Archive for the ‘Just for Fun’ Category

Where to visit nature in Western Colorado

Friday, July 31st, 2020
Colorado scenery

National forests worth visiting in Western Colorado

National forests are great places to spend time, especially when you need to get away from it all. Social distancing? Can’t get much more distant than the middle of a massive protected forest. See where all the best ones are with our list of National forests worth visiting in Western Colorado.


Learn how to make your car shine like new both inside and out

Friday, July 31st, 2020
Person cleaning steering wheel of a car

Tips for hand washing and detailing your car

Cleaning your car, whether for an exterior hand wash or an interior detailing can be a point of pride for many, and we’ve discovered some helpful video tips for hand washing and detailing your car right here. Of course, if you are not looking to take care of it yourself, the team at Carville’s Auto Mart offers detailing services here in Grand Junction, CO.


What should I pack for my dog when going camping?

Thursday, July 23rd, 2020
Dog sitting in tent by lake

How to Prepare for a Camping Trip with Your Dog

Before you can kick back and enjoy nature on a camping trip, you have to pack for the trip itself. Often, the quality of your camping trip can be determined by the gear you pack and the gear you forget. While trying to gather your tent, clothes, bug spray and camping gear, it may be easy to overlook packing for your furry friend. If you are wondering how to best prepare for a camping trip with your dog, check out a few tips and tricks below!


Check out a few lakes and swimming holes in Grand Mesa, CO!

Wednesday, July 15th, 2020
Toddler swimming in lake

Fun Swimming Holes near Grand Junction, CO

There is no denying that the summer heat of Colorado can get to be a little too much sometimes. On those scolding hot days, few things feel as refreshing as going for a swim in the lake. Last summer we talked about a few of the best public pools and waterparks in Grand Junction, but this year we are going to focus on local swimming holes and lakes. Learn about a few local spots to cool off and take a swim below!


How To Keep Your Car Clean While Traveling with Dogs

Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
Golden Lab sitting in car with tongue out

Dogs are a cherished member of many families. In some situations, dogs are treated like royalty and get to tag along on all the family adventures—whether it is a weekend trip to a local state park or a cross-country road trip. There are a few precautionary measures that you can take to avoid damaging your car while transporting your beloved four-legged friend. Let’s go through a few steps you can take to keep your car clean while traveling with dogs.


Check out a few camping food hacks!

Thursday, June 25th, 2020
Group cooking over fire

Tips and Tricks to Simplify Camping Meals

Often, camping trips are fueled by fire-roasted hot dogs, s’mores, pudgy pies or dehydrated meals. Are you interested in spicing up your camping meals with quick and easy tricks? Whether it involves crafting dishes out of tinfoil or preparing meals beforehand, there are several tips and tricks that can make your life easier while enjoying the great outdoors. Check out the video below to learn about some camping food and snack hacks!


Learn About the Gear You Should Bring When You Go Camping

Monday, June 22nd, 2020
Tent pitched in front of lake and mountain range

10 Things You Should Always Pack When Camping

Whether you are loading the RV for a week-long camping trip or are packing up your backpack with gear for a backpacking trip, there are a few items that you should always bring in addition to the basics like bedding, clothes, a form of shelter, personal care items and of course, food. You never know when you might need to clean up a wound, get caught in a storm or find yourself on a mosquito-filled trail, so it is important to be prepared regardless of the type of camping excursion you are going on. To learn about the gear you should always pack when camping, continue reading below!


Can you stream music to your vehicle’s sound system without AUX port or Bluetooth?

Monday, June 15th, 2020
Friends in car singing to music

How to Add Bluetooth to a Vehicle that Does Not Have It

Whether embarking on your morning commute or loading up the vehicle for a cross-country trip, few things spice up car rides as much as streaming audio to the car’s sound system. Newer vehicles often support audio streaming through AUX and USB ports, Bluetooth integration or Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. If your vehicle is a little bit older and does not offer these systems for audio streaming, don’t give up hope because there are a few ways you can integrate Bluetooth connectivity to your vehicle. To learn how to add Bluetooth to a vehicle that does not have it, continue reading below!


Check out a few campgrounds in Grand Valley, Colorado!

Thursday, June 11th, 2020
Colorado National Monument from above

8 Campgrounds near Grand Junction, CO

If you want to make the most of your summer by camping in the Grand Junction, CO area, there are several scenic and noteworthy campgrounds that are relatively close to home. So, grab your family and friends, pack up your RV, fifth-wheel, camper or tent and head to any of the gorgeous campgrounds in the Grand Junction area. If you need a few ideas for campgrounds to visit, take a closer look at any of the eight campgrounds listed below.