Missoula Smokejumpers

Missoula, Montana, was about the halfway point in our trip, and we knew we needed a pit stop there to visit both Walmart and REI. After our snow storm hike in the Tetons, we didn’t want the kids to get stuck out on a hike again without the proper footwear, so it was decided that … Continue reading Missoula Smokejumpers

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Santa Rosa, New Mexico: The Blue Hole

On your way from Amarillo, Texas, to Albuquerque, New Mexico, is the lovely town of Santa Rosa. Located on the famed Route 66, Santa Rosa is also home to the Blue Hole, a circular, bell-shaped pool that is a popular destination for SCUBA diving and training. This page may contain affiliate links.  This means that … Continue reading Santa Rosa, New Mexico: The Blue Hole

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is located in western Colorado.  It’s a little off the beaten path, especially if you are driving through Colorado to get to the Utah parks, or if the only thing on your radar in Colorado is the Rocky Mountain National Park. … Continue reading Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Great Sand Dunes National Park This page may contain affiliate links.  This means that I receive a commission for purchases made through those links, at no cost to you.  I only endorse products that I use and enjoy myself from businesses I trust. For more information, please read my Disclosure Statement. I’m not sure where … Continue reading Great Sand Dunes National Park

Valles Caldera National Preserve

Valles Caldera National PreserveThose tiny dots are all elk! This page may contain affiliate links.  This means that I receive a commission for purchases made through those links, at no cost to you.  I only endorse products that I use and enjoy myself from businesses I trust. For more information, please read my Disclosure Statement. … Continue reading Valles Caldera National Preserve

Winter Doldrums Part 1: How Do You Hygge?

This page may contain affiliate links.  This means that I receive a commission for purchases made through those links, at no cost to you.  I only endorse products that I use and enjoy myself from businesses I trust. For more information, please read my Disclosure Statement. Do you hygge?  You probably do and don’t even … Continue reading Winter Doldrums Part 1: How Do You Hygge?

Urban Boondocking: What You Need to Know

Boondocking. Ever heard of it?  It is otherwise known as “dry camping” and the term is derived from the idea that you are going out “in the boondocks,” i.e. where there are no amenities or hookups for your trailer. The Airstream trailer is perfectly designed for boondocking, and therefore is a popular activity for many … Continue reading Urban Boondocking: What You Need to Know