RV Journeys

By J. Dawg | Follow the travels of fellow Rver's as they tell their stories about experiencing the great parts of this country

St. Anthony, Patron Saint of Icebergs

It’s 220 miles from Gros Morne to the end of the Northern Peninsula. That’s a typical driving day for me. I try not to go much more than 200 miles in …

Tall Ships

Good Morn in Gros Morne

Continuing with my loose strategy to get north as quickly as possible before the icebergs melt, I am headed straight up the Northern Peninsula with …

Adventure Travel

Ending My Oregon Trail Journey at Pendleton

Once the pioneers got well into Oregon, they kept going north to the Columbia River. Water sources were more reliable on this route and it was easier …

Oregon Trail

The Cabot Trail, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia

The Cabot Trail, a 185 mile loop road, traces the outline of the upper end of Cape Breton Island. The cape looks like a giant thumb, and the Cape …

Road Trips

Starting Our Idaho Summer Off Right

After spending last summer on the east coast where planning and reservations are a must, this year we’re taking a completely opposite approach. …

Travel

Oregon at Last!

Once the Oregon Trail pioneers left the Snake River they were technically in the Oregon Territory. But this was the not the part of Oregon where they …

Road Trips

Finger Lake Adventures Part II – Falls, Gorges & Seneca Lake, NY

Following our four fabulous days in Ithaca we moved “the beast” all of ~30 miles to the next lake over, Seneca Lake. It was a pleasant little drive …

North America

Fords, Fossils, and Murals, Oh My!

The Snake River in Idaho is a huge torrent of a river that carves a deep gorge in the landscape. Much of the gorge cuts across the southern part of …

Road Trips

Soaking it up Along the Snake River

After spending weeks crossing the desolate Great Basin in Wyoming, the pioneers must have welcomed a break and a more scenic less harsh terrain. As …

Across The Great Divide

Kate Wolf wrote a great song called <b>“Across the Great Divide“</b>. And Nanci Griffith does a fine job singing it. I heard Nanci’s voice singing in my head …

Road Trips

Traverse City, Michigan

When we were considering spending our summer in Michigan there were a couple of towns that kept coming up as places people strongly recommended that …

Walking to Zion - Along the Mormon Trail

For much of my journey, I’ve been referring the route as the Oregon Trail. In reality, there are three historic trails that follow much of the same …

Adventure Travel

On The Big Trail in Wyoming

I chose the title of this post in deference to my traveling companion, Hondo. In 1930, Hondo (aka John Wayne) starred in <b>The Big Trail</b>. In the movie, …

Adventure Travel

Taking a Break at Scotts Bluff National Monument

I found a great place to spend a couple of days recharging at <b>Robidoux RV Park</b> in Gering, NE. I had made it to the high plains at the far western end …

Road Trips

Return to the Western Side of Rocky Mountain National Park

Remember last week when I said we wouldn’t be sticking around Colorado long because we wanted to explore some new places? Well…I lied. Actually, I …

Colorado

Following the Great Platte River Road - Part 2

I’m really enjoying this RV trip following the Oregon Trail in Nebraska. I’m seeing some wonderful scenic landscapes and visiting great historical …

Road Trips

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Michigan

The National Park Service has done it again. They have managed to protect one of America’s most amazing places. Seventy-one thousand acres of beauty, …

Following the Great Platte River Road - Part 1

One of the key objectives for the pioneers (and for me on this trip), was to get to the <b>Platte River</b> in eastern Nebraska. The Platte runs eastward out …

Road Trips

East to Wisconsin

My days at Buffalo Gap National Grassland continue to delight.I take walks along the rim and soak in the sights and sounds. There are a lot of birds …

South Dakota

A Detour to the Homestead National Monument

From Marysville, the Oregon Trail crossed into Nebraska and headed northwest following the Little Blue River towards Fort Kearney. Today, there is no …

Road Trips

Following the Oregon Trail in Kansas

When the pioneers left Independence they dipped south and followed the Kansas River westward. They eventually crossed the river and started following …

Road Trips

Starting the Oregon Trail in Independence

It was a 1,500 mile journey, but I finally made it out to Independence, MO. This was the starting point for most of the pioneers who traveled the …

Oregon Trail

Visiting the Eisenhower National Historic Site

On a recent road trip out west, I made a stop in Gettysburg to visit the Eisenhower National Historic SIte. I like visiting Presidents homes and …

Swinging Through Springfield, MO

I’ve never viewed the middle of the country as a travel destination. It’s always seemed too flat, too boring, and frankly, too wholesome and …

Travel

My Oregon Trail Adventure

I’m about to take off on a major RV road trip out through the western states. I’ve been planning this trip for the past 8 months and it’s a big one. …

How to Drive Your RV Partner Nuts

When I think about RV travel, I envision places, destinations, camping, adventure, and the open road. There’s also lots of mechanical and how to …

California's Crowded RV Parks Reality Check

RVing in California used to be a no-brainer, with endless choices of accommodations wherever you went. But not anymore. As we made our way up from …

Camping

Vlog #14 - Bayleys Camping Resort - A Southern Maine Favorite

Since returning from Florida, the first RV trip I’ve taken was a recent trip to southern Maine to visit with family. When I travel to this area, I …

Monument Valley, AZ

By onApril 11, 2017 in Travel<p><b>March 7, Friday</b><p>If the drive from Cottonwood, AZ to Navajo National Monument was scenic, the drive from Navajo National …