S1:E1 – Learning to RV
We began living in an RV full time without knowing much about the RV life. Having never used our truck camper before hitting the road we had a lot to learn! But we chose not to let fear overcome the excitement of the adventure!
S1:E2 – The Problem With Making Plans
When you RV full time you learn very quickly that life does not always go as planned. Plans change. Things break. Weather doesn’t cooperate. These are just a few of the many issues we faced in our first days on the road!
S1:E3 – Broken Rules, Repairs & the Route to the Wild West
Full time RV life is not always as glamorous as it seems. When things break, sometimes you have to go out of your way to find repairs. This was the case for us in our brief stay in Missouri. But since we were taking a bit of a detour we thought, why not follow it all the way down Route 66!
S1:E4 – Exploring Palo Duro Canyon and Escaping the Wild Fires of the Texas Panhandle
From evacuating from wildfire in the panhandle of Texas to sauntering through the city streets of Old Town Albuquerque, this leg of Route 66 offered some pretty wild extremes! Of course, having some knowledge about the places you plan to visit helps you figure out what to expect when you get there. But for many of us who RV full time, the details can become cumbersome to the thrill of the adventure.
S1:E5 – RV Through The Grand Canyon And It’s Profound Beauty
Every person should go RV Arizona! Whether you go boondocking Sedona, Arizona or RV camping in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona offers remarkable natural beauty. When we stumbled upon the Grand Canyon it was the first time either of us had visited the vast, beautiful expanse.
S1:E6 – Renewing Purpose As We RV Las Vegas
Most people visit Las Vegas for the entertainment. We just needed time to rest and make repairs. After a few weeks on the road and picking up a recent cold, we decided to settle down in Las Vegas for a week. Of course we couldn’t sit still. There were still people to help and things to do to make an impact in the city!
S1:E7 – Explore Utah By RV (Zion National Park to Zebra Slot Canyon)
Join us as we explore the slot canyons and wide open spaces of Utah! The state is ripe for outdoor adventure! Whether spending a week in one of the 5 National Parks in Utah, or exploring the many off-the-beaten path trails, there is plenty of adventure to be found all across the state!
S1:E8 – Explore Utah by RV (Bryce Canyon to Little Wild Horse Canyon)
We definitely didn’t fit in in Moab… literally! The town is perhaps the outdoor exploration capitol of Utah. Situated near both Arches and Canyonlands National Park, the small town attracts crowds of visitors ranging from family camping excursions to hiking, biking and climbing enthusiasts. You should plan to go… just not when it is so crowded you can’t even find land on which to boondock!
S1:E9 – Learning to Find RV Campgrounds in Colorado While Driving
It’s hard not to fall in love with a place like Crested Butte, Colorado. Regardless of the time of year, there is plenty to see and do in the small and somewhat “touristy” town. You won’t find a single chain restaurant and people in town leave their bikes unlocked everywhere they go. It’s a quaint mountain town, locked somewhere between a fairy tale and a photo of how life in America used to be.
S1:E10 – The Wild Weather and Wild Horses of Colorado
In this episode we continue our time in Colorado by stopping in the town of Longmont, between Denver and Boulder. Our truck was due some regular maintenance and we also worried that our rear suspension could use some attention. So one week prior to our arrival we scheduled an appointment with a Ford diesel mechanic we hoped would get us quickly fixed and on the road without worries. However upon our arrival we found that the shop was overbooked and could not help us. They referred us to another shop which, by chance, not only had the availability for us but also had very specific expertise in making the repairs we anticipated making.
S1:E11 – A Quick First Pass Through Wyoming and Idaho
In this episode we drive north through Wyoming on our way to Thermopolis. Neither of us have been to Wyoming before, so everything was new and exciting for us. And as we made our way into Thermopolis we were totally caught off guard by its quaint, small town look and feel. There is only one stoplight in town. But Thermopolis boasts the largest hot mineral spring in the world. It’s also home to one of the most respected dinosaur museums and has a free state park in town where you can see bison any day of the week!
S1:E12 – Exploring the Waterfalls in Oregon
The waterfalls in Oregon are one of many reasons to enjoy the state. From the hidden gem of Toketee Falls to the numerous waterfalls of Silver Falls State Park, Oregon abounds in stunning waterfalls and should be explored with any amount of time.
S1:E13 – Camping At Chelan Wineries Along the Columbia River!
Chelan wineries, like Rio Vista Winery, have emerged as some of the premiere in the Columbia River region of Washington State. The wine is fantastic! But having the opportunity to boondock on the vineyard is priceless!
S1:E14 – Final Preparations for Canada
In this episode we find ourselves camped by the Columbia River one last time (in the US). It is our final day before we cross into Canada and start winding our way north and then west toward Alaska.
S1:E15 – Crossing the Canadian border by RV: Midway, British Columbia
Crossing the Canadian border by RV can be daunting. If you think about it, your whole life is in your backseat. So knowing what you can and can’t bring into Canada is one thing. Remembering if/where these items might be is an entire other thing!
S1:E16 – Hiking to Begbie Falls and Sutherland Falls in Revelstoke, BC
The town of Revelstoke sits at the bottom of Mount Revelstoke and is surrounded by the Canadian National Park of the same name. It’s a great small town, known for its outdoor sports activities throughout the year. Once we learned there were some great waterfalls in the area we knew exactly how to spend our time!
S1:E17 – On to The Beauty of Banff and the Canadian Rockies
Banff is special for so many reasons. If you’ve seen photos of Lake Louise, perhaps the most iconic image from the park, then the still turquoise water surrounded on all sides by mountains will inspire a trip. We weren’t really sure what to expect of Banff National Park – which was nice because we were completely blown away by what we saw!
S1:E18 – Banff – A Place So Nice They Added An Extra “F” for Emphasis!
Banff National Park has many beautiful places to visit. Unless you are staying long to pick one place per day, you won’t ever truly see the park the way you should. We didn’t have enough time to see everything. But we did wake up early for a hike though Johnston Canyon and we were not disappointed!
S1:E19 – Exploring Jasper National Park Via the Icefields Parkway
Jasper National Park, like Banff, has so much splendor to it. It must have been hard drawing a line between where one park ended and the other began. However as you drive the Icefields Parkway into Jasper National Park you realize how totally different these two parks are – and for good reason!
S1:E20/21 – BROKEDOWN to BOONDOCKING in CANADA! // CtW
RV breakdowns are bound to happen. You just don’t want them to happen when you are out in the middle of nowhere enjoying the beauty of nature! But that’s what happened to us as we stopped to watch a black bear on the side of the road in Jasper National Park!
S1:E22 – READY FOR THE ALASKA HIGHWAY?! // CtW
In this episode we reach Dawson Creek and settle on camping in Wal Mart. It was our first Wal Mart boon dock. And the excitement of the drive along the famous Alaska Highway kept us up late preparing for the drive.
S1:E23 – DRIVING the ALASKA HIGHWAY // CtW
The Alaska Highway begins in Dawson Creek, British Columbia and traverse almost 1,400 miles to Fairbanks, Alaska. If you’ve ever dreamed of driving to Alaska you’ll have to make your way along long stretches of the desolate, yet beautiful road. This desolation and beauty can make for a most spectacular journey.
S1:E24 – DRIVE the ALASKA HIGHWAY from LAIRD HOT SPRINGS to WATSON LAKE SIGNPOST FOREST // CtW
Although the Alaska Highway has long stretches of desolate open road, there are great places to stop along the way. Laird Hot Springs is one of the more popular stops along the Alaska Highway. So too is Watson Lake Signpost Forest.
S1:E25 – DRIVE the ALASKA HIGHWAY: EXPLORING the YUKON TERRITORY // CtW
In this episode we celebrate Lindsay’s 32nd birthday with a mosquito-filled truck along a river in the Yukon Territory. But that wouldn’t be the highlight of the day, of course! Join us as we celebrate Lindsay’s birthday by arriving in Alaska! Sure, it was a long day. But with breaks in Whitehorse for poutine and a swim in Kluane Lake, the drive didn’t feel as long!
S1:E26 – DRIVING the ALASKA HIGHWAY: WELCOME to ALASKA! // CtW
When you drive the Alaska Highway there are many opportunities to meet wonderful people. However, every now and then you come across people you wish you didn’t know existed.
S1:E27 – DRIVE the DALTON HIGHWAY to DEADHORSE ALASKA // CtW
The Alaska Highway terminates in Fairbanks, Alaska. But that’s not the end of the driving adventure in Alaska. Nor is it the farthest north. The Dalton Highway is the last great driving adventure in Alaska.
S1:E28 – DRIVING the DALTON HIGHWAY north into DEADHORSE ALASKA // CtW
Join us in this episode as we make our final approach north into Deadhorse, Alaska. Although its primary purpose is to serve the oil industry on the north slope, the town is also the last stop on the end of the world. If you’ve come this far, there are only ten more miles to go to reach the Arctic Ocean.
S1:E29 – SWIMMING in the ARCTIC OCEAN! Deadhorse Alaska, Prudhoe Bay // CtW
Prudhoe Bay, at the very top of Alaska on the North Slope, is a majestic place. After driving the Dalton Highway from Fairbanks to Deadhorse, Alaska we had to go for a swim in the Arctic Ocean!
S1:E30 – DRIVING the DALTON HIGHWAY: STRANDED and HOPELESS // CtW
In this episode we find ourselves broken down on the side of the Dalton Highway. While we were adequately prepared for a breakdown such as this, getting out of the situation was an entirely different matter.
S1:E31 – TRUCK CAMPER LIFE in ALASKA! TIME to SEE MT. DENALI // CtW
The Dalton Highway nearly broke us – emotionally. And it did take its toll on our truck camper. But we didn’t let it keep us from enjoying the finer Alaskan experiences, such as an elusive view of Mt. Denali.
S1:E32 – TRUCK CAMPER LIFE: CAMPING at HOMER SPIT Alaska // CtW
When we arrived in Alaska we never thought we’d find ourselves camping in our own personal beachfront site on Homer Spit! But with great timing, that’s exactly what we got!
S1:E33 – TRUCK CAMPER LIFE: CAMPING on the BEACH in SEWARD Alaska // CtW
If you’ve been looking for things to do in Seward, Alaska then you have to add camping on the beach next to Resurrection Bay to the list! During summer the entire waterfront turns into RV camping and for $20 per night you cannot beat the view.
S1:E34 – TRUCK CAMPER LIFE: From REINDEER to SALMON and SEA LIONS in VALDEZ, ALASKA// CtW
Valdez, Alaska is one of the best places to view wildlife in all of Alaska! From salmon rushing the river at Solomon Gulch to the sea lions, otters and bald eagles that feast upon them there is no shortage of wildlife in the area.
S1:E35 – TRUCK CAMPER LIFE: SEARCHING for GRIZZLY BEARS in HAINES ALASKA // CTW
Haines, Alaska is one of the best places to (safely) view grizzly bears in all of the state. While grizzlies are common all throughout Alaska, sometimes it takes a little more effort to spot them when you want to.
S1:E36 – TRUCK CAMPER LIFE: DRIVING the CASSIAR HIGHWAY to the GHOST TOWN of HYDER ALASKA // CtW
Hyder, Alaska is considered a ghost town and has all of the character to go with it! A once booming small town tucked next to Stewart, British Columbia, the town now has approximately 40 year round residents.