34 episodes

RV Out West is a twice a month podcast focusing on the Pacific Northwest and radiating out beyond to the rest of the West. I pull a travel trailer with my family in tow and this podcast will highlight places to camp & explore, RV gear, tips & tricks, and an occasional food or cocktail recipe— all to make your camp life a little easier. #RVoutwest

RV Out West Brooks Smothers

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

RV Out West is a twice a month podcast focusing on the Pacific Northwest and radiating out beyond to the rest of the West. I pull a travel trailer with my family in tow and this podcast will highlight places to camp & explore, RV gear, tips & tricks, and an occasional food or cocktail recipe— all to make your camp life a little easier. #RVoutwest

    NW Nomads: A Community Gathering Event

    NW Nomads: A Community Gathering Event

    Inspired by a scenic location under the trees and surrounded by the Oregon high desert, the Northwest Nomad’s gathering encourages attendees to disconnect from the outside world and experience an unforgettable weekend. This family friends event of like-minded road travelers inspires artists, musicians and encourages the sharing of information. In this episode, we interview Ashley and Jordan, the two nomads who have built this incredible gathering of like-minded adventurers. 

    • 22 min
    The Ups & Down of Boondock Scouting

    The Ups & Down of Boondock Scouting

    The ongoing quest for boondocking spots in the Cascade Mountains is continued. With a pocket full of GPS coordinates, we put some boots on the ground and investigated these locations. Follow along on the journey as we experience, in real-time, this boondock scouting trip. 

    • 26 min
    Unlocking the Mystery of Lot F at Stevens Pass

    Unlocking the Mystery of Lot F at Stevens Pass

    The F lot at Stevens Pass ski area on Highway 2 in the Cascade Mountains is a mystery to me. We are a family of active skiers and snowboards who love to RV. The idea of ski-on-ski-out from our travel trailer is something that we want to try next season. Lot F is the only RV lot at Stevens Pass and it’s tricky to navigate getting into the lot and the process for securing an overnight pass is a bit elusive to me as well. In this episode we chat with Meg on Instagram at norm_betty_adventures who have been accessing this family friendly RV lot just about every weekend during the ski season in their vintage Airstream. Meg shares with us about the scene in Lot F and what’s involved in both getting into the lot and how to get a reservation. 

    • 16 min
    How Geocaching Can Help Up Your RV Game

    How Geocaching Can Help Up Your RV Game

    When the United States unlocked consumer access to the satellites for GPS, a new outdoor recreational activity sprung up — Geocaching. Members of this community place caches at locations marked by GPS coordinates all over the world for other Geocachers to locate. In this episode, we interview Chris Ronan, Senior Public Relations Manager of the Seattle based company. Our family loves to Geocache and it’s an activity that we also like to do on our RV adventures. Learn more about this fun activity in this episode. 

    • 27 min
    The Ultimate Hiking Resource for Washington State

    The Ultimate Hiking Resource for Washington State

    If you are an experienced hiker, new to hiking, or just planning a visit to Washington State and are in search of great hikes, THE reference to use is WTA.org. Joining us in this episode is Anna Roth, a hiking content manager for the WTA. Now, she researches hikes and works with a team of correspondents who help her improve Washington Trails Association's online hiking guide. If you are an avid hiker or looking for great hikes to explore in Washington State this is a great episode. In the Pit Stop I share about Gnomeing and what that means for our upcoming cross country road trip.

    • 24 min
    A Nomadic Chef: Eat Well on the Road

    A Nomadic Chef: Eat Well on the Road

    A. J. Forget is a chef, writer, photographer, traveler, and dilettante. He left a career as a wildland firefighter to pursue his lifelong passion of writing and his outlandish goal of a modern nomadic life. Currently, he is a carney and follows a circus around the United States. He lives in a converted school bus with his partner, a silversmith and dreamworker, and their eternally-sleepy dog, traveling the world in pursuit of natural beauty, grand adventure, and the tastiest food out there. He is an author of an upcoming cookbook, The Buslife Kitchen, and in this episode he sits down with us and discusses how we can eat well while on the road. In the Pit Stop, I share about a great state park in Northeast Washington State that my great grandmother used to travel to every summer all the way from Oxnard, Calif. 

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

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18 Ratings

18 Ratings

BBizalong ,

Lovin the natural world

Just listened to episdoe #EPO22. Loved Tara’s enthusiasm and all the great park suggestions (in her little ‘Submarine’ - so fun!). Brooks asked some great questions - I was busy writing down the parks, reading recommendations and app information - all very useful. Great job per usual.

Espacker ,

Great listen with content for anyone!!!

We immediately loved the bourbon episode and the washers episode reeled us in. Now we like to listen to travel days, as we RV full time. The podcast is new but already diverse of topics! I also really love the showcases at the end of each episode. Even if you don’t camp in an RV or even at all, this podcast is a great listen!!!

Sherry in San Francisco ,

Excellent

I am not a RVer or a Bourbon drinker but immensely enjoyed the podcasts! Now that I have some new found knowledge I might have to give both a try. Keep the podcasts coming please!
Sherry

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