Joyful Living

hiking, camping, flying…LIVING

We’re headed to NV & ID and want your suggestions!

Hey everybody!  We're planning a trip for later this month to some new territory that we don't know much about.  We'll be traveling the length of NV from Vegas up to Boise.  After a few days in Boise we'll be making our way to IA.  We don't have any set route and...

40 days in our Four Wheel Camper: Burr Trail, UT

Ever since driving thru Long Canyon in 2012 I’d wanted to camp there.  I was excited to be heading back but nervous about finding a spot as I remember there not being many.  Our day started off driving thru Capital Reef National Park via hwy 24.  We drove thru...

40 Days in our Four Wheel Camper: Caineville, Utah

From Moab we headed towards Capital Reef National Park and one of our favorite BLM camping spots that we’d previously found a few years back.  This particular area of Utah (around Hanksville/Caineville) is one of the most quiet, untouched, undeveloped areas we’ve ever...

Questions & Answers: struts, furnace, cooking and more

Welcome to our new Q&A series!  We get so many questions from readers on various topics that I'd love to start sharing our responses in hopes of possibly helping others as well.  I'm not one for technical answers but I'm happy to share our experience and anything...

Find all the camping gear we love on our new gear page!

We love to camp. We love our Four Wheel Camper. We love great gear that makes our camping fun, efficient, easy and comfortable. When we bought our Four Wheel Camper we were just getting started in creating a new lifestyle full of adventure. Outfitting our camper with...

40 Days in our Four Wheel Camper: Moab, UT

We're half way thru our trip already!  We're still in Utah soaking up the last of this beautiful fall weather and while we haven't had great cell signal, I've still been making little videos of our trip along the way.  Our second stop of the trip was in Moab.  Moving...

40 days in our Four Wheel Camper: McInnis Canyons, CO

Whenever we take off in our truck camper, weather it be for 2 weeks or 2 months, we tend to cover a lot of ground.  In other words, we spend A LOT of time driving.  You can only do that for so long before you realize, you can never see it all.  I always have a running...

Road Trippin’ Day 1: getting our groove back

Yesterday was a VERY good day.  It was the first day of our annual winter road trip.  Since last year's trip had to be cancelled due to health issues and this summer was the busiest our business has ever had, we could not be happier to be back on the road!  It felt...

An airplane update: finding out if the engine will run

When we bought our Kitfox airplane three weeks ago, we bought it knowing there was a possibility it would need a new motor.  We got such a great deal, the airframe alone was worth the price we paid, that we were willing to take the risk of having to buy a new motor. ...

We bought a Kitfox airplane (and trailered it home)!

Tuesday was one of those days that we'll never forget.  After a year-long, exhaustive search for an airplane that would fit our budget, our lifestyle and would perform well in the mountains...we finally found it.  And in the most unexpected way. Through the EAA...

Celebrating Spring in Utah!

Hello Everybody, it's been too long! This winter consisted of two surgeries for me (Michele) and nearly five months on the couch.  It was long, stressful, boring and filled with more Mario Brothers than I ever hope to play again in my life : )  I could not be happier...

Exploring Loveland Pass

Last night I took a drive up to Loveland Pass to photograph some time-lapse sequences just for fun.  If you've never been over Loveland Pass (or any mountain pass in Colorado for that matter) they're not a place you casually hang out at during the winter.  The summit...

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