Blog Posts, Articles & Stories tagged #National Parks

The best in nature this nation has to offer, and we aim to visit every one!

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The Most Beautiful Free Desert Camping in the Southwestern United States

Exploring some of the lesser-known, most gorgeous areas to camp completely free in the Southwestern United States. Includes links to actual camping spots on Campendium and info on flora, fauna and natural surroundings for each place. [read it!]

an Airstream boondocking in the alabama hills

RV and Van Living in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado

“So, why did you decide to build your cabin in Durango?” a family member asks us one day as we’re toiling away at digging a well. “Well,” I reply with the short version, “it’s the best place to live and explore in the United States.” Bold statement, for sure, but after ten years of traveling [read it!]

alpine lakes and forests in the San Juan Mountains, Colorado

The Best Drives in the United States

Thirteen of our favorite drives, and places to camp and explore, in the United States. Includes drives in VT, TX, UT, WA, CA, OR, CO, NE and more! [read it!]

sunset over glacier national park

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

We pull into Gunsight Wash, some BLM land just north of the national monument. No one is there. The ruts in the sand, abandoned campfires and cow patties sit lonely in the desert, no tires to dig deeper, wood to be burned or fellow campers to complain about the occasional waft of last night’s hay. [read it!]

organ pipe national monument

Ten National Parks for Guilt Free Unschooling

Our favorites for letting the kids live wild...and learn a little something at the same time. [read it!]

children listening to a young ranger at yosemite

Best National Parks for Remote Workers

Every national park in the United States with a campground that boasts good or great cell service, many of which come with electric. [read it!]

a beautiful forest of conifers

Every National Park Suitable for Vandwelling or RVing

Every national park in the United States that has a campground suitable for RVs, or at least vans. Filters for finding those with cell service, electric and more! Over 200 campgrounds! [read it!]

an rv parked beneath a starry sky in a national park

Discount Programs for Full-time RVers & Vandwellers

Covers the best clubs for saving money while RVing, especially if you full-time. [read it!]

stacks of coins

I Left My Heart on the 395: Guide to the Eastern Sierras

From Lone Pine to Lee Vining, Mono Lake to Mt. Whitney, we cover where to find the best hot springs, campgrounds, restaurants and more. [read it!]

dusk on the eastern sierras

Greetings from Tioga Pass in Sunny Yosemite!

Leaning into Yosemite from the Eastern Sierras, living among the national forests that line this slice of California's most beautiful stretch of road along US 395. [read it!]

approaching Tioga Pass from the east on California Route 120

Greetings from Joshua Tree National Park!

It's a Dr. Seuss kind of world where everything is a bit extraordinary. Trees with mop top leaves and shaggy bark clothing, scroungy coyotes and boulders like toppled over sandcastles. And plenty of space to be free. [read it!]

Surviving Florida: A Full-time RVers Guide to the Sunshine State

From sunshine in the Keys to manatees in the springs near the panhandle, Florida is full of crocodiles, amazing birds, cute small towns and big, big cities alike. [read it!]

an alligator lurking in the swamps

Greetings from the Cactus Forest!

Living amongst the cacti, the night sky, and the desert's abundance. [read it!]

Saguaro cactus near run on mountain, Tucson mountain on the distance

Greetings from Guadalupe Mountains National Park!

The moon came up slow. Many and cumulus were the clouds covering the horizon, and from about a half hour below the tops of them it shone up through like the opposite of how the sun’s rays pour Jesus Christ “awe” down usually. We watched as Super Mario style mushroom worlds morphed into tusked skulls, [read it!]

Greetings from Big Cypress National Preserve!

A slice of life in this massive swampland, from airboats to wildlife to humanity's impact. [read it!]

An airstream travel trailer parked beneath a palm tree, the sun setting over swamplands behind