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RV Electrical Upgrade: Part 1 - Introduction & Goals

Thursday 15th November, 2018

We knew long before we bought our RV that we would want to upgrade the electrical system. Most RVs are designed to be hooked up to shore power (or a generator) whilst being used, and the battery system is usually just to provide a bit of power during travel. As two self-confessed technophiles, living full-time in the RV and harboring aspirations of off-grid living, this wasn't going to work for us. [...]

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Adventures

Our Plan to Visit ALL the US National Park Units

Sunday 28th October, 2018

It's been nearly 4 months since we quit our jobs in San Francisco to set out on a journey to visit all the National Park Units in the US, and so far we haven't done any. Those aren't very good stats! But fear not, we have been busy and we have a plan! [...]

Sunset in Whitby
Adventures

Exploring the North York Moors National Park

Saturday 27th October, 2018

When I lived in England, I spent over 8 years in and around the North Yorkshire area. It's a beautiful part of England, with several National Parks within easy reach. One of these is the North York Moors National Park, and I was excited for the opportunity to take Diana there when we were back in the UK recently. [...]

Jacobite Steam Train on the Glenfinnan Viaduct
Adventures

Scotland Road Trip: 10 Day Itinerary

Thursday 25th October, 2018

Within our busy schedule for our trip to Europe, we had carved out 10 days to visit Scotland. Although I've been to Scotland several times before, it's been years since I last visited and Diana has never been. Scotland is a beautiful country and we were keen to see as much as we could in the short time available to us. Looking back, I think we ended up with the perfect itinerary. [...]

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Installing Magnetic Dry-Erase RV Fridge / Freezer Doors

Wednesday 17th October, 2018

In a small trailer like ours, everything must be multi-purpose. It was surprising to us therefore that the fridge and freezer doors should be made of heavy dark wood - sapping the light out of our small kitchen area and providing no utility! They had to go - and for under $27 we replaced them with magnetic dry-erase doors! [...]

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
Adventures

Ultimate RVers Guide to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

Monday 15th October, 2018

In early October every year, Albuquerque, New Mexico plays host to the world's largest hot air balloon festival - the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta (AIBF). With more than 500 balloons, the event attracts nearly 1 million visitors over the 9 days it runs. Let me walk you through how to make the most out of the event, with our ultimate guide to the balloon fiesta, written with RVers in mind. [...]

Livingston Municipal Library
Life

Establishing Texas Residency with Escapees RV Club

Wednesday 8th August, 2018

Despite the nomadic lifestyle of many full-time RVers, everyone in the US must have a home state. Our main reason for driving all the way from California down to Texas was to become Texas residents - to establish Texas as our domicile state. [...]

Sunrise in Santa Rosa, NM
Adventures

Leaving California and Driving to Texas

Sunday 5th August, 2018

Day 1 - Tuesday (Fremont, CA) It's 5:15am on Tuesday morning and that sound is the alarm clock. We need to get out of bed and get rid of this mattress. [...]

Moab sunrise
Life

Visiting all 400+ National Park Units

Thursday 5th July, 2018

There is so much beauty in America’s National Parks. We’ve glimpsed at it as we have visited and explored many of the parks out West, but why stop there? We love adventure, which is why we’ve decided to go and visit every single one - all 417 National Park units! [...]

Welcome to New Mexico Sign
Campground Reviews

Sunny Acres RV Park, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Saturday 17th February, 2018

We stayed at the Sunny Acres RV Park in Las Cruces, New Mexico one night as the base for exploring the White Sands National Monument. The RV Park by itself was quite quiet, however there are train tracks nearby. There were trains going through the night and they make really loud noises that did wake us up several times. [...]

View of Justin’s Diamond J RV Park
Campground Reviews

Justin's Diamond J RV Park in Tucson, Arizona

Wednesday 14th February, 2018

We stayed at Justin's Diamond J RV park for one night on Feb 19, 2017 to explore the nearby Saguaro National Park. This park seems to be catered towards longer term stay as it has lots of activities, for example mini-golf, bocce ball and walking trails that start right off the RV park. The sites were reasonably large, though there wasn't much vegetation to separate the sites. We were at site 39 and our 24 foot trailer and truck fit fine. When we stayed here in February the park was packed, but it was still quiet at night. [...]