Halloween dog at the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon North Rim

The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is visited by only 10% of all Grand Canyon visitors. It’s a 24-mile hike across rim-to-rim, but driving from the South Rim Visitor Center to the North Rim Visitor Center it’s 212 miles!...

hiking around Arikaree Breaks KS

One day in St Francis, KS

Omaha to Denver is a long haul, and we wanted to get to Denver early in the day to avoid Friday afternoon traffic, so we needed an overnight stop. In the interest of getting Bugsy a new state (me too,...

mount rushmore and running shoes

RV gadgets and gizmos we love

Tis the season for buying useless crap for friends and family. If you’re shopping for anyone who enjoys hiking and/or RVing, here are some items we’ve found particularly useful or enjoyable during our travels! For Hiking Osprey Day Pack We...

airstream boondocking in denver

Two and a half days in Denver, CO

We have intentionally skipped big cities on this trip, but we made an exception to see some friends in Denver, and had a blast. I love Denver, can see myself living there. It is full of neighborhoods with distinct character,...

boondocking in valley of the gods utah

Boondocking in Valley of the Gods, UT

Valley of the Gods is along the stretch of boring old red cliffs and dull rolling gray-and-peach striped and folded hills (yes I mean the very opposite of boring and dull) (the folded hills were my favorite) between Bluff and...

dixie national forest dispersed camping

Utah’s Scenic Byway 12 Corridor

The stretch of red canyon cliffs and alien rock formations along Utah Highway 12 from just south of Panguitch in the west to Torrey in the east was our favorite part of the trip so far. Along this curvy little road lie the geological wonderlands...

bugsy on the beach

Three Days in Page, AZ

Page is in northernmost Arizona, a gateway town to natural wonders like the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Lake Powell (ok, not totally natural, but wonderous), and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and Vermilion Cliffs National Monument. We went for a few hikes and...