What is Chaco Canyon?The Chaco Canyon, in northwest New Mexico, was a hub of Native American cultures from around years 800-1100. It's now protected by the Chaco Culture National Historic Park as a World Heritage Site. It contains several ruins of a very distinct architectural style, and likely served
Before RV life, protecting our dogs from snakes wasn't something we gave a lot of thought to, as Los Angeles and San Francisco area residents. Before hitting the road as full-time RVers in 2017, we did some research into what our dogs may encounter in the areas we planned to
Truth be told, I didn't really know Great Sand Dunes National Park in Colorado existed until we moved to nearby New Mexico. Formerly classified as a national monument, Great Sand Dunes was established as a National Park in 2004. The sand dunes formed from sediment washed into large lakes from
Looking for a dog-friendly adventure not far off I-40 in New Mexico? El Malpais National Monument and Conservation area near Grants, New Mexico is worth the stop. Hiking, great food, and a fun roadside attraction. This spot has it all. This was our first trip of the year and Lily
We were able to squeeze in one more trip for this year, before needing to winterize our van. We had been planning to go to the ski town of Telluride, CO over the summer, but kept postponing the trip to follow our state's COVID travel restrictions. We finally went in
We recently camped at the Angel Peak Scenic Area in northern New Mexico, and wanted to share some beautiful pictures and local tips with you. We've lived in northern New Mexico for just over a year now, and Angel Peak has been on our to-see list since we moved here.
Colorado is famous for its mountain ranges and forests. The peaks reach well over 14,000 feet, and many small towns are above 7,000 feet. We are lucky to live close to many of these towns, just on the other side of the state border in New Mexico. We
We meandered down the California stretch of highway 395 at what I would say is the perfect time of year to visit: September-November. The weather was cool and perfect for hiking with dogs, campgrounds were empty, summer tourists had already left, and winter tourists were still waiting for snow. We
Ever since we bought our house in New Mexico, we've been wanting to visit the nearby Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness (aka the Bisti Badlands). Winter can be a tricky time to visit since it can get very muddy. In early February, after a few weeks of dry weather, we loaded up
We visited the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in October 2017 with our class A motorhome and 2 dogs. We realized we never wrote a blog about it, and since it's such a bucket-list item for people, we figured it was high time we shared our dog-friendly experience with
If you're reading this, you are likely an animal lover and have either experienced pet loss before or know that it's an unavoidable consequence of sharing our lives with these wonderful beings. Before full-time RV life, Tommi and I both had experienced the death of a pet, so this unfortunately
We bought a house Yes, we did the unthinkable. We bought a house. A big house no less. This is our thoughts on transitioning from full time RV living to part-time RVing. The house marker really sold us on it!But I thought you loved full-time Rving? We did! But
SOLD Thank you for your interest! Is it your dream to full-time RV off-grid? If so, read on. This higher-end diesel motorhome is built up for off-grid travel with an enormous lithium battery/solar setup. It has large holding tanks and has enabled us to boondock in remote locations, all
If you know us or have been reading our posts — you should know by now that this is kind of our mantra: We love traveling with our dogs and plan our adventures around them! Recently, we highlighted our favorite dog adventures in Utah. This month, we're taking you to Arizona!
Why a GPS tracker?Lily is a good girl, but when she sees critters that we've labeled "chippies" (chipmunks, ground squirrels, prairie dogs, etc.) she draws the line and crosses into... naughty dog territory. Irresistible!The longest we've lost Lily was for about 10 minutes in the woods while in
When people think of RVing in Utah they tend to think of the "Mighty Five" National Parks: Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, and Zion. Having been to most of them, we can attest they are phenomenal, but like most National Parks, they're not the friendliest when it comes to
Our travel plans had us going from Phoenix, Arizona to Moab, Utah, a route we had already explored last year. Instead of doing the same drive up US 160, we decided to detour just a bit east on US 191 to see something new — Canyon de Chelly in Northeastern Arizona.
Anyone who travels in an RV with a pet crate knows how much valuable floor space they can occupy. In this post we'll cover how we "Ikea hacked" our dog kennel to make it a useful part of our living space. Our dog Lily Goodgirl is named that for a
Since becoming fulltime RVers in 2016, we've had several instances where we've needed to leave our motorhome at a service shop for either a few hours, or a few days. Some of these were for planned maintenance, while others were unexpected repairs. Having dogs doesn't make this scenario any easier,