Karen is endlessly curious, with an insatiable appetite for travel and exploring nature. She is an entrepreneur, scuba instructor and photographer, living and working full-time on the road with her husband, daughter and their pup. She believes in creating the life you desire and living it to the fullest.
Window to Marble Canyon, Arizona
Window to the World Location:
On a cliff overlooking the Colorado River near Marble Canyon, Arizona.
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#windowtotheworld If you want an extraordinary life, you have to take risks. For us, this means taking the road less traveled without knowing the outcome. As a #thorpartner with @thorindustries, we have opened the front door of our Airstream to breathtaking views because we love being as close to nature as possible. Campgrounds are convenient, and hookups are nice for a while, but none of that compares to hearing the wild roar of the Colorado River just steps outside your door while California condors fly overhead. Nestled amongst the Vermillion Cliffs and vast canyons, you feel overwhelmed with awe. The road leading to this view was quite challenging, and if we hadn’t opened the gate and committed to the task, we would have missed the experience entirely. We recognize our duty to leave the environment better than we found it, so this is always our first consideration. But we’re never afraid to take risks and explore. We may fail, but we’ll learn, and when we do succeed, the reward is worth the journey. . . . #liveriveted #airstream #airstreamdreams #airstreamlife #airstreamliving #endlesscaravan #homeiswhereyouparkit #tincanlife #livingontheroad #roadlife #rvlife #travelnow #adventure #explore #theroadlesstraveled #notallwhowanderarelost #hiking #grandcanyon #blm #camplife #wildcamping #offgrid #offgridliving #boondocking #livefreely #traveltrailer #tincantourist #tinyhouse
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Why do you like it here?
Quiet solitude and endless views. There’s so much to do in the area, we ended up staying over a week when we’d initially planned for a couple of days. Did I mention, no reservations needed and it was free?
What’s your favorite part about this view?
360-degree views of the cliffs with the jade-colored water of the Colorado River below. We would drink our morning coffee on the edge of the canyon and watch the rafters float by below. The skies are incredible, too–utterly dark at night. We also met a biologist from the Peregrine Fund who studies the California condors right from this site. He shared information with our daughter that left a significant impact on her.
How do you decide where to go next?
We don’t plan too far ahead, but we use the Roadtrippers app to find places we want to see in each state. We try to map out a logical journey and leave some room for spontaneous detours or more extended stays.
What’s one piece of advice you have for RVers?
Go boondocking. Some of our best views have been on free land. We love a good RV park too, but you just can’t beat some of the views off the beaten path.
Who do you wish you could share this view with?
My mother. She loved camping and being outdoors under the stars.
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