Riding the Alaska Railroad’s historic Hurricane Turn Train is an authentic Alaskan experience quite unlike anything else in the state. Departing from Talkeetna, about 130 miles south of the entrance to Denali National Park, the Hurricane Turn leaves modernity behind
Touring Denali’s Wilderness on the Kantishna Experience (VIDEO)
Alaska’s Denali National Park and Preserve is one of the crown jewels of America’s national park system: six million acres of virtually untamed land, bisected by one 92-mile-long ribbon of road that passes through low-elevation taiga forest to high alpine tundra.
Glacier Point Wilderness Safari (VIDEO)
The first “big excursion” of our 2017 Alaska trip was a guided journey by boat, on foot and by canoe to the Davidson Glacier, a few miles south of Haines. Cheryl found this tour online, and as soon as we
The Science Behind Pixar & Space Shuttle Endeavour at the California ScienCenter (VIDEO)
This past Saturday, we ventured into downtown LA for the first time to visit the California ScienCenter. In addition to CSC’s permanent exhibits, we were especially interested in the special exhibition “The Science Behind Pixar”, as well as the new pavilion dedicated to the decommissioned Space Shuttle Endeavour, OV-105. The Science Behind Pixar is a fascinating 12,000 sq. ft. interactive exhibition that showcases…
Kokopelli Spiral Labyrinth and Palm Canyon Hike (VIDEO)
On January 24, during the Xscapers Quartzsite 2017 Convergence, we traveled with a large group of our new friends to the Kofa National Wildlife Refuge between Quartzsite and Yuma, Arizona to hike the Palm Canyon Trail.
Upgrading our RV’s Toilet (VIDEO)
We spent nearly a full day at the Quartzsite Sports, Vacation & RV Show last week while we were at the Xscapers Convergence. The “Big Tent” at the show is full of hundreds of booths with vendors hawking gadgets for RVers: flagpoles, decorations, tow bars, tire pressure monitoring systems, LEDs, solar panels, folding chairs, and more, as well as a healthy dose of state fair-type wares like mops, cookware, dip mixes and essential oils. And out of all this cool stuff, what was the first thing we bought?
A new toilet.
Yes, that’s right. A commode.
Trip to the Desert Bar (video)
The Nellie E. Saloon, better known as the Desert Bar, is a remote restaurant and bar located on the site of an old mine near Parker, Arizona, about 50 miles north of Quartzsite. We went there on a cold and dreary Sunday with a caravan of fellow Xscapers for lunch and drinks.