WHY NOT? EXTENDING OUR STAY IN NOLA

There is a reason people talk about the weather. It’s certainly small talk and a common ground, but the weather has the power to affect and color our experience of a place in a very tangible way. We can commiserate together when the weather is uncooperative and bleak, or giddily connect under a clear blue sky. There is no better time to do this than springtime!

 

 

The weather was as close to perfect as a day can get in New Orleans, and even more perfect, my family had decided to extend their stay one more day so we could experience New Orleans together!

This was our third visit to New Orleans and we were excited to show my family some of our favorite places. We started with a walk along the mighty Mississippi as she nears her destination at the Gulf of Mexico.

 

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RVING IN COLORFUL COLORADO

It’s hard to believe it’s already March. With the end of winter just around the corner, it was time to pack up our snow gear and head down the mountain.

 

Goodbye Breckenridge

Our last week in Breckenridge was packed with activity. We love this mountain town like home and wanted to make the most of our last few days.

 

 

We played in the snow.

 

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GO RVING OFF THE GRID AND AWAY: BOONDOCKING TIPS AND TRICKS


Our boondocking spot in Moab, Utah

 

Imagine stepping out your RV door and being greeted by a wide-open vista. Or sitting around a campfire under a desert sky filled with so many stars that for a moment you are left breathless. This is our AWAY and it’s often found in remote places where no outlets or water spigots exist.

Referred to as dry camping, wild camping, dispersed camping, or off-the-grid camping, boondocking in an RV is simply staying at a place without water, electricity, or sewer. Knowing how to make the most of your resources can go a long way. Being able to boondock efficiently will not only help save you money (even if that just means a quick overnight in a parking lot) but it opens up a whole new world of adventure as you explore our some of America’s untouched beauty.

So pull your chair up to the campfire as we share our tips and tricks to help make your next boondocking adventure one you’ll want to repeat.

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MAKING MEMORIES AND MUSIC IN NORTH DAKOTA

This week began among the rolling hills, quiet lakes, and colorful flowers of the International Peace Garden in Dunseith, North Dakota. The International Peace Garden has its own campground and we found a private spot nestled in some white birch trees. After a few small set backs last week, it was a perfect place to find our AWAY.

How we ended up at the International Peace Garden is a cool story. We were trying to decide what route to take through North Dakota. In the fall of 2012, we had taken I-94 and stayed a few days at the Theodore Roosevelt National Park and were keen on experiencing the park in the summer. However a Go RVing Facebook fan suggested we see the International Peace Gardens. I was reading reviews about the gardens on Yelp and someone mentioned that the International Peace Garden was also the home of the International Music Camp.

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GO RVING WITH THE NEWSCHOOL NOMADS

Two years ago we threw off the bowlines set off for an adventure that we thought would take us a full year, which turned into two. And now we find ourselves with no sure end in sight. Our AWAY has become our home. We are Newschool Nomads, because every day is an adventure.