Charming Adventures

Stanley & Salmon, ID: Hot Springs Mania!

Well helllllooooo, Stanley, Idaho!  We love your low valleys, soaring peaks, lush farmland, outdoorsy people and totally kick-back attitudes! Stanley and Salmon are two of our favorite small towns in central Idaho … really small!  Current CDC guidelines probably let more people than their entire populations into your favorite restaurant...

RV Destinations Magazine – Free Online Download of Issue #2

Friends, I’ve recently become a published author with a feature article in RV Destinations Magazine, a gorgeous online mag that focuses only on amazing places to travel in your RV, trailer or fifth-wheel! One of the perks of writing for them is that they allow my friends and blog subscribers to access free downloads of the magazine.  See the end of this...

Historic Idaho City, ID: Whiskey Was Cheaper Than Water

Welcome to historic Idaho City, which had the largest population in the entire Northwest during the height of the rip-roaring gold rush days, from 1862-1866!    The “worst of the worst” were here – desperate outlaws and colorful characters, all desperately needing a bath and stinking to high heaven.   During the gold rush, when...

Baker, NV: Great Basin National Park

It’s the Grate Basin!  OK, not that Grate Basin.  Of course this is not the National Park Service approved sign, nor the proper spelling. Let’s try this one instead!  That looks better. We’re headed out for 2 months in Idaho and California, including 5 new (to us) National Parks.  On the way north, a quick overnight “camping”...

RV Travel + Covid: All The Good Things!

“COVID” and “GOOD” don’t usually appear in the same sentence, but after 27 stops over 3 months throughout the Carolinas, Georgia and Texas during the early stages of the pandemic, we feel qualified to say there is at least a tiny bit of positive fallout! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ We gained new skills.  With trailhead and visitor center...

Uncertain, TX: Hauntingly Beautiful Caddo Lake

Elsie’s time in the cool mountains of North Georgia came to an abrupt but expected end. We’re taking a slow roll home, but there’s one more destination that’s been on our travel bucket list for years:  Caddo Lake, Texas. This is a gorgeous lake/bayou straddling the Texas/Louisiana border, a swoon-worthy place for a photography...

Northern Georgia: Hoochie Coochie in the Chattahoochie

We left toasty-warm Greenville, SC and headed for the cool mountains of Northern Georgia.  So cool, in fact, that we had to pull the down jackets out of the closets at night, even in late June. Vogel is a gem of a state park, set on a small lake.  Set in the Blood Mountains of Georgia’s Chattahoochee National Forest, it sports hiking trails with names...