Off the beaten path but not lost

A podcast about the RV family lifestyle.

22. Driving from smoky mountains to Daytona Beach

November 24th, 2021

After leaving the Smokey Mountains, we had five days to drive nine hours to Daytona Beach. Therefore, we took the opportunity to visit a few Harvest Host locations. In this podcast episode, we talk about the Harvest Hosts we visited driving from the Smoky Mountains to Daytona Beach and our adventures in Daytona Beach! Shownotes:

21. Fun things to do in Pigeon Forge with kids and Great Smoky Mountain National Park

October 29th, 2021

Lexie picked the Great Smoky Mountains for her birthday, and I was super worried. I was thinking small mountain town – this was the exact opposite of what I was thinking. Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg were super fun towns with tons of fun things to do. SHOWNOTES:

20. Places you should visit in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan

October 21st, 2021

The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is Tony's favorite, and after this episode of the podcast, we hope it's at the top of your list to visit. If you are looking for an epic fall trip, this is the place!

19. Moochdocking with family and cool places on the East side of Michigan

October 14th, 2021

We stayed two weeks moochdocking with family in Michigan. It was wonderful to catch up and get caught up on some repairs. In this episode, we also talk about places to visit and do on the East side of Michigan. Shownotes:

18. Visiting the West side of Michigan and Indiana Dunes National Park

October 1st, 2021

We had lived in Michigan our entire lives through January 2019, when we went full-time and started the RV lifestyle. In this episode, we talk about everything you need to know about the West side of Michigan and Indiana Dunes National Park. Shownotes:

17. The RV Guide to South Dakota and Badlands National Park

September 23rd, 2021

You know you love a place when you find yourself coming back again and again. South Dakota is that place for us. The Black Hills are so gorgeous, and we love this state. In this episode, we tell you about our most recent stay in South Dakota. In our review segment, we talk to you about upgrading the coach to help it drive better.

16. RV living is not always pretty — things do break

September 16th, 2021

It's not all rainbows, bears, and mountains when you live in an RV. Things do go wrong. In this episode, we talk about the last couple of days of the Teton National Park and our drive to South Dakota. Our stairs break - again - and it triggers us to tell you about all the things that have broken in our BRAND NEW RV.

15. Staying and visiting Grand Teton National Park and Southern Yellowstone

September 10th, 2021

In our final segment of the Yellowstone National Park area, we stayed in the Teton National Park. We spent a little over a week visiting Grand Teton National Park, and we got to see a TON of wildlife. We spent a day in Yellowstone finishing up a few things we wanted to see in the park's southern half.


14. Staying near the East, Northeast, and North entrance of Yellowstone

September 1st, 2021


In this episode of the podcast, we will talk all about the East, Northeast, and North entrance of Yellowstone. You can hear about the drive from Glacier to West Yellowstone and all the things you can visit in West Yellowstone in our last episode.


13. Visiting Yellowstone and West Yellowstone, Montana

August 25th, 2021

We are officially obsessed with Yellowstone. As of the recording of this podcast, we have already spent about three weeks in the area. It's so extensive and impressive. We will have multiple episodes and posts about our Yellowstone adventures. This episode will focus on the drive from Glacier to Yellowstone and staying in West Yellowstone.

12. All the things you need to know about visiting Glacier National Park

August 18th, 2021

Visiting Glacier National Park has been on our dream list forever - even before we started the RV life. It did not disappoint. We give you all the details you need when you visit the park.

11. Fun things to do in the Black Hills, South Dakota, with your family

August 11th, 2021

In the 11th episode of Off The Beaten Path but Not Lost, we talk about things to do in the Black Hills, South Dakota with your family. 

To claim a state, we have to stay in the state and actually do something. It also has to be a state we visited after we started our full-time Journey. Of the 17 states, we are claiming - South Dakota sits at the top.  Shownotes:

10. Adventuring with the Jeep Badge of Honor Program and their fun 60+ trails

August 4th, 2021

We love going on trails and adventures in our Jeep. One way to get outdoors and visit some great trails across the U.S. is through the Jeep Badge of Honor program. Shownotes can be found at

9. Things to do in Idaho with your family and where to camp

July 28th, 2021

In this episode of Off the Beaten Path but Not Lost, we talk about things to do in Idaho with your family and where to camp. After spending months in the desert (Utah, Arizona, and Nevada), we were ready for some green trees and water. Idaho delivered.

8. All the things you need to know about the Utah Mighty 5

July 21st, 2021

In this episode, we talk about Utah's Mighty 5 and then dive into other thoughts about National Parks. Shownotes -

7. Places to visit, Jeep, and stay in Arizona

July 14th, 2021

Arizona is a popular winter destination for RVers. We spent the winter visiting and playing in Arizona. On this episode of Off the Beaten Path but Not Lost we share places to stay in Arizona and some fun Jeep trails. Shownotes:

6 - Boondocking and free camping tips for getting the most of your free sites

July 7th, 2021

In our latest episode, we discuss boondocking and free camping tips. Boondocking is camping that is self-contained and off-grid. You might also hear it called dispersed, primitive, wild, or dry camping. It all means the same thing - not connected to commercial power, water, or sewer.


5 - All about Animal Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios

June 30th, 2021

We had so much to talk about on the topic of Disney World that we had to break the podcast into two parts. Last week we spoke about annual passes, COVID, campgrounds, and Magic Kingdom. This week we're going to wrap up our Disney conversation talking about the other three parks - Animal Kingdom, Epcot, and Hollywood Studios.

4 - A Dream Come True At Disney World And RV Full-time Tips

June 23rd, 2021

We spent two months in the Orlando, Florida area at Disney World.  In this episode, we discuss annual passes, RV campgrounds within 25 minutes of the parks, COVID, and Magic Kingdom. This is part 1 and part 2 will be next week. 

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3 - Family things to do in Las Vegas (and the surrounding area)

June 16th, 2021

After spending a month in the area, we have compiled a list of free family things to do in Las Vegas and the surrounding area. We stayed in Las Vegas at the end of 2020 and into the new year. It was a lot of fun, and we explored some off-the-beaten-path adventures that didn't break the bank. You will find Jeep trails, road trips, attractions, and fun things to do on the strip. 


2. Move Day and Road Trip Tips

June 9th, 2021

In this episode, we give you our move day and road trip tips on keeping your kiddos (and yourself) happy.  Our road trips in the Jeep can be a couple of hours to all day in the car. Many of our road trips are going to a Jeep trail, so that's even longer in the Jeep. Our move days can be from an hour to five hours. We have even had a couple of nine-hour days, and that's a long time driving in an RV.

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1. Exploring Utah from the beautiful Flaming Gorge to Valley of the Gods

June 2nd, 2021

This inaugural episode included a lot of firsts. It was our first time exploring Utah, our first mountain pass, and our first Harvest Host experience. We also dive into a discussion about boondocking near Moab, fun off-road trips, dinosaur tracks, and so much more. This trip was on the east side of the state, and we will be returning to visit the other side of the state at a different time. 

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Trailer: Off the beaten path but not lost with the Faiolas

May 26th, 2021

Join us on Off the beaten path but not lost as we tell stories about the RV lifestyle, campgrounds, National Parks, Jeep trails, homeschool, off-the-beaten-path adventures, and so much more.

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