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Vicaribupdate – Sun Valley, Redfish Lake and Goldbug Hot Springs

In central Idaho sits a magical land that goes by the name of the Sawtooth National Forest. We spent about two weeks in the area and easily could have spent two months more. We split our time between Sun Valley and Redfish Lake, but were able to get [...]

By |July 3rd, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story, Nick, and the Things, Vicaribupdate|2 Comments

What To Do With Your Dog While Visiting Utah’s Mighty Five National Parks

The National Park system is a treasure of our country with amazing sights and stunning landscapes to be seen and enjoyed, with five fantastic parks in Southern Utah alone. The one downside to National Parks is they are not the most dog friendly places. Most National Parks have few [...]

By |July 2nd, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story|0 Comments

Vicaribupdate 11 – Northern Utah and Southern Idaho

A lot of time, distance, non-bus travels, exciting news and more have happened since the last Vicaribupdate. We have worked our a way from Moab through bits of central and northern Utah, and now up into Idaho. During this period we also took a a quick beach vacation [...]

By |June 24th, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story, Nick, and the Things, Vicaribupdate|0 Comments

Vicaribupdate 10 – In and Around Moab, Utah

If you like amazing national parks, stunning geological wonders, dinosaurs, hiking, mountain biking, rivers, off-road vehicling [sic], heat, Memorial Day shenanigans with friends from Denver and/or tasty foods, ten days in Moab is just about enough time to scratch the surface of this giant adult playground. While we [...]

By |June 7th, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story, Nick, and the Things, Vicaribupdate|0 Comments

Vicaribupdate 9 – Bryce, Escalante, Capitol Reef, Goblins and More

10 days have passed since our last Vicaribupdate, but about 20 days worth of awesomeness has transpired. Strap in for a long ride through some amazing locations in Southern Utah. Highlights include Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Capitol Reef National Park, Goblin Valley State Park [...]

By |May 30th, 2018|Categories: Nick, and the Things, Vicaribupdate|1 Comment

Vicaribupdate 8 – Zion National Park

Zion National Park is a well-oiled machine. It is the Disneyland of hiking. The streets of Springdale, the town at the foot of the canyon, resemble those of a bustling metropolis, except every person has on some sort of pack and is either on their way to, or [...]

By |May 19th, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story, Nick, and the Things, Vicaribupdate|1 Comment

Vicaribupdate 7 – Lake Powell, Arizonutah and Kanab, Utah

After an interesting morning departure from the Sedona area, we made our way up to Lake Powell, just outside of Page, Arizona. Lake Powell is ginormous. Little known fact: Lake Powell's total shoreline can measure from nearly 2,000 miles, using fairly standard measuring techniques, to infinity using an [...]

By |May 15th, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story, Nick, and the Things, Vicaribupdate|0 Comments

The Best Camping Spots in New Mexico

We spent 21 nights at 13 different camping spots in New Mexico in April 2018 and compiled a list of our favorites to share with you.  We broke them up into categories so that there is something for everyone from RV parks to tent camping and more!     Top [...]

By |May 14th, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story, Heather, and the Purple Backpack|0 Comments

Best Random New Mexico Road Trip Stops

After driving over 1000 miles and spending just under 4 weeks in New Mexico, we’ve settled on our favorite road trips stops.  Interestingly, most of our favorites were in southern New Mexico, and could easily be combined into a shorter trip. Perhaps, it was the cold weather and [...]

By |May 10th, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story, Heather, and the Purple Backpack|4 Comments

Vicaribupdate 6 – Sedona

Sedona: A place deserving of it's own solo update post. We spent five nights just outside of Sedona at the charming Cave Springs Campground in the Oak Creek Canyon. It served as the perfect base of operations for exploring the area, whilst providing an excellent setting for just [...]

By |May 6th, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story, Nick, and the Things, Travels, Vicaribupdate|3 Comments

Vicaribupdate 5 – White Sands to Sedona

After our magical night in White Sands, we headed over to Truth or Consequences, a town named after a radio and TV show from way back when. Technically we stayed in Elephant Butte, at the Elephant Butte Lake State Park. Little known fact: the last elephant to inhabit [...]

By |May 3rd, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story, Nick, and the Things, Travels, Vicaribupdate|4 Comments

Lessons Learned Month One on the Road

Technically, it has not been a whole month yet, but, with May starting it seemed close enough.  We have certainly had our share of kinks and things to work out these first few weeks.  Therefore, we thought we would offer up some advice, or lessons if you will, [...]

By |May 2nd, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story, Heather, and the Purple Backpack, Travels|1 Comment

Backcountry Camping at White Sands National Monument

A few nights ago we went backcountry camping in White Sands National Monument. We'll let the pictures do most of the talking, but let's talk about this first picture a bit. A little over three years ago when Heather and I moved to Denver from Atlanta, we stopped [...]

By |April 29th, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story, Nick, and the Things, Travels|3 Comments

Vicaribupdate 4 – The Miles Edition

Guys, I’ve been having a great time the past few days traveling all around New Mexico. New Mexico? Do you guys ever wonder what Old Mexico is like? Because New Mexico isn't exactly shiny and new looking... I’ll have to add that to my list of things to [...]

Hanging with Alpacas (and Trying Out Harvest Hosts)

After spending 4 nights in a mechanic's parking lot we were ready for fun and adventure again.  We made a brief stop at an RV park for some hot showers and laundry and then moved on to our first Harvest Hosts stay - an alpaca farm! For those [...]

By |April 23rd, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story, Heather, and the Purple Backpack, Travels|1 Comment