In this post we share information about the fun we had on the fourth day of an exciting and adventurous RV trip through Baja California, Mexico, led by a travel group called Baja Winters. On our fourth day we drove 235 miles from Rancho Santa Inez Campground in Cataviña to the Rice and Beans RV Park in San Ignacio, Baja California, Mexico. We crossed the border from Baja California to Baja California Sur.
In this post we share information about the fun we had on the third day of an exciting and adventurous RV trip through Baja California, Mexico, led by a travel group called Baja Winters. On our third day we drove 113 miles from El Pabellón RV Park to Rancho Santa Inez Campground, Baja California, Mexico. At the end of the drive, we arrived at the ranch-based RV park, where it was easy to park in the enormous campground. We enjoyed a bunk-house meal offered by the RV park.
In this post we share information about the fun we had on our second day of an exciting and adventurous RV trip through Baja California, Mexico, led by a travel group called Baja Winters. On our second day we drove 155 miles from the Rancho Sordo Mudo RV Park, Guadalupe Valley, to El Pabellón RV Park, Baja California, Mexico. It was not the longest drive of the trip, but it took a long time and was stressful, due to a long section of city driving through Ensenada, the second biggest city in Baja California. But at the end, we arrived at a beautiful RV park right on the Pacific Ocean, with easy parking.
In this post we share information about the fun we had on our first day of an exciting and adventurous RV trip through Baja California, Mexico, led by a travel group called Baja Winters. We crossed the border at Tecate and ended the day at the Rancho Sordo Mudo RV Park, Guadalupe Valley, Baja California, Mexico. In this post we explain how RV caravans work, and share some vital information about how to drive in Baja California.
The Merced River RV Resort is situated south-east of San Francisco. We stayed there only to break our journey. This RV park was perfectly adequate for a couple of nights. It might be even more pleasant in the summer, as it is quiet, and right next to a river where it is possible to swim and fish. A high point at this park is the very friendly staff, who made us feel very welcome, and were very sympathetic and supportive when Joe had a traumatic experience while at the park.
The Tradewinds RV Park in Vallejo, California, is situated to the east of San Francisco just south of the Napa Valley. It is a pretty basic RV Park, but it is very well situated for day trips to San Francisco. It is close to a highway, and easy to access.
It’s been a long time since we last checked in. We have been RVing our way across California and have had some wonderful times – and a few really horrible times too. Since leaving Calistoga in the Napa Valley, we have traveled 580 miles across California. We have stayed at the Tradewinds RV Park in Vallejo, California, near San Francisco; the Merced River Resort in Delhi, California, where I had a truly terrifying experience; A Country RV Park in Bakersfield, California; and Valencia Travel Village in Castaic, California, near Santa Monica. Right now, we are staying at the Catalina Spa RV Resort in Desert Hot Springs, near Palm Springs. And we love it here!
We stayed in Calistoga in the Napa Valley in early December, and purchased the Winter in the Wineries Passport for $60.00 each, which enabled us to enjoy wine tastings at seventeen local vineyards. The pass is available from December 1 to February 1 each year. Simply by visiting two good wineries for tastings, you have already had more than $60 worth of wine tasting. The passport also offers discounts at other businesses in the city.
Here is our video and review of the Calistoga RV Park, Napa Valley, California. The RV park is in the city of Calistoga, and is an ideal location for Rvers who want to do some wine tasting in the surrounding countryside and in the city of Calistoga itself. It is however a very basic RV park. Read our review to decide whether this RV park is for you!
Solar lights are a great addition to your RV, as they give you a replenishable source of light when you are not hooked up to shore power. They also give you more lighting options to vary the lighting levels and improve the ambience in your rig. In this video and post, we compare three different portable solar lights, with price points ranging from $25 to $9. This is the second in our series of Simple RV Upgrades! These are upgrades which are easy (and usually cheap), but which make life in an RV even better.
Our review of the Humbug Mountain State Park, which is situated on the southern Oregon coast, also known as the Wild Coast, three miles south of Port Orford. We found this park to be a pleasant stop on our journey down the coast, and the local coastal scenery was spectacular.
This is our video and written review of the Beverly Beach State RV Park. This park is situated on the central Oregon coast, six miles north of Newport, Oregon, close to highway 101. It gives you easy access to some of the most beautiful beaches on the Oregon coast.
Joe and I are slowly making our Fifth Wheel more comfortable, organized, and user-friendly with simple RV upgrades. One of the best things we have found are these OXYLed Motion Sensor Lights. They are cheap, easy to install, and safe (made from an aluminum alloy so they don’t heat up, plus they switch off automatically). Yet they make a big difference to our quality of life.
This post is about our wonderful experience of wine tasting while RV Camping at the Calistoga RV Park, Napa Valley, California. The city of Calistoga offers a range of spectacular experiences, notably wine tasting! The Calistoga RV Park is within easy walking distance of the city, as well as many wine tasting rooms, restaurants, and spas.
Our report and video about camping under the giant redwoods of Northern California. We stayed at the Mystic Forest RV Park in Klamath, and at the Giant Redwoods RV Park on Myers Flat, in the Avenue of the Giants.
This is an in-depth explanation of the ways in which Canadian snowbirds can get access to the Internet while traveling in the USA and Mexico. We explain how you can get as much Internet access as possible on your own smart phone; how to get a cellular data plan in the USA; how to find free Wi-Fi; how to boost your cellular signal; and the catches hidden behind all the offers of “unlimited” cell phone plans.
Our review with video and photos of the Dogwood RV park near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
All about our experience of RV camping at Beverly Beach State Park on the central coast of Oregon and Humbug Mountain State Park on the southern coast of Oregon. Check out our video, photos, and post highlighting what it is like to RV camp at these two Oregon state parks.
This is our review and video of the Fort Stevens State Park and local attractions. The Fort Stevens State Park is situated in Hammond Oregon, close to Astoria, on the northern Oregon Coast. We loved it, and we think anyone who enjoys a state park with a wilderness feel and plenty of outdoor activities will also enjoy it. The cycling trails are exceptional.
Fort Stevens State Park on the Oregon coast of the USA is a great place for family bike rides. We really enjoyed the trails during our two week stay at the beautiful RV park at Fort Stevens. Watch our video to see how great these multi-use trails are!
All about our experience of RV camping for two weeks at Fort Stevens State Park in northern Oregon. We spent two weeks here in October to November, in our Denali Fifth Wheel. Read our post and watch our video highlighting the fun you can have camping at this great state park.
This is my in-depth review of the Weber Q1200 barbecue, which I have found to be a high-quality, high-performing barbecue, ideally suited for taking along in your RV. It’s so good that I would recommend it for home use, for small families.
We just got our RV adventure on the road – finally! We made it all the way from Vancouver, Canada to Fort Stevens State Park in Oregon, a distance of about 500 km (313 miles). We are finally on the road for the RV living adventure we have been planning for over a year. And Fort Stevens State Park is just as wonderful as it sounded, even though we got here late in the year and the rainy season has started. This post includes a video in which we check in about our eventful and challenging journey – our first ever long trip towing our RV!
Our RV living adventure has hit yet another speed bump. We had to cancel our plans to go to Oregon AGAIN as the dealership worked on replacing the entire floor in our new Denali Fifth Wheel. It is starting to feel as if our RV may never be roadworthy. Perhaps we’ll start a blog called “Average Joe Homeless Living” instead! This post plus video explain what caused this further delay, and also showcase the beautiful Vancouver Island, where we just stayed for three weeks. As you can see, it would be a beautiful place to RV – if only we actually had an RV! Unfortunately, we did not, so instead we had a horrible Airbnb experience!
The Anmore Camp and RV Park is located at 3230 Sunnyside Road, Anmore, British Columbia, Canada. It is just 45 minutes out of Vancouver, yet situated right next to the pristine wilderness of Buntzen Lake. With big sites and clean air, and close proximity to hiking and mountain biking trails, this park is popular with […]
What do you do when you have planned a vacation in your RV, and suddenly it has to go to the dealership for repairs – so your vacation plans are wrecked? This is our solution, which we think other RV owners may find interesting.
The Energy Trail near Buntzen Lake is a great place to hike with the whole family, and enjoy nature and spectacular views, while learning about the powerful forces that work together to make beautiful forests. Hike this trail if you are staying at the Anmore RV Park, or if you live in the greater Vancouver area.
We just spent an entire year choosing our RV, and we learned a whole lot about how to pick the right RV in the process. In this post, I share what we learned. We hope that our 7 tips to choose the right RV will help you in your search to find the perfect RV for your needs.
In this post we review the Intex Challenger K1 Kayak, which we think is the best lightweight, inflatable, budget kayak to take along in your RV. This post includes a video showing how easy it is to assemble the kayak, which is shipped folded up in a box, with a carry bag and an efficient pump.
There are abundant opportunities for hiking and biking near the Anmore RV Park. It is right next to the beautiful Buntzen Lake in British Columbia, Canada. Just 45 minutes outside of Vancouver, you suddenly find yourself in a pristine natural wilderness. Watch our video, check out our photos, and read all about it here!
Amazon Prime is a subscription service that entitles you a range of benefits for an annual fee. It also gives you priority on the annual Prime Day Sale. But like many subscription services, a lot of people hold back, asking: “Is Amazon Prime Worth it?” After using it for 5 years, we think it most definitely is worth it. This post sums up the seven key reasons to join Amazon Prime.
This is a review of the Burnaby Cariboo RV Park and Campground, a large RV park close to Vancouver, BC, Canada. This RV park is excellent in most respects, but quite awful in some respects. See whether this park would work for you!
The adventure begins – we finally moved into our Fifth Wheel! We did it … although it did not go completely according to plan. Not even a bit, really. This post is about the chaotic process of finally starting our RV life. It includes a couple of videos and a lot of photos to show how things sometimes went right, but often went wrong!
People who spend a lot of time in RVs tend to also spend a lot of time thinking about power sources. As soon as you are away from shore power, you suddenly realize that most of our modern lifestyles center around powered appliances. So we are sharing news of a great new product that offers multiple options for charging up almost all of our gadgets. We think the Jackery Explorer 240 Camping Generator will be especially useful when we boondock in our RV. See what you think!
Buying an extended warranty for your new RV can be complex and stressful. Some people find extended warranties very valuable; other people are furious because they feel they were ripped off. In this post we talk about what a rough time we had deciding whether to buy an extended RV warranty, and share 12 crucial and very useful facts we learned about buying an extended warranty for your RV. I trust that this post will help you if you are thinking of buying an extended warranty for your RV.