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Fort Missoula offers a fun step back in time in western Montana.

Visiting Fort Missoula in Zootown, Montana…

Missoula, Montana, is located halfway between Yellowstone National Park and Glacier National Park.  This college town of approximately 70,000 people is nicknamed Zootown (for both loving and not-so-affectionate reasons).  Missoula is considered a whitewater mecca by kayakers, by summer, and  a ski haven for winter sporters.  For our family of Montana lovers, we appreciate Missoula […]

Learn about more than the elk at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation in Missoula, Montana!

The family-friendly Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Missoula, MT…

Missoula, Montana is conveniently located halfway between Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park, and is a popular overnight stay for many RVers visiting the 2 parks.  But more than an overnight stop, Missoula offers some fun places to visit for families, and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is an educational, family friendly, and interesting […]

Gorgeous drive in the National Bison Range in Montana.

What to do and see at the National Bison Range in western Montana

The National Bison Range is located in western Montana, just an hour northwest of Missoula, Montana. Established in 1908 by Theodore Roosevelt, this refuge is designated as a safe region for the maintenance of a herd of bison (currently numbering about 350 animals!).  And while the refuge is maintained for the preservation of bison, many […]

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Pompey's Pillar, near Billings, MT, is a fun and gorgeous stop for all ages!

Pompey’s Pillar National Monument, Billings, Montana…

We have been to Billings, Montana, many, many times, but our family had never been to Pompey’s Pillar National Monument, just 25 miles east of Billings, until recently!  In fact, we didn’t even know it was there until a couple of years ago. Pompey’s Pillar is the location where William Clark (of Lewis & Clark […]

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Learn about portaging around the great falls at Great Falls, MT, at the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center.

Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, Great Falls, MT…

The Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center in Great Falls, MT is a fabulous destination for all ages.  Our family has always been fascinated with the L&C Expedition, and this center is a fabulous overview of their trip to explore the northwest and to try to find a water passage to the Pacific ocean. This 25,000 […]

The spring fed pond at Giant Springs is beautiful, and home to huge fish!

Giant Springs Fish Hatchery & State Park, Great Falls, MT…

In Great Falls, MT, one of our favorite stops is the Giant Springs State Park and Fish Hatchery!  Located right on the Yellowstone River, near the ‘great falls’, and a mere half mile from the Lewis and Clark Discovery Center, the hatchery and park are a great place to stop for a picnic lunch between […]

Charlie Russell's Exalted Ruler painting in the CM Russell Museum in Great Falls, MT.

CM Russell Museum – Great Falls, MT…

When we are visiting Montana, a jaunt to Great Falls is always a popular day trip.  There are several great stops there that are both educational and enjoyable! On one of our recent visits, we spent a few hours at the CM Russell Museum complex, and it was a hit! If you have even passed […]

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Practicing shooting at the Clark County Shooting Range in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Family Friendly Clark County Shooting Complex, Las Vegas, NV…

This year, we spent some time in Nevada.   Our oldest son came to travel with us for a few weeks, and we met him in Las Vegas.  Las Vegas isn’t exactly the most family friendly town – in fact, it’s one of our least favorite places to visit!  But, there are a few family-friendly […]

Playground equipment at the Phoenix RV Campground in Salem, OR

Phoenix RV Park in Salem, Oregon…

After we spent two wet and rainy weeks on the coast, near Pacific City, OR, we were ready for a change.   So we pulled up the jacks and drove to Salem a few days early.  We would be volunteering in Salem, but had a few days to kill before then. We had done some […]

The Wise River area of sw MT is a gorgeous scenic byway drive!

Wise River, Montana and the Pioneer Mountains Scenic Byway…

There are so many beautiful areas to discover in the northwest, but one of our very favorites is the Wise River, Montana area!  Wise River is a gorgeous valley river that meanders through the southwest corner of Montana.  It stretches out for miles, snaking its way over rocks and between mountains.  For part of it’s […]

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Fort Martin Scott, in Fredericksburg, Texas, is an interesting (and free!) part of Texas Hill Country heritage! |

Other RV Tips articles from The Tribe…

Did you know that we also write for, a website of RV tips for fulltime RVers, by fulltime RVers? Here are our latest articles over on The Top 10 Field Trips and Factory Tours in the eastern USA – I’ve compiled a list and overview of the best in roadschooling destinations for the […]

We took out our built in kitchen garbage can and turned the cupboard into a small pantry. |

RV Mod – Garbage cupboard to pantry…

I LOVE an rv mod!!!  Oftentimes, that means that I love to have Vaughn and the boys remodel the rv for me. 😉   But, I really stink at taking before pics, because I am a jump in and start ripping it apart the minute I think of it kind of person!  So, I don’t […]

Our very effective recipe for treating eczema and dry skin.

EOs on the Road – Essential Oil recipe for dry skin cream…

*this post contains affiliate links.  I love life on the road.  Some of the challenges of large family living have forced us to rethink how we do things, and in some cases, change how we do things, or what products we purchase. Because of our limited space, essential oils have become a valuable resource for us. […]

Fishing in Georgia while filming for SpiegelTV |

SpiegelTV – Our Traveling Tribe film…

Over a year ago, we spent 3 days with a producer for the German magazine Spiegel, to film an online special for SpiegelTV, a news website.  We checked them out before we agreed to spend time with them, but still wondered how it would turn out.  The footage was for a filler clip, and honestly, […]

How we arrange the pantry in our RV. |

RV Basics – Top 5 RV kitchen tools…

While our family would consider ourselves resourceful, around our house having the right tool for the job is considered a must. Over the 6 years that we have been fulltime RVing and traveling, I have found this rule especially applies to the RV kitchen!  Cooking for 10+, in such a limited space, 3 meals a […]

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