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Thanksgiving in an RV

Thursday, November 10th, 2016

As the weather turns cooler, pot lucks begin and then finally a wonderful gathering of family at Thanksgiving. This time of year always makes me think of my roots, where it all began. Family road trips can be it’s own adventure, but why not take one to the roots of Thanksgiving.

TOP STOPS:

Plymouth, Massachusetts

There’s no better place to start this journey then where the first historic gathering happened, Plymouth, Massachusetts, a 45 minute drive from Boston. At Plimouth Plantation, you can experience history brought to life with outdoor living exhibits, the Mayflower II, Pilmoth Grist Mill and traditional New England trimmings where you can talk about the 1621 feast that started it all.

plymouth parade

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Santa Fe, New Mexico

To learn more about Native American culture, head to Santa Fe for its world-renowned art galleries and museums. A three-day Winter Indian Market hosts 200 artists, native dance groups and music for all the entertainment and history you can handle.

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New York City, New York

If you’re a fan of gatherings and thanksgiving, the biggest gathering to celebrate the holiday is in the Big Apple at the Thanksgiving Day Parade with over three million spectators. If crowds aren’t your thing, cozy up with the family in an overlooking hotel room for the ultimate high up viewpoint.

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Where will you be spending this Thanksgiving? Will you be joining us on the road for a family fun road trip?

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West Coast Bird Watching Road Trip

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016

Are you an avid bird watcher or simply like to take in the sights? Check out this west coast road trip that features birding to see some of the most exotic birds in the USA.

Aransas National Wildlife Refuge, Port Lavaca, Texas
The Aransas National Wildlife Refuge is a great place to start off the trip. With 54,000 acre’s, this refuge is most famous for its rarest bird, the whooping crane. Out of the 250 left in the world, more than 100 of this highly endangered species usually arrives here between mid October and early April. To protect the cranes, visitors can view them only by boat, but it’s well worth the trip. 5,000 acres of the refuge is accessible by car and on foot making sightings of many herons and egrets, sandhill cranes, waterfowl, shorebirds, and terns plentiful during the winter months.

Whooping Crane in flight
Photo credit: U.S. Department of Agriculture – Flickr: 20110214-USDA-JN-0001 by John Noll

Cave Creek Canyon, Portal, Arizona
After hitting up the wildlife refuge, head west to southern Arizona. There are many outstanding birding locales in southern Arizona, however, Cave Creek is of special interest. The canyon not only houses a wide variety of species in a small area, but also many essentially Mexican birds. These birds don’t venture much farther north then Cave Creek including the elegant trogon, the painted redstart and many hummingbirds.

Trogon

Photo credit: Nick Athanas

Monterey Peninsula, California
Next, head towards California and take a drive up Highway One to Monterey and keep an eye out for saltwater ducks, gulls and alcids such as guillemots, murres, and other pufflinlike birds on the municipal wharf and the Coast Guard pier. If you’re looking for a California native, the chestnut-backed chickadee can be found in the hills of Monterey cypress and pine.

Chestnut Backed Chickadee
Photo credit: jkcassady.com

Yosemite National Park, California
Yosemite is a unique birding locale as it offers 1,189 accessible square miles with elevations that range from 2,000 to 13,000 feet in the Sierra Nevada range. Due to the cross section of habitats, birds that are typically in more northerly locations, such as Canada, can easily be seen. The great gray owl, pine grosbeak, calliope hummingbird, white-headed woodpecker and many more .

Great Gray Owl
Photo credit: Cameron Rognan

Tule Lake, California
If you couldn’t get enough waterbirds, head up to Tule Lake which houses three national wildlife refuges – Clear Lake (not open to the public), Lower Klamath and Tule Lake itself. In the dry uplands you can spot the rarely seen sage grouse and in the fall hundreds of thousands of ducks, geese and swans stop here before continuing their migration south.

Sage Grouse
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Happy Holidays

Saturday, December 26th, 2015

Happy HolidaysWishing everyone a very happy holidays and an adventurous New Year!

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California Wine Road Trips

Thursday, October 15th, 2015

We’re incredibly lucky to have one of the top locations in the world for wine tasting right in our own backyard. When people think of the best vineyards, they think of California. And why not? California boasts cozy caverns, scenic vineyards and more then 50 types of grapes. What better way to tour the top California wine regions then in an RV. Your home away from home is ready and waiting.

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA.
When most people think of So-Cal they think of Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Malibu. For the wine lover, winemaking has been taking place in these wine regions since the late 1700s. Grab some lunch and road trip up to the high elevation wineries in Malibu. Elevations range from sea level to 3,111 feet at Sandstone Peak. The newly granted Malibu Coast AVA is mainly in the Santa Monica Mountains and is about 46 miles long and 8 miles wide and includes 198 acres of vines for 52 grape growers. The high elevation in this “region’s climate, soils and unique aspects affect the taste of the wine produced.” Check out this post, by Wine Folly for an easy to understand write up of why that’s important. Why does this matter? It matters because the combination produces the delicious wine we know and love in Malibu.

Malibu Wine Road Trip

While driving along the coast, don’t forget to stop by Mission San Diego de Alcala, as they are home to the oldest grapes in California. About an hour northeast of San Diego, off the beaten path, you can stumble upon Temecula. Best known for their Italian and Rhône varietals and the annual Balloon and Wine Festival. The Cucamonga Valley should also be on your hit list. Famous for preserving the past with historic vineyards and ranches and their old-vine Zinfandel and Portstyle wines.

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HIGHWAY 1 – THE CENTRAL COAST.
If you’re doing a California road trip, how can you not drive highway 1? The coastal ocean views, the winding road, the wine along the way. Starting in LA, a quick two hour drive north make sure to stop downtown Santa Barbara for lunch and visit beautiful State Street and sample some of the regional wines at one of the street’s many tasting rooms. From there head inland. The Paso Robles wine region is unique as the day/night temperature swings create bold red wines that are a must. Paso Robles is about half way between LA and San Fran.

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Continue heading north towards Monterey and stop by A Taste of Monterey, the regions official wine visitors center. You can learn all about Monterey Bay’s unique landscape and how it effects the vineyards, sample the regions wine, and maybe spot the whales migrating.

SAN FRANCISCO.
Next stop, San Fran. Home of amazing restaurants, fresh local foods and the urban wine movement. During the day, wine and dine on Fisherman’s Wharf, then head to Jackson Square and sample wines at the various wine bars downtown. Check out this half day tour.

Fisherman's Wharf San Francisco

NAPA VALLEY.
Any road trip that’s centered around wine tasting isn’t complete without stopping in Napa Valley. Just an hour northeast of San Francisco, start the day wandering downtown Napa and enjoy some local wines at the Oxbow Public Market. Head up Highway 29 to fill your sights with what Napa Valley has to offer, stopping at renowned wineries for tastings. Keep an eye out for the landmark sign “Wine is bottled poetry” as quoted by Robert Louis Stevenson after a visit to Napa Valley in the 1880s. Known for its life-change Cabernet, Napa Valley boasts tiered hillsides, wine caverns and illustrious estates, making for stellar scenery every wine lover will swoon over.

Napa Valley Wine Country Road Trip
SONOMA COUNTRY. 
Sonoma Valley, also know as Valley of the Moon, offers a bit more laid back atmosphere in comparison to Napa Valley. However, there are still more than 400 wineries with some of the best being: Chateau St. Jean, Simi, Sebastiani, Rodney Strong, Marcassin, Paul Hobbs, La Crema, and Kistler. The Somona Valley is known for its cool-climate Pinot Noirs. Be sure to taste a variety. While in the valley, Sonoma Plaza lies in the heart and offers a historic view of the country.

Sonoma Valley Wine Country Road Trip

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Best Fall Road Trips

Monday, September 21st, 2015

Fall is my favorite time of year. Don’t get me wrong, I love every season for its own uniqueness, but there’s just something about the fall. The temperature allows for outdoor activities like biking without getting overheated, fire bans are lifted, everyone gets together for dinner parties and the colors of the changing leaves… oh the colors!

So you’ve decided that you want to set out and take a road trip. It’s harvest time, wine tours are at their peak, as is the fall foliage. But no matter where you are, or where you go, the way to cover the most ground—and take in the biggest eyeful of color—is behind the wheel. So the ultimate question is: where to go? Take a look at our top 5 spots across the country that can’t be missed!

Route 112, New Hampshire
The ‘Kanc’ (Kancamagus Highway) is always worth a drive. Taking route 112 west is a special treat. Be sure to keep an eye out for fun off-shoot roads that can provide stunning views and fun side adventures.

Best time to go: mid-September with peak times the first two weeks of October.

Fall Foliage Road Trips Kancamagus HighwayImage: Denis Jr. Tamgmey/Getty Images

Skyline Drive, Virgina
It’s easy to fall in love with the Blue Ridge Mountains. Especially with its 105-mile-long Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park. A special mention has to be made for route 211, around it’s 32 mile marker, there are plenty of overlooks to snap photos. And don’t forget to stop at the host of vineyards for some wine tasting.

Best time to go: 2nd to 3rd week in October.

Best Fall Foliage Drives Skyline DriveImage: Getty Images

Aspen, Colorado
When searching for the perfect fall foliage drive, how can you go wrong when the world-famous town is named after an extraordinary tree. Aspen leaves turn a rich yellow hue in the fall making a picture perfect contrast with the evergreens and gorgeous mountain peaks.

Best time to go: mid September to first week of October.

Best Fall Foliage Road Trips Aspen ColoradoImage: Mike Norton/Shutterstock

Great Smoky Mountains, North Carolina and Tennessee
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the most visited national parks in the US with 800 miles of roads and hiking trails. There are more than 100 species of native tress, including maples, scarlet oaks, hickories and sweet gums providing a jaw-dropping display of fall foliage in golds, oranges, crimsons, and purples.

Best time to go: early October through early November.

Best Fall Foliage Road Trips Great Smokey MountainsImage: Nataliya Hora/Shutterstock

Upper Peninsula, Michigan
With nearly 4 million acres, Michigan’s state forest system is the largest in the eastern U.S.. The U.P. offers more then twenty forested state parks, all with a variety of ash, aspen, beech, birch, maple, oak sycamore, tamarack and many more. Not to mention the state is sandwich between three of the Great Lakes providing the perfect mirror to the rich fall colors.

Best time to go: mid-September to mid-October, with the peak happening in October.

Best Fall Foliage Road Trips Upper Peninsula MichiganImage: John McCormich/Shutterstock

Cross Canada Adventure

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

Driving across Canada has been on my bucket list for years. There is just so much open space and each province seems to offer a different view. Taking the Trans Canada Highway is one of those must do adventures.

Nova ScotiaNova Scotia

The east coast offers gorgeous views and boasts some of the best fish and chips that can be found. Don’t forget to pop into a few local restaurants to try the catch of the day.

Montreal

Montreal is one of those cities that is unique to Canada. They speak different language, have the best poutine (a must try when visiting Canada), and has a culture that is so open to community, music and the arts. Be sure to check the events calendar to see what is going on in the city as you’re passing through.

TorontoTorontoCNTower

Toronto, it’s one of my favorite cities. The food, the sights, the different cultural districts, The CN tower, the Skydome (yes, I’m still calling it the Skydome), the museums, the night life, the life, the city of love.
NiagaraFalls

Niagara Falls is also one of those places that is worth the detour off of the Trans Canada to see. The small town is quaint and the falls are boastful. Algonquin Park Canoeing
Algonquin Park

If you’re looking for a place to camp or do some canoeing on your trip, Algonquin Park is the place to stop.
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Northern Ontario Canada

Continuing on the drive, northern Ontario is an experience with the twisty, rolling hills and colorful rocks. Just beware of the type of year as the bugs can be out of this world! Stopping in Sudbury to check out the Big Nickel and grab some lunch is also a great treat.

PrariesSaskatchewan

Manitoba and Saskatchewan offer golden fields that stretch for miles. Cities pop up out of no where and you really start to feel how much land Canada has to offer.

AlbertaLake Louise, AB

Alberta offers your first glimpse of the Rocky Mountains. They are an eye opener. Towering in the background as you come upon them. Stopping in Lake Louise and Banff are a must. The ski towns offer year round adventures and standing in the mountains is an experience that must be done!

Rogers PassGlacier National Park Bear Creek Falls

The drive between Calgary, Alberta and Revelstoke, British Columbia through Glacier National Park and Rogers Pass is my favorite stretch of the Trans Canada Highway. There’s just something about driving through the mountains that speaks to me. There’s nothing else like it.

Meadows in the Sky Revelstoke National ParkRevelstoke, BC

If you’re looking to have a meal on the top of a mountain, stopping in Revelstoke and visiting Mount Revelstoke National Park is a must. You can drive almost to the top and walk the last 1 km to summit the mountain. At the top, there is a short half hour hike through Meadows in the Sky that provides views of the mountain ranges that are a must see.

Victoria Island, British Columbia

Completing the coast to coast journey, taking the ferry to Victoria, BC is a must. The island is gorgeous and if you keep a look out you can see the whales playing in the water beside the ferry. It’s a perfect way to finish off an unforgettable trip!

What is your favorite stretch of the Trans Canada? We’d love to hear all about your adventures! And don’t forget to enter our photo contest for a chance to win a $100 gift Amazon gift card! Just send in a photo of you camping or rv’ing for your chance to win!

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Tips and Tricks for Off Grid Rv’ing

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

One of the best things in life, I find, is getting outdoors. Seeing and surrounding yourself with nature. It’s uplifting, energizing and extremely peaceful. People are generally happier in nature and actively seek out the cottage lifestyle to get away from the busy buzz of the bright city lights.

Being surrounded by lakes, mountains, trees, wherever you are, I always feel the need to leave everything as it is while I spend my time outdoors. As traveling is such a passion, what better way to travel through nature than by unplugging and going completely off grid? There are no distractions, you can soak in the stars and learn to truly appreciate your surroundings.

So, what are some tips and tricks to going Off the Grid, Boondocking, Off the Cord, Dry Camping, or a favorite of mine, Wild Camping (because camping in the wild… fun!)?

How to Take Yourself Off Grid?

Off the Grid RV'ing

Electricity
Although it would be ideal to not have to use electricity at all, working from the road is often a reality, as are many of the niceties that come in an RV. I’ve found that solar is the best bet for generating electricity. Solar panel’s aren’t too finicky anymore and for those just starting out there are a range of portable ones that will suit just fine. Also, switching to LED lights and energy efficient appliances is a big help on the electricity drain.

Water
Drinking Water: Clean drinking water is the most important necessity to have while traveling. Investing in a purifier can be a game changer and provide easy access to clean water if you are uncertain about the quality.

Showering and Faucets: Switching to low flow faucets and using aerators are a big water saver. If you’re looking for something other than a cold shower, take a look at the variety of solar showers available and soak up some warmth at the same time!

Greywater: Greywater can fill up faster then you’re prepared for. Make sure to switch to biodegradable soaps and cleaners for everything you use. This makes reusing the water to water your plants or keep dust down around the camp site easy as pie – just use a watering can. Remember that dumping your greywater and leaving a giant puddle behind is illegal, so reusing the water or investing in an evaporation pond is the way to go.

Blackwater: Dealing with blackwater can be a bit of a tough one. Converting your toilet to a composting one can be done and is an excellent option, check out this article on converting your toilet here.

Leave no Trace
By far the most important thing to keep in mind when going off grid is to remember to leave no trace. That means, picking up and packing out everything that you bring with you. Your camp site should be left as if you weren’t even there. Many parks and wilderness areas are being destroyed by people simply not picking up after themselves. It’s such an easy thing to do and cutting back on trash can be easily accomplished by using reusable containers and eating fresh foods.

Off the Grid RV'ing

Have you tried RV’ing off grid? If not, what are you waiting for? The best of the outdoors is waiting for you and camping locations are free. What more could you ask for!

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Top 10 Things to Bring to Burning Man when Traveling in an RV

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015

Burning Man is an experience like no other. It’s different for everyone who goes and changes every year. But it is still one of those festivals that cannot be missed. Traveling in style, in an RV that is, isn’t a must but it provides some creature comforts to the experience, that by the end of the week, you’ll be dreaming of.

Black Rock Desert

RV’ing at Burning Man? Here are some “must have” items:

WATER! – You can never have too much water. From the water you need to drink, to the elusive water for a shower, to the lemon water needed to clean out all of that Playa dust. The lemon in the water will help with the alkaline in the dust and your skin will love it. More is better.

Hide-a-Key – If you’re traveling with more then just yourself, have a hide a key hidden somewhere on your RV is handy to have. That way people can come and go without worry of loosing a key or not having enough keys for everyone.

Shade – Even if you have a generator and air conditioning there’s nothing like sitting outside in the shade and enjoying the buzz around you and meeting new people. But make sure it’s sound enough to stand against those high winds!

Ziplock Bags – it’s always nice to have some fresh clean clothes to drive home in. Plus don’t forget to keep your electronics (phone, camera, etc) safe from the dust, along with prepared meals.

Garbage Bags – Remember that Burning Man runs on a ‘what you bring you leave with’ campaign. So when packing don’t forget to bring things that can either be cleaned and reused or burned, otherwise you’ll be driving out with more trash then your RV can carry.

Medical Kit and Extra Toilet Paper (1ply) – From stepping on rebar to just being plain clumsy, it’s important to stock up a medical kit. Extra toilet paper is a must as well, put together a personal washroom pack for when you are out adventuring as the port-a-potties always run out.

Bike and Lights (for yourself and your bike) – The Black Rock Desert becomes a small city, with last year holding over 65,000 people. Covering that distance by foot isn’t practical. Bring along a cheap bike to help you travel. And lights! It gets dark, I mean really dark. Help everyone out by attaching lights to yourself and your bike to prevent collisions.

Dust Cover for Your Bed – As much as you may try dust will be EVERYWHERE. Bringing a dust cover for your bed will help keep the dust down when you are sleeping. Even an extra sheet to cover your bedding will do wonders.

Oil for Your Generator – Either you or someone around you will run out of oil, it’s guaranteed. So why not bring some extra just in case.

Solar Power – Save your generator and use as much solar power as possible to run your necessities. Every little bit helps to keep our lovely planet clean.

Last but not least, remember to have fun and keep your mind open to all the wonderful possibilities that Burning Man provides.

7 day Self-Guided Tour of Florida

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

Enjoy this 7 day self-guided tour, as you explore the beautiful beaches and rich history of Florida.

7 day Florida

Day 1 Home to Orlando Florida

After you have flown into MCO Orlando International Airport spend the first night at your hotel. If you are flying in from another country you may be required to spend your first night a hotel. Check out some of the local Latin inspired cuisine or some of Orlando’s hot night life.

Day 2 Orlando to Port Saint Lucie

Depending on which company you have rented your RV from you may be able to pick up your RV in the morning or you may have to wait until early afternoon.

If you love baseball, Point Saint Lucie is the spring training site for the New York Mets. Stop by the field and see how the team is shaping up for the coming season. Visit the only US Navy SEAL Museum, where if you got any closer you would have to enlist.

Day 3 Port Saint Lucie to Miami

Spend the morning exploring the mysteries of Coral Castle. This castle was built with 1000 tons of stone by a single man. Spend the afternoon swimming in the Venetian Pools, built in 1923 in an old rock quarry.

Day 4 Miami to Key West

Make your way down to the southern most tip of the US, Key West. Dive or snorkel in the United States only living coral barrier reef. Visit the Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory or just spend the day on the beautiful beaches of the Florida Keys.

Day 5 Key West to the Everglades

The Royal Palm Visitors Center is the best place to start when visiting the Everglades. They are the experts, they know the trails, ponds and canals that you should be visiting in the hopes of seeing some gators.

Day 6 Everglades to Tampa Bay

Whether you want to visit the Florida Aquarium, Busch Gardens, Lowry Park Zoo or Adventure Island, Tampa Bay has lots to see and do for the last leg of your trip.

Day 7 Tampa Bay to Orlando

Your RV will be due back at the rental location in the morning of the last day of your trip. Drop off your RV early and spend your last day doing some of the things that make Orlando so popular. Visit Universal Orlando, the Magic Kingdom, Epcot Center or Disney’s Hollywood Studio.

This 7 day self-guided tour is just an example of the many things you could do while you are visiting Florida. Customize this tour to make it your own and enjoy all that Florida has to offer.

 

 

12 Day Self Guided Tour of Southwestern USA

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Enjoy this 12 day self guided tour of California, Arizona and Nevada. From beautiful sandy beaches, to dry dusty deserts and great canyons deep into the earth this tour will show you the best of the great southwest.

12 day LAX-LAX

Day 1 Home to Los Angeles CA

After travelling from home to Los Angeles spend the rest of the day relaxing at your hotel. Most hotels offer shuttle service from the airport to the hotel. Take a dip in the pool and have a bite to eat. Your hotel can recommend a great restaurant that is close by.

Day 2 Los Angeles to Long Beach CA

Depending on which of the great RVs you rented pick up time will vary. If you have an early pick up scheduled, you will be able to pick up as early as 9 am. If your pickup time is not until the afternoon, that’s ok too. Your first stop is just 30 minutes outside the city of Los Angeles. Spend the day walking beautiful sandy beaches, take a cruise of the historic Queen Mary, or have a boat take you out to Catalina Island.

Day 3 Long Beach to Phoenix AZ

This leg of the trip is about 380 miles. Drive through Palm Springs, the home to many movies stars and elite golf courses. Once in Phoenix you can visit the Phoenix Zoo, the Arizona Science Center or the must see Desert Botanical Center.

Day 4 Phoenix to the Grand Canyon AZ

230 miles will take you to the next stop on your trip the exquisite Grand Canyon. From here you can take a guided tour down into the canyon, take a helicopter ride high overhead, or raft through the bottom of this great canyon.

Day 5 Grand Canyon to Las Vegas NV

4 hours will take you to the city that never sleeps. Spend the day getting is some of the best shopping you will get on your trip, or spend your day in the casinos. Check out the world class shows that Las Vegas has to offer.

Day 6 Las Vegas to Death Valley NV

Death Valley has some of the most beautiful and baron landscapes you will ever see. Depending on the time of year you will be travelling you may get to see some of the desert flowers in bloom. If you are renting an RV you will need to check with the rental company as some companies will not allow travel to Death Valley during certain times of the year. It is 87 miles from Las Vegas to Death Valley.

Day 7 Death Valley to Napa Valley CA

This is the longest leg of the trip being 575 miles. Book yourself a wine tour or put on your walking shoe and visit Brothe-Napa Valley State Park. Visit the Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park and see the water powered Grist Mill that was built in 1846.

Day 8 Napa Valley to San Francisco CA

Less than 50 miles gets you to your next stop. San Francisco is a beautiful city, filled with modern day innovation but rich in history. From Fisherman’s Wharf, Alcatraz Island, the Golden Gate Bridge to the San Francisco Zoo, there is so much to see and do.

Day 9 San Francisco to Santa Cruz CA

73 miles takes you to your next stop, Santa Cruz. Visit the Lighthouse Field State Park, Golden Gate Villa, or New Brighton State Beach. This is definitely one stop where you will want to spend your time strolling the beaches, the wharf or the boardwalk.

Day 10 Santa Cruz to Santa Barbara CA

The Santa Barbara Historical museum is just a few blocks from downtown and is worth the visit. The Mission Santa Barbara was built is 1786, a wonderful piece of history. This leg of the trip is 257 miles.

Day 11 Santa Barbara to Los Angeles CA

95 miles takes us back to Los Angeles. RV’s are usually return to the rental location in the morning. Since you will be in Los Angeles early in the day, take advantage by spending the afternoon at Disneyland. If you are looking for a quieter day, the Griffin Observatory is a popular tourist attraction that has space and science related exhibits.

Day 12 Los Angeles to Home

Most hotels will have shuttles that will take you back to the airport.

 

The above itinerary is just a guide line. Do your research, maybe there is a spot along the trip that you would like to devote a little more time too. If you are travelling during the peak travel season you may want to make your campsite reservations well in advance.