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Montezuma Castle National Monument
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Montezuma Castle National Monument

Thursday 16th January, 2020

It's not a castle, and has nothing to do with Montezuma! We visit these well-preserved cliff dwellings to find out more. [...]

Wupatki National Monument
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Wupatki National Monument

Thursday 9th January, 2020

Over 800 identified Ancestral Puebloan ruins including the famous 100-room multistory Wupatki Pueblo that gives this National Monument its name. [...]

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument
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Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

Thursday 2nd January, 2020

Almost 1,000 years ago, a catastrophic volcanic eruption incinerated the land, displacing people who farmed here and changing the landscape forever. [...]

Mojave Road Mailbox
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Mojave National Preserve

Thursday 26th December, 2019

Join us as we pack up our camping gear for the 3-day drive along the Mojave Road across North America's hottest and driest desert. [...]

Snyder Hill Boondocking
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Running the Instant Pot on Solar Power

Thursday 19th December, 2019

We love boondocking in beautiful, remote places, but when we're near a city we make the most of it to stock up! [...]

Channel Islands National Park
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Channel Islands National Park

Thursday 12th December, 2019

Kayaking, hiking, dolphin spotting and magical sunsets abound at these isolated and undeveloped islands just a short boat ride from Los Angeles. [...]

Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area
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Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Thursday 5th December, 2019

You'd never know you're less than an hour from Los Angeles in this outdoor explorer's wonderland! [...]

Old Point Loma Lighthouse
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Cabrillo National Monument

Thursday 28th November, 2019

Enjoy spectacular views across San Diego's harbor and skyline, and learn a little history too! [...]

Route 66
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Season 2: National Park Adventure

Monday 25th November, 2019

Join us for Season 2 of our National Park adventure as we travel from California to Albuquerque, NM along the famous Route 66. [...]

DIY Portable Solar Panel
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DIY Portable Solar Panel

Thursday 21st November, 2019

A portable folding suitcase solar panel is one of the easiest ways to get started with solar, but they can be very expensive - so we built our own for half the price! [...]

Season 1 Wrap-Up
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National Parks Season 1 Recap

Thursday 26th September, 2019

We learned so much during our first few months of our quest to visit all 419 National Parks in the US - let's recap! [...]