Urban Camping: San Francisco “Guerrilla-style”

If you’re after some cheap San Francisco thrills – consider Guerrilla Camping. It’s risky, sure. It’s dirty indeed, but it’s free. That’s what makes sleeping in our van, our San Francisco lodging of choice.

This method of stay is also called Wildcamping or Urban Camping. They all refer to sleeping in your car or conversion camper, on the streets, incognito.

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The Oregon Vortex. A Real Jedi Experience.


John R. asks: “Go to the Oregon Vortex and the House of Mystery let me know if it’s real!”

What & Where:

A strange and unique geological phenomenon called a Vortex, or a magnetic anomaly. On this Vortex sits a house called the House of Mystery. You can find the Oregon Vortex and the House of Mystery in Oak Hill, Oregon.

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2010 Dash Cam Video

Take a ride all around America on the dash of the Cheddar Yeti. From Southern California into Yosemite and up through Yellowstone National Park. Across the plains and into Chicago. All over New England and into Washington DC. Straight across the South into Georgia, Louisiana and Texas then back towards California on the desert roads of the Southwest states. A complete circle, caught on film. This is your inspiration for a road trip in five short minutes. Enjoy!

10 Reasons We Found Ourselves Living In An Aluminum Tornado Magnet

  1. While backpacking in Costa Rica, we gave our last twenty bucks to strangers so that they could make it home from the remote, Nicoya, Peninsula. We became stranded.
  2. Riding inside our motorhome while getting towed over the steep, windy, roads of the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
  3. We bought a rug in Kusadasi, Turkey from a street vendor who confessed that he “loved Florida,” then invited us back to his home for more apple tea.
  4. Our traveling outlook changed forever when we stumbling upon a canned-ham trailer motel in Bisbee, AZ.
  5. While Dennis napped in a hammock on the beach in Montezuma, Costa Rica, a giant wave came to shore and engulfed him. When he noticed I was not in my chair, he feared I had been swept out to sea.
  6. Unknowingly, we posed for a photo opportunity with a Bear in Yosemite, CA.
  7. While treasure hunting at a curiosity shop in Erick, Oklahoma we became acquainted with two “hillbilly” entertainers. Together, we sang and drank whiskey straight from the bottle.
  8. On foot and in complete darkness, after lightning knocked out power to the town of Mal Pais, Costa Rica, we collided with a minefield of Jungle Crabs.
  9. On a snowy December night, this little neighborhood bar on Shasta Lake opened solely for us and our friends. They fed us and we entertained them.
  10. After returning from the Matterhorn in Zermatt, Switzerland, I called Dennis’ bluff on his marriage proposal. Then, I said yes!

This post has been entered into the Grantourismo HomeAway Holiday-Rentals travel blogging competition.


5 Lessons for Cold Weather Camping in a Motorhome.

Okay, so logic says that summer is filled with warm sunny days. Mustard is the only condiment for wieners. And if you’re traveling in a motorhome, you’ll have all the creature comforts of a cozy home while camping – even when the unexpected occurs.

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