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Mather Campground – Camping Inside Grand Canyon National Park South Rim

Mather Campground is one of three campground options inside Grand Canyon National Park South Rim. Desert View Campground and Trailer Village are the other two options. With over 300 no hookup campsites for RV and tent camping, Mather Campground offers prime camping inside the

Free Camping Grand Canyon South Rim – Kaibab National Forest Fire Road 688

Elks bulging, squirrels chasing one another up a pine tree, a lone antelope prancing through the forest, birds singing, woodpeckers pecking, sitting around a burning campfire reminiscing about the incredible the day. We experienced all of that a few miles outside the South Rim

Flagstaff Camping – Free Camping in Coconino National Forest

Looking for Flagstaff camping options? Skip the campgrounds and head into the Coconino National Forest. Flagstaff, Arizona offers many free campsites among the ponderosa pines where tent campers and RVers can unwind. Flagstaff Camping – 14 Days of Free Camping We have dispersed camped

Things to Do in Flagstaff While You’re at Overland Expo West

At 7,000 feet in elevation, Flagstaff is nestled at the base of the San Francisco Peaks. This college town in the high country mountains of Arizona is unlike any other city we’ve visited in The Grand Canyon State. Flagstaff is a mix of small town feel

Best Way to Spend a Day in Santa Barbara – RV Parking and Things to Do in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara, California is one of those beach towns that has it all. Spectacular views of the coastline and the mountain ranges, mild weather, great architecture, good food, rich history and a wide range of activities from paragliding and kayaking to yoga and wine tasting. There

Harvest Hosts Review – Overnight RV Camping at Wineries, Farms and More

Looking for unique overnight RV camping experiences? How would you like to wake up on a vineyard in California or on a farm in Florida? Harvest Hosts is a membership program that offers RVers unique camping opportunities across the United States and Canada. We

DIY Camper Van Build: Converting a Passenger Van into a Basic Camper

When our friend Amir told us we could use his passenger van and convert it into a camper van, I was beyond excited! Having lived out of a professionally converted camper van, I was ready to take on our own DIY camper van build.

Cassette Toilet – What Is it? How Do You Use it? Where Do You Dump It?

What is a cassette toilet? How does a cassette toilet work? How do you dump a cassette toilet? These are some of the questions we get asked all the time about the cassette toilet system that we use for camper van life. We’ve been

Things to Do in Los Angeles – San Fernando Valley Edition

Joe and I lived in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles before we hit the road full time. We still come back to spend time with family, catch up with friends and visit some of our favorite places. This is a short

Becoming Texans – Choosing a Domicile for Full Time RVing

In all of our research about full time RVing, one recurring topic is choosing a domicile state. While some RVers choose to keep their domicile state, others will pick a new domicile state. We chose Texas as our domicile state and in this post