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Where’s Best For Chasing Pow?
Jess and Parker: We love Summit County in Colorado, and Big and Little Cottonwood Canyon in Utah, because there are so many ski resorts to choose from! A perk of Utah is you can easily escape to the desert if you need a break from the snow, and Natio
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Learning Through Os-moose-is
The week before we were chased by a moose, we were busily stocking up on bear bells and spray. We researched how to tell different kinds of bears apart, and what response each type warranted. We checked trail updates every morning for known bear acti
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Love On Lined Asphalt The Art Of Single #vanlife
Jenny Leveille had a date. It wasn’t a rare occasion—she’d been on plenty since moving into her camper van nearly two years ago—but this guy was a helicopter paramedic and an avid kayaker, so she was excited, nonetheless. “I was dressed to go on a da
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New Year’s Resolutions For Travelers
I remember my last New Year’s Eve with crystal clarity. I was at a friend’s house. Everyone was outside drinking on the porch, huddled together in one unit. It was freezing cold, but none of us seemed to mind. We were all warmed up by the alcohol and
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Highway To Home
The horizon burned with the intensity you only feel on Big Days—capital B, capital D. Brazen sunlight gilded the tops of the tallest trees, but the houses lining my parents’ street were still in shades of predawn blue. I stood outside their house, on
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TOO FAR GONE A photo essay
It’s three o’clock in the morning. My pillow is frozen to the side of the camper. Moonlight pours through the vent above the bed, illuminating slow puffs of frozen breath that rise like small clouds above our heads. “Damn it, the propane is out…” I t
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From The Editor
How strange; I seem to have misplaced 2020. Not to worry—it seems winter is here, and, because I'm a weirdo, it's my favorite time of year. I love the snow, and all that goes along with it. Giant coats, woolly scarves, stomping through the snowy wood
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Alaska At Last
We had finally made it to Anchor Point, Alaska. Fat raindrops hammered on the roof of our rented SUV, the mist clouded our view of the volcanic peaks opposite and the faded sign read, “North America’s Most Westerly Highway Point.” Our well-thumbed co
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Getting Just Lost Enough In The San Rafael Swell
One by one, I watch our group descend the yellow lifeline. Brenda, my girlfriend, is the last one to disappear into the void between the umber rocks. There’s a sudden silence. I look around at the weird oblong towers and a feeling of being totally en
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Rova In Your Words
My husband and I have been reading ROVA for years, and even though we don't even own an RV or van, we've been taking more little trips in our Subaru to explore the state parks near where we live in Wisconsin. We never knew there was so much to see so
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Falling For Oklahoma
The 77-foot waterfall at Turner Falls Park, Oklahoma, is a wild thing to see during the summer while it’s raging, cascading frantically over a rock wall. In winter, it’s calm and majestic, like an ice sculpture resting as the centerpiece of the park
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Rova Recommends
Naomi Klein, the revolutionary social activist and author of bestselling books such as The Shock Doctrine and This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate, does not fail to deliver on her latest book, titled, On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a G
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Swap Your Gas Pedal For A Paddle
Needing to recharge my batteries and disconnect from the reality of pandemic life, I returned to the Midwest (the place of my childhood) and also to Mother Nature. After driving from the Twin Cities through Duluth and along Lake Superior on Route 61,
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Gear Up!
There’s nothing better than waking up to sound of nature—but even with all of that beauty on the other side of the tent, some of us just aren’t morning people. If it takes a little more than the thought of the day’s adventure to drag you out of bed,
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My East-coast Road Trip With A German Stranger
There is a point in every traveler’s life when they are changed. These changes vary; it could be be visiting a spiritual location, diving deep into a new culture, traveling solo for the first time, or making connections with the right people. My chan
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Why The Road?
I actually made the decision to hit the road full-time with a guy I was dating. We wanted a way to spend more time enjoying our favorite outdoor hobbies and traveling. Then he backed out and broke up with me. I bought myself a van, built it out, and
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Following The Dog’s Nose
Two hawks rise from the depths of the valley, leveling off in front of us. Wisps of white, feathery clouds drift lazily across the blue sky. Indy (named after Indiana Jones), sits gazing out at the dense deciduous forest that stretches all the way to
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Loving A Vintage Vehicle And Letting It Go
Love has a way of sneaking up on you. Blindsiding you. Pulling you into orbits that you never intended to travel. And why do we go? Because of chemistry, because of attraction, because of mystery. Because. Even though said romances can often be swift
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Some Trouble With Bugs, Then A Soothed Soul
In the late spring of 2017, I needed the sort of relief that my Philadelphia neighborhood wasn’t capable of giving me: quiet. Solitude. Things that were living and green. After a bike accident that shattered my elbow, the realization that we’d moved
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Eat, Pray, Love: Road-trip Edition
My mother, on the phone from Los Angeles, said no. “You are not driving across the country by yourself. You will be a target.” I could hear her stop whatever she was doing so she could say “No” again, with even more emphasis. “Rachel Hannah. You are
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Picture This...
THE COLD AIR BITES AT YOUR NOSE and your breath catches in your throat as you gaze out at the expanse of hoodoos rising out of fresh snow. The winter sun casts slender shadows across the evergreens, and you’re reminded of how, in time, the snow will
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Year-round Camping
It was just over a year ago, while trying to find somewhere to take the RV with my wife and daughter, when the frustrations of Pacific Northwest RV camping began to get the better of me. If you're looking to stay in state or national parks, you have
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Living That Winter Van Life
Sometimes it feels like the southern states of the United States should sink a few inches during the winter months under the weight of thousands of RVers and van lifers—travelers hightailing it away from icy roads, snow banks and the possibility of b
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From The Editor
In case you haven’t heard, it’s the year of the road trip. RV sales are through the roof, campgrounds are booking out months in advance, and roads are heaving with people seeking adventure beyond their own backyards. With the pandemic still affecting
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Kayaking Away From Covid
I finally clicked “purchase” on the 15-foot inflatable kayak on the REI website. This kayak had been sitting in my shopping cart for months when COVID-19 hit. My summer travel plans were all canceled. I had a displaced college graduate (aka my little
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Detour To Valentine
The road signs began popping out of the cold spring ground just west of Sioux City. Passing them on the narrow two-lane highway at a cool 55 miles per, it was hard to make out the picture, but the all-caps “OUTLAW TRAIL” plaque beneath was impossible
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Rova In Your Words
I didn’t realize that there were so many other female solo travelers on the road until I read ROVA. Leanne Hoffman’s story about loneliness on the road [ROVA Adventure Nineteen] was such a godsend to me when I was feeling really low. I spent an after
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Time Stands Still In Small-town Kentucky
Tucked away beyond an unassuming interstate exit off I-71 lies a hidden gem: La Grange, Kentucky. Its location is convenient to all of life’s necessities for people of all backgrounds. An hour and a half to the east is Lexington, where people worship
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