Charming Adventures

Museum Hall of Fame: Our Top Ten Nationwide!

If you cringe at the thought of visiting a museum, finding them to be a bore or a drag, perhaps you’ve been going to the wrong museums! This country is chock-full of the most exciting, most interactive, most moving and certainly most charming museums that you should definitely add to your travel bucket list! Charming Adventures is here to tell you all about...

Sticking Close To Home: Arizona Mini-Adventures

January and February had the three of us staying close to home, with a smattering of mini-adventures right here in good ole Arizona. We survived a terrible two-week rumble with Covid over the holidays, but that’s not why we’re staying “safer at home.” Instead, we’re sticking close for two exciting non-travel adventures: making plans and...

FREE ONLINE DOWNLOAD: Issue 3+ of RV Destinations Online Magazine

Our article and photography about Acadia National Park in Maine was just featured in Issue 3+ of RV Destinations Magazine! All featured authors are given a link by the publishers to share with friends, family and blog subscribers, giving FREE ACCESS to the entire Issue 3+.   THIS MEANS YOU!!! Link to iPad, tablet and smartphone edition: Link to PC/MAC edition: Here...

Hiking Hall of Fame: Fifteen Unique, Charming Hikes To Love!

#1 most asked question about our RV travels: “What’s the coolest hike you’ve done?” (Runner-Up:  “Who dumps the sewer?”) That’s a complicated question, because there is obviously no shortage of ahhhh-mazing hikes throughout the country, and great apps like AllTrails makes it easier than ever to find them.  But because...

Willow Beach, AZ: Arizona Hot Springs and Emerald Cove

 Did you know:  There are hot springs in Arizona!  There is bright emerald green water in Arizona!  And after two months away, Charming Adventures is back in Arizona!  All of these things are true! Willow Beach is about 2 miles south of the Hoover Dam, just across the Nevada border.  It’s a popular marina, campground and...

St. George, UT: Snow Canyon State Park

 St. George, Utah, is a beautiful city in the far southwest corner of the state, set within a valley with soaring red rocks surrounding it.  One of its outstanding state parks is located just 10 miles north of the city. This park was established for the sole purpose of protecting the federally-listed desert tortoise, who apparently now have 7,400 acres of...

Southern Utah: Stepping Onto the Grand Staircase

Utah’s Grand Staircase has been a bucket list item for all of its geologic treasures, natural beauty and remote location –- so remote, in fact, that it was one of the last places in the U.S. to be mapped. With almost a million acres of public lands, it was yet another great place to get away and stay away during the continuing Covid mess. A series of cliffs...

Torrey, UT: Capitol Reef National Park

Capitol Reef is the least-visited of Utah’s National Parks, commonly referred to as “The Mighty Five,” Bryce, Zion, Arches, Canyonlands, and Capitol Reef, and the last one we had yet to visit. It’s an odd name, Capitol Reef, an amalgamation of “Capitol” for the white sandstone rock that early visitors thought resembled the U.S...

Eastern UT: Goblins and Towers and Slots, OH MY!

Eastern Utah served up three of our most memorable, enjoyable and just downright FUN hikes in seven years of RV’ing and hundreds of trails!  Here, I’ve asked ALL the important questions! LITTLE WILD HORSE CANYON AllTrails Link Best for:  Skinny People Not for: Claustrophobics Could my momma make it?As long as she’s not been hitting the bons...

Palisade, CO: Colorado National Monument

 Well, “hay” there, minions!  We’re coming at ya from Palisade, in the Grand Valley of Western Colorado. Palisade is part of the Palisade/Grand Junction/Fruita trifecta of quintessential Colorado cities, with wide open views, outdoor recreation galore, and more wineries that you can shake a grape at:  more than a quarter of the...