One of the most common questions travelers (including us) get asked is "how do you get mail?" And, while we are in the day and age where paper snail mail is not all that important, packages (particularly Amazon Prime packages) are. Here we will talk about how we get mail, and all the different ways we have tried (both successfully and unsuccessfully) to get packages while traveling on the road. Getting Mail on the Road This is an easy one for us. We send all of our mail to Nick's mom. Her house also happens to be our permanent address and [...]
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Idaho is the Gem State, which couldn't be a more fitting name for this hidden gem. Some folks probably can't even pick out Idaho on a map, and most likely don't know about all the beauty and awesomeness throughout the state. Here are seven reasons you should go to Idaho. 1. Mountains There are numerous gorgeous mountain ranges in Idaho and we recommend hiking into them to get the best perspective, but many are beautiful to just drive through as well. We made it to the Pioneer and Sawtooth ranges, which blew us away. One day we'll come back for the [...]
Utah is plastered in amazing landscapes begging to be explored - from the canyons and rock formations of the south to the mountain and lakes of the north. Everywhere you look there is beauty and luckily there are tons of great free camping options to soak it all in. Here are some of our favorite free camping spots from our month long stay in Utah: Tom's Best Spring Closest Town: Bryce, UT GPS Coordinates: 37°44'25.3"N 112°15'24.5"W Description: There are a ton of spots all along this road to accommodate any size rig or even large groups. There are some spots right [...]
As of yesterday, we have officially been living on the road for three months. It feels like we started forever ago and yesterday all at the same time. Overall, we feel like we are really getting the hang of this and have worked out a bunch of kinks since we started traveling. Though, we still have plenty to learn and work on at the same time. We figured now was a good time to reflect and celebrate the areas we've improved and to document the things we want to work on so we can be held accountable. Things We've Gotten Better At [...]
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 (if any) places that pups are allowed and if you want to do that iconic hike or ride that shuttle to that breathtaking viewpoint you will have to leave your fur baby behind. So what do you do if you are bringing your pup along on your road trip, or if you are [...]
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 RV Park: Santa Fe Skies RV Park Website: www.santafeskiesrvpark.com Address:14 Browncastle Ranch Santa Fe, New Mexico 87508 map Price: $45 and up Description: This is a nice RV Park with amenities like a dog park, a walking trail, laundry machines that take credit cards, unlimited clean hot water showers, fast wifi, tons of [...]
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 engine troubles we had while in the northern parts that kept them from being our favorites? Either way these places are sure to please and should be added to anybody’s New Mexico road trip itinerary. Heather’s Favorite: Madrid, NM Madrid is located on the turquoise trail which is a scenic byway between Santa [...]
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, of things we have learned so far from full time traveling in our converted school bus. 1) STOW GFF - pronounced “Stow Girlfriend Friend” in a high pitched voice. This is the acronym we came up with of all the things to check and make sure are in the right position before driving. [...]
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 of you who do not know, Harvests Hosts is a membership program you can join that gives you access to fun places like farms, wineries, museums, etc., all over the country that will let you spend the night on their property. Naturally, when we saw an alpaca farm right in the Santa Fe [...]
You know that awkward feeling when you just don’t know what to do with your hands? Well week one pretty much felt like that - but with everything. Where do I put this? How do I get to this? Where should we go? What should we do today? Why doesn’t the water work? Why doesn’t the internet work? Crap, is there an engine problem? Has Miles eaten/peed/pooped? Damn, I hit my head again! As one would expect, we’ve had some kinks to work out. I’m happy to report that we’ve mostly gotten the what/where/when in the bus figured out at this [...]