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Retreat Forward: A.R.T.
(American Road Trip)

Stefanie D. Warren, Inspired Dreamer

After returning home from my round-the-world travels, I took some time to find inspiration again. One of my long term goals is to operate a luxury camping retreat, and so I decided to go out in the world and get some experience in the camping industry. Giving myself six weeks to make the transition, I sold most of my posessions and bought a big motorhome to live and travel in.

My first destination was a campground chain in the mountains of my home state, where I had a job in the ranger station. Dave (aka TwoDog) joined me soon after I arrived, and we enjoyed a couple months of working together before setting off on our next adventure.

Together we began exploring Washington while "boondocking" (camping without hookups to electricity or water) in beautiful remote locations. We learned how to live comfortably off-grid with our on-board systems.

While wintering in Arizona (because that's just what RV folks do), fortune smiled upon us and we were able to purchase land back home in Washington and moved back north as soon as the mountain passes cleared. We still live in our RVs, but now we're focused on growing roots instead of racking up miles.

Summer in Ocean Shores, Washington

Winter in Quartzsite, Arizona

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    Driver's Seat
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    My First Temporary Home
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    Ghost Forest, Cascade Mountains
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    Cabin Creek Sno-Park
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    Ocean Shores
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    Stef bought a 2002 Fleetwood Southwind 35R Motorhome
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    Agate
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    TwoDog Hunting at Blue Creek
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    Stef and Charlie
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    Charlie and Chelsea
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    Ocean Shores (Sept 2017)
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    Minnie Peterson Campground
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    Hoh River
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    Hoh Rain Forest
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    Hoh Rain Forest
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    In the Cascade Mountains
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    Hunting Ellensburg Blue
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    Red Top Mountain, WA
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    Hood Canal
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    "The Helipad"
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    The Boonies
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    Parking Lot Boondocking
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    Crystal Hill, Quartzsite AZ (November 2017)
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    Long Term Visitor Area
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    Full Moon in the Desert
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