Cara is a full-time solo RV traveler, exploring the U.S. with her two beautiful great danes. She has visited over 49 states, explored 22 National Parks, and recently completed her first workamping job in Oregon. Her favorite place to photograph is Mono Lakes, CA. Cara travels in a 2013 Thor Motor Coach Chateau.
Window to Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Window to the World Location:
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
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Just 6 months into my year of travel with my Class C Thor Motor Coach Chateau from @thorindustries, I was able to spend a week at this completely private boondocking location right outside of North Yellowstone NP. Out of 40 states and 22 national parks, this view has to be one of my favorites and I am so proud to share this #windowtotheworld moment with all of you as a #thorpartner. Are you still dreaming of hitting the road? Maybe you are on the road but haven’t ventured far from home. Or maybe you enjoy living through the adventures of others! No matter what type of explorer you are, I believe your perfect view is out there! All it takes is a deep breath, one foot forward, a little encouragement, and a lot of excitement! Now, I challenge you to share your #windowtotheworld! . . . #ilovemythor #roadtrip #2020 #yellowstone #workamper #fulltimerv #rvlife #oregon #traveler #creative #rver #reflection #explore #nomad #PNW #nomadadventures #lifeonwheels #homeiswhereyouparkit #dametraveler #solotravel #adventuresofcaraostara #igtravel #travelblogger
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Why do you like it here?
Privacy was my favorite thing about this spot. During my week-long visit in this free boondocking spot, I counted two cars a day that made the climb up the side of this large hill. I felt like an adventurous queen on top of the hill, looking down over Yellowstone and watching cars drive in and out of the park. I also enjoyed the afternoon thunderstorms that would leave us with the smell of rain in the air and beautiful rainbows in the skies for hours. The evenings were even more breathtaking, watching the sun set behind snow covered peaks and the wildlife come out to explore.
Who’s your favorite travel buddy & why?
My two Great Danes are my favorite travel buddies. They especially enjoyed this location as they could take naps in the dirt and let the sun drench them during the day. They loved listening to the wildlife rustle in the woods during the evening.
How do you decide where to go next?
I plan my routes around weather, cost, gas and the location of national parks. First, I research nearby national parks. I look to see if they have forest roads or public lands to camp on, and then I map out the cost of gas to the nearest park. Then I’ll check the weather for the week I plan on traveling there.
What’s one piece of advice you have for RVers?
Try dry camping and boondocking. Don’t let fear keep you to only RV parks. Start out slow by visiting a state park, then a county park, then a forest road, and then BLM. In my first few months of full-time travel, I spent way too much money staying in RV resorts due to intimidation. Take the chance––load up with water, food, propane and gas, empty your tanks and you’ll be fine!
Who do you wish you could share this view with & why?
I wish I could have shared this view with my grandfather, Kenny Hutchason. He was a semi-truck driver for over 22 years and one of the reasons I started my full time RV lifestyle. He has since passed but one of his safety awards hangs over my door and reminds me of him every day.