FREE Camping in Southern California

We were pleasantly surprised to find more than enough FREE camping SoCal and we didn’t have to camp in a Wal-Mart parking lot! Below are some of our favorite sites from our time in Southern California. Laguna Mountain Julian, CA GPS: 32.977978, -116.524818 We end up in trailhead parking lots a lot of the time … Read more FREE Camping in Southern California

FREE Camping: Wapta Falls Recreation Site-Field, British Columbia

If you haven’t noticed yet, we don’t like paying for camping. We especially don’t like paying for camping when we are traveling through beautiful Western Canada and every dollar means we can stay on the road a little longer and see more of this beautiful country. Many thanks to the British Columbia Recreation Department for … Read more FREE Camping: Wapta Falls Recreation Site-Field, British Columbia

Rachael Doesn’t Have to Ride in a Lawn Chair Anymore!

Okienomads VLOG Episode 10 is live on YouTube! In this episode we : ✔️Grab conversion van chairs from a junkyard ✔️Take out the old crusty seat ✔️Install the new (to us) seats Thank you for checking it out and let us know what you think! Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel to keep up to … Read more Rachael Doesn’t Have to Ride in a Lawn Chair Anymore!

FREE Camping: Taos Ski Valley

With every trip that we take into the wild, we strive to not pay for camping. Nature should be free. There are a few exceptions, such as the folks over at Hotel Luna Mystica: those guys and girls know how to have a good time in the middle of the desert(pictured above), you should check … Read more FREE Camping: Taos Ski Valley

A Hike Through an Abandoned Campground: Hoodoo Creek Trail, Yoho National Park

Abandoned campsites. Dilapidated bathroom facilities. Wood stoves and propane tanks. 75 tent campsites left to ruin. What causes a large campground in a Canadian National Park close abruptly and leave large amounts of infrastructure to be taken back by the forest? In 2013, Parks Canada elected to close Chancellor Peak Campground, which provided 59 campsites … Read more A Hike Through an Abandoned Campground: Hoodoo Creek Trail, Yoho National Park

Gear Review: Mountainsmith Morrison 2 Backpacking Tent

I got the itch many years ago to try my hand at backpacking. The first and single most important piece of gear to get into the woods is a tent. The tent provides shelter, security and sometimes warmth. When you venture several miles from any civilization, a good tent can change a really crummy trip … Read more Gear Review: Mountainsmith Morrison 2 Backpacking Tent

New VLOG Episode: 1 Year Bus-iversary: Skoolie Build Update

We have a new VLOG episode live on our YouTube channel. In this episode of our Vlog, we catch you up on our progress on our Skoolie build. We relocated our inverter and charge controller away from the water under the sink and built cabinets all over the bus! Please follow along on Instagram Please … Read more New VLOG Episode: 1 Year Bus-iversary: Skoolie Build Update

The Icefields Parkway: Promenade de Glaciers

Before you read about one of the best and most iconic roads in North America, go read about our journey through Alberta in Bow Valley Parkway and Lake Louise and Banff, AB: Okienomad’s Trip Through Canada’s Oldest National Park. Now onto this road. The Icefields Parkway is a 167 mile road that links Lake Louise … Read more The Icefields Parkway: Promenade de Glaciers

Bow Valley Parkway and Lake Louise

If you haven’t read the last installment of our blog, you should. See it HERE! After a short, beautiful drive up the Bow Valley Parkway, you should arrive at Johnston Canyon. Johnston Canyon was a favorite stop for both of us. The trail is easy and well-marked and meanders along some truly beautiful cascades. The … Read more Bow Valley Parkway and Lake Louise

What to Pack for a Canadian Adventure-Gear Load-Out for Banff, Jasper, and Yoho National Parks

One of my favorite aspects of any adventure is the preparation. The route planning, researching local attractions and trails, and packing enough gear to survive and enjoy ourselves, but not so much that we can’t comfortably move in and out of airports, campsites, and local establishments. By the time this post goes live, the Okienomads … Read more What to Pack for a Canadian Adventure-Gear Load-Out for Banff, Jasper, and Yoho National Parks

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