Saturday, 02 July 2022

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Finding the Perfect Vehicle for Adventure

BICA 4 3 21 3Even though there are still a couple months of winter left in my part of the world, I always start getting the itch to hit the road come March. The days are getting noticeably longer, and when we spring ahead for Daylight Saving Time on March 13, it just feels like it’s time to get outside and start exploring.


A couple years ago, my husband and I set out to find the best exploration vehicle for this time in our life. We didn’t want a monster motorhome or fifth-wheel that would break the bank with fuel costs or would severely limit where we could go, but tent camping definitely didn’t sound as fun as it did when we were in our twenties. Our compromise was a van customized for camping. So far, I’d say we found the perfect fit for our interests and lifestyle.


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We’ve camped in national park, national forest, and state park campgrounds, private campgrounds, on friend’s property, in vineyards, apple orchards, and alpaca farms, to name a few. We’ve used it for day outings to nearby state and national parks, historical attractions, and school track meets in nearby towns. The van has made these experiences enjoyable and safe, but the van is also small enough that heavy traffic isn’t an issue, and it can be parked in most regular parking spots.


Vans may not be the best fit for everyone, but it has allowed us to get out and explore a good portion of the year. Whether you enjoy tent camping or need something larger to facilitate the kids, there are many options available. The important thing, though, is to figure out what’s best for you, and get out there and find your adventure. 

Columnist: Kim McMahill

Picture Kim McMahill grew up in Wyoming which is where she developed her sense of adventure and love of the outdoors. She started out writing non-fiction, but her passion for exotic world travel, outrageous adventures, stories of survival, and happily-ever-after endings soon drew her into a world of romantic suspense and adventure fiction. After living in eight different states and enjoying a rewarding career with the National Park Service, she has returned home to Wyoming to focus on her writing and spend more time with family. She has published ten novels, over eighty travel and human-interest articles, and contributed to a travel story anthology. Find out more about Kim by visiting her blog and connecting with her on Facebook and Twitter @kimmcmahill

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