53 Best Places to Visit
Some have a bucket list, some just a desire to travel.
“Everybody dies, but not everybody really lives.”
These are the places I’d like to visit and trips I’d like to take, when my van conversion has progressed far enough to go out on a road trip.
I visited many of them before, yet are worth revisiting in a different season or with more time to spend.
If you would like to add to this list, just send me an email with a picture(s) and a short description.
*The criteria for publishing will be primarily the uniqueness of the location.
Early March is the time when the wildflowers start to bloom and whole valleys are filled with colors. Great free camping too.
Sit at your campfire and watch the nightlife; lots of wildlife appears after the sun sets. Despite the great number of visitors, many hiking trails offer solitude and magnificent views.
Bonaventure Island in the Gaspésie, Quebec is a far and out of the way place, unique for its breeding colony of Northern Gannets. The island boat trip and walking among these elegant birds is a once in your life experience.
Big cities are never easy for van owners, and this little city is not an exception. Parking is very limited, yet its Historic City Center is not to be missed. Great shopping, outdoor cafes and beautiful architecture. Read more →
Desolate landscape, but a great cooling off place, when you are traveling from California to Yellowstone NP. Visit the surface caves on a hot summer afternoon and cool down in these ice chambers.
Undiscovered region of southwestern New Mexico with pretty cliff dwellings and a stopover on your way to the Navajo & Hopi Nations and the Grand Canyon. Backcountry hiking and numerous hot springs.
My all-time favorite destination. Fairly remote backcountry hiking area on BLM land; hiking trailheads are easily accessible by car, about 30 mi. either from Blanding or Mexican Hat. Read more →
Between Banff and Jasper, Alberta lies a breathtaking alpine landscape, unique for North America. Visit during the summer months, hike the mountains and watch the snowgoats.
Great little free park with free camping. Leave the crowds at Mesa Verde NP, and get an ‘all but private tour’ of Betatakin cliff dwelling or do an overnight hike to Keet Seel.
The only area to comfortably spend the winter in Canada, with Victoria as the west coast Cherry Blossom capital. The wet, but temperate climate allows for all-year enjoyment of the island’s natural beauty.
Big cities are never easy for van owners, but DC should be a top priority. Exceptional museums, the Library of Congress, the Capitol Building and the White House and much more. Close to New York or Shenandoah NP. Read more →