Laundry & Seeing Idaho Falls While We Get the Truck Serviced

In today’s video, we head to our first public laundromat to get our laundry done after a few weeks of going without. We normally try to find a campground with laundry services but couldn’t this time. It worked out well though. Then we explore the Idaho Falls River Walk while our truck is being serviced at the nearby Dodge before enjoying our last night at the lake campground.

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Jefferson County Lake Campground

Stretching & Kayaking & Enjoying the Lake

This accidentally published a few weeks ago so we apologize if you have already seen it! In today’s video, we get some stretching done at our lakeside camping spot and finally get the hang of our SeaEagle Kayak. Once we knew what we were doing we had a blast! We then enjoyed the beach, did some swimming and made a delicious lunch. We highly recommend Jefferson County Lake Campground for anyone in the area!

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Jefferson County Lake Campground

Moving To a Lake Campground near Idaho Falls

In today’s video, we are leaving our free camp spot at the Hayspur Fish Hatchery which we really enjoyed and are heading to campground north of Idaho Falls. Jefferson County Lake Campground in Rigby Idaho is amazing! $15 a night for 50amp electric and water. We spend our Saturday running some errands in Idaho Falls since we are finally near civilization and we will be away from it for a while after this. Wait until you see the before and after of Miss Patti when we are taking to get her groomed.

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Hayspur Fish Hatchery
Jefferson County Lake Campground

Friday Favorite – Exercise Bands (Resistance Training While Traveling in an RV)

This week’s Friday Favorite is our Bodylastics Resistance Bands. Steve was a major gym goer before we started traveling full time. In fact, he went at least once a day to lift weights and do resistance training. While we get a good amount of cardio in our travels from walking, hiking, and biking we do not have much opportunity to do resistance training. So Steve finally bit the bullet and after much research bought this set. So far he is loving it and he’s been able to get good workouts from wherever we are camped. If you are looking for a way to workout on the road, we highly recommend them.

This week’s links:
Bodylastics Bands (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.

 

Craters Of The Moon National Monument – Fun in Caves!

In today’s video, we head over from our free camping spot at the Hayspur Fish Hatchery to Craters of the Moon National Monument. We head to the Visitor’s Center first to get our free cave permit (so we don’t bring anything in that might harm the bats). The landscape there was otherworldly for sure. The lava cascades were amazing and very harsh. We did the cave hike and climbed down into 3 of the 4 caves and had absolutely a blast doing it. If you are in this area of Idaho, this is definitely worth a stop!

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Hayspur Fish Hatchery
Craters of the Moon National Monument

How To Find Water & Dump Stations When Boondocking 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 Find Water & Dump Stations When Boondocking in an RV/Airstream. When camping out in the wilderness without hookups how do you find a place to find or dump stations? You can find water in a number of ways. Look for water at National Parks and State Parks that you are visiting anyway. You can also find water at some trail heads and picnic areas in National Forests. If you are in the mountains, some towns have free water sources if they are headwaters of rivers. You can always pay for water at a Glacier Water Dispenser at a grocery store. Some dump stations will also have potable water.

To find dump stations we use a few applications. We use AllStays on our phones. They have a specific symbol for dump stations. We also use Campendium, which also has a specific symbol for dump stations. Lastly, Sanidumps seems to be a great website for finding dump stations as well.

This week’s links:
AllStays
Campendium
Sanidumps

 

Tuesday Talk – Living Off Peak (The Best Way to Live…if You Can)

This week we’re talking about the way we try to live… as much as possible…Off Peak. What this means is that we look at the peak hours or days for whatever it is we are going to do and try to do it not during those hours. In this video, we talk about tourists attractions, national parks, cities, driving, and campgrounds but really the idea of living off peak can be applied to almost any aspect of life from grocery shopping to doing laundry. What do you think? Would you live off peak if you could?

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

 

Leaving Sun Valley & Moving To A Fish Hatchery

In today’s video, we do NOT have a good time trying to get the Airstream out of a boondocking spot. We have learned our lesson and will never try to boondock in a spot with so much of a dip in the road ever again. It was a stressful and trying experience but luckily we didn’t do any more damage when we bottomed out again and we had an amazing neighbor who came over and helped us out. We finally make it to our next boondocking spot at Hayspur FIsh Hatchery. It is a free campground and was super quiet and very well maintained. A great place to camp for a few days.

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Trail Creek Road
Hailey Dump Station
Hayspur Fish Hatchery

More Sun Valley: Bikes rides, Free Dump Stations & Sawtooth Botanical Garden

In today’s video, we are still boondocking along Trail Creek in Sun Valley Idaho. We go for a nice bike ride along a paved path. There are a number of paved paths in this area, not to mention LOTS of mountain biking trails. Next, we head down to a free dump station in Hailey Idaho. We have to deal with very smoky conditions from nearby wildfires but luckily the air wasn’t too bad. Last we walk around the Sawtooth Botanical Garden which was absolutely stunning. We highly recommend you check it out if you are in the area.

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Trail Creek Road
Go Pro Clamp (Amazon affiliate)
Hailey Dump Station
Sawtooth Botanical Garden
Warfield Brewery

Friday Favorite – Fire-starters (For Those Stubborn Campfires)

This week’s Friday Favorite are fire-starters. We love campfires, especially when boondocking and you can use local sticks and wood. While sometimes it’s incredibly easy to get the fire started, other times the wood is not very dry or for some reason won’t light well. That is when we pull out our fire-starters. They burn hot for quite a while and get everything else to light before the burnout. They are a great backup to have around for any camper!

This week’s links:
Fire-starters (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.