Visiting the Mission San Xavier del Bac in Tucson

Mission San Xavier del Bac was founded in 1692 by Father Kino, a Jesuit missionary, at the center of a centuries old Tohono O’odham Indian settlement along the banks of the Santa Cruz River, about 10 miles south of downtown Tucson. The original church was built in 1700, but it…

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The Beauty of Maps

The United States has an infinite variety of culture between the different states, and much open, wild land, it could take you a lifetime to see it all. From national and state parks and forests, from historic monuments to theme parks, it’s no wonder that more and more people set…

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RV Camping in Beautiful Cathedral Gorge NV

Cathedral Gorge is along U.S. Highway 93, approximately 165 miles north of Las Vegas, and just one mile from the tiny farming and ranching town of Panaca, in beautiful Lincoln county, Nevada. It has been a popular local picnic area, as well as a dramatic backdrop for open air plays…

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Boondocking Safety Tips for Women

The idea of RVing and boondocking alone can be intimidating, especially if you’re a woman. As a woman, you must be armed with both experience and common sense, but in most places, RVers and boondockers are friendly and neighborly, just good people who are there to enjoy solitude and nature,…

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The Advantages of Van Life

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Why living the van life? Vans absolutely do not have the homey comforts of an RV, such as a bathroom or a kitchen, but it’s cheaper compared to an RV, it’s easier to park, and you can go places a big rig can’t. Below are some tips to make life…

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RV Rainwater Collection When Boondocking

I have a simple set up to collect rainwater off the roof of the motorhome while boondocking. During a recent desert storm, that lasted half a day, I collected around 25 gallons in 6 blue buckets. I could have collected more, if I had the storage! After collecting the run…

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