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Two Happy Campers is us, Mark & Michele.  I’m a professional photographer, he’s a professional pilot, together we’re perpetual wanderers and lovers of all things outdoors. Our Four Wheel truck camper and Kitfox airplane are the platforms for our many adventures.  May those adventures inspire you to get outside, live simply and enjoy life.

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A look inside our Casita: Before & After photos

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

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

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!

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

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

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)

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...

Heading South with stops at James M. Robb & Green River State Parks

Heading South with stops at James M. Robb & Green River State Parks

The house was sold, our contracted jobs for the year were done and on November 5th it was finally time to hit the road.  Of course there was a Winter Weather Advisory that day to add a little bit of fun to our attempt at getting out of Colorado.  In an effort to avoid...

Our first month without a house (but not on the road just yet)

Our first month without a house (but not on the road just yet)

The last five weeks have been a whirlwind.  At the end of September we packed up all our worldly possessions and said goodbye to our home for the last 7 years.  It felt good, the time was right to move on and do something different but preparing to set off for a life...

Downsizing from a house to full-time RV living: a few tips

Downsizing from a house to full-time RV living: a few tips

Downsizing from a 1600 square foot house to 200 square feet of RV space is no easy feat.  And there's nothing more affective at making you face the reality of what material items in your life are truly important.  This process proved to be so much different than a...