Brown Mountain Trail & Gilbert Ray Campground, Tucson AZ

Brown Mountain Hike Feature Photo

In this video, I take you along with me on a scenic hike near Tucson Arizona in the Tucson Mountains County Park. I tackle the Brown Mountain Trail. Rated as moderate on AllTrails.com During the trek, I provide information about notable area attractions and show off video footage of wildlife I shot during a visit to … Read more

Red Rock Canyon State Park California

Red Rock Canyon SP Feature Photo

As the southwest desert portion of our 2017/18 snowbird adventure was winding down, we decided to finish it off with a visit to Red Rock Canyon State Park in California. I’d driven by this fascinating state park on several occasions on our way to visit other locations such as Trona Pinnacles and Alabama Hills. The highway cuts right … Read more

Camping at Lost Dutchman State Park in Arizona

Lost Dutchman State Park Feature Photo

In March 2014 we were enjoying a stay at Picacho Peak State Park between Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona. Having heard the desert flowers were in bloom in front of the Superstition Mountains at Lost Dutchman State Park, we headed that way for a day trip. We were blown away by the beauty of the scenery and how top … Read more

Day Trip to Strathcona Provincial Park Vancouver Island BC

Strathcona Provincial Park Day Trip Feature Photo

We love our summers spent in Campbell River on Vancouver Island with its fantastic ocean views, waterfront, spectacular boating and wildlife viewing opportunities. Over the years on the blog, I’ve chronicled many of our Vancouver Island adventures, most highlighted by the ocean. However, there is much more to Van Isle than beaches, harbors, and islands. Go inland … Read more

Camping Review of Rock Hound State Park in New Mexico

Rock Hound State Park Feature Photo

Two years ago around this time, we camped at a unique little state park north of Deming, New Mexico called the City of Rocks. While enjoying the beautiful high desert scenery, several other campers told us about another New Mexico state park to the south called Rock Hound State Park. They gave it an emphatic thumbs up. … Read more

Oasis Palms RV Resort Near Palm Springs California

Oasis Palms RV Resort Feature Photo

After a long drive south it’s nice to hunker down in a resort type park and treat ourselves over the Christmas Holidays. Staying in one location for a while allows us to have some packages delivered, time to do cleaning and minor maintenance tasks on the rig and prep for the next three to four months of … Read more

Love Your RV! Ten Favorite Campsites of 2016

Love Your RV! Ten Favorite Campsites of 2016

Each year I like to look back and pick out my favorite campsites visited. Some are full hookup RV resorts; some are state or national parks and others are dispersed boondocking with maybe a fire ring. One thing they all have in common is beautiful scenery. Most of this year’s locations were brand new to … Read more

Casino Camping as an RV Overnight Option

Casino Camping Feature Photo

With the recent additions of extra batteries and solar panels, we are now able to dry camp very effectively. This makes utilizing casino RV parking areas for overnight stops quite convenient. Rather than hand over an RV Park 30-40 bucks for a full hookup campsite it’s more fun for us to spend the money on a … Read more

Camping at the Dumont Dunes south of Death Valley NP

Dumont Dunes Camping Feature Photo

A couple years ago we visited Death Valley National Park. A highlight for me was hiking and photographing its amazing Mesquite Sand Dunes. Well upon leaving Death Valley NP that year south on California Highway 127 I spotted another set of towering sand dunes called the Dumont Dunes. As we passed them by I noticed … Read more

Super Scenic Camping in the Virgin River Gorge

Virgin River Canyon BLM Campground Feature Photo

I’ve driven Interstate 15 through the Virgin River Gorge a half dozen times now and marveled at the rugged scenery. Each time I made a mental note of a pretty looking camping area perched in the middle of the a canyon overlooking the river valley below. I told my wife Anne “We gotta come back … Read more

Return to Whitney Pockets in Southern Nevada

Return to Whitney Pockets Feature Photo

Two years ago we had the pleasure to camp in an off the beaten path location called Whitney Pockets. Situated 31 miles from Mesquite, Nevada on the Gold Butte Backcountry Byway, it’s a bit of a trek to get there pulling a fifth wheel. A paved but very old and bumpy 20-mile long road winds … Read more