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Two Happy Campers is us, Mark & Michele. We’re professional photographers, perpetual wanderers and lovers of all things outdoors. We live, work and travel in our Four Wheel truck camper/Casita travel trailer combo and believe a life spent outdoors is a life well spent. May this website inspire you to get outside, live simply and enjoy life.

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10 elements to the perfect boondocking campsite

Our first few months of living on the road has been divided between campgrounds and boondocking.  We thought a week boondocking with limited resources followed by a week at a campground with amenities would be a nice balance.  While it's been working out great, we're...

Why We Camp

  Lately I’ve become increasingly attached to my phone.  Something that’s hard to admit because: 1) I don’t want to believe that to be true 2) it’s such a slippery slope, it’s hard to step outside yourself and realize you’re doing it 3) it’s so easy to justify it...

Hello 2018: Boondocking outside Sedona, AZ

We were craving some privacy and wilderness so it was time to move on from Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood.  However, we weren't ready to say goodbye to the area so we simply set out to nearby Coconino National Forest.  I have no doubt the Sedona/Cottonwood...

A look inside our Casita: Before & After photos

When we bought our Casita travel trailer in September, we lucked out with a gently used 2012 that we bought from the original owner.  It was clean, well-cared for, and really didn't need any repairs or cleaning.  While we could have left it aesthetically as-is, I...

10 days at Dead Horse Ranch State Park in Cottonwood, AZ

A few years ago we passed thru Cottonwood, AZ and I've been wanting to go back ever since.  In mid-December I was excited to finally be getting back there for a proper stay.  We didn't have any solid plans and ended up staying 10 days at Dead Horse Ranch State Park...

RV Camping Gear Guide: Travel trailer essentials

If we've learned anything thru owning a truck camper, 30' travel trailer and now a 17' travel trailer, it's that you're just getting started when you purchase your RV.  No matter what you get, they never come outfitted to serve all your comforts and needs.  Outfitting...

One month in Lake Havasu City AKA Project time!

We had a full plate when we arrived in Lake Havasu City (my hometown) this year.  As any full-time RVer knows, when you have access to a place to do projects and receive packages, you take full advantage.  And that's exactly what we did from the moment we arrived. ...

Hiking The Subway: Zion National Park

During our stay in Hurricane, Utah some friends invited us to hike The Subway in Zion National Park.  We only knew two things about The Subway: 1) it's one of Zion's most popular hikes 2) a permit is required and can be very hard to get.  Our friends said if we wanted...

12 days camping outside Hurricane, UT

Last year while driving thru Utah we blew our transmission.  A very long and expensive weekend from which we learned the following: Things can always be worse.  We were luckily in a town when the truck broke down.  A few days prior we were in the middle of nowhere....

Our Top 10 Favorite Pieces of Camping Gear (or so I thought)

A quick note:  This post was written before buying our Casita and moving on to the road full-time so it's slightly out of context to our current situation but still applies! Our Four Wheel Camper combined with an awesome array of gear is what makes our camping trips...

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