Category: Tales

The Solar Eclipse from the Path of Totality in Madras, Oregon

When we first heard about the Total Solar Eclipse from our RVing friends Mitch and Val of RV Lucky or What, we just knew we had to be there. To be honest, we really didn’t know much about eclipses or what to expect, but Val’s excitement – as an astronomer and science writer – was contagious. It sounded

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The People We Meet: The Nelsons “Free2RV”

One of the best things about our life on the road is the incredible variety of people we meet from all places, backgrounds and walks of life. We hear so many interesting stories and want to introduce some of them so you can be inspired by them too. We’re delighted to bring you Leslie and Troy Nelson (now full-timers) who we met

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Boondocking Misadventures in Lake Havasu

  Days 8–9: Lake Havasu. On Friday afternoon, we left Quartzsite for the final stretch of our boondocking adventure in Lake Havasu – which we now refer to as Lake Havoc-su, after the challenges and the breakdown we encountered there. No, it wasn’t the best way to end our first boondocking adventure, but we made the

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Meet the famous Naked Bookseller of Quartzsite, AZ

While boondocking in the Arizona desert, I’d heard about the famous “Naked Man’s Bookstore” – possibly Quartzsite’s biggest star attraction. Being a book lover and a curious Aquarian, naturally I went along to check it out and meet the owner Paul Winer, a former professional musician/activist turned second hand bookseller who is most famous these days for…well… being naked! I guess technically

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The day we went to Mexico for dental

About 11 miles east of Yuma, Arizona lies the tiny border town of Los Algodones, tucked right into the corner of Mexico that borders California and Arizona. Known as the dental capital of the world, Los Algodones has only 6,000 residents yet boasts more than 300 dentists, all offering their services to 3,000+ people a day – mostly Americans and Canadians –

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A night on the farm with Harvest Hosts

When it comes to unique and memorable stays, we fondly remember our night at Giusti Farm in Robbins, California. If you read last week’s blog post which introduced you to our Thousand Trails campground membership, you’d have learned a bit about how we manage to travel and live so affordably. Another program we recognized the value in joining was

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Time to slow down. We’re tired!

This pretty much sums up how we’re all feeling right now Or, why traveling a Thousand Trails has led us to where we are today! Since leaving Colorado 14 weeks ago, we’ve clocked over 2,600 miles in the coach and driven it more than 100 hours across 7 states. We’ve stayed in 25 different locations. We’ve been out and

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Meet the Holcombes: Synchronicity by the river.

The Holcombe Family, their RV and kayaks. Photo Credit: Peter Holcombe Photography Why was our chance meeting with a full time traveling/working/kayaking family on the American River such a synchronous one? It’s one of the things we love most about our travels – we never quite know what’s going to happen next, what surprises might come our way and who

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