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Days 21-23: Baja, Mexico!

We eased into Mexico in the best way possible: by staying with friends at their home south of Ensenada. Gary was a coworker of Chris’ back when we lived and worked in Southern California. He and his wife Carol now spend much of their time south of the border – and now we know why! They were steps from the beach and an animal rescue organization was practically in their back yard, which basically kept the kids entertained for the

Days 11-20: Southern California

We are in Southern California and hopefully crossing over into Mexico tomorrow. Yikes. Things are gettin’ real, peeps! We had grand plans to be fantastic bloggers but we’re finding that spotty wifi and no down-time are conspiring against us. It’s doubtful that it’ll get better in Mexico but we’ll do our very best. We’ve been zigzagging our way across California. Nights have been a mix of wild (free) camping, paid campground camping, cheap motels, and crashing with friends. Here is

Alaska Road Trip: Fairbanks to Anchorage [Part 4]

Note: This travel post is part of a 12-day trip that departed from Seattle and included Canada, Fairbanks, and Deadhorse, before ending in Anchorage, Alaska. Our kids were ages 2 and 5. Part 1: Complete Trip Itinerary Part 2: Driving the Alcan (Seattle to Fairbanks) Part 3: Driving the Dalton Highway (Deadhorse + Prudhoe Bay) This post –> Part 4: Driving the Parks Highway (Fairbanks to Anchorage) Related: Child friendly activities in Anchorage   George Parks Highway (AK-3), Fairbanks to Anchorage, Alaska We have relatives in both

Alaska Road Trip: Dalton Highway – Fairbanks to Deadhorse [Part 3]

Note: This travel post is part of a 12-day trip that departed from Seattle and included Canada, Fairbanks, and Deadhorse, before ending in Anchorage, Alaska. Our kids were ages 2 and 5. Part 1: Complete Trip Itinerary Part 2: Driving the Alcan (Seattle to Fairbanks) This post –> Part 3: Driving the Dalton Highway (Deadhorse + Prudhoe Bay) Part 4: Driving the Parks Highway (Fairbanks to Anchorage) Related: Child friendly activities in Anchorage   The Dalton Highway, Alaska Ok, let’s talk about the highway for

The Alaska Highway 12 Day Trip Itinerary [Part 1]

Here was the premise: Pack our two kids (ages 2 and 5) into our 2008 Toyota Tundra and begin a 3,700 mile trip from Seattle up to Alaska. We headed north through British Columbia until we hit Dawson Creek, the historic start of the famed Alaska Highway. Later, we continued driving northeast into Alaska, stopping in Fairbanks briefly before joining the Dalton Highway, the stretch of road that follows the Alaska (oil) Pipeline up to Deadhorse and Prudhoe Bay. Following our foray

A Long Weekend in Tofino, Vancouver Island, Canada

Spring here upon us in the Pacific Northwest and we are feeling a little bit itchy for some outdoor time. It’d been a while since we ventured up to Canada so we pulled out our passports and headed north. <?php echo do_shortcode(”)?> Vancouver Island is just a short hop away from those of us living in Washington State. There are several ways for us to enter Canada, the cheapest for us was to cross the border at Peace Arch (on

How to Fit Four People in a Truck Camper: the top toddler bunk

Previously:Driver’s Side BuildOut   A while back we detailed the construction process of the driver’s side fridge cabinet and storage area of our Four Wheel Camper Hawk shell model. The other notable feature of this area is that the top converts into a bunk for our two year-old daughter (edit: she’s now a very tall almost-four-year old and still fits like a champ!).   Here is our sketchup version. It should be noted that our actual length numbers are slightly

Constructing the Driver’s Side Storage & Fridge

In the Spring of 2015 we purchased a Four Wheel Camper Hawk shell model. We got the grey Silver Spur interior and the standard white exterior.   While we really liked the pre-finished models, they lacked two things that we desired: -Storage. Most of the models came with installed sinks, ranges, and heaters, which were nice, but left precious little room for storage. We decided early on that we weren’t going to have a sink or built-in range as our

The Perfect Kid Campground: Deception Pass State Park

  A freshwater swim area. Kayak rentals. Beachcombing. Paved ocean-side trails for bicycling. Deception Pass State Park is kid heaven. And it’s within an hour and a half of Seattle. Get thee down to this park! First, let’s get the negatives out of the way: -It’s not remote. -It’s a large campground and a busy day picnic area. -Campsites are fairly close together. BUT, it’s only 80 minutes from Seattle and set amid gorgeous scenery. The water in adjacent Cranberry Lake

Truck Camper Build: Interior Pics & Special Options

Last month we mentioned that we’re in the process of building out a FourWheel Camper Hawk shell into a tiny home-away-from-home for our family. We’ve fielded a few questions thus far about what exactly the shell model looks like on the inside. Most Hawks come fully furnished with cabinets, dinette, fridge, and batteries, but ours was completely empty, with the exception of the queen bed over the cab.   Here she is: The photo (above) was taken from the doorway,

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