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

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 …

National Parks

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 …

Travel

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 …

Foreign Policy

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 …

Housing

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 …

Travel

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 …

4 Tips For Winter-Season RVing in Florida

It’s been a few weeks since we left FL and we’re already well into Spring (seriously, how fast did that happen??!), but before I take you further …

Friends, An Obstacle & The Space Coast – Central FL

It was time. After ~5 months in southern FL it was high time to move on. This winter was all about family and we really, truly enjoyed it, but we …

Big Bend National Park

Chisos Mountains Big Bend National Park<p><b>This is our second visit to Big Bend</b>. We visited last year for a few days, but only scratched the surface of …

Museum of Western Film History–Hi-yo Silver away

March 22, 2017 While exploring the Alabama Hills I kept expecting to see the Lone Ranger and finally did at the Museum of Western Film History along …

Road Trips

Navajo National Monument, AZ

Days fall into a routine along Camino Real road south of Cottonwood, AZ. Breakfast is usually had with hot air balloons for company.After breakfast, …

National Parks

The Adventure Of A Lifetime – Dry Tortugas, FL

I just couldn’t bring myself to spend the money. I mean we’re talking $325 and given that I’m a frugal gal in all things (well in all things non-food …

Florida

Snowbird Wrap Up

This snow bird is headed north having just wrapped up a 15 week winter stay in Fort Myers Beach, FL. This was the longest time we’ve spent parked in …

Wrapping up the Winter As Volunteers

April 1st had us saying goodbye to Topsail Hill Preserve State Park (Topsail) and the beautiful Gulf Coast of Florida. We have been here since the …

One Day in the Everglades

The last time we visited Florida we skipped over the Everglades and this time we were determined to remedy that situation. However, there was one …

North America

The Small Island With The Big Crowds – Key West, FL

I have to admit that Key West wasn’t exactly what I was expecting. I guess I had a rather nostalgic image in my mind, heavily influenced by old black …

Florida

Arches National Park!

This was our 3rd trip to Moab. Our first trip was in 2014 where we camped for the weekend with our son Forrest and his family, our second trip was in …