René M. Agredano
If you have the itch to take an extended family RV trip but arenâ€™t sure if full-time RV life is for you, a new documentary called â€œThe Far Green Countryâ€� might be a fun way to find out.
RV Documentary Explores the Ups and Downs of an Extended Family Road Trip
Take a road trip with the Pyke family.
Adulting is hard. Sometimes you have to go the extra mile to find your way back to the life you crave. Thatâ€™s exactly what thirty-something Eli and his wife Kelly did when they hit a rough patch in their marriage.
Two troubadours at heart, the young Oregon residents yearned to reconnect to their mutual love of nature and each other. To do it, they bought a second-hand, twenty-year-old motorhome. Then they rented their house, packed up their toddler son Dakota and dog Tassie for a two-year extended family RV trip. The result is an eye-catching 70-minute chronicle of their newbie RVer adventures.
Kelly, Dakota and Eli Pyke
From the moment they left their home state, their goal was to have fun. A full-length documentary was not on their minds. Eli and Kelly both have movie and television industry backgrounds, but opening their lives to the world wasnâ€™t on the agenda. Saving their marriage came first.
Bringing Out the Gypsy in Everyone
â€œMy wife and I have both worked on a reality TV show together in our youth (me as a cameraman, her as a medic),â€� explains Eli. â€œBut, no, we werenâ€™t planning to make a film, nor would we have wanted the intrusion of a camera crew.”
But the more they traveled, the idea of capturing their adventure became appealing. Eli and Kelly took a DIY approach to the project. “Thanks to some great technology (including the good â€˜ole iPhone), filmmaking these days is much less about the technology and
You never know what youâ€™ll find when you exit the interstate. If you find yourself on Interstate 80 in Wyoming, make a stop in Rawlins. It could be one of Americaâ€™s most underrated interstate attractions for RV road trips. The small community is well hidden from drivers but worth a stay.
America’s Underrated Interstate Attractions for RV Road Trips: Rawlins, Wyoming
Scenery around Rawlins. Image Courtesy of theÂ Carbon County Visitors Council
This little gem holds plenty of adventure. In a state with just six people per square mile, there’s a surprising amount of things to do here. Rawlins is located about midway between the Utah and Nebraska borders. The small community is stashed among rolling fields of sagebrush and high desert terrain.
Like all frontier towns caught in the crosshairs of Americaâ€™s interstate travel system, the communityâ€™s most attractive features are reserved for intrepid RVers willing to exit the highway for a day or more.
Why Rawlins is Great for RVers
Rawlins has three full-service RV parks. Image: LiveWorkDream.com
Founded in 1867 by US Army General John A. Rawlins, it’s the county seat with fewer than 10,000 residents. Yet Rawlins has everything RVers need for overnight camping or longer stays. Check into one of the three highly rated Rawlins RV parks. Gather supplies at the many great independently-owned family businesses or stock up at the local big box stores. And plan on staying a while to explore attractions like:
The Wyoming Frontier Prison Museum
Take a gas chamber selfie at the Wyoming Frontier Prison. Image Courtesy of theÂ Carbon County Visitors Council
Pay a nominal entry fee and take a selfie in a real gas chamber. You can touch the eerie gallows or step inside cell blocks of the Wyoming Frontier Prison. Open for business in 1901, over 13,000 inmates lived there for eighty years. Many served hard time producing goods
Whether you dream of hitting the road for good or just want to shake up your life and start over, the new RV lifestyle book UnlocatingÂ is a great way to get started.
Learn to think differently, create a life you love.
In this humorous but helpful look at the highlights of living like a nomad, full-time traveler Margie Lundy demonstrates that living this way isnâ€™t just for Millenials or retired senior citizens.
Lundy Family Shares Tips in New RV Lifestyle Book
When a family has been full-time RVing for ten years, they have valuable nuggets of wisdom to share. So if you have been considering a move to full-time RVing for a while but arenâ€™t sure itâ€™s do-able, pay attention. Margie’s RV lifestyle book provides important information you need to make a smart, informed leap of faith.
Margie and Allen raised three kids on the road.
“This is not a how-to book, but more of a why-to,” explains Margie. In her 136-page RV lifestyle book, the wife and mother to three children shares her quirky thoughts and helpful ideas about why the process of â€œUnlocatingâ€� might be the answer to creating a stronger bond with your family, enjoying more of what you enjoy doing (or want to learn how to do) and ultimately creating a more well-balanced life.
What is “Unlocating?”
Simply put, unlocating is the process of living life in a way that is probably different from your friends and family, but makes you happy. Unlocating is thinking outside conventional rules for raising kids, choosing how and where to live, what to buy, who and where to worship, and so much more.
“You donâ€™t have to live in a house, go to school, work a traditional job, fill up your calendar, eat how you were raised to eat, only have friends in your local area, attend a local
Practice RVing well being throughout your life.
Experienced old-timers know that Alaska Highway RV driving is better ever. But as we discovered last year when we headed north, the journey is still one of the most challenging RV trips in North America. If youâ€™ve dreamed about doing the drive, here are the top three Alaska Highway RV driving tips to know before going.
Love it, hate it, you’ll never forget Alaska Highway RV driving. Image: LiveWorkDream.com
The Top Three Alaska Highway RV Driving Tips for Newbies
From the endless parade of wildlife to the day we broke a leaf spring near the appropriately named Destruction Bay, a yearâ€™s worth of planning still didnâ€™t prepare us for the unforgettable highs and lows we experienced on the Alaska Highway. Everyone’s experience RVing to Alaska is slightly different, but here are the three things I think everyone who tackles Alaska Highway RV driving needs to know.
One: The Milepost will be your bible.
Don’t go without The Milepost
Many great RVing to Alaska books have been written through the years. But none come close to providing the indispensable information contained in The Milepost. In a place where cellular service is a surprising luxury and only a fool relies on the internet to chart a course, The Milepost is the complete guide to the Alaska Highway. You’ll know about everything from RV parks to historic locations to what to expect every mile of the way.
The sheer size of the Milepost is daunting. But once you get to know how the information is laid out, youâ€™ll understand how it can help make your journey less stressful and more interesting. We carried multiple electronic and print books for the journey. The Milepost was the only one we used on a daily, sometimes hourly basis.
Donâ€™t skimp, get the newest edition before you go, since Alaska Highway RV driving information changes