Lora, Roxie, and I (Duane) started our journey On Nowhere Road November 15, 2016 from Middle Earth, MD.  Our plan was, and remains, to travel without a set destination ... to wander.  We've been doing this for over a year and a half and love it more today than when we started.

The map to the left shows a geographical overview of our travels. The pins are color coded and belong to layers that can be turned on or off to show only those pins you are interested in.  The purple pin is our last sticks and bricks home and our starting point on this journey.

Below is an interactive timeline of our travels.  It includes stopovers, breweries, museums, and many other things.  The timeline is updated frequently so check back often. 🙂

Enjoy!

On Nowhere Road's Travel Timeline

End Of Chapter

Chapter Northward Push Ends

July 21, 2018
Chapter Northward Push Ends

There’s always something sad when a life’s chapter comes to an end, but then again, it’s also exciting to start your next chapter. Read the blog post and interactive map here

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Colonial Beach, Virginia

July 7, 2018
Colonial Beach, Virginia

Colonial Beach’s public beach.  Who knew??  My parents joined us at the campground for a week and we tried to do something exciting every day that it didn’t rain … and it rained a lot.            

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Maryland State Line

June 29, 2018
Maryland State Line

State flower: Black-Eyed Susan State tree: White Oak State Song: Maryland, My Maryland State Rock: Patuxent River stone Coming to Maryland was not part of our plan, but Roxie was dealing with a hurt leg and we wanted to take her to her own doctor.  We have left Maryland and as of this writing (8-15-2018) she is still dealing with a hurt leg, but she is under the treatment of a specialist back in Virginia.

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Harbor View RV and Camping Resort

June 25, 2018
Harbor View RV and Camping Resort

Harbor View RV & Camping Resort in the Northern Neck of Virgina is built around an old air strip which makes for a great dog walking area.  This was an unanticipated stop for us.  Roxie was having some medical issues and we had to journey back to Maryland so that she could visit her doctor.          

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Virgina State Line

June 25, 2018
Virgina State Line

State flower: American Dogwood State tree: American Dogwood State Song: Our Great Virginia State Rock: Nelsonite

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Roan Mountain State Park, Tennessee

June 22, 2018
Roan Mountain State Park, Tennessee

Roan Mountain State Park in Tennessee is the most beautiful state park we’ve visited so far.  We went to Roan Mountain State Park for a family reunion and we were going to stay for two weeks.  However, Roxie was dealing with a hurt leg and so we had to cut our visit short to get her back to Maryland to see her doctor.  That’s a great thing about this lifestyle … we can up and move our entire house at a moments notice and go where ever we need to

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Knoxville North KOA, Tennessee

June 18, 2018
Knoxville North KOA, Tennessee

Can El Caminos really pull a fifth wheel …. Hmmmmmm? We stayed at Knoxville North KOA in Tennessee for just a short time to catch up on some of our telecommuting work.

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Tennessee State Line

June 18, 2018
Tennessee State Line

State flower: Purple Passion flower is the state’s wildflower and Iris is the state’s cultivated flower State tree: Tulip Poplar State Song: My Homeland, Tennessee (there are 9 state songs … what th?) State Rock: Agate and Limestone

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Diamond Caverns, Park City, Kentucky

June 17, 2018
Diamond Caverns, Park City, Kentucky

Lora and I were staying at Diamond Caverns RV Resort and Golf and so it only made since that we would tour their caverns, Diamond Caverns.  And boy are we glad we did … so far, this has been our favorite cave tour.  It was long (1.5 hrs), steep, had a couple of tight spots, lots of things to see, and a good tour guide.  We’d definitely recommend touring Diamond Caverns if you get the opportunity.  And, on this tour … no one’s purse caught on fire 🙂    

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Dinosaur World, Cave City, Kentucky

June 16, 2018
Dinosaur World, Cave City, Kentucky

Dinosaur World in Cave City, Kentucky is really meant for younger travelers, but Lora and I had a blast even though it was like 100 degrees and the sun was trying to kill us.  We blew off most of Dinosaur World except for the dinosaur trail with all the life size dinos.  That alone made it worth the cost except for the dinos that tried to eat me.  Dinosaur World in Cave City, Kentucky is a fun diversion … especially after hitting the pub.        

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Wigwam Village Inn #2, Cave City, Kentucky

June 16, 2018
Wigwam Village Inn #2, Cave City, Kentucky

We came across the Wigwam Village Inn #2 in Cave City, Kentucky (Yes, that’s #2. There are 3 of them still operating) while exploring the area near Cave City, Kentucky.  They looked to be in good condition and might be a cool place to stay while exploring Mammoth Cave National Park.  Check them out: Wigwam Village Inn #2 in Cave City, Kentucky.      

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Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky

June 15, 2018
Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky

Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky is the longest cavern system known in the world.  They have many different cave tours to choose from, but the more popular ones sell out weeks in advance so make your reservations early.  We weren’t able to do the tour we wanted, but did just squeak into their popular, but short tour called, “Frozen Niagara Tour”.  So far, Mammoth Cave National Park has been the least favorite cave tour we’ve done on our travels.  But, in all fairness to the park, we could only

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The Front Porch in Cave City

June 6, 2018
The Front Porch in Cave City

The Front Porch in Cave City, Kentucky was a cool hangout that was only about 4 miles from Diamond Caverns RV Resort where we were staying … in fact, it was the only hangout close to the campground.  The Front Porch had good Americana food and served a few local beers.  That staff were friendly and they had live music most nights.

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Diamond Caverns RV Resort and Golf

June 4, 2018
Diamond Caverns RV Resort and Golf

Diamond Caverns RV Resort and Golf is a Thousand Trails campground and the third one we’ve stayed at.  It was clean and well maintained unlike the last Thousand Trails campground we stayed at.  It was a large campground with sites that were well spaced, but not very level.  The staff were very friendly and helped us pick out a site that we would like.  Even though Diamond Caverns RV Resort and Golf is a private park, it is located within the Mammoth Cave National Park and is a great jumping

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Big Woods Brewery, Nashville, Indiana

June 3, 2018
Big Woods Brewery, Nashville, Indiana

Big Woods Brewery in Nashville, Indiana was the only brewery that we found close by our campground.  The place was a locals joint and was packed on a Sunday afternoon.  Lucky for us that, even though all the tables were taken, the very small bar was mostly empty.  This place was not only a brewery, but also a pizzeria … I was in heaven.  The pizza was good and the beer was great.  They also had a larger bar in the tasting room, but they didn’t serve food at that

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Brown County Nashville Indiana KOA

June 3, 2018
Brown County Nashville Indiana KOA

The Brown County Nashville Indiana KOA was one of the best KOAs that we have stayed at.  It was on the small side, but had newly updated sites and a very friendly staff who helped us dock.  They even had a nature trail!  We picked one of their deluxe sites since we were just staying a single night.  The KOA’s driveway is a pretty steep road, but we didn’t have any issues navigating it towing our car.  We picked this campground because it is just a few miles from the

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Getting Diesel … Ouch

June 3, 2018
Getting Diesel … Ouch

Getting diesel can be pretty painful … and that’s not even half a tank

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Indiana Dunes State Park, Indiana

June 1, 2018
Indiana Dunes State Park, Indiana

Indiana Dunes State Park was our first state park since we started our wandering adventure.  It was a great first choice.  There were tons of hiking trails, sand dunes, and a very popular beach.  It was noisy with kids and families having fun … it reminded me of my youth and being in a real campground.  Nice. Indiana Dunes State Park in Indiana is a place we will visit again.            

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Blue Chip Casino, Michigan City, Indiana

June 1, 2018
Blue Chip Casino, Michigan City, Indiana

Blue Chip Casino, Michigan City, Indiana was our first ever casino boondocking … well, at least for the afternoon.  We were ahead of schedule and couldn’t check into our next campground so we decided to pull into the Blue Chip Casino for lunch and a cold beer.  They had dedicated RV parking and plenty of space. It was worth the stop.    

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Bear Cave Campground, Buchanan, Michigan

May 28, 2018
Bear Cave Campground, Buchanan, Michigan

Bear Cave Campground in Buchanan, Michigan was absolutely the worst campground we have ever stayed at.  The place has such potential, but looks like no one has done any maintenance or upkeep in years.  We went there because they have a cave, but the place was in such disrepair that we decided to bypass the cave tour.  Then to add salt to the wound, tropical storm Alberto passed right over us … in Michigan!! If you have a choice, I’d recommend avoiding Bear Cave Campground, Buchanan, Michigan.      

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Michigan State Line

May 28, 2018
Michigan State Line

State flower: Apple Blossom State tree: Eastern White Pine State Song: My Michigan State Gemstone: Isle Royale Greenstone

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National New York Central Railroad Museum, Elkhart, Indiana

May 26, 2018
National New York Central Railroad Museum, Elkhart, Indiana

The National New York Central Railroad Museum in Elkhart, Indiana is a surprisingly large train (Railroad) museum.  From the road and parking lot, it looks much smaller than it really is.  They have a great museum with lots of memorabilia, a huge working model railroad (see if you can find the woman fighting off the bear), and a large train yard with a few locomotives (including a steam locomotives), and a bunch of train cars.  All that for just $6 for an adult ticket. The National New York Central Railroad

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iechyd Da Brewery, Elkhart, Indiana

May 24, 2018
iechyd Da Brewery, Elkhart, Indiana

I never thought I’d be saying this, but I think Lora and I found better PA and IPA beer than what we’ve had at the Smoky Mountain Brewery in Gatlinburg, TN.  iechyd Da Brewery in Elkhart, IN was a diamond in the rough find.  This place had a great atmosphere, great service, and the best beer.  It was serve yourself and sit where ever you wanted including outside seating with board and yard games.  Sweet. If you are ever in Elkhart, Indiana, you must check out iechyd Da Brewery.  You

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The Flippin’ Cow, Elkhart, Indiana

May 20, 2018
The Flippin’ Cow, Elkhart, Indiana

Sometimes, in some towns we pass through, we come across a cool little hole in the wall filled with friendly locals and good beer.  The Flippin’ Cow in Elkhart, Indiana is one of those places.  It’s kinda small … It isn’t fancy … but it has good food, local microbrews, friendly people, and is right on the water.  You can’t ask for anything more.      

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RV/MH Hall of Fame

May 19, 2018
RV/MH Hall of Fame

The RV/MH Hall of Fame is a must do if you are ever near Elkhart, Indiana.  The cost was $12 per adult and was one of the best museum experiences since we’ve been RVing fulltime.  After a short intro from the museum clerk, the tour is self guided with no time limit.  They have tons of RVs and you can walk through most of them.  The RV/MH Hall of Fame is very nice and very worth it.        

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RVillage Rally One – The Connected Road

May 17, 2018
RVillage Rally One – The Connected Road

RVillage’s first ever rally – RVillage Rally One – The Connected Road.  The rally was a bit disorganized, but to be honest that kinda added to its appeal.  There were seminars covering a lot of topics and exhibitors from many RV sectors.  We had a pot luck dinner and fires with the Firebirds every night.  Fun was had and friends were made.  Oh, it rained a lot.                

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Elkhart Campground, Elkhart, Indiana

May 14, 2018
Elkhart Campground, Elkhart, Indiana

We arrived at Elkhart Campground, Elkhart, Indiana for the first ever RVillage Rally One – The Connected Road.  Maybe they can do something about the terrible roads in Ohio and Indiana.  Gheeese.

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Indiana State Line

May 14, 2018
Indiana State Line

State flower: Peony State tree: Tulip tree State Song: On the Banks of the Wabash, Far Away State Rock: Salem Limestone

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Valley Vineyards and Brewery, Ohio

May 13, 2018
Valley Vineyards and Brewery, Ohio

On Nowhere Road to Elkhart, Indiana, Day 2 – We boondocked at Valley Vineyards and Brewery in Ohio.  It was a tad bit hot so we had to run the generator and A/Cs for Roxie until it cooled down that evening.  We met some cool people who rode in on a Harley.  The beer was good and company even better.      

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Ohio State Line

May 13, 2018
Ohio State Line

State flower: Red carnation State tree: Buckeye State Song: Beautiful Ohio State gemstone: Ohio Flint

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Haneys Appledale Farm, Kentucky

May 12, 2018
Haneys Appledale Farm, Kentucky

On Nowhere Road to Elkhart, Indiana, Day 1 – We made it to Haneys Appledale Farm in Kentucky.  The apple farm wasn’t open for the year, but they invited us to boondock with them anyway.  The turn into the flat grassy field was a bit dicey with a narrow entrance, but once in, it was a very nice flat boondocking spot.  We enjoyed sitting outside watching all the stars, meteors, and satellites go by in the dark, dark night sky.        

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Kentucky State Line

May 12, 2018
Kentucky State Line

State flower: Goldenrod State tree: Tulip poplar State dance: Clogging State gemstone: Freshwater pearl

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