The Devil’s Bridge Trail in Sedona

The Devil’s Bridge Trail in Sedona

Back when we were still dreaming of and saving for our trip (and when we had a TV), we loved watching Motion on the Live Well Network. Motion is hosted by Greg, a tour guide from CA, and we always enjoyed the show thanks to his …

Driving From Flagstaff to Sedona

Driving From Flagstaff to Sedona

The first thing you need to realize is that Flagstaff is high. It’s higher than Denver, the “mile-high” city. Flagstaff’s elevation is 6,910 feet. To get to Sedona, you need to go down. Down a lot. Down to 4,300 feet. And the ~2,600 vertical drop …

Seeing the Grand Canyon Like a Tourist

Seeing the Grand Canyon Like a Tourist

Our original goal was to hike into the Grand Canyon, all the way to the bottom, in early March. But we didn’t plan well, and we didn’t end up having enough time to do it on our way back east. Still, we were practically driving …

Boondocking: An Outsider’s Perspective on Dispersed RV Living

Boondocking: An Outsider’s Perspective on Dispersed RV Living

In just about every campground, we find them. They’re the snowbirds, the kind and retired folks who’ve set up shop in this place for as long as they’re allowed before moving on to the next site (each campground has different limits on length of stay; two …

Coming Up Dry In Yuma

Coming Up Dry In Yuma

After camping two nights next to the Salton Sea and enduring the horrific smell and the 24-hour freight train traffic past the park, we were ready for a new spot. As always, there were options. Circle the Salton Sea looking for a new campground. Stop …

Katherine Landing: A Hawaiian Port Town In The Middle Of The Desert

Katherine Landing: A Hawaiian Port Town In The Middle Of The Desert

After the burro-filled main street of Oatman, AZ and a 10-mile stint on a dirt road through the mountains, the last thing we expected to find was a harbor town, but that’s exactly what was waiting for us at Katherine Landing, located near the south …

Lake Havasu’s Trail of Tears

Lake Havasu’s Trail of Tears

Lake Havasu City is beautiful. They’ve got the London Bridge, a man-made island, mountains in the distance, really cool trails, and all the activities you could ever desire. And like a lot of cities, they’ve gotten creative with ways to raise money for things like …

Mary’s Holiday Gift Granola

Mary’s Holiday Gift Granola

Like all great recipes, the granola we enjoyed at Mary’s in Lake Havasu City has evolved over the years. I loved it so much I persuaded Mary to give me the recipe to share (and to make when we finally have a real kitchen). The …

Lake Havasu’s Crack in the Mountain

Lake Havasu’s Crack in the Mountain

Crack in the Mountain – known locally as Sara’s Crack, because it’s located in Sara Park – is an exciting trail to hike. Many trails in the west seem to take advantage of washes and use them as naturally created and maintained trails. This wash …

Eating Our Way Through Phoenix

Eating Our Way Through Phoenix

Phoenix was delicious. Well, the greater-Phoenix sprawlopolis was delicious. The metropolitan area feels endless when you’re stuck in it (Safeway, Walgreens, McDonald’s, rinse, repeat). We ended up at a bunch of great places. Here’s where we went and what you should try. Los Taquitos Tacos …

Driving in the Elements: The Apache Trail

Driving in the Elements: The Apache Trail

There’s no question about the type of vehicle you should take on the Apache Trail. It should be a 4-wheel drive, high clearance, manly type of machine. But in a pinch, a Toyota Sienna will do. The road starts out tame and paved, but then …

Overheard at Lost Dutchman State Park

Overheard at Lost Dutchman State Park

Lost Dutchman, like basically everywhere else we camp, is mostly filled with old peeps. They’re retired, they’ve got time, they can camp in December. But it also has some … other people. The place just draws some oddballs. There are the partiers from Phoenix out …