Kristen Mitchell

Kristen loves the open road and has seen most of North America—several times. From a young age she has been travelling for months at a time in a converted school bus. Consequently, she understands the trials and thrills of living out of a moving home. She has also enjoyed a variety of camping experiences. As a contributor to RVwest, Kristen brings her passion for all things adventure, as well as an understanding of the importance of comfort on the go.

All Articles by Kristen Mitchell

The native plants garden at the Osoyoos Desert Centre.

Full of beauty and anything but barren

 The Osoyoos Desert Centre has much to explore for travellers to this special and unique area of British Columbia

June 2019 by
Kevin and Ruth Read sitting in front of a cactus in Mexico
RV News

Camping the road less travelled

Kevin and Ruth have many years of RVing behind them and the stories to match.

May 2016 by
A white mountain goat standing on a rocky craig.

Getting wild in Smithers

Surrounded by nature, Smithers, B.C., is the perfect place to search out the beautiful animals of the alpine

April 2016 by
The cash dest at The Peace Gallery North in Fort. St. John.
Fort St. John

Top 3 things to see or do in Fort St. John

This Alaska-Highway stop is a must to discover the depth of the region

March 2016 by
The back end of Dave Barton and Anne Bovan's vintage airstream.  Just beyond their trailer is a green coloured lake and mountains in the background.
RV News

Happy Canadian campers

This couple loves to get away from the rush of daily life with their vintage Airstream trailer.

February 2016 by
Maria Aryan is the owner of Fork, a food truck in Creston, B.C.

From farm to Fork

For Maria Aryan, owner of the Fork food truck, eating in the Kootenays means great food from quality ingredients and producers who care.

January 2016 by
A loaded burger served with fries at John's Plate.
Watrous and Manitou Beach

Creative, fresh, and delicious

When John Koupantsis opened his first restaurant in Watrous, Saskatchewan, he knew he wanted to offer good food for the little town.

January 2016 by
Showcase elk tacos.

Nevada: chock full of flavour

This is one state with a recent evolution into a cuisine destination. Here are some of the experiences that visitors should seek out

January 2016 by
Donna Leslie with her winner's certificate and RV.
RV Snapshots

A delightful stay in Casa Grande

When Donna Leslie won a month-long stay in Casa Grande she received a wonderful getaway to spend with her husband in their RV.

December 2014 by
Bob and Carol Braisher stand outside of their converted school bus, fondly named Gus the Bus.
RV News

Adventures with Gus the Bus

Bob and Carol Braisher are avid travellers and RVers, but some of their favourite memories involve their early RV days when their rolling home was a school bus.

November 2014 by

Boundless activities and community

There are plenty of reasons why the Fountain of Youth Spa RV Resort is so well liked with the RV crowd.

October 2014 by
A scenic landscape in Kofa National Wildlife Refuge.
Lake Havasu City

Discover Kofa National Wildlife Refuge

An easy day trip that is located right in a popular RV region, Kofa National Wildlife Refuge is a picturesque find that only a few take time to discover.

October 2014 by
A converted grain elelvator at NAR Park in Dawson Creek holds the Dawson Creek Art Gallery.
Dawson Creek

Something for everyone at Dawson Creek

Whether you want to explore or relax, Dawson Creek is the perfect stop with an art gallery, historic tours, or lakes and paths to discover.

July 2014 by
The cover of
RV Reader

Up the Lake

Tales of adventure and misadventure abound in Up the Lake, the first in the series detailing an American couple’s move to a coastal B.C. float cabin.

July 2014 by
A white heritage church in Camrose County, Alberta.

Camrose: fun on the Alberta Prairies

Whether it’s enjoying one of many beautiful parks or discovering a vibrant local arts scene, Camrose, Alberta, has lots to discover.

July 2014 by
Nakusp's waterfront walkway is a beautiful way to discover the Arrow Lakes.

A place to get away

Nakusp, located on the Upper Arrow Lake in B.C., is an ideal destination for RVers looking to get off the road well travelled while also exploring an outdoor paradise and finding a place to relax.

July 2014 by
A black and white photo shows three children, including Stefan Sykut, in front of a wooden caravan.
RV News

The Boss and his wooden caravan

 In the 1920s a Scottish tradesman known as The Boss built his own motorhome—today his grandson carries on memories and the RVing tradition.

June 2014 by
A couple lean against their RV and drink tea against a scenic background.
RV News

Top 5 things to know before insuring your RV

If you’re vague on the details of RV insurance coverage policies, read these top tips from an insurance professional.

May 2014 by
A group hikes along a trail just outside of Cranbrook, B.C.

An outdoor paradise in the Kootenay Rockies

There is no end of things to do in Cranbrook, believes city councillor Gerry Warner, particularly for the outdoor types.

May 2014 by
The Kimberley Underground Mining Railway little red train exits a log tunnel structure.

Exploring the alpine town of Kimberley

After calling Kimberley, B.C., home for a decade, Gerry Warner has figured out everything he likes best about this alpine town in the Kootenay Rockies.

May 2014 by