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Reflections on our 2011 Adventures Across the USA

Traveling the Western half of the U.S.A we gained a new found pride for our beautiful country and the people who live here.

We visited National Parks that left us speechless, attended eye opening festivals and found out we love small towns!   ‘This Land is Your Land, This Land is our Land’ a quote from Woody Guthrie that makes you proud to be an American.  Here is a short adventure reel of our amazing year travelling full time across the western part of our United States of America.

***The video above was shot by Me, Jason Wynn.  There is no stock footage in this video, it’s a completely original compilation of our adventures from 2011.  Music by Dabbles in Bloom.

If you are joining us for the first time, or maybe you missed some of our 2011 adventures don’t worry, here are some of our favorites:

Best of the Road: – A not to be forgotten experience traveling to the 6 friendliest small towns in America.  We learned to never underestimate the power of a Visitors Center!  A contest that started at Liberty park in Jersey City, NJ and ended in Los Angeles, CA.  We visited Mt. Airy, NC / Valdosta, GA / Nacogdoches, TX / Woodward, OK / Walla Walla, WA / Lake Havasu City, AZ.  Oh…and we won the contest!  Judging was based on quality of videos, photography, blogging, and originality.  We were awarded a new SAAB and $10,000 which we happily accepted and put in the bank to pay for our travels!

Burning Man – A festival that everyone knows or thinks they know. This experience was one we’ll never forget. A group of campers and RV’ers coming together to celebrate art, community, and flame in the middle of the desert.

Sasquatch Music Festival – More than a festival with great musical talent, you’re rewarded to beautiful vistas, amazing weather, and a community of campers like no other.

Redwood National Forest – Visit in the spring and you’ll be rewarded with the most lush forests you can imagine. Hike through old growth trees and you’ll get lost in a Tim Burton world of your very own. As a little bonus the rocky beaches are second to none in beauty.

Yellowstone National Park – This park was designated the 1st National Park in the US (and the world) for a good reason. No other place on earth will enchant your senses like Yellowstone, and if you haven’t visited the park yet it needs to go on your top priority list for 2012.

Lake Havasu City – We visited several small towns across America and loved each one.  Lake Havasu City holds a special place in our hearts: what is it about a small town in the middle of the desert that brings together such creative and fun people?

As we reflect on 2011 we can only imagine what 2012 will bring. What an amazing opportunity for us to share these experiences with you, our viewers, our friends, our family. We honestly hope our travels have inspired you to open your front door, hop in a car (or an RV), and explore this beautiful country.  Safe Travels to all, and have an adventurous 2012!

The list goes on and on of the great places we’ve been, so if you’re just finding us have a look around our site, visit the older posts from 2011, use the search bar for a topic you’d like to know more about; anyway you do it just make sure you’re having fun….and don’t forget to leave us a comment, we love to hear from you!

Famous for my "how-not-to" videos, and typically the man behind the camera, sometimes I’m forced to be here in the “spotlight”. When you see my face you’re probably reading something more technical than adventurous, but either way I do my best to tell it like it is and infuse my opinions into the commentary…after all this is a blog and not MSN.

Comments (12)

  • I just saw you guys on House Hunters RV, truly an awesome story. Growing up as I kid I got to experience the RV lifestyle and have been hooked ever since.

    Can’t wait to own my very own Monaco Vesta, …oneday

    Thank you for sharing your memories.

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  • Just discovered you while researching RV’s. The Vesta looks like a dream and that’s what I’m striving for to have one day. I’m looking forward to watching more of your videos of your travels and adventures, that’s exactly what I want to do before too long.

    Thanks for the inspiration…you two are AWESOME!!!

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  • Linda Ruth

    I loved the HGTV episode on your selection of an RV. We are heading west in a couple of months and I am so excited. We are starting in Denver and heading to Mt. Rushmore, back to Yellowstone, Jackson Hole, Rockies, and back. I am so excited!!

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  • paul van

    Great job on the video, it was close to being there yourself. The creativity and hard work on the video really comes thru.

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  • Pam

    I see you are traveling with your two kitties. I also have two cats and was wondering how they are taking to traveling in your RV. I would also like to take mine with me. So envious of you both doing what you love. Safe travels to you!

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  • Pam

    Discovered you watching House Hunters…the best house hunters I have seen to date. I have enjoyed seeing your past adventures and looking forward to following you this year. I wish my husband and I did what you are doing when we were young and before children. We plan to do this hopefully within the next 5 years. Safe and happy adventures to you both!

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  • Tami

    Yeah!!!!! I am so glad you guys won!! Great pictures!….and everything else. Thank you for inspiring us all with your adventures.

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  • I am so excited to have found your site! I grew up in Lake Havasu (now live in CO) and am home visiting for the holidays when I came across a video of yours on the gohavasu.com site. My husband and are getting ready to sell everthing we own and travel the US with our two dogs. Thanks for being such an awesome inspiration! I could watch the video in this post a million times. You guys rock!

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