Accidental Snowbirds

Wolf Creek Pass: A Cautionary Tale

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Well, Wolf Creek Pass just about did us in and this is a cautionary tale. I will say though, it was the most beautiful place to break down. As we headed eastbound up the pass, the truck began to quickly overheat.… Continue Reading…

Arches National Park

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We were boondocking in Moab (Click here for Moab blog) and decided to go out our first morning to Arches National Park since it was a weekday and our best bet for the least amount of other people. So, we… Continue Reading…

A Teacher’s Guide to Back to School Supplies

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It’s everybody’s favorite time of year: back to school. Parents are ready to not be with their children 24/7 and the kids, although they won’t admit it, are looking forward to a schedule. With this fun time, comes the back… Continue Reading…

DIY Project, Vent Cover Install

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Whether wintering in the south or living in the Pacific Northwest, I believe that vent covers are essential for ventilating your RV, keeping the climate inside acceptable and the mold at a minimum. In this blog, we will talk about… Continue Reading…

Boondocking Etiquette

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While there are no written rules, we have found over campfire conversation, there are some agreed-upon norms for boondocking.  What is Boondocking? Boondocking is camping without hooking up to water, electricity, or sewer. The first time we tried it in… Continue Reading…

Boondocking in Moab

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When we were in Grand Junction, Colorado I saw that some friends were boondocking in Moab. I quickly sent them a message as to their whereabouts and if there were open spots. They sent their coordinates and a picture of… Continue Reading…

What Is the American Dream?

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Becoming a digital nomad, living life on the road has been an eye-opening experience. I have learned how little is necessary to be happy and that less truly is more, I find that I am no longer overwhelmed with consumerism simply… Continue Reading…

Camping with Ghosts

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The trip between Salt Lake City and Grand Junction, Colorado was broken into two days. We had planned to have our first Walmart camping experience in Price, Utah. But, after being in a densely populated area for more than a… Continue Reading…

Boondocking at El Malpais National Monument

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After spending 10 days with friends in Taos (blog post here) and Santa Fe (another awesome post here) with our Xscaper friends, we needed some quiet time to ourselves. The El Malpais National Conservation Area provided just that! Joe Skeen… Continue Reading…

Derailed by Wind

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We took the scenic route from Moab, Utah to Taos, New Mexico. I really wanted to see the Four Corners and Shiprock, New Mexico. The wind made this a multi-day trip, not leaving us time to explore those sites. I… Continue Reading…

Free RV Solar Power Explained

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There are are many components needed for an RV solar system to harvest free power. Among those components, there are countless options. We wrote about items needed to install a solar system on your RV and realized there is some… Continue Reading…

Salida 4th of July Xscapers Convergence

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Who: The Xscapers is a community within Escapees RV club created for working-aged RVers.  What: Every month or so Xscapers hosts a convergence where members camp together and go on adventures exploring the area. When: June 30-July 7, 2019 Where:… Continue Reading…

DIY Project, Solar Install

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When we first started our RV journey, so we planned our trips around RV parks, State Parks, and National Forest parks, but never around BLM land. Soon, that would change and we decided to boondock more, so we needed the… Continue Reading…

What Qualifies a State Sticker on an RV Map?

In talking with other RVers I have realized that criteria for adding a state to their RV map sticker are a hot topic of debate. We hadn’t been full-time long before realized we needed to jump on this sticker map… Continue Reading…

An Informative Post About Service Dogs

Z is a service dog, first and foremost, then he is a pet. Due to Lance’s disabilities, Z is trained to assist when needed. Z does a great job detecting the signs and jumping into action. As you can imagine,… Continue Reading…

Are National Parks Overpopulated by Humans?

I have always wanted to visit the Grand Canyon since I was a little kid learning about the states in an elementary school classroom. Lance tried to manage my expectations leading up to it, and I tried to not get… Continue Reading…

Washington We’re Taking Our RV and Leaving You Alone

I know this is a throwback kind of a blog; Most of our blogs are from recent experiences. However, I wanted to talk about this experience that dates back to early 2018, when we decided to start our RV trip… Continue Reading…

What the Frick is Wrong with Utah?

If you’ve been to Utah, specifically northern Utah, you might have asked yourself. “What the frick is wrong with Utah?” While we found the Hill Air Force Base Fam Camp absolutely perfect, it was outside the gates that things got… Continue Reading…

DIY Project, 7 Way Trailer Wiring Harness

Introduction: If you don’t have a new truck, then you will appreciate this DIY. This is a simple project to install a 7-way trailer wiring harness for my 5th wheel into an F250 truck. The purpose of this is to… Continue Reading…

11 Beauty Product Organization Items for RV Living

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We are continuing our monthly tradition of an 11 Products blog. Last month’s list, found here, focused on RV products we cannot live without. This month focuses on organizing all of the beauty products in a small space. It’s no… Continue Reading…

Xscapers Take Over Santa Fe

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As you read in Part 1: Xscapers Convergence and Taos Takeover, we attended our first Xscapers Convergence. We went in not knowing what to expect, hoping to learn a few things and possibly meet a new friend or two. We… Continue Reading…

Maybe National Parks Aren’t for Us?

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to southern Utah. Saint George was beautiful and Zion lived up to the hype. The tourists, however, proved to be no different here than at any of our other stops. Saint George, Utah We enjoyed… Continue Reading…

Xscapers Convergence and Taos Takeover

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Taos, New Mexico was the setting for our first Xscaper Convergence. We had heard how much fun these meetups are, we just had no idea how much fun. So many likeminded, friendly people in one place makes for a fantastic… Continue Reading…

I Love Beaver

As in life, not everything goes as planned when RVing. Sometimes camping sites aren’t passable. Sometimes even backup plans fail. Luckily, with a good partner and a sense of humor, you can make the best of a bad situation. We… Continue Reading…

What Happens in the RV, Stays in the RV

We headed up to Las Vegas for another adventure dry camping. Sin City was full of crazies and did not disappoint.   Fully recharged from boondocking on Lake Mead, NV (Check out the Blog here) and in desperate need of… Continue Reading…

A Bit Pretentious, Otherwise Beautiful Santa Fe, NM

We finally made it up to northern New Mexico to explore Santa Fe, try out casino camping, visit a pueblo and see the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum. We saw some historical sites like Loretto Chapel and the Oldest House in the… Continue Reading…

Disastrous yet Humorous Attempt at Casino Camping

  As promised, I will be writing about our not-so-successful experiences as well as the great ones. This was a disastrous attempt at casino camping in Santa Fe. Let’s just say this one provided us a few “learning opportunities.” This… Continue Reading…

DIY Project, RV Water Pump

Introduction: Since purchasing our rig in 2016, I never used the water pump. I was mostly plugged into city water and, if we ever did dry camp, it was for a few hours in a Walmart parking lot. So, the… Continue Reading…

11 RV Products We Cannot Live Without

 Why 11? Because anybody can make a post with 10 products. I am sure you have seen many posts like this and many of them might even have the same products. We have chosen these 11 products because we use… Continue Reading…

RV Living With a Dog

I get people asking me often, “What does RV living with a well-trained dog look like?” I tell them it is the same way as living with your dog in a house or an apartment, but it is way cooler.… Continue Reading…

Trip to Albuquerque, New Mexico

Kirtland Air Force Base Since we’re now dry camping experts (We’ve done it once and nothing burned down), Check out our blog about it here, we got an overflow spot at Kirtland Fam Camp. It was very cheap and we… Continue Reading…

Story about RV living and society views of it (A Story)

To me, RV living and society is an interesting mix, many people hear that I live in an RV full time and they get excited to ask me questions about it, they seem eager to know how it happened, what… Continue Reading…

BLM Camping in Alamogordo, New Mexico

Boondocking Alamogordo is where I tried my hand at boondocking. I am a fan of regular electricity and hot showers so this was a tad out of my comfort zone. However, at the end of the 4-day adventure, I could… Continue Reading…

Dry Camping at Lake Mead, Nevada

Government Wash Road After a few weeks in densely populated cities and hitting large tourist attractions, we both needed a couple of days to unwind, reconnect, and relax. So why not go to Vegas? Seemed logical to us! We stayed… Continue Reading…

To Dry Camp or Not to Dry Camp?

Preparation A year ago, heck even 4 months ago, I would not have thought that dry camping would be our favorite way to camp. See, I am a huge fan of, get ready for this, warm showers and running water.… Continue Reading…

About Us

Hi! We are Kate, Lance (Two type A’s), and Z (Laid-Back Dog), hint the slogan “Two Type A’s and a Laid-Back Dog Sharing our RV Journey with you”. We’re not your typical RV couple. We didn’t leave a corporate job… Continue Reading…