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Discover the hidden gem of Twin Falls, Idaho! From the stunning Perrine Bridge and Snake River Canyon to the majestic Shoshone Falls, this town offers breathtaking views and endless adventure. It is perfect for families and thrill-seekers alike. Show notes: https://thefaiolas.com/125By Tony and Kristen Faiola
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Dive into the fascinating world of national park passport stamps and elevate your park adventures. Learn about the National Park Passport Program, and our unique bullet journal system. Join us for an adventure filled with discovery and keepsakes. Show notes: https://thefaiolas.com/124By Tony and Kristen Faiola
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Explore Nevada's hidden high desert oasis at Wayne E. Kirch Wildlife Management Area. Located 175 miles north of Las Vegas, this lush area offers diverse ecosystems, fishing, natural hot springs, and scenic off-road trails. Join us as we share tips and highlights from our adventure, perfect for family trips and outdoor enthusiasts. Show notes: http…
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Join the Faiola family as we venture into the breathtaking landscapes of Red Rock Canyon near Las Vegas. In this episode, we guide you through the best hikes, off-roading trails, and scenic spots this stunning desert destination has to offer. Plus, don't miss our gear review of the Midland MXT575 and Midland GXT1000VP4 GMRS radios, perfect for stay…
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Living full-time on the road sometimes makes challenging life issues even more difficult. Follow along with our journey to find our perfect new ride and the complications of doing this because of our lifestyle. From the breakdowns to navigating the logistics of vehicle registration and proof of address, we share the highs and lows of making this pu…
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Join us on our upcoming Canadian adventure! From passport preparations to planning visits to breathtaking national parks. We can't wait to see the unspoiled landscapes of British Columbia and Alberta—the towering Rockies, serene lakes, and wildlife galore! At last, we're hoping for wildlife galore, HAHA! We're mapping out our routes, pinpointing mu…
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In today's episode of "Off the Beaten Path, but Not Lost," you hear from our Instagram friends (now real-life friends), Rob and Angie. Not every day you meet online friends in real life, and we couldn't pass up the opportunity to have them share their incredible stories with us. Join us as we delve into their journey of full-time RVing, exploring w…
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Today, we're pulling back the curtain to give you an exclusive glimpse into our life beyond RVing, exploring aspects of our lifestyle and favorite items that don't involve our RV. From the adrenaline-pumping action movies that Kristen loves to the nostalgic 80s and 90s classics that Tony can't get enough of, to Kylie's fascination with "Star Wars" …
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It's been a while since we last caught up—right before Christmas when we shared about participating in the light parade. We talked about Christmas, New Year's, boondocking, a tour of Barry Goldwater Range, and other fun things that have kept us busy. It wasn't all fun and games; we also tackled some Jeep repairs. Show notes: thefaiolas.com/111…
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We're giving you all the details of the gadgets and gear that significantly enhance our RV travel and lifestyle experience. This episode covers a wide range of products, from the convenience of outdoor essentials like the CLAM tent and oversized chairs to the practicality of water, sewer, and electricity management tools. Show notes: https://thefai…
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In our latest adventure on ‘Off the Beaten Path but Not Lost,’ Episode 109, we’re unveiling our top picks for Utah’s hidden treasures! Thanks to Tiffany, a fantastic local from Utah, this episode sprang to life. She reached out with a treasure trove of dinosaur-themed spots, tapping into Kylie’s passion for these magnificent prehistoric wonders. Jo…
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Pest management is a crucial aspect of RV living, ensuring comfort and safety on the road. In this episode, we're diving into our encounters with uninvited guests, from moths in South Dakota to persistent ladybugs during the Beet Harvest in North Dakota and even a surprise mouse in the Valley of the Gods. We'll explore practical strategies to keep …
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Join the Faiolas in episode 104 of their family podcast as they share a captivating journey from Georgia to Arizona. Despite an unexpected illness and a brief hiatus, they bring tales of scenic splendor from Durango to the Grand Canyon. Listen to their adventures through the Valley of Gods, a secret family reunion at 4 Corners National Monument, an…
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In this special episode, we talk about family adventures with my sister's family. They have been on a phenomenal RV trip across the western United States in November. We're thrilled to have my sister and her husband, Andy, join us for an exclusive interview-style episode. Get ready to laugh (and don't be fooled—despite our similar voices). We discu…
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We're back with another exciting recap of our second year participating in the beet harvest. We discussed pre-harvest and the pros and cons we encountered this year. We enjoyed the extra income, warmer weather, and a more relaxed schedule that excluded weekends and night shifts. However, it wasn't all smooth sailing—we faced challenges. We also giv…
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In the podcast's latest episode, we tell you about our journey as we race against a cold front to reach our destination. Our travels dropped us off at the Rocky Mountains in Colorado just before a snowstorm. We'll share our experiences at Rocky Mountain National Park, enveloped in a mesmerizing snowstorm and the breathtaking sight of the Rockies bl…
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Hit the road with us as we celebrate our 100th podcast episode! Dive into a special compilation of your questions, our RV living tips, and unforgettable adventures. From the Flathead National Forest near Glacier National Park to practical insights on full-time RV life, this centennial episode is a treasure trove of stories, laughter, and community.…
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As we journeyed through winding roads and scenic routes, we shared countless stories, tips, and memories from our RV travels. From the hidden gems we've discovered off the beaten path to those crazy wild nights in the city, our podcast episodes have been a way to bring all of us together in this incredible RV community. We've compiled 12 episodes t…
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In this podcast episode, we unravel the financial side of full-time RVing. Living on the road offers a unique blend of freedom and adventure, but being savvy about the monetary aspects is crucial. From sharing our journey of selecting the perfect RV to discussing ongoing expenses like fuel, campground fees, and RV maintenance, we've got you covered…
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In this episode, we’re peeling back the curtain on our moving kitchen and sharing the secrets to mastering grocery shopping and meal planning when space is as precious as the memories we create. Join us as we unravel the art of the RV kitchen. Show notes: https://thefaiolas.com/95By Tony and Kristen Faiola
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As I sit here, reminiscing about the breathtaking views and great adventures we’ve been on over the last few years, there’s a topic that needs to be touched upon — leaving family behind. It’s the family and friends we often leave behind that tug in our hearts every time we hit the road. Embracing the full-time RV lifestyle opens doors to gorgeous l…
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Have you ever heard of a place where the lakes stretch on forever, and old stories of past travelers whisper through the trees? We checked off our 33rd National Park and are excited to share what you need to know about Voyageurs National Park. French Canadians traversed rough terrains in these waters, trading furs and connecting worlds. They’ve see…
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In episode 91 of Off the Beaten Path But Not Lost, we update you on the last few weeks. What we still need to get finished with our RV remodels, health updates, and finishing up our time in Michigan. We also talk about where we are now! Show notes: https://thefaiolas.com/91By Tony and Kristen Faiola
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From the bright reds in New England woods to the golds in the Rocky Mountains, every spot has its way of showing off fall. Leaf peeping is a treat with people traveling all over the country for the best visuals. In this week's podcast, we discuss 7 of our favorite spots for amazing colors and fun activities. Show notes: https://thefaiolas.com/90…
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We've received numerous questions and comments about RV trip planning. Is it stressful? Are we ever frustrated with the uncertainty of not knowing where we'll be next? In this episode, we'll share our favorite tools and apps, offer helpful tips, and guide you through planning an unforgettable RV adventure. Show notes: https://thefaiolas.com/89…
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Behind the scenic drives and cozy campfires lies a crucial aspect of RV life that all travelers must master—managing RV waste. Though it may not be the most glamorous topic of conversation, understanding how to use RV dump stations properly is essential to the journey. From knowing the ins and outs of your holding tanks to the difference between po…
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July highlights on this week's episode. 🎉 Our 100th episode is almost here, and we want YOU to be a part of this special milestone! 🎉 Curious about our RV adventures? Want to know about the places we've explored or get a taste of our favorite campfire recipes? Your questions shape our show, and we're eager to hear from you! 💬 Here's how you can rea…
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Explore hidden gems in Michigan, charming small towns, and local cuisines in Episode 86 of Off the Beaten Path but Not Lost. Perfect for RV enthusiasts, adventurous travelers, or locals keen on rediscovering places to visit in Michigan. Tune in to explore the unbeaten paths of the Mitten State. Show notes: https://thefaiolas.com/86…
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As the summer heats up, we know the challenges of staying cool and comfortable while traveling in your RV. In this episode of Off the Beaten Path but Not Lost, we'll provide tips, tricks, and strategies to help you beat the heat. We've got you covered, from moving to optimizing air conditioning, window solutions, insulation, and more. Show notes: h…
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Welcome to our Freedom Episode! We hope your recent 4th of July was filled with cherished moments of joy, family, and independence. We are taking you on a virtual patriotic journey to showcase the best July 4th celebrations in America. Our guide will lead you through the most alluring, RV-friendly destinations where you can commemorate Independence…
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Today we’re focusing on an often overlooked aspect of RV travel - Stationary RV Life. We’re delving into the adventures, challenges, and benefits of extended stays, particularly when your wheels are itching to roll on to the next destination. Stationary RV life introduces a contrasting rhythm to the constant ebb and flow of the nomadic lifestyle, i…
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Venturing on an RV journey is more than just about finding the perfect campground—it's about immersing yourself in the unique experiences the surrounding area offers. The joy of RV travel lies not only in the campgrounds but also in the local attractions, activities, and the natural beauty that envelops them. In this article, we're thrilled to shar…
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In this episode of, Off the Beaten Path but Not Lost, we invite you to discover a new travel concept that’s been gathering momentum among nomads worldwide—slow travel. This style isn’t any ordinary travel approach; it’s a lifestyle choice that enhances your RV adventures, forging deeper connections with the people and places you encounter. Show not…
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We extend a heartfelt apology as we begin this week's podcast. We know we've been off the grid these past few weeks. In our previous update, we shared our plans to spend a few nights at Thousand Trails Bear Cave before completing the final leg of our journey to our family's home for the summer. Little did we know that our schedule would be taken ov…
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As the sun sets and the world around us darkens, a whole new universe unveils itself, sparkling with the celestial beauty of countless stars. With the increasing rarity of truly dark skies due to artificial lights, dark sky national parks have emerged as exceptional destinations to appreciate the wonders of stargazing. We have gathered our top park…
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Welcome back to another episode of "Off the Beaten Path but Not Lost." We're going on an epic journey to the Lone Star State to explore Big Bend National Park in Texas. We'll uncover the hidden gems, from epic offroad trails to the pretty cacti blooms. We also explore Black Gap Road, a Jeep Badge of Honor Trail. Show notes: https://thefaiolas.com/7…
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