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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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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.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 […]

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. 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. 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 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 […]

Episode 83: Top 10 Best RV Camping 2018 | RV travel

Duration: 17:42

After visiting 12 states, 58 campsites and traveling 25,000 miles, we award our best RV campsites of 2018 in top 10 categories. Filmed: April 2018 to January 2019. FOR MORE INFORMATION Best Boondocking Shadow Mountain, WY (Ep. 72) Flaming Gorge, UT/WY (Ep. 75) Best Campground Westport-Union Landing State Beach, CA (Ep. 54) South Beach, WA (Ep. 50)  Best RV Park Lava Campground (Ep. 73)  Glenwood Springs West/Colorado River KOA (Ep. 70)  Best Asphalt Docking Wind River Casino, WY (Ep. 72)  […]

Episode 82: Snow Canyon State Park | Utah RV travel camping

Duration: 13:20

Snow Canyon is a true jewel of the Utah State Park system, just north of St. George near Zion National Park. Come camp and hike with us as we explore petrified sand dunes, lava tubes and arches, before taking the pups to an amazing dog park in Washington City. Filmed: Nov. 11-13, 2018 CAMPSITE Snow Canyon State Park https://www.campendium.com/snow-canyon-state-park GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV campers, including t-shirts, coffee mugs and more. […]

Episode 81: Mojave National Preserve | California RV travel camping

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In Episode 81 we leave Joshua Tree National Park behind, and instead boondock in the midst of the world’s most dense Joshua tree forest with no one else for miles around. On Veteran’s Day, and the 100-year anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended WWI, it’s only fitting that we’re camped right next to the Mojave Cross, aka the White Cross Memorial, which was the subject of a contentious battle over the placement of a religious symbol on […]

Ep. 80: Joshua Tree National Park & Palm Springs | California RV travel camping

Duration: 23:26

In Episode 80 of Grand Adventure we head west to southern California to Joshua Tree National Park. We get lucky and score a secluded spot in the park’s famed Jumbo Rocks Campground as we explore Joshua Tree, then move on to Catalina Spa RV Resort in Desert Hot Springs to take a ride on the engineering marvel that is the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, see the Salton Sea, and hit up an all-you-can-eat lobster an seafood buffet at an area […]

Episode 79: Quartzsite | Arizona RV travel camping

Duration: 9:19

Quartzsite may well be the most famous small town in America among RV’ers. It’s where RV dwellers spend their winter months boondocking on BLM land, and attend the Big Tent RV show and RTR in January. We visit in November before the big crowds arrive to check out the camping, the town, and the nearby memorial to the Japanese WWII internment camp in Poston. Filmed: November 4-6, 2018 CAMPSITE Our site at Dome Rock Mountain https://goo.gl/maps/ksUHcZgtgDL2 GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF […]

Episode 78: Lake Havasu and Oatman | Arizona RV travel camping

Duration: 11:06

Lake Havasu is a turquoise jewel on the Colorado River separating Arizona from California. We boondock on BLM in Craggy Wash while visiting both Lake Havasu City and the town of Oatman along Historic Route 66, which is positively overrun by a herd of wild burros. CAMPSITE Our site in Craggy Wash https://goo.gl/maps/w4rwnvtS1S32 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 […]

Episode 77: Death Valley National Park | California & Nevada RV travel camping

Duration: 25:33

It’s the hottest, driest place in North America, and the lowest elevation in the Western Hemisphere. Yet if you look hard enough, you can spot signs of life everywhere in Death Valley, life that has adapted to this harsh climate. We camp at Nevada Treasure RV Resort in Pahrump, Nevada and visit Dante’s View, Twenty Mule Team Canyon, Furnace Creek, Badwater Basin, Artist’s Palette,Titus Canyon, Leadfield and The Racetrack in Death Valley National Park to see the famed Sailing Stones, […]

Episode 76: Forgotten Canyon | Utah RV travel camping San Rafael Swell

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For reasons explained in the video, Forgotten Canyon will remain Forgotten to us! Along the way, though, we camp along Buckhorn Draw Road and explore many of the sights in the northern San Rafael Swell, including The Wedge, the Buckhorn Draw Pictograph Panel, the Morrison-Knudsen (M-K) Tunnels, and the San Rafael Bridge. Filmed October 2-21, 2018. CAMPSITE https://goo.gl/maps/da2wGds88wH2 GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV campers, including t-shirts, coffee mugs and more. Sales […]

Episode 75: Flaming Gorge | Utah & Wyoming RV travel camping

Duration: 9:13

Flaming Gorge is a massive reservoir on the Green River spanning the Utah/Wyoming border. In Episode 75 we’ll share one of our all-time favorite regular boondocking locations, camping at the tip of a peninsula in Jug Hollow with water on three sides, and kayaking the broadest part of Flaming Gorge. Filmed September 27-30, 2018. CAMPSITE Jug Hollow https://goo.gl/maps/Mf67FT6tRbH2 GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV campers, including t-shirts, coffee mugs and more. Sales […]

Episode 74: Bear Lake, Utah | RV travel camping

Duration: 7:15

Bear Lake’s unique azure-colored waters spread across 109 square miles spanning the Utah/Idaho border. We’ll show you why it’s a favorite recreation destination for folks from northern Utah, southern Idaho and western Wyoming as we camp waterfront at Rainbow Cove on Bear Lake’s eastern shoreline. Filmed September 25-27, 2018. CAMPSITE Rainbow Cove Campground https://www.campendium.com/rainbow-cove-campground 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 73: Lava Hot Springs | Idaho RV travel camping

Duration: 12:29

Located in southeastern Idaho, Lava Hot Springs is a destination popular with Utahans thanks to its natural mineral hot pools right in the center of town. In Episode 73 we stay at the wonderful brand new Lava Campground, explore town, and go for a nightly soak in the springs. Filmed September 23-25, 2018. CAMPSITE Lava Campground https://lavacampground.com/ 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 […]

Episode 72: Grand Teton National Park | Wyoming RV travel camping

Duration: 18:59

Rugged, dramatic spires may well make the Tetons the most visually stunning mountain range in all of North America. Camp for free with us on Shadow Mountain, a.k.a. Upper Teton View with the Tetons as our amazing backdrop, as we visit Grand Teton National Park for some kayaking and hiking, and tour the town of Jackson, Wyoming and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. On our way across Wyoming we’ll also overnight at the Wind River Hotel & Casino in Riverton, Wyo. […]

Episode 71: Steamboat Springs and Laramie | Colorado & Wyoming RV travel camping

Duration: 16:27

Summer of 2018 was the Summer of the Wildfires across the American West. In Episode 71 we head for Steamboat Springs, Colorado, where we camp on the top of a mountain at over 10,000 feet. But after soaking at Strawberry Park Hot Springs, a nearby wildfire that had up to that point been a fascinating curiosity suddenly becomes a threat, and we hurriedly escape to Laramie, Wyoming, where we tour the Wyoming Territorial Prison that once housed legendary outlaw Butch […]

Episode 70: Black Canyon & Blue Mesa | Colorado RV travel camping

Duration: 11:24

We leave Silverton in this episode and head north to Blue Mesa Reservoir in Colorado’s Curecanti National Recreation Area. From there, we travel to the depths of Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park en route to the Glenwood Springs West/Colorado River KOA Holiday, and drive the scenic engineering marvel that is Glenwood Canyon. Filmed September 8-12, 2018. CAMPSITES Blue Mesa: https://goo.gl/maps/qKB4CF7GYjx Silt: Glenwood West/Colorado River KOA https://koa.com/campgrounds/colorado-river/ GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV […]

Episode 69: Million Dollar Highway | Colorado RV travel camping

Duration: 22:44

Travel with us in our RV on Colorado’s renowned Million Dollar Highway, a scenic and dangerous stretch of US Route 550 that connects Durango and Ouray via the historic town of Silverton. Camp for free with us in the San Juan National Forest, explore quaint downtown Silverton, take a 4×4 trip across Engineer Pass to Lake City, and learn about Silverton’s rich mining heritage at the San Juan County Historical Society Museum. Filmed September 5-8, 2018. Campsite: Anvil Camping Area […]

Episode 68: Mesa Verde National Park | Colorado RV travel camping

Duration: 11:58

Travel with us to view the largest cliff dwelling in North America at Mesa Verde National Park in southwestern Colorado, once the residence of ancient Puebloan people dating back to 1190 AD. We camp for free, boondocking on U.S. Forest Service land a mere 15 minutes away, and also visit the charming four-season resort town of Durango. Filmed: September 4-5, 2018 CAMPSITE Madden Peak Road https://www.campendium.com/madden-peak-road GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV campers, […]

Episode 67: Flagstaff to Four Corners | Arizona RV travel camping

Duration: 7:53

Getting from Flagstaff to Four Corners means crossing the Hopi Reservation and the massive Navajo Nation, both in northeastern Arizona. As we traverse the broad and barren desert we camp at Navajo National Monument, and visit the Navajo’s Four Corners Monument where Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah all meet. Filmed: September 2-3, 2018 CAMPSITE Navajo National Monument, Canyon View Campground https://www.campendium.com/canyon-view-campground GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV campers, including t-shirts, coffee mugs […]

Episode 66: Route 66 | New Mexico & Arizona | RV travel camping

Duration: 18:02

Get your kicks on Route 66! Hop aboard our RV and travel with us along the Historic Route 66 from Albuquerque, New Mexico to Flagstaff, Arizona. Along the way we’ll see the sights that made this stretch of Route 66 famous, including the El Rancho Hotel in Gallup, Continental Divide, Petrified Forest National Park, the Wigwam Hotel in Holbrook, and of course “The Corner” in Winslow, Arizona! We’ll also check out the Navajo County Historical Society Museum, the Rio Puerco […]

Episode 65: Albuquerque | New Mexico RV travel camping

Duration: 13:05

Founded in 1706, Albuquerque was once a stop along the historic Route 66. Come explore the Old Town and modern day downtown of New Mexico’s largest city with us, and take a ride to a lofty 10,400 feet aboard the Sandia Peak Aerial Tramway…but only after we experience yet another roadside incident! That’s RV life! Filmed: August 29-30, 2018 CAMPSITE American RV Resort https://americanrvpark.com/ GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV campers, including t-shirts, […]

Episode 64: Los Alamos & Santa Fe | New Mexico RV travel camping

Duration: 22:28

Apparently it’s not “if” you’ll have a trailer tire blowout, it’s “when” you’ll have a trailer tire blowout. And on our way to Los Alamos, we experienced our first blowout — on a tire we bought only five day earlier in Episode 63! We safely rolled into Los Alamos and found a perfect high-altitude campsite nestled among the aspen trees, from which we explore the Puebloan ruins at Bandelier National Monument, learn about Los Alamos’ important history in ending World […]

Episode 63: Taos & Rio Grande del Norte National Monument | New Mexico RV camping travel

Duration: 18:35

After replacing two worn trailer tires on our RV in Alamosa, Colorado, we head south into New Mexico and score what may well be our best campground experience ever near the town of Questa in Rio Grande del Norte National Monument. While there, we do some hiking into the Red River Gorge, experience the adobe architecture of Taos, immerse ourselves in native culture at Taos Pueblo, and explore the Taos Mountains communities of Taos Ski Valley and Red River. Filmed: […]

Episode 62: Great Sand Dunes National Park | Colorado RV camping travel

Duration: 9:41

Experience North America’s tallest sand dunes with us at Colorado’s Great Sand Dunes National Park. And a campsite with free electrical hookups just 15 minutes outside the park? Who’da thunk it? Filmed: August 20, 2018 CAMPSITE San Luis State Wildlife Area https://www.campendium.com/san-luis-state-park 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 […]

Episode 61: Cañon City & Colorado Springs | Colorado RV camping travel

Duration: 20:07

Camp with us for free, boondocking on BLM land north of Cañon City, Colorado. And while we’re there, visit the Royal Gorge Bridge & Park, drive to the top of 14,114-foot Pikes Peak, get caught in the weather at Garden of the Gods, and explore the historic gold mining towns of Cripple Creek and Victor. Filmed August 16-18, 2018. CAMPSITE Oil Well Flats https://goo.gl/maps/dZ3Ax86H6ir GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV campers, including t-shirts, […]

Episode 60: Twin Lakes & Aspen | Colorado RV camping travel

Duration: 11:11

Join us at the Top of the Rockies! We camp in a free boondocking site with a commanding view of Twin Lakes, Colorado, in the shadow of 14,439-foot Mount Elbert, the second highest summit in the continental U.S. We cross Independence Pass, at 12,095 feet the highest paved crossing of the Continental Divide, en route to the ritzy resort town of Aspen. We also examine the mining history of nearby Leadville. Filmed August 13-14, 2018. CAMPSITE Twin Lakes View https://www.campendium.com/twin-lakes-view GET […]

Episode 59: Crested Butte – Part II | Colorado RV travel camping

Duration: 16:30

In Part II of our RV camping visit to Crested Butte, join us as we hike to 360-degree Rocky Mountain vistas from the top of Anthracite Mesa, dine and stroll in downtown Crested Butte, enjoy the thrill of downhill mountain biking at Crested Butte Mountain Resort, and take a scenic drive up the Gothic Valley to Emerald Lake — all from our free boondocking base camp in Washington Gulch. Filmed August 9-11, 2018. CAMPSITE Washington Gulch https://goo.gl/maps/iLaRizBjUb32 GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF […]

Episode 58: Crested Butte – Part I | Colorado RV travel camping kayaking

Duration: 15:22

One of our favorite places in all of Colorado, we head to Crested Butte after first making some emergency repairs to our travel trailer’s Fastway Equalizer e2 weight distribution hitch while camping atop Grand Mesa on Colorado’s Western Slope. Crested Butte is a genuine restored Colorado mining town deep in the Rocky Mountains with all manner of outdoor recreation available. We find scenic and secluded boondocking high in Washington Gulch, explore the town, and kayak on the high alpine Lake […]

Episode 57: Sierra to Salt Lake | RV travel California Nevada Utah camping

Duration: 11:30

With California ablaze it was time to leave, so we’re headed across Nevada to Utah for a quick repair stop, en route to cooler temperatures and hopefully less wildfire smoke in Colorado. It’s a roadtrip! We’ll see the sights along the way including Benton Hot Springs (California), Ely (Nevada), the Nevada Northern Railway Museum, West Wendover (Nevada), the Bonneville Salt Flats (Utah) and Salt Lake City, along with a whole lot of lonely road in between. Filmed July 30-31, 2018. […]

Episode 56: Eastern Sierra | RV travel California camping hiking kayaking

Duration: 12:01

California’s Eastern Sierra is a volcanic land of towering mountains, pristine lakes, gold mining booms and busts, and some amazingly bizarre hikes. Come camp with us for free in the Inyo National Forest and visit Mammoth Lakes and June Lake, kayak on Gull Lake, explore the remains of the ghost town of Bodie, and hike through a rocky volcanic wasteland on Obsidian Dome, all on this episode of Grand Adventure! Filmed July 25-29, 2018. CAMPSITES Glass Flow Road https://www.campendium.com/glass-flow-road GET GRAND […]

Episode 55: Virginia City | RV travel Nevada camping

Duration: 8:25

Once the site of the biggest silver strike in history with the Comstock Lode, Nevada’s Virginia City is now a lovingly preserved western town catering to millions of visitors annually. We stay in the town’s only RV campground — Virginia City RV Park — and explore the town’s rich history, all on this episode of Grand Adventure! Filmed July 23-24, 2018. CAMPSITES Virginia City RV Park https://www.campendium.com/virginia-city-rv-park GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV […]

Episode 54: Mendocino Coast to Tahoe | RV travel California camping

Duration: 11:02

California’s Mendocino Coast is a stunningly beautiful stretch of remote Pacific coastline. However, after three nights at Westport-Union Landing State Beach and with the San Francisco Bay Area looming to the south, it may be time for us to stop heading south and strike an easterly path across California to the Lake Tahoe area…all on this episode of Grand Adventure! Filmed July 15-23, 2018. CAMPSITES Westport-Union Landing State Beach https://www.campendium.com/westport-union-landing-state-beach Boondocking in the Hoke Valley https://goo.gl/maps/8YR99PTcEE12 GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF […]

Episode 53: Redwood National Park | California RV camping travel

Duration: 11:33

Coast Redwoods are the tallest trees in the world. Explore Redwood National Park with us on this episode of Grand Adventure, including hiking in Fern Canyon, camping at Elk Country RV Park, and visiting the quaint seaside community of Trinidad, California. Filmed July 14, 2018. CAMPSITE Elk Country RV Park https://www.campendium.com/elk-country-rv-resort 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 […]

Episode 52: Newport, Oregon | RV camping travel

Duration: 9:30

With good reason, the Oregon Coast is a favorite destination of many RV’ers. The city of Newport, along the central coast is a real working fishing village surrounded by beautiful beaches, pounding waves, great campgrounds, rugged shorelines, and quaint historic beachside neighborhoods like Nye Beach. Come explore the Newport area with us on this episode of Grand Adventure! Filmed July 10-12, 2018. CAMPSITE South Beach State Park https://www.campendium.com/south-beach-state-park GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly […]

Episode 51: Mount St. Helens | RV travel Washington State Oregon camping

Duration: 8:05

The effects of Mount St. Helens’ violent eruption in 1980 are still visible throughout the volcano’s namesake Volcanic National Monument. Travel with us to see it, and camp along the Columbia River in St. Helens, Oregon, in this episode of Grand Adventure. Filmed July 7, 2018. CAMPSITES Bayport RV Park & Campground https://www.campendium.com/bayport-rv-park-and-campground 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 […]

Episode 49: Whidbey Island | RV travel Washington State camping

Duration: 5:43

We made it to the Pacific Ocean! Explore Washington’s Whidbey Island with us, including World War II gun batteries at Fort Ebey and the quaint seaside hamlet of Coupeville. Filmed June 27-28, 2018. CAMPSITES Fort Ebey State Park https://www.campendium.com/fort-ebey-state-park 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 […]

Episode 48: Eastern Washington and Cascade Mountains | RV travel Washington State camping

Duration: 7:20

Travel with us on this episode of Grand Adventure westward along US-2 across Washington State, from the windy wheat fields of eastern Washington across the Cascade Crest. Filmed June 26-27, 2018. CAMPSITES Coulee City Community Park https://www.campendium.com/coulee-city-community-park Money Creek Campground https://www.campendium.com/money-creek-campground 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 […]

Episode 47: Glacier National Park and Flathead Lake | RV travel Montana camping

Duration: 11:28

Explore Montana’s Flathead Valley and Glacier National Park, camping with us on Flathead Lake in this episode of Grand Adventure. Filmed June 20-24, 2018. CAMPSITE Big Arm State Park https://www.campendium.com/big-arm-state-park 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 […]

Episode 45: Beartooth Highway & Red Lodge | RV travel Montana camping

Duration: 8:00

Snow in mid-June? At 11,000 feet, you bet! Travel the famed Beartooth Highway, visit Red Lodge, Montana, and visit an abandoned mine where 74 miners perished, all on this episode of Grand Adventure. Filmed June 14-16, 2018. CAMPSITES https://goo.gl/maps/ACzLjWCzVNF2 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 […]

Episode 44: Devil’s Tower & Big Horn Mountains | RV travel Wyoming camping

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Experience RV camping and sightseeing with us through northern Wyoming, including boondocking in Big Horn National Forest and staying at the Rangeland Court RV Park & Motel in Moorcroft, and visiting Devil’s Tower National Monument and the city of Sheridan. Filmed on location June 12-14, 2018. CAMPSITES Rangeland Court RV Park & Motel – Moorcroft, WY: http://www.rtconnect.net/~rangeland/ Our camp in Big Horn National Forest: https://goo.gl/maps/L1HYRS7nVuu GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV campers, […]

Episode 43: Badlands | RV travel South Dakota camping

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Experience RV camping and sightseeing with us through the Badlands of South Dakota, including boondocking at Nomad View, severe thunderstorms, lots of cows, Wall Drug, an unplanned trip to the Laundromat and, of course, Badlands National Park! Filmed on location June 10-12, 2018. CAMPSITE https://goo.gl/maps/kqNaD4wcJWs 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 […]

Episode 42: The Black Hills | RV travel South Dakota camping

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Experience RV camping and sightseeing with us through the Black Hills of South Dakota, including camping at Pactola Lake and visiting Custer State Park, Deadwood, Lead, Terry Peak Ski Area, Sturgis, Hill City and Custer. Filmed on location June 7-10, 2018. CAMPSITE Pactola Lake, SD https://www.campendium.com/pactola 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 […]

Episode 41: Do It Now! | RV travel Utah Wyoming South Dakota camping

Duration: 12:27

It’s finally here! We hit the road for at least a few months of full-time RVing, heading northeast from Salt Lake City through Wyoming into South Dakota. For a host of reasons explained in this video, we can only advise you: Do It Now! Filmed on location June 5-6, 2018. CAMPSITES Black Beach Campground, Alcova, WY https://www.campendium.com/black-beach Pactola Lake, SD https://www.campendium.com/pactola GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV campers, including t-shirts, coffee mugs […]

Episode 38: Boondocking at 10,000 Feet | RV travel Utah camping

Duration: 6:56

Before heading out on our full-time RV adventures in early June, we wanted to return to one of our favorite spots close to home for one last camping excursion. Located just to the southeast of the 2002 Winter Olympic venue of Park City, Utah, and 75 minutes from Salt Lake City, the Heber Mountain area of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest offers over 100,000 acres of prime RV boondocking at elevations of up to 10,000 feet. Filmed on location May 24-28, […]

Episode 37: Hill Aerospace Museum

Duration: 8:22

The Hill Aerospace Museum makes for an excellent educational stop for the whole family while RVing through northern Utah. Founded in 1981 as part of the United States Air Force Heritage Program, this free aviation museum is a 30-acre complex on the grounds of Hill Air Force Base near Ogden housing nearly 100 fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, and missiles in two massive indoor hangars and in outdoor displays. Aircraft on exhibit range from the earliest days of flight at the turn […]

Episode 36: “I Quit!” | RV fulltime travel living vlog

Duration: 2:20

We’ve decided to take a few months off from life and head out on the road fulltime in our RV! Share our excitement! 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 Grand Adventure store on Amazon! https://www.amazon.com/shop/GrandAdventure […]

Episode 34: Rockport State Park | RV Utah camping kayaking

Duration: 7:46

Located just a half an hour outside of the 2002 Winter Olympic venue of Park City, and 45 minutes from Salt Lake City, Rockport State Park is a great stopover for RVers wanting to explore the attractions of northern Utah, featuring a beautiful mountain reservoir perfect for camping and kayaking. Filmed on location May 11-13, 2018. FOR MORE INFORMATION Rockport State Park https://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/rockport/ GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly for RV campers, including t-shirts, coffee […]

Episode 33: Alta in Spring | Utah RV spring skiing

Duration: 9:22

Spring is a special time of year in Alta. Founded in 1938 and having just wrapped up its 80th season this past weekend, Alta is one of the oldest and most storied ski areas in the nation. Steeped in tradition and embracing the soul of skiing, it’s one of only three ski areas left in the U.S. that still prohibit snowboarding on their slopes. It’s this reverence for honored tradition, as well as some of the deepest and lightest snowfall […]

Episode 31: Wild Horses & Pony Express Trail | RV Utah boondocking travel

Duration: 9:49

Utah’s West Desert comprises a lonely series of mountain ranges and extraordinarily flat valleys, stretching from the Wasatch Front to the Nevada border. It’s home to such curiosities as the original Pony Express route, a herd of wild horses, and the military’s Utah Test & Training Range. Join us as we explore this starkly beautiful area of Utah on Episode 31 of Grand Adventure! FOR MORE INFORMATION Campsite https://goo.gl/maps/87MtVkztpwA2 Pony Express National Historic Trail https://www.blm.gov/visit/pony-express-east-access Onaqui Mountain Herd Management Area […]

Episode 29: Virgin, Utah

Duration: 10:34

Boondocking campsites in and around Virgin, Utah are close to Zion National Park, but that’s hardly their only attraction. You’ll find amazing hiking, mountain biking, sightseeing and scenic beauty thoughout the area, not just inside the Park. Come camping with Grand Adventure to see much of what this desert region of southern Utah has to offer. Filmed on location March 31-April 1, 2018. FOR MORE INFORMATION Campsite https://goo.gl/maps/VaqmGYxiqH82 GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly […]

Episode 27: Heber Mountain/Duchesne Ridge, Utah

Duration: 5:31

The Heber Mountain/Duchesne Ridge area of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest comprises over 100,000 acres of prime free boondocking close by both Salt Lake City and Park City, Utah. Come along with us on this Kitchen Table Trips episode of Grand Adventure to explore Heber Mountain for your own future camping Grand Adventure! FOR MORE INFORMATION Heber Mountain/Duchesne Ridge campsite details on Campendium: https://www.campendium.com/heber-mountain Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Heber-Kamas Ranger District Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM): https://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5414245.pdf GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created […]

Episode 25: Flaming Gorge

Duration: 7:14

Flaming Gorge is a 42,000-acre recreation paradise spanning the Utah/Wyoming border. In the summer it’s a hub of activity including not only world-class fishing and boating, but also swimming, kayaking, hiking, whitewater rafting and, of course, camping. Come explore Flaming Gorge with us on this Kitchen Table Trips episode of Grand Adventure! We’ll find relaxing boondocking along the eastern shore, along with Forest Service campgrounds and even full-hookup RV parks as well. We’ll visit nearby Brown’s Park, one of Butch Cassidy […]

Episode 23: Silverton, Colorado

Duration: 6:56

Silverton is a quaint, lovingly restored former mining community deep in Colorado’s rugged San Juan Mountains. Here you’ll find a less spoiled Colorado, where the town’s welcoming Greene Street is surrounded by mining ruins, ghost towns and strikingly beautiful off-road driving. Come explore Silverton with us on this Kitchen Table Trips episode of Grand Adventure! We’ll find relaxing boondocking while camped in the National Forest next to the bubbling waters of Mineral Creek, see the historic Durango & Silverton Narrow […]

Episode 21: Snake River Valley Skiing, Idaho

Duration: 31:01

Join us on our continuing Grand Adventure! While our RV remains winterized, in this episode we travel the Snake River Valley of southern Idaho on a Grand Adventure snowcat skiing at Soldier Mountain, and lift-served skiing at Pomerelle and Pebble Creek ski areas.  Along the way we visit Shoshone Falls and the Perrine Bridge in Twin Falls, Castle Rocks State Park and City of Rocks National Preserve (including the campground) in Almo, the warm mineral water pools of Lava Hot […]

Episode 19: Sun Valley, Idaho

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Join us on our continuing Grand Adventure in our RV! In this Kitchen Table Trips episode we’re revisiting our July 2017 trip to Sun Valley and Ketchum, in the Sawtooth Mountains of south-central Idaho. CAMPSITE https://goo.gl/maps/q11tqdVEYst 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. […]

Episode 17: Telluride, Colorado

Duration: 5:40

Join us on our continuing Grand Adventure in our RV! In this episode we’re revisiting our trip to Telluride, in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado in early September of 2017. CAMPSITE https://goo.gl/maps/aNaRXT6KANu 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 […]

Episode 15: Kanab & Best Friends Animal Sanctuary | Utah RV Travel Camping

Duration: 8:14

Join us on our continuing Grand Adventure in our RV! In this episode we’re in southern Utah, boondocking and sightseeing around Kanab. We’re camping along Hancock Road north of town, between Kanab, Zion National Park and Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. We also pay a visit to Best Friends Animal Sanctuary, operated by the largest no-kill shelter organization in the nation. Filmed Nov. 24-25, 2017. CAMPSITE https://goo.gl/maps/qh5QG9ufaa52 GET GRAND ADVENTURE STUFF We’ve created some fun and quirky merchandise particularly […]

Episode 13: Lake Powell & Antelope Canyon

Duration: 19:52

Join us on our continuing Grand Adventure in our RV! In this episode we’re in southern Utah and northern Arizona for a few days of boondocking and sightseeing on either side of the state border, camping on Lone Rock Beach in Big Water, exploring Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and the lost town of Paria, heading underground in Antelope Canyon, cooking Thanksgiving dinner in the RV, taking a little 4×4 trip to Alstrom Point for stunning views of the lake, and […]

Episode 11: Zion National Park

Duration: 18:15

Join us on our continuing Grand Adventure! In Episode 11 we’re in southern Utah for a few days of boondocking and sightseeing, camping on BLM land near Virgin and visiting Zion National Park. Filmed Nov. 18-21, 2017. CAMPSITE Sheep Bridge Road in Virgin, Utah https://goo.gl/maps/1V9nF4TyKR22 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 […]

Episode 9: Little Sahara Recreation Area, Utah

Duration: 12:09

Little Sahara is a 64 square-mile expanse of free-moving sand dunes located about 2 hours south-southwest of Salt Lake City, Utah, popular with both campers and OHV riders. Filmed Oct. 27-29, 2017. CAMPSITE White Sands Campground (dry camping), Little Sahara Recreation Area – Jericho, Utah. https://goo.gl/maps/gs9uRVUvh7R2 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 […]

Episode 7: Bonneville Salt Flats

Duration: 6:50

Come along with Grand Adventure to camp at Utah’s Bonneville Salt Flats, one of the most unique land forms in the world. Filmed October 21-22, 2017 at the Bonneville Salt Flats and Silver Island Mountains in Wendover, Utah/Nevada. CAMPSITE https://goo.gl/maps/WKheULp4apo 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 […]

Episode 5: Lake Mead & Valley of Fire, Nevada

Duration: 8:51

Filmed October 5-6, 2017 at Lake Mead and Valley of Fire State Park, Nevada. CAMPSITE Stevens Point, part of Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Overton, Nevada https://goo.gl/maps/jsSPUsiGno92 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 Grand […]

Episode 3: Flagstaff/Sedona AZ, Sunset Crater, Wupatki, Grand Canyon

Duration: 10:37

Filmed October 2-4, 2017 at various locations across northern Arizona, including (in order of appearance) the Coconino National Forest between Flagstaff and Sedona, Sedona, Sunset Crater National Monument, Wupatki National Monument, the Grand Canyon, and Arizona Snowbowl in the San Francisco Peaks near Flagstaff. CAMPSITES Forest Road 535 https://goo.gl/maps/EBwSgWrWCe42 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 […]

Episode 2: Valley of the Gods/Monument Valley/Navajo National Monument

Duration: 10:52

Filmed September 30-October 1, 2017 at various locations across Utah and northern Arizona, including (in order of appearance) the Utah Valley, Helper, Hanksville, Lake Powell, the Colorado River, Hite, the Moki Dugway, Valley of the Gods and Mexican Hat (all Utah), plus Monument Valley, Kayenta, the Navajo Nation and Navajo National Monument, all in Arizona. CAMPSITES Valley of the Gods, UT https://goo.gl/maps/6ZTWiRg4ZM52 Navajo National Monument, AZ https://goo.gl/maps/eBdjSfvvDx92 MUSIC All music in this video is sourced from the YouTube Audio Library. […]

Episode 1: San Rafael Swell Mountain Bike Festival

Duration: 8:48

In our very first episode of Grand Adventure, join us at the 2017 fall San Rafael Swell Mountain Bike Festival, set along the rim of the Little Grand Canyon in Emery County, Utah September 22-24, 2017. Find out why cyclists attend this festival year after year for the camaraderie, camping at The Wedge, the food, stunning scenery and of course, exhilarating mountain biking. FOR MORE INFORMATION MECCA Mountain Bike Club/San Rafael Swell Mountain Bike Festivals: http://www.biketheswell.org/ The San Rafael Swell: […]