Chiricahua National Monument - A Hidden Gem?
Named after the band of Native American Indians, Chiricahua National Monument in southeastern Arizona may not have made your shortlist of must-visit National Park Units. But after spending several days exploring it in December, let me tell you why we think this is a hidden gem of the National Park System. [...]
Fascinating History at Fort Bowie National Historic Site
In July 1862, Brigadier General James Henry Carleton was leading his regiment from California to New Mexico. As they passed through the Apache Pass in Arizona, they were ambushed by a band of Apaches in what became known as the Battle of Apache Pass. With tensions already high after the Apache raid on the ranch of John Ward the year before, the 5th California Infantry were ordered to build a fort which they named after their colonel, George Washington Bowie. This was the first of two forts that were built at Fort Bowie. [...]
6 Surprisingly Useful RV Accessories Under $30
In an RV, there are many items that are considered essential - hoses, power cables, leveling blocks and so on. But since we started living full-time in our RV almost 6 months ago, we’ve found several unexpectedly useful gadgets and accessories! And best of all, none of these will break the bank, so read on for our top 6 surprisingly useful RV accessories for under $30! [...]
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument - Home of the Mogollon
45 miles north of Silver City in south-eastern New Mexico, at 6,000ft in the Gila Wilderness, the Mogollon people built dwellings high up in the cliffs. They only lived here for around 20 years, but their legacy lives on and the caves are now protected within the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. [...]
YouTube: Getting first 100 subscribers - Lessons Learned
Our YouTube channel AdventurousWay has reached 100 subscribers and I thought I would reflect back on what I have learned so far. Neither of us had any experience with YouTube - unless you count tons of hours watching YouTube over the last few years. Since we cut the cord living in sticks-and-bricks, YouTube had become the major source of evening TV watch time. [...]
White Sands National Monument - World's Largest Gypsum Dunes
Spanning 275 square miles in southern New Mexico, the brilliant white dunes at White Sands National Monument are a sight to behold. But they’re also remarkably young - these dunes started forming just 12,000 years ago! We spent 6 days exploring to see what other secrets White Sands might be hiding.
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Chamizal National Memorial - History in El Paso
For millennia, the Rio Grande river has meandered through El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, supporting thousands of people who lived by its shores. But its role in defining the boundary between the US and Mexico was the cause of a centuries-long border dispute. We visited Chamizal National Memorial in El Paso to learn more about how this dispute arose, and its largely peaceful resolution. [...]
Guadalupe Mountains National Park: Stunning Hiking in Texas
Built from a magnificent Permian fossil reef, the Guadalupe Mountains National Park hosts the 4 highest peaks in Texas and offers incredible hiking opportunities. Amongst the intrigues of the park are its unusual timezone, giant gypsum sand dunes and McKittrick Canyon - said to be the most beautiful trail in Texas. Intrigued? So were we - read on to learn more! [...]
RV Electrical Upgrade: Part 3 – DC Charger & Truck 12V Socket
With the Battle Born Lithium batteries and Victron MultiPlus inverter installed in our trailer, we turn our attention to how we're going to charge the batteries whilst we're off-grid. Although we do plan to install solar panels, they rely on clear sunny skies. But what about the rest of the time? Can we charge our batteries from the truck? You bet we can! [...]
Parks Ranch Campground, BLM - Carlsbad, NM
We were looking for somewhere to boondock near Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico, and we stumbled upon some BLM land not too far away. What looked simple turned into a fun-filled and muddy journey to an epic boondocking spot! [...]
Carlsbad Caverns National Park: World's Most Beautiful Cave?
Nestled in the southeastern corner of New Mexico, hidden inside the Guadalupe Mountains, is Carlsbad Caverns National Park. Although not the largest or deepest cave in the world, it's a strong contender for the most beautiful! We spent a week exploring everything that Carlsbad has to offer - and there's a lot to see and do! [...]