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Is the Cabrillo National Monument Worth Visiting?

Historically, California has a deep attachment to Hispanic ancestry. But many people don’t know that its coastline was first visited by a European living in Guatemala. Almost 500 years ago, a shipbuilder and businessman set out to find a trade route. They wound up discovering the coastline of what would become the Golden State. Cabrillo …

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11 Best Spots for Sequoia National Park Camping

There’s a big reason over a million people visit Sequoia National Park each year — giant sequoia trees! Here, you can see five of the 10 largest trees on earth. You won’t find another place like Sequoia National Park, and camping is the best way to experience all it offers.  Today, we’ll highlight the 11 best …

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7 Best Places for Camping in Santa Barbara

Camping in Santa Barbara is the perfect way to enjoy the Pacific coast. You get the best of both worlds with the mountains and beaches. No matter where you camp, you’re guaranteed fabulous views. Keep reading to learn what options you have for Santa Barbara camping. Whether you’re staying in the area for a weekend …

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5 Most Expensive Places to Travel With Your RV

When people buy an RV, they usually think they’ll save money by staying at campgrounds and avoiding hotels. They can also cook their own meals without eating out a lot. But the reality is, the RV lifestyle has gotten more expensive. Some RV resorts can cost just as much as staying at luxury hotels. Plus, …

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These Are the 7 Best National Parks in California

If you spend time traveling through California, you’re sure to have many “eureka” moments. In those moments, you find your happy place, and you’d do anything to claim the spot as your private oasis. If you enjoy visiting national parks, there’s a good chance you’ll have one of those moments while visiting the national parks …

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Popular Alabama Hills Campsites Being Closed to Camping

Alabama Hills has long been one of our favorite RV camping destinations for its incredible rock formations and scenery. Unfortunately, we are now seeing this gem getting shut down. As camping and outdoor recreational activities have increased over the last several years. More guests are visiting national parks, seashores, and monuments. People are also staying …

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7 Easy Hikes in Yosemite That Anyone Can Enjoy

Are you interested in exploring Yosemite National Park but don’t exactly feel like scaling El Capitan? You’ll be glad to know that you can find many easy hikes in Yosemite that the whole family can enjoy. From rushing waterfalls to towering rock formations, you don’t need to be a professional rock climber to see what …

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11 Best Campgrounds on the California Coast Near the Beach

California has a lot to offer for the average camper or RVer, especially with the entire western border running along the pacific coast. The California beaches have so much to offer. But you’ll need to prepare and find the best campgrounds along the California coast to enjoy your time camping on the beach. What Are …

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RV Travels Through California, Oregon, & Washington

​​Our summer 2017 was jam-packed with new places. We hit 7 National Parks and 1 National Monument as our RV travels took us through California, Oregon, and Washington. While they were not new states—we’d hit them all coming south the previous fall—we hit new regions of these states with only minor overlap.  RV Travels, May …

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Our Favorite Boondocking Spot: Alabama Hills, California

We spent two weeks at the base of the majestic, snow-capped Sierra Nevada Mountains in spring 2016 and discovered Alabama Hills in Lone Pine, California. We also toured Manzanar, one of the Japanese internment camps during WWII. ​In the fall of 2016, we made our way south along the Pacific Coast from Oregon down to …

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Los Angeles – Hiking, Sailing, Poppies, and Disneyland!

Travel Stage: After Temecula, heading northDate Range: April 2 – 16, 2017Summary:  Hiking the Angeles National Forest, The California Poppy Bloom, Disneyland, Sailing on the Pacific Ocean. ​ Our next stop was in Acton, CA at the Soledad Canyon Thousand Trails. We had stayed here a few month prior for a couple cold, windy, miserable …

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San Diego Zoo & Safari Park – We Got To Pet Rhinos!

Travel Stage: After Anza Borrego, before heading back northDate Range: March 13 – 27, 2017Summary:  We explore the world famous San Diego Zoo & Safari Park and get to do see and do some incredible things – like touch a real-life, full-grown Southern White Rhino! While in the San Diego area we had the amazing …

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Our Southwestern Terminus, San Diego – Gaslamp District, Balboa Park, & Rancho Santa Fe

Travel Stage: After Anza Borrego, before heading back northDate Range: March 13 – 27, 2017Summary:  San Diego was our southernmost goal for this winter. Caitlin has family there that we had been planning to visit for a very long time and we finally made it! We also had the company of fellow RVers, and lots …

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