Friday Favorite – Hot Sauces (The Spice of Life)

This week’s Friday Favorite is our hot sauce collection. You know we like something when we devote an entire shelf of our small RV fridge to it. We add different hot sauces to everything! We have an array of everything from sweet and tropical with a little heat to fiery and love them all. Condiments are a great way to spice up meals without taking up too much space in a small RV kitchen or fridge.

This week’s links:
Hawaiian Hot Sauce:

Occasionally on Friday’s, we’d like to share with you some of our Favorite Things. These can be products, websites, or anything else that we love. Note we will ALWAYS say whether we are sponsored in any form from the companies we are sharing and these videos will ALWAYS reflect our true opinions. These are the things that bring us joy and we hope they can become your favorites as well.

 

Our First 4 Waterfall Day in the Columbia River Gorge

In today’s video, we have our first big day of waterfall hiking in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon. We start off BIG with Multnomah Falls and then continue hiking to see Wiesendanger Falls & Ecola Falls. All three were very different but beautiful! We also take a quick trip down to Bridal Veil Falls for an easy hike to another gorgeous waterfall. Four Waterfalls in one day..not bad!

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Multnomah Falls
Weisendanger Falls
Ecola Falls
Bridal Veil Falls
Cascade Locks KOA

How To Keep Plants Alive When Traveling Full-time in an RV/Airstream

Welcome to our How-To Series. In this video series, we will explain the many how-tos of Airstream Living. From full-time RVing, to travel, to living in a tiny space we will share what we have learned from living this lifestyle. We encourage you to comment below with your own advice on this topic, as well as any other How-Tos you would like to see.

This week’s topic is How To Keep Plants Alive When Traveling Full-time in an RV/Airstream.The Airstream is our home and part of making feel like one, for us, is having living plants. We struggled with maintaining plants in our moving house but after the last 6 months have come up with some tips and tricks that have worked well for us. First, make sure to pick hardy plants, they’re going to have to go through a lot of change so a delicate plant will probably not do well. Also keep in mind that in every new spot the plants might need different things, different lighting and different watering based on humidity. Lastly, you need to make sure the plants are nicely secured on moving days so we show you how we do it and talk about some other ideas.

Tuesday Talk – Safety While Boondocking in our Airstream

This week we’re answering a question about our Safety While Boondocking in our Airstream. We talk about how we ensure we feel safe in the boondocking spot we choose, whether we stay out once it gets dark and other safety tips from our time boondocking. Do you have any tips for us regarding safety?

On Tuesday’s we’d like to answer questions sent to us from viewer’s like you and share some of the details of our Airstream life. If you have a question for us please let us know in the comments below or at our website astreaminlife.com

 

Berry Picking, Bike Riding, Heading to the Gorge & The First of Many Waterfalls

In today’s video, we go berry picking at Baggenstos Farm. It’s our first-time berry picking and we enjoyed it! Blueberries and Marionberries galore. The Marionberries were amazing! We go on a bike ride along the Columbia River and then explain our camping heat-wave dilemma before we head out of the Portland area. Finally, Steve gives a quick how-to of how he sets up at a new campsite before we go for a quick hike to Elowah Falls (our first fall of many to come!).

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Baggenstos Farm
Elowah Falls
Cascade Locks KOA

Heading towards Portland & Camping On the Street in our Airstream

In today’s video, we try to watch a sunset over the Pacific Ocean from our campground near Rockaway Beach before packing up the trailer and heading to the Portland area. We camp on the street in a friends neighborhood which goes well and then go hiking in Forest Park in northwest Portland. It’s amazing that a park like this exists within city limits. Amazing!

 

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Forest ParkĀ 

 

 

Friday Favorite – Our Waterproof Hiking Boots

This week’s Friday Favorite is our waterproof ankle-high hiking boots. If you’ve been following our adventures, you know we love to hike, especially along creeks to waterfalls! Our hiking boots are absolute essentials for us. We both prefer ankle-height to prevent turned ankles on rocky trails, and believe me, they have prevented quite a few. We also love waterproof boots. They tend to be hotter than other hiking boots but for those stream crossing hikes, they are absolutely worth it for us to not have to stop and take our shoes off each time, or hiking in drenched boots. We own or know people who own and love their boots from Vasque, Keen and Merrill so we don’t recommend one over another. Just make sure to try them out to find the right one for you!

This week’s links:
Vasque Waterproof Hiking Boots (Amazon affiliate)
Keen Waterproof Hiking Boots (Amazon affiliate)

Occasionally on Friday’s, we’d like to share with you some of our Favorite Things. These can be products, websites, or anything else that we love. Note we will ALWAYS say whether we are sponsored in any form from the companies we are sharing and these videos will ALWAYS reflect our true opinions. These are the things that bring us joy and we hope they can become your favorites as well.

 

Day Trip Up To Astoria with a Waterfall, Sea Caves and Shipwrecks!

In today’s video, we take another day trip, this time up to Astoria along the Columbia River. However, we make a few stops on the shore along the way. First stop was Hug Point State Park where we got to see a waterfall leading to the sea and explore some sea caves. A quick stop in Cannon Beach followed to see the famous Haystack Rock before we drove up to the Peter Iredale Shipwreck. The Shipwreck was really cool and unlike anything we’ve ever seen. It’s been shipwrecked there for over 100 years. Finally, we make it to the riverwalk in Astoria and have some delicious food and beer overlooking the Columbia RIver at Bouy Beer.

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Hug Point
Cannon Beach
Peter Iredale Shipwreck
Astoria
Bouy Beer

 

How To Store Shoes in an Airstream/RV & How Many to Bring

Welcome to our How-To Series. In this video series, we will explain the many how-tos of Airstream Living. From full-time RVing, to travel, to living in a tiny space we will share what we have learned from living this lifestyle. We encourage you to comment below with your own advice on this topic, as well as any other How-Tos you would like to see.

This week’s topic is How To Store Shoes in an Airstream/RV & How Many to Bring. Living full-time in our Airstream, we have all our shoes to try and fit and easily access in our 200 sqft. The first step in having the perfect shoe solution is to really look at the shoes you have or are bringing in the RV. We have limited our shoes down to 5 pairs each which seem to be enough for almost every occasion. Having to store 10 pairs of shoes is a lot easier than 20. Next, we created shoe storage near the door of the RV. We think this is an essential step so that the shoes you wear every day are easy to take on and off by the door. We recommend something like our screen door solution if you don’t already have show storage there. Next, take advantage of your vertical space. We have a shoe rack hanging on the back wall of our closet where we store most of the rest of our shoes but you could do something similar on any untaken vertical space. Finally, check out all the nooks and crannies of your RV. We store our hiking boots in little cubbies under the bed which otherwise would be empty.

 

Some Products Mentioned:
Shoe Rack (Amazon affiliate)

 

Tuesday Talk – Limitations with a 30′ Airstream

This week we’re answering a question about the Limitations involved with traveling in a 30′ Airstream. While our Airstream is obviously much smaller than some of the bigger Class A’s we still do have to worry about limitations imposed by our lengths. We talk about not only campsites but also campgrounds and even finding places to turn around while driving. A bunch of things to keep in mind when figuring out what size RV you might like.

On Tuesday’s we’d like to answer questions sent to us from viewer’s like you and share some of the details of our Airstream life. If you have a question for us please let us know in the comments below or at our website astreaminlife.com