Camping Tips by RJRVTravels

Camping is one of the most excellent means to entertain yourself. You have worked pretty hard throughout the week and need some relief. If you want some relief, then the best way to get that is by camping. Generally, most people think that camping means taking an RV or a camper and park it in … Read more

Death Valley National Park….a refresher!

After leaving Tinnemaha County park outside of Big Pine we headed south to Lone Pine and the Alabama hills area. (More on that in a future post). Lone Pine is about 50 miles from the the East entrance into Death Valley. So, we decided to make another visit to this land of great extremes, more … Read more

Buenos Dias – Our Mexican Adventure #2

This is a second post in a series on our Mexican Adventure. The first one is here. When on the beach there is no better way to start the day off than with breakfast burritos from Ricardo. Every morning he came by with a selection of homemade burritos, tamales, tortillas and the like. Yum. Speaking … Read more

Seems Like We Just Got Here

I can’t believe it has been two weeks since we dropped levelers here at Sam’s Family Spa Hot Water Resort (and since our last blog post). And now we will be leaving tomorrow to drive our Honda Fit back to Colorado for the Holidays. Yes, we will be leaving our RV at Sam’s as we … Read more

Reynolds Creek or Triple Falls

If you ask a park ranger in Glacier National Park about Triple Falls they will most likely return a blank stare and perhaps a response like, “Triple Falls – never heard of them”. Yet, a search on Google will turn up plenty of pictures and stories galore of attempts to find this elusive, mysterious place. … Read more

Loving Our National Parks to Death

We have spent the past three summers as volunteer campground hosts at the Apgar campground in Glacier National Park. We love Glacier – and this year so did 2.25 million others. This past October, Glacier set an all time attendance record (with 3 months still remaining). We didn’t have to wait for the official count. … Read more

Mission San Xavier del Bac

Really? A spectacular mission in the middle of the desert? It’s true, and what an amazing discovery for us! The Mission also known as the “White Dove of the Desert,” was founded by Father Eusebio Kino in 1692 with the building built under the direction of Franciscan Fathers Juan Bautista Velderrain and Juan Batista Llorenz … Read more

Abiquiu: Georgia O’Keeffe Country

After pulling up stakes in Santa Fe, we headed 50 miles north to the Core of Engineers Riana Campground on Lake Abiquiu. Perfect. At this time in April the campground was mostly empty which translates to quiet and peaceful. The views of Abiquiu Lake with the backdrop of Cerro Pedernal and the amazing pallet of … Read more

Behind the Scenes – On Being a Volunteer Camp Host

Almost a day never goes by without someone commenting, “boy I sure would like your job”, followed by, “how did you get to be a camp host?” How we became camp hosts We have been traveling by RV and camping since 1997. For many of those years we talked about becoming camp hosts. In 2010 … Read more