When I think of National Parks, I think of beautiful landscapes, historical sites, and epic hikes. But if you take a look around, you’ll find that there are a ton of other activities, too. The more we explore, the more we find. Here are 9 unique activities you should check out.

Sandboard at Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

You can hike up the tallest sand dunes in this park, but the fun part is coming down! Rent a sandboard and zoom down before climbing back up for another ride. Keep in mind that you will have to rent the boards outside of the park. See more here: http://localadventurer.com/great-sand-dunes-national-park-colorado/


Climb Into Cliff Dwellings at Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado

Mesa Verde National Park has some of the most remarkable geography. There are countless viewpoints where you can see the cliff dwellings from above, but if you book a tour, you can climb into them and stand where people did thousands of years ago. See more here: http://localadventurer.com/balcony-house-mesa-verde-national-park/

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Escape.  We all need one.  Whether it’s an escape from the pressure of your career, the boredom of routine, or even just an escape from the weather, it’s important to find that place that will make you happy and allow you to return to your life happy, rejuvenated, and with new perspective.  With more than four million miles of road in the United States, the possibilities are endless.  Forget sketchy motels, greasy diner food, and schedules that are impossible to keep.  Only you know what and where your escape is, and you want to be able to customize your trip just for you.  The freedom of RVing is an essential part of finding that escape.



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Family in Yellowstone NP

A few months ago our oldest son, Thing 1, asked me, “Do you think someday I will be nostalgic for our life on the road?” He was so serious, so thoughtful, as he waited for my answer.

“Yes, yes I do. Someday you’ll look back and wish for a time machine,” I said with a wink.

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Editors Note: We’re the Newschool Nomads, a full-time RVing family enjoying life on the road. Our partners at Go RVing found us during our first RV tour of the U.S. and asked us to share our next leg of the journey with you. In the coming months, we’ll share stories of what it’s like to be on the road in an RV with young children, how to stay healthy on the go and even give you our best tips on taking your home on wheels into urban areas. Thanks for joining us.

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