’s practically in the shadow of red rock cliffs, as together with new YouTube friends we […]

Ep. 149: Jerome & Camp Verde | Arizona RV travel camping

Duration: 16:25

With a mix of rain and snow moving in, we’ve left our boondocking spot in the Bradshaw Mountains from last week’s episode from Prescott https://youtu.be/3tCVLtqOtxo , and escaped to the comfort of full hookups at lower elevation in Camp Verde, Arizona. In this week’s episode of Grand Adventure we explore the Camp Verde area and the historic mining town of Jerome. Jerome sits on a shoulder of the Mingus Mountains. Supported in its heyday by rich copper mines, it was […]

Ep. 148: Prescott | Arizona RV travel camping hiking

Duration: 16:00

Historic Prescott in central Arizona was once home to both Virgil Earp and Doc Holliday. Today, it’s home to thick pine forests, high desert, beautiful hikes and stellar RV camping. While boondocking in the Bradshaw Mountains of Prescott National Forest south of town along the South Senator Highway, we explore Prescott, and hike to both the top of Mount Union and the Giant Alligator Juniper Tree, an informal memorial to the 19 men of the Granite Mountain Hotshots who died […]

Ep. 147: Saddle Mountain | Tonopah, Arizona RV travel camping boondocking

Duration: 9:37

The Saddle Mountain area offers free dispersed camping on BLM land in the beautiful Sonoran Desert just south of I-10, 50 miles west of Phoenix, Arizona. There’s nothing but scenery out there, but that was just fine for us as we needed a place to unwind and slow down for a couple of days, with good cell signal so that we could work online in peace for our employer, and get caught up on editing upcoming videos for our Grand […]

Ep. 146: Superstition Mountains – Lost Dutchman State Park | Arizona RV travel camping

Duration: 12:11

Lost Dutchman is one of Arizona’s most popular state parks, and it’s easy to see why. All 138 campsites, complete with water and electric hookups, have stunning views of the nearby Superstition Mountains. The park is named for the fabled Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine, which according to legend is a rich gold mine hidden in the Superstition Mountains east of Phoenix that many have tried to find for over 100 years. We stay at Lost Dutchman State Park to explore […]

Ep. 145: Tucson & Saguaro National Park | Arizona RV travel camping

Duration: 21:54

In Episode 145 of Grand Adventure we connect with a friend and fellow YouTuber at Desert Trails RV Park in Tucson Estates, Arizona. While in the area we hike the beautiful Sonoran Desert landscape right from our campsite, visit the historic Spanish Mission San Xavier del Bac, encounter a mini-blizzard atop Mount Lemmon, gawk at the eerie aircraft boneyard at Pinal Air Park, and tour both Tucson Mountain County Park and Saguaro National Park West, including the picturesque Gilbert Ray […]

Ep. 144: Bisbee, Arizona | RV travel camping 4×4

Duration: 10:15

Less than 8 miles from the Mexican border, Bisbee was founded as a copper, gold, and silver mining town in 1880, and named in honor of Judge DeWitt Bisbee, one of the financial backers of the adjacent Copper Queen Mine. Because its plan was laid out to a pedestrian scale before the automobile, Old Bisbee is compact and walkable, and not a place to drive your RV. The town’s hilly terrain is exemplified by the old four-story high school; each […]

Ep. 143: Tombstone | Arizona RV travel camping

Duration: 12:46

Tombstone’s place in western folklore was cemented by the Gunfight at the OK Corral, where lawmen Virgil, Morgan, and Wyatt Earp, alongside legendary gunslinger Doc Holliday, shot dead three outlaw “Cow-Boys”. After passing through Lone Rock Beach on Lake Powell, within Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, we visit this gorgeous remote corner of southeastern Arizona for a little camping, boondocking at the foot of the rugged Dragoon Mountains, and sightseeing Tombstone for a flavor of the town’s fascinating history. Filmed: […]

Ep. 142: Rover Roamer Camping Dog Zipline | RV travel tips tricks how-to

Duration: 11:10

Our dog Zoe is always along on all of our Grand Adventures. But we’ve been frustrated while leashing her in campgrounds, as she’s always tangling her tie-out on trees, furniture, picnic tables, fire rings and more. So facing the potential for spending more time in campgrounds this coming season, we opted to try the Sky Track portable dog zip line from Rover Roamer, and boy…did we come away impressed! This product is extremely well made and well worth the premium […]

UPDATE: Coronavirus and RV Camping | travel COVID-19

Duration: 5:15

We share our thoughts on RV camping as concern about the COVID19 coronavirus sweeps the nation, along with our plans for Grand Adventure’s upcoming RV travel season. Filmed: March 15, 2020 FOR MORE INFORMATION Get the latest information from the CDC about COVID-19 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov RV Travel is maintaining an excellent running list of campground closures https://www.rvtravel.com/coronavirus939 GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV campers, including t-shirts, coffee mugs and more. Sales help to […]

Ep. 141: 10 Favorite RV Camping Apps | tips tricks how-to

Duration: 14:55

Today’s smartphones are hand-held computers more powerful than our home PCs of only a few years ago. It therefore only makes sense that an RV traveler should leverage their smartphone with apps that make RV camping easier and more enjoyable. We take a close-up look at 10 of our favorite apps that we use in our RV life. FOR MORE INFORMATION Gas Buddy https://www.gasbuddy.com/App Google Maps Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.apps.maps&hl=en_US iOS: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/google-maps-transit-food/id585027354 Backcountry Navigator https://www.backcountrynavigator.com/ OpenSignal https://www.opensignal.com/apps Satellite Director https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=zekitez.com.satellitedirector&hl=en_US Roadbreakers Android: […]

Ep. 140: Camping Safety & Security | RV monitoring remote cameras

Duration: 10:47

This week we’re going to talk a bit more about security and personal safety while camping, and update you about how our perspective may have changed a bit after a situation in Texas this past fall hit a little too close to home for comfort: the murders of full-time RVers James & Michelle Butler of New Hampshire. The Butlers had been boondocking just a mile or two north of our spot on the beach on Padre Island in south Texas. […]

Ep. 139: Best Free Camping | RV boondocking travel free campsites

Duration: 27:04

Camping doesn’t need to be expensive! In this episode we share some of our favorite free campsites from our past two and a half years of travel, including scenic boondocking spots, free dry campgrounds, and even campgrounds with free electric hookups across Utah, Colorado, South Dakota, Wyoming, New Mexico, Texas, Arizona, California, Nevada, Idaho and Montana. FOR MORE INFORMATION Zion National Park – Episodes 11 https://youtu.be/O_CeDJtVs0s & 29 https://youtu.be/sB6D-qnKKZo Badlands National Park – Episode 43 https://youtu.be/FjdQutKCTSQ Yellowstone National Park – […]

Ep. 138: The White Rim | Canyonlands National Park | Utah 4×4 camping mountain biking travel

Duration: 18:50

Most folks see the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park in Utah from the paved road that travels along the canyon rim. Some others see it from the Colorado and Green Rivers on the canyon floor. A few folks, however, will see Canyonlands from halfway in between, on the White Rim. The White Rim Road is a 89.4-mile-long unpaved four-wheel drive route that traverses the top of the White Rim Sandstone formation below the Island in the […]

Ep. 137: Best Arizona RV Travel | camping hiking

Duration: 15:13

In this episode of Grand Adventure, we look back on our favorite RV travel and camping across the state of Arizona, from Grand Canyon National Park, Flagstaff, Sunset Crater National Monument, Wupatki National Monument, Flagstaff, Sedona, Coconino National Forest, Petrified Forest National Park, Route 66, Oatman, Lake Havasu, Quartzsite and more. Filmed: January 20, 2020; 2019; and 2018. FOR MORE INFORMATION Episode 3: Sedona, Flagstaff, Grand Canyon, Wupatki National Monument, Sunset Crater National Monument https://youtu.be/m_010_ztsCc Episode 66: Route 66 and […]

Ep. 135: Grand Targhee | Wyoming skiing ski travel

Duration: 12:10

Unlike many RV travelers we actually seek out snow in winter. We spend our winters skiing, and our regular viewers have begged us for a little bit of ski content this season, so this episode’s for you. Grand Targhee sits in Alta, Wyoming, in the shadow of the Grand Teton, but you can only get to it through the eastern Idaho town of Driggs. There are two lift-served ski resorts in the Tetons, and while Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in […]

Ep. 134: Best California RV Travel | Camping RVlife

Duration: 20:23

California is a large and incredibly diverse state for RV campers and road trippers. Join us for a fast-paced look at some of the best RV camping and travel all across the Golden State. Then, if you want more information on a specific destination that we’ve featured, click on one of the links below for our in-depth video from our California state series: All of our California videos https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjEHCrqmvs19Bf0-y0akjmr_a_9jFQWHd Ep. 53: Redwood National & State Parks https://youtu.be/56PFqT8T15Q Ep. 54: Mendocino […]

Ep. 133: Best Colorado RV Travel | camping hiking mountain biking

Duration: 20:19

The name “Colorado” evokes images of the Wild West, and the state is a key destination for westward-bound RV campers and road trippers. Join us for a fast-paced look at some of the best RV camping and travel all across the state of Colorado. Then, if you want more information on a specific destination that we’ve featured, click on one of the links below for our in-depth video from our Colorado state series: All of our Colorado episodes: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjEHCrqmvs1_nhs2-_1yJeVe1x9uJ6uUB Ep. […]

Ep. 132: Top 8 Best RV Travel Fun for 2019 | camping hiking kayaking National Parks

Duration: 29:39

(This is Part 2 of a two-part episode.) We pause to look back on 2019 and share our favorite RV camping and travel from our full second season of Grand Adventure. FOR MORE INFORMATION 5. Favorite National Parks Runner-up: Big Bend National Park https://youtu.be/0wnGAMSo3aI Winner: Carlsbad Caverns National Park https://youtu.be/ntDw2bIZp9A 6. Best Kayaking Runner-up: Green River Lakes, Wyoming https://youtu.be/zAumhI89nZM Winner: Laguna Madre, Padre Island National Seashore https://youtu.be/SqY-UIfQnRQ 7. Best Hiking Runner-up: Bears Ears National Monument, Utah https://youtu.be/oiv0836b3Lo Winner: Lower Calf […]

Ep. 131: Top 8 Best RV Camping of 2019 – Part 1 | RV travel

Duration: 25:14

(This is Part 1 of a two-part episode.) We pause to look back on 2019 and share our favorite RV camping and travel from our full second season of Grand Adventure.  FOR MORE INFORMATION 1. Best Boondocking Runner-up – Wind River Mountains of Wyoming from our episode #108 https://youtu.be/zAumhI89nZM Winner – Boondocking right on the beach at Padre Island National Seashore, Texas in episode 122 https://youtu.be/SqY-UIfQnRQ 2. Best Public Campground Runner-up – Isla Blanca County Park on South Padre Island, […]

Ep. 130: Canyonlands – The Maze | Utah off-road 4×4 travel camping hiking

Duration: 18:56

Unlike most National Parks, the Maze District of Canyonlands in Utah has no paved roads. You won’t see any tour buses filled with visitors here. In fact, it has few roads at all — it’s mostly traversed by 4×4 trails. It’s one of the most remote places in the Lower 48. For most visitors, Canyonlands National Park means the Island in the Sky district, from which the remote Maze district is separated by the canyons of the Green River. It […]

Ep. 129: Installing a BougeRV RV Cover | review tips tricks how-to

Duration: 8:51

If you’re looking for a reasonably priced RV cover, or if you’ve ever struggled getting your cover on your RV, this video is for you. We’re proponents of covering your RV when not in use to keep it out of the elements over the winter, and BougeRV sent us their very economically priced RV Cover to evaluate for you, our Grand Adventurers! FOR MORE INFORMATION Get 10% off on a BougeRV RV Cover through Dec. 31, 2019 with coupon code […]

Ep. 128: Our Top 10 RV Camping Gifts

Duration: 21:12

If you’re shopping for an RV camper, hiker, or outdoors lover this holiday season, we’ve got 10 terrific gift ideas ranging from under $10 to over $300 — something for everyone on your list! FOR MORE INFORMATION Our propane fire pit https://amzn.to/2LkpYwS 18′ Low pressure propane hose for fire pit https://amzn.to/3807GKS Mopeka LP Tank Check https://amzn.to/2ONbaZN Mr. Heater Buddy https://amzn.to/2sIjbqd Aeropress https://amzn.to/2LjOXQQ FRS radios https://amzn.to/2ReOjI0 Viair 88p air compressor https://amzn.to/37ZxQNP RV camper salt & pepper shakers https://amzn.to/2r8Hn4B Interagency Pass https://www.nps.gov/planyourvisit/passes.htm […]

Ep.127: Roswell | New Mexico RV travel camping

Duration: 15:05

Roswell would be just like many other small towns in the US, were it not for an obsession with UFOs and aliens. In 1947, a US Army Air Force balloon crashed on a ranch near Roswell. Even after the US Military confirmed that it was a nuclear test surveillance balloon, conspiracy theories surrounding the event persist even today. The citizens of Roswell have nurtured a cottage industry catering to UFO tourists who travel to this southeastern New Mexico town because […]

Ep. 126: Carlsbad Caverns National Park | New Mexico RV travel camping

Duration: 15:42

While boondocking in a dispersed camping site on BLM land outside of Carlsbad, New Mexico, in this episode of Grand Adventure we share a two-fer of National Parks. Carlsbad Caverns National Park encompasses the largest accessible cave system in North America, 800 feet below the surface of a limestone reef on the edge of the Permian Basin. Just down the road, across the state line in Texas, Guadalupe Mountains National Park contains 8,751-foot Guadalupe Mountain, the highest point in Texas. […]

Ep. 125: Texas Hill Country | RV travel camping

Duration: 15:16

While spending a few nights camping at Cranes Mill Campground on Canyon Lake in the Texas Hill Country, we get out to explore the Gruene Historic District of New Braunfels, including the famed Gruene Hall. We also spend an evening in San Antonio including Spanish Mission history at Mission San José of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, a near miss at the Alamo, and a pleasant stroll along the city’s beautiful Riverwalk dining and entertainment district. Filmed: October […]

Ep. 124: Rockport-Fulton, Texas | RV travel camping

Duration: 13:24

The twin cities of Rockport and Fulton line the western shoreline of Aransas Bay along the Texas Gulf Coast, and we visit the area with our RV in this episode of Grand Adventure. Tourism is a prosperous industry in the region, with visitors arriving to fish, bird or sight-see. Given the location of Aransas bay, shipping has always been a major industry. Following the Civil War, the meatpacking industry became a major source of income for ports on the bay, […]

Ep. 122: Padre Island National Seashore | Texas RV travel camping

Duration: 30:00

We share all sorts of sights and sounds around Padre Island and its namesake National Seashore in this episode, including camping at Padre Balli County Park and boondocking right on the sand at North Beach, which should be a bucket list camping experience for any beach lover or surf fisherman. We also go kayaking on Laguna Madre at Bird Island Basin, and visit the bayside city of Corpus Christi, and Port Aransas on adjacent Mustang Island, where they’re still recovering […]

Ep. 121: South Padre Island | Texas RV travel camping

Duration: 16:28

Our RV tour of the western half of Texas continues. Our intention coming here had been to boondock right on the sand at Boca Chica Beach, the southernmost point in Texas. However, we opted to move over to Isla Blanca County Park on South Padre Island for several reasons that we’ll show and explain. While visiting South Padre Island we explore the town and Port Isabel, venture onto the deserted beaches north of town, gawk at the SpaceX Starship on […]

Ep. 120: Big Bend Ranch | Texas State Park RV travel camping

Duration: 12:31

Last week we brought you to Big Bend National Park in West Texas. This week, we’re still camping at Maverick Ranch RV Park in Lajitas, and we’ll not only check out some of the beautiful remote property on this 27,000-acre private ranch and visit Terlingua Ghost Town, but we’ll also head west from our campsite to see portions of Big Bend Ranch State Park, and the border town of Presidio. FIlmed: September 23-October 4, 2019 FOR MORE INFORMATION Maverick Ranch […]

Ep. 119: Big Bend National Park | Texas RV travel camping

Duration: 18:26

In this episode of Grand Adventure we’re deep in the Chihuahuan Desert, the second largest desert in North America. We’re right on the Mexican border, on the banks of the Rio Grande River in the Big Bend area of beautiful West Texas. This is part 1 of our two-part series from the Big Bend. We’re visiting Big Bend National Park. This National Park is massive, encompassing 801,000 acres, the largest protected area of Chihuahuan Desert topography and ecology in the […]

Ep. 118: Cloudcroft & White Sands | New Mexico RV travel camping

Duration: 13:03

Cloudcroft sits at an elevation of 8,668 feet in southern New Mexico’s Sacramento Mountains, over 4,300 feet above the Tularosa Basin of the Chihuahuan Desert below. The logging industry surrounding Cloudcroft boomed at the beginning of the 20th Century, as a railroad was built to carry spruce and fir timber down to sawmills in Alamogordo. Favorable newspaper reports, though, quickly made Cloudcroft a popular tourism destination as well, a place to escape the desert heat much like we’re doing in […]

Episode 117: Cheap Truly Unlimited Internet for Your RV | camping tips tricks how-to

Duration: 8:07

Working from the road, we needed truly unlimited, uncapped, unthrottled mobile hotspot data to be able to work from our RV. We found a cheap pre-paid plan without any limitations whatsoever, and we share it with you on this episode of Grand Adventure! FOR MORE INFORMATION Visible Mobile: https://www.visible.com/ (referral code BcPHP) $19 Visible R2 Android phone: https://www.visible.com/shop/smartphones/visible-r2-zte HooToo TripMate Nano router: https://amzn.to/32LxPcO GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV campers, including t-shirts, […]

Ep. 116: Oregon | Travel RV camping

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Oregon is an incredibly diverse state for outdoor travelers, with topographies ranging from lush, damp coastal forests, to a spine of dormant volcanos and even deserts. While we get our rig ready for a 4,000-mile road trip, we’re going to bring you back to Oregon. Rather than focus on one area, this video is intended to share many of the things that Oregon offers to adventure travelers all across the state, from the High Desert of Eastern Oregon, to the […]

Ep. 115: Jackery Explorer 500 & SolarSaga 100 Lithium Power Bank Review | RV camping gear

Duration: 8:01

Whether you’re car camping or tent camping, or traveling in an RV and want a separate 110V/12V power supply, a lithium power bank serves a myriad of uses. We’re reviewing the brand new Jackery Explorer 500, a 518Wh power station with a 500W pure sine wave inverter, and its companion SolarSaga 100 solar panel. Filmed: August 24, 2019 FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jackery Explorer 500: https://amzn.to/2Zo8urz (20% off coupon code: Adventure500) https://www.jackery.com/products/explorer-500w-portable-power-station Jackery SolarSaga 100 solar panel: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07Q71LX84 https://www.jackery.com/products/solarsaga-100w-solar-panel GET GRAND […]

Ep. 114: Mirror Lake Highway | Utah RV travel camping

Duration: 15:59

Most Utahns know Utah State Route 150 as the Mirror Lake Highway, a National Scenic Byway crossing the western Uinta Mountains. We ran to this high elevation hideway to escape the mid-August heat, boondocking at 10,600 feet where high temperatures were in the mid-60s and overnight lows in the mid-30s, a full 30 degrees cooler than in the Salt Lake Valley just an hour away. In this episode we share our Mirror Lake Highway boondocking locale and also explore local […]

Ep. 113: Safe Camping in Bear Country | RV camping tips tricks how-to

Duration: 10:04

Whether tent camping or traveling with an RV, in this episode we’ll share how to safely camp in bear country! Black bears or grizzly bears, we’ve got ’em covered. GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV campers, including t-shirts, coffee mugs and more. Sales help to support Grand Adventure to keep bringing you outdoor adventure videos each and every week. Visit https://teespring.com/stores/grandadventure to browse our selection. USE WHAT WE USE We’ve opened a […]

Ep. 112: Strawberry | Utah RV travel camping

Duration: 12:43

Close to Utah’s population center along the Wasatch Front, Strawberry Reservoir offers excellent boating, water skiing and canoeing. Utah’s most popular Blue Ribbon fishery, anglers fish for rainbow trout, cutthroat trout and Kokanee salmon. Other popular activities in the Strawberry area include hiking, biking and horseback riding, and of course camping. The Strawberry OHV Trail System offers 75 miles of trails. Friends Dan and Beth took delivery of their first travel trailer on a Thursday night, and by Friday afternoon […]

Ep. 111: Refilling 1-lb. Propane Tanks | RV camping tips tricks and how-to

Duration: 8:10

Most of us have camping appliances that use one-pound propane canisters, but those little devils can be awfully expensive! We save a ton of money by refilling those one-pound propane tanks from a 20-pound barbecue propane tank for less than a quarter of the cost of buying 1-pound tanks. It’s simple and quick, and we’ll show you how we do it. DISCLAIMER: Working with propane is dangerous, as propane is a highly flammable and explosive gas. Do not try this […]

Episode 110: Lily Lake – Uinta Mountains | Utah RV travel camping

Duration: 16:31

Come spend a summer weekend with Grand Adventure in Utah’s Uinta Mountains playground, where while boondocking for some free camping at Lily Lake we do a bit of kayaking and trout fishing, and enjoy spending time by the campfire with friends old and new. Filmed: July 19-21, 2019 FOR MORE INFORMATION Our campsite https://goo.gl/maps/SUbxDhsyf7qZ8t89A Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest camping https://www.fs.usda.gov/activity/uwcnf/recreation/camping-cabins Lily Lake dump station https://goo.gl/maps/ou3EgWkioq2sf1bS6 Uinta Mountains yurts https://brorayurts.org/ GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly […]

Episode 109: Island Park | Idaho RV travel camping

Duration: 14:37

The area of southeastern Idaho known as Island Park is mostly a large crater, or caldera, named the Henry’s Fork Caldera that was created by the same volcanic hotspot that created the later and much larger Yellowstone Caldera nearby. For the July 4th Independence Day holiday we find a boondocking camp right on the water at Island Park Reservoir for a little kayaking and camping with friends, while visiting Mesa Falls and Harriman State Park in this little town with […]

Episode 108: Wind River Mountains | Green River Lakes Wyoming RV travel camping

Duration: 13:35

The Green River Lakes, tucked into Wyoming’s spectacular Wind River Mountains, are the headwaters of the mighty Green River. In this episode of Grand Adventure we’re boondocking in this very remote, stunningly beautiful and surprisingly underutilized corner of Wyoming for some free dispersed camping and kayaking beneath towering granite peaks. Filmed: June 29-July 1, 2019 FOR MORE INFORMATION Our Campsite: https://goo.gl/maps/L2kaYehdoHax3tEF6 Green River Lake Campground: https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/btnf/recarea/?recid=71759 GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV […]

Episode 107: Top 10 RV Essentials for Newbies | RV camping gear how-to

Duration: 15:43

So, you just spent all that money on a new RV and you’re ready now to hit the road, right? Wrong. You need to set aside a couple of grand for things you’re going to need to purchase for your RV travels. In this episode of Grand Adventure we share the Top 10 RV Essentials for Newbies that we’ve tried, tested and can vouch for ourselves. FOR MORE INFORMATION Essentials for RV Newbies: https://www.amazon.com/shop/GrandAdventure?listId=2WC1KETW7IQ0G&cv_ct_id=amzn1.idea.2WC1KETW7IQ0G&cv_ct_pg=storefront&cv_ct_wn=aip-storefront&ref=exp_cov_grandadventure_vl_vv_d Unhitched USA: https://unhitchedusa.com The McMillan Express […]

Ep. 106: Harvest Hosts – Starry Hollow Ranch | Utah RV travel camping

Duration: 26:39

In this episode of Grand Adventure we’re trying something different, breaking in our Harvest Hosts membership at the Starry Hollow Ranch in Rush Valley, Utah. Hosts Genny and Shayne, former full-time RVers themselves, couldn’t be more wonderful in sharing their beautiful ranch with us, which is a sanctuary for horses, goats, alpacas, chickens and more. Filmed: June 22-23, 2019. FOR MORE INFORMATION Harvest Hosts https://harvesthosts.com/ Starry Hollow Ranch http://www.starryhollowranch.com/ GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise […]

Ep. 105: Boondocking Security | RV tips tricks how-to

Duration: 5:55

Those who have followed our channel Grand Adventure for a while already know that we’d much rather boondock than camp in a campground or RV park. But we’re often asked by folks who may be new to boondocking, about whether or not we’re concerned for our security camping alone out in the wilds. We’re here to explain in this video why we’re not concerned at all, and with only a very few precautions we’ve never had our security threatened, or […]

Episode 104: Escalante/Boulder | Utah RV travel camping

Duration: 22:48

The million acres comprising Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in southwestern Utah are so remote, they were the last place in the lower 48 to be mapped! We camp within the National Monument at Little Spencer Flat to explore the nearby towns of Escalante and Boulder while learning their frontier history, hike to the once-in-a-lifetime Lower Calf Creek Falls, drive both The Hogback and Hells Backbone Road, and walk among the hoodoos and sandstone arches of Devil’s Playground. Filmed: June 8-9, […]

Episode 103: Lakeside Mountains | Great Salt Lake Utah RV travel camping

Duration: 16:15

Sometimes even the best plans can go haywire, and it’s incumbent upon us to be able to handle any contingency when recreating in the great outdoors. After a wonderful weekend spent camping with our friend Angus in the Lakeside Mountains of Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert, and exploring railroad history, defunct gold mines, and parts of the U.S. Air Force Utah Test & Training Range, the weather delivered our most Grand Adventure yet! FOR MORE INFORMATION Our Campsite https://goo.gl/maps/m2ce7THKFYhmhezE7 GET […]

Episode 102: Goblin Valley & Little Wild Horse | Utah RV travel camping

Duration: 12:20

After leaving Bears Ears, we head north up the scenic Utah State Route 95 to camp between Goblin Valley State Park and Little Wild Horse Canyon. We boondock for free at the foot of rugged Wild Horse Mesa, walk among the unique hoodoos of Goblin Valley, and hike into Little Wild Horse Canyon, a narrow and picturesque slot canyon carved deep into the sandstone of the San Rafael Reef that makes a great introduction to canyoneering. FOR MORE INFORMATION Our […]

Episode 101: Bears Ears & Natural Bridges National Monuments | Utah RV travel camping

Duration: 15:01

One of America’s newest National Monuments, Bears Ears has been the subject of intense debate since it was first proposed. No matter your position, no one can argue that Bears Ears encompasses one of the largest collections of Ancient Puebloan, or Anasazi archaeological sites in the nation. It also entirely surrounds Natural Bridges, one of the nation’s first National Monuments. So as we go camping in southeastern Utah, boondocking right within Bears Ears, we bring you along hiking to explore […]

Episode 100 Canyons of the Ancients | Colorado RV travel camping

Duration: 11:09

Our big 100th episode of Grand Adventure was supposed to be about both Canyons of the Ancients AND Hovenweep National Monuments, but our RV had other ideas. While camping at Mancos State Park, and en route to another camp at Bears Ears National Monument in Utah, we visit the Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum, tour the Lowry Pueblo ruins that date to the 10th Century, and hike to more ruins in the National Monument’s Sand Canyon before […]

Episode 99: Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad | Colorado travel RV camping

Duration: 17:25

All aboard the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad! While camping in nearby Mancos State Park, we take a ride aboard this famed heritage coal-fired steam-powered railway that dates to 1882, and has been designated a National Historic Landmark and Historic Civil Engineering Landmark. This is one of the most sought-after attractions for travelers and RV’ers in all of Colorado. FOR MORE INFORMATION Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad: https://durangotrain.com Mancos State Park https://cpw.state.co.us/placestogo/parks/Mancos GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created […]

Episode 98: Canyonlands National Park & Moab | RV travel Utah camping

Duration: 18:12

Canyonlands encompasses over 337,000 acres of high Eastern Utah desert including colorful canyons, mesas, buttes, fins, arches, and spires. Water and gravity have been the primary architects of this land, sculpting layers of rock into the rugged landscape you see today. While boondocking on state land for free camping along Dalton Wells Road, we explore Gemini Bridges, travel Island in the Sky, descend the precipitous Shafer Trail, visit Thelma & Louise Point, check out the climbers along Wall Street, grab […]

Episode 97: Arches National Park & Moab | Utah camping RV travel

Duration: 19:31

Moab is home to two of Utah’s “Mighty 5” National Parks, and in this episode we explore Arches National Park while free camping on state lands along Dalton Wells Road, a place with its own very unique history from World War II. We hike to Delicate Arch and Landscape Arch, share the quirky story behind the mis-naming of both, visit Park Avenue and Balanced Rock, and check out both the Devil’s Garden Campground within the park and the nearby Utah […]

Episode 96: 5 Favorite Campgrounds in Southern Idaho | RV travel camping

Duration: 14:46

In this episode we’ll share 5 of our favorite campgrounds in Southern Idaho, ranging from a glacially-fed mountain lake to hot springs, from a summer lakefront paradise to sand dunes and even rock monoliths along the historic California Trail. You don’t want to miss this! FOR MORE INFORMATION Sawtooth National Recreation Area https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/sawtooth/recarea/?recid=5842 Glacier View Campground https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/sawtooth/recreation/camping-cabins/recarea/?recid=5930&actid=29 Pine Flats Campground https://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/boise/recreation/recarea/?recid=5198&actid=29 Ponderosa State Park https://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/parks/ponderosa Bruneau Dunes State Park https://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/parks/bruneau-dunes City of Rocks National Reserve https://www.nps.gov/ciro/index.htm Castle Rocks State Park […]

Episode 95: Green River Kayak Camping | Utah kayaking Canyonlands National Park

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A voyage down the final 100 miles of the Green River by kayak, canoe or raft, through the Labyrinth Canyon and Stillwater Canyon into Utah’s Canyonlands National Park, is an epic bucket list camping trip. It’s also the only way to see this part of Canyonlands. We spend eight days on the river, encountering other river travelers from four other states and two other countries along the way. We find remnants of ancient people dating from 200 to 1,200 years […]

Episode 94: Mopeka LP Tank Check Update – Fail & Fix | RV gear tips tricks how-to

Duration: 5:42

We’ve loved our Mopeka LP Tank Check from AP Products for its precise information on how much propane is left in our RV camper’s propane tanks. It’s the best propane gauge solution we’ve found, so we were incredibly disappointed when it stopped functioning correctly. But there’s a known defect in the company’s second generation units. We found out what that defect was, and what the company is doing about it. We’ll share both in this episode of Grand Adventure! FOR […]

Episode 93: Winter RV Camping & Skiing | Utah travel Deer Valley

Duration: 13:40

With warmer spring days and spring nights that are still quite cold, we bring our RV travel trailer to winter camp amongst three feet of snow at Jordanelle State Park and ski at the adjacent Deer Valley Resort near Park City in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains. It’s boondocking only, as Jordanelle’s campground is still closed for the winter, but you can’t beat this location if you’re a skier heading to Deer Valley. FOR MORE INFORMATION Jordanelle State Park https://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/jordanelle/ Deer Valley […]

Episode 92: RVX The RV Experience – Part 2 | RV trade show camping 2019

Duration: 16:45

RVX The RV Experience isn’t a consumer RV show. Staged by the RV Industry Association, this inaugural edition of RVX in Salt Lake City, Utah is already the RV industry’s biggest trade event, celebrating innovation and helping to grow the RV consumer market. It brings the industry together in a venue where manufacturers and suppliers can unveil the latest RV products to their dealer and manufacturer partners – and provides the first spring opportunity for dealers to write new model […]

Episode 91: RVX The RV Experience – Part 1 | RV trade show camping 2019

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RVX The RV Experience isn’t a consumer RV show. Staged by the RV Industry Association, this inaugural edition of RVX in Salt Lake City, Utah is already the RV industry’s biggest trade event, celebrating innovation and helping to grow the RV consumer market. It brings the industry together in a venue where manufacturers and suppliers can unveil the latest RV products to their dealer and manufacturer partners – and provides the first spring opportunity for dealers to write new model […]

Episode 90: Utah – Beyond the National Parks | RV travel camping hiking MTB climbing kayaking

Duration: 26:04

When many adventure travelers and RV’ers think of Utah, they think only of the Mighty Five National Parks: Zion, Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce Canyon and Capitol Reef. However, there’s a whole lot more to see in our home state, and we’ll share some of our favorite spots throughout Utah on this episode of Grand Adventure. GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV campers, including t-shirts, coffee mugs and more. Sales help to support Grand […]

Episode 89: Uinta Mountains | Utah camping RV travel kayaking hiking

Duration: 12:19

The Uinta Mountains are home to the highest peaks in Utah, and are notable as one of the few east-west oriented mountain ranges in North America. This is the home of 13,000-foot peaks, innumerable small lakes and ponds, and countless hiking trails — including some of the very best in Utah. Bring your RV and come camping and hiking with us in the Uintas! CAMPSITES Lyman Lake https://goo.gl/maps/46Jq6NGXLd42 Whitney Reservoir https://www.campendium.com/whitney-reservoir FOR MORE INFORMATION: Mirror Lake Corridor Recreation Passes https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/uwcnf/passes-permits/recreation/?cid=STELPRDB5052873 […]