San Francisco is such an iconic American City. Coming into the city from the south our first stop was Fort Funston National Park. It blew us away how windy it was (get it?) There were quite a few hang gliders taking advantage of the powerful wind hitting the coast. They have a lot of paths to the ocean as well as horse paths. Read More

surfing pomeranian

Bailey the Surfing Pomeranian hitting the waves at Newport Beach.

Hiking the Redwoods

santa cruz redwoods

It’s always been on henry cowell redwoods hikingmy bucket list to hike the redwoods. I’m grateful this adventure has given us that opportunity. Read More

uvas reservoir

Just over a mile down the road from the Morgan Hill RV Resort and Campground is the Uvas Reservoir. It’s a great spot to photograph waterfalls, wildlife and the lake (reservoir). Read More

Shark Fin Cove

shark fin cove beach

We found this beach from Jon Siemien sending us a link to the top 10 most scenic beaches in the USA. It was a little difficult to find, we stopped at 3 locations and finally had to find a local guy with no teeth to DSC_0239give us specific directions. Once we knew the general area of where it was at you can actually see it from the PCH if you know where to look. The view from the PCH was amazing, the beach is even better! Read More

Pinnacles National Park is a climbers playground! My pictures DO NOT do this place justice and I understand why this was made a National Park in 2013. I went here well before sunrise to go hiking, climbing, and caving. I didn’t really know what to expectalone at national park but the thing that really surprised me is that I was the only person here. I had the entire National Park to myself! The only other people I saw was a climbing couple who showed up just as I was leaving. Read More

big sur rv

Mistake #37, driving through big sur with a fully loaded RV. Big sur is absolutely beautiful. DSC_0248Since we’ve camped here before we opted not to stay in Big Sur but I wanted to drive through it on our way to Santa Cruz. The scenery was epic, but so was the fuel cost! Read More

rv solvang

Located about 15 miles outside of Santa Barbara is the city of Solvang. It’s one of the most unique cities I’ve ever been to. All the buildings look Danishrv parking in solvang and the city is very tourist friendly. They even have an RV parking lot on the main street at the police station.

We parked and walked around the downtown area. There are 2 things that are prevalent in this town, Bakeries (danishes) and Wine Tasting rooms from local wineries. Read More

RV Designing Spaces

We were lucky enough to be on the TV show Designing Spaces for our RV. The show will air August 14 and September 19. We went to Rancho Oso RV Park in Santa Barbara. It’s a cool little spot hidden up in the mountains above Santa Barbara just 15 min

RV Mountain Viewfrom the beach and 10 from the city. We mis-judged the gas guzzler and the light came on just as we were charging up the mountain. We made it and just before the 11 pm cutoff where they lock the gates and don’t allow people in after hours. We got a spot with a great view of the mountains. Read More

Towing our Mazda 3

Towing a Mazda with RV

We couldn’t imagine not having our car while RVing. Not only does it get around 40 mpg compared to 8 in the Sunseeker but the accessibility to epic locations is the deal breaker for us. After all, what is the point of traveling the country if you don’t get to see the good stuff? We moved so quickly on getting the RV that we didn’t think about pulling the car until after it. In preparation for the trip we would work every day at our regular jobs and then I’d be up until 12-2am working on doing research and preparing for the trip. One night my heart sank because I read an article that you can’t “flat tow” a Mazda 3 because it would ruin the front end. Then I found out there are only certain vehicles that you can flat tow which is why you mostly see Jeep Wranglers being pulled behind. Manual rear wheel drive required. Read More