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Alaska Road Trip: First Shopping Trip & What You Need to Know Driving an RV in Canada

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S2 Ep 66: My road trip to Alaska continues as I leave my free campground near Lillooet, British Columbia and head north, stopping for groceries and some local shopping. Then I explore some gravel roads for the perfect lunch spot. Plus: What you need to know before driving your RV in Canada **** EMAIL ME **** Comments: CarolynsRVLife@Gmail.com BUSINESS AND SPONSORSHIP INQUIRIES: Business@CarolynsRVLIFE.COM ****JOIN PATREON**** https://www.patreon.com/CarolynsRVLife ***A special Thank You to my BFF and WITT Patrons who'SE $25+/month investment helps me keep making free videos for everyone!! *** *Dave C, Patricia Iolavera, James Stokes, James Wetherill, Brenda Summers, Delaney Franson, Ochi, Rosario G. Biagan Erica Raphael, John O’Neill, Janet Marshall, Elizabeth Dodd, Valentina Mckinley, Annette Rogers, LauraStevens, Linda joy kurpiewski, Shirley Anderson, Barbara Chmelik, Linda Longstaff Bill G., Linda Allard ****SHOP TEES, HOODIES, MUGS, STICKERS AND MORE**** https://teespring.com/stores/carolyns-rv-life ***E-BOOK - YOUTUBE MARKETING GUIDE*** http://www.carolynsrvlife.com/20000-youtube-subscribers-40-days/ ****AMAZON STORE**** As an Amazon Affiliate, every purchase you make through the link below helps me earn commission! https://www.amazon.com/shop/carolynsrvlife ****CAMERA GEAR**** DJI OSMO Handheld Camera: https://amzn.to/2IEA8Jl GoPro Hero 5 Session: https://amzn.to/2GFr0ON GoPro Suction Mount (for dashcam): https://amzn.to/2Lj39HY Cell Phone shots: Samsung Galaxy S7 : http://amzn.to/2xG52bp Drone: DJI Phantom 3 Standard (Special Thank You to "A"): http://amzn.to/2xEUrgP Main Video Camera: Sony Handycam FDR-AX33 http://amzn.to/2xJaHzd Tripod - Albott 70": http://amzn.to/2fVawaJ Monopod: http://amzn.to/2wY5N2h Selfie stick/tripod: https://amzn.to/2IDC1WL Video Editing Software: Corel VideoStudio X10: http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-8303439-12502718 MUSIC CREDITS: Martha Goes Shopping Relaxing bells The back road Lost Highway Rock Radio Adventure Awaits Relaxing Bells Accoustic Loop PHOTOS CREDITS: All photos and videos property of Carolyn R Higgins and Carolyn's RV Life. All Rights Reserved. CarolynsRVLife.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertisingfees by advertising and linking to amazon.com
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Robin Jones (13 hours ago)
You will love Alaska I got spent three weeks there when I graduated from high school that was my graduation present beautiful country water and fish and bear and Moose are extremely big very pricey though but what I did like that and I was there when I used to go out like you going to the bars when I was 18 and dance all night long and enjoy myself but the beauty is something else something you will never ever forget
navin babji (2 days ago)
Hi Carolyn, i just discoved your channel a couple of days back and have been binge watching your videos since then, i've watched lots of other videos of people travelling in rv's, but i really really fell in love with your enthusiasm in your videos, and you are always smiling....i've fallen in love with your smile...😍😍😍😬😬😬
Esteban Kozak (3 days ago)
To be expected: Carolyn singing the anthem of another country and stuffing her face full of groceries!
Patricia Ruelland (7 days ago)
Ya I bet the prices are astronomical!
Anne Bell (7 days ago)
Oh Canada, Our home and native land. True patriot love, in all our sons command. With Glowing hearts we see thee rise, the true north strong and free. From far and wide Oh Canada, we stand on guard for thee. God keep our land, glorious and free. Oh Canada, we stand on guard for thee...Oh Canada, we stand on guard for thee. (The words in English, to our national anthem for Joanne who sang along in French...In the different languages they say two completely different messages..go figure...LOL)
Jacqueline Conquest (9 days ago)
Ummm. vegan...so good. and i LOVE Capone, so cute!!!
Theresa Spicer (10 days ago)
Thank you for the wonderful scenery and info. I want you to travel safely.
Walter Pendleton (10 days ago)
Enjoy you're travels, you work at it. Great job on your videos. Returning to the road, not gonna work that hard.
Super G (11 days ago)
OMG new subscriber you looked like you were having sooooo much fun I felt it thank you for this video. It was like I was watching a movie
Mary Ferguson (11 days ago)
when I try to figure out if its a good buy or not, for me being Canadian and being in the states I just add 3 dollars or every ten i'm spending to figure out if its a good price or not.
Tom Thomas (15 days ago)
no date in title..hard to find latest Guess this is not july5 th..lol
musicinthesierras (15 days ago)
I am really enjoying your videos. Now you have me thinking about getting an RV to take trips in. Safe travels!
BigDaddy 993 (16 days ago)
Great Videos, me and the wife are thinking of RV Living after I retire
Jessica Karl (18 days ago)
What if you get sick while on the road?
Carolyn's RV Life (18 days ago)
Jessica, I'll figure that out when it happens. thanks for asking C
emmanuel choquette (20 days ago)
Please no more play canadien hamthem is like an insuĺt for us
Carolyn's RV Life (20 days ago)
Really? I got hundreds of comments from Canadians thanking me for including it. ONly goes to show with a bit successsful channel, I can't please everyone.
Maria Crane (21 days ago)
Love the music you used on here. Native American flutes are my favorite and the Canadian anthem was a nice touch!
Maria Crane (21 days ago)
I'm definitely working on traveling through Canada. I'm moving into my van on Monday where it will be parked on my friends property for a while until I get everything situated and decide what to do. But Canada is definitely on the list of places to travel through and if the political climate in this country doesn't change or God forbid gets worse I may even stay there LOL
Robin Girard (22 days ago)
I'm so envious of your life! Thank you for taking me along.
Michelle Pucca (22 days ago)
Oo.. I love Billy Joel. Oh.. I love your videos too.. it makes me want to explore Canada and I live here.
Megan Watson (23 days ago)
I don't know if someone has mentioned it below- that road construction is a result of a huge landslide!!
Dauphine Sims-Powell (24 days ago)
Thanks for the informative narrative! I am loving the tour.
Rhoda Stone (24 days ago)
I could never do this-because I would have a heart attack
Rhoda Stone (24 days ago)
Best place to go if we ever had to Evacuate US
wendy laxton (25 days ago)
I love your videos Carolyn your dog is cool. I’m in Australia planning on living the same way as if 2019. Have travelled before with my chihuahua she’s nearly 14 now so we are working towards manifesting our next rig then we’ll be off ♥️
The Traveling Vegans (27 days ago)
Hey, thanks for sharing the vegetarian and vegan options they have. I wondered with a population that small would it be difficult to buy vegan (I am vegan too), I was impressed!
Aztec Girl (28 days ago)
Capone is sooo funny!
shaved bald (29 days ago)
$2.60 gal propane.... OUCH! $52.00 fill 20# tank.... Dam!
Shann Jess (1 month ago)
In NZ we get a big fine for not wearing a seatbelt, is wearing a seatbelt optional in the states and Canada? Mind you our road toll is horrendous and so are our roads and drivers.
Kathryn Skinner (1 month ago)
I absolutely love the go pro video of the scenery as you drive! We are able to travel vicariously through you!
Nancy Nightingale (1 month ago)
San Diego, CA, June 18, 2018, Monday, 9:32 pm: Loved this video, Carolyn. I was singin along with ya to Billy Joel. Loved the Canadian anthem in the beginning. Nice version. And, your Itasca is gorgeous. So glad you got outta that money pit of an RV. The vegan sandwich looked really good. Yum.
leslie phinney (1 month ago)
Wow,nice grocery store
karile7 (1 month ago)
Carolyn, you are aware that dogs are carnivores.
karile7 (1 month ago)
Carolyn, how are you? I didn't mean to sound so harsh in my prior comment, I'm sorry, I used to be vegan and I know a lot of "well meaning" vegans that feed their carnivorous pets a primarily veggie diet because of their beliefs. I've been watching you since you started your journey and I wish you the best. Tell Capone I said hi.
Carolyn's RV Life (1 month ago)
Karile, you are aware my dog eats meat.
Tammy Vaughn (1 month ago)
The view is beautiful!
Richard Contreras (1 month ago)
Check out the Totem Poles, Carolyn. Native peoples tell wonderful stories with them!
Skull bottle with a cork...oh ya..I’m heading to Canada, just to pick me some...no kidding..could use them to store home made beer..ya...
Linda Waits (1 month ago)
Don’t stick your thumbnail into an avocado someone else might eat. You should never bruise or squeeze fruit and vegetables and put them back on the pile. It spoils them. And by showing it to us, you are teaching us to do it. Spreads germs.
Kali's Mom (1 month ago)
89 cents a litre. I haven't seen that here In Chilliwack BC in years. Was 1.44 a litre yesterday
Werejusdoinit (1 month ago)
Glad to be following you again.your pup and mine both eat. Sweet potatoes yeah. I just had a vet visit where my vet told me that my homemade dog food with the sweet potato will give him cavities. I was taken back but I had a zinger for the turd 💩 I told him I bought him his own electric too and was using his vet prescribed chicken flavored toothpaste. I only told him this after my pup had a clean bill of health and he could not believe how great his teeth were. Aka no tarter. He did not have another thing to add to the visit and I was sure add I was not putting him on any expensive dog food. My food is packed w vitamins using real fresh veggies. Oh yeah!
Bruno Sterckeman (1 month ago)
Thanks for playing our national anthem and for the views through the back road from Vancouver. Excellent choice!
Faith Rada (1 month ago)
So kewl ...starts off so flat then ... BAM! Mountains. Very beautiful.
Loreen (1 month ago)
I see the squashed bug on your windshield... compliments of the North!
Loreen (1 month ago)
or maybe its a rock..
Loreen (1 month ago)
your a good singer!
Southern Adventures (1 month ago)
Enjoyed your vid Ms Carolyn. So excited to follow your journey. Safe Travels!
Bobby B (1 month ago)
Like the way Capone goes to the bed and puts head under pillow every time someone starts singing, not mentioning any names. Just saying. (Love ya)
Brad Brazil (1 month ago)
Do you smoke Cheeba on the road?
Jay G (1 month ago)
I loved the History Lesson voice-over with the visual travelling road footage. Where did you go to change your money over or did that happen automatically at the ATM????? Hey, Carolyn, you might want to go to bitlydotcom and bitly all your links, because they do an independent audit of all your hits, clicks and buys. They track all of that for you independent of those links. Like an outside auditor keeping track of your interest.
Deb Sunshine (1 month ago)
Enjoyed again! Squeeze to Capone! What is your favorite vegan cheese brand?
Beautiful!!
gooroobob (1 month ago)
very nice stuff Carolyn, I see most of your videos. Wondered when you do meetups as have not seen you meetup with anyone. Might give you a topic for another Video. Also i know you talk to the dog a lot and that is great i think. Have you confused him as he has three names maybe or he don't respond to any.
hippie.murse (1 month ago)
So interesting and beautiful! Watch out Billy Joel, Carolyn is covering your songs pretty well... 😊 Thank you so much for “taking us along with you”. ✌🏻❤️😎🚌
Helen Britcher (1 month ago)
I can see you are really enjoying yourself. Glad to see happy flowing out of you.....
Kathy CR (1 month ago)
Hoping sometime soon the woman get together and plan a East Coast Woman's RTR, maybe in FL or something - But thank you love watching your videos so helpful
michael hamerski (1 month ago)
HI, Carolyn, according to matadornetwork.com Alaska has the highest gun ownership rate of any other state at 61.7%. Are you afraid for your safety? wonder what is going on in your mind since you made a great effort to visit the most heavily armed state in the USA?
Dee Seda (1 month ago)
I love anything and everything you post. So informative and beautiful.
Scott Smith (1 month ago)
People like u shouldn't be allowed to own pets
OnTheRoad (1 month ago)
Realise "first peoples" is a propaganda term and usually used attack White people's rights to land.
40belowful (1 month ago)
you can spend Canadian quarters, dimes and nickels in Alaska at American face value just letting you know:)
jay super (1 month ago)
Right now you get $1.30 Canadian for you US $1.00. Your best bet is to pay with your credit card to get the best rate. Many businesses in Canada will only give you "par" for your US dollars.
Rachel K (1 month ago)
Come on!! Shoving a half gnawed-on sandwich in the camera is gross!
Sally Anderson (1 month ago)
Never knew how beautiful Canada 🇨🇦 was❣️
Francine Levine (1 month ago)
Gosh Carolyn you inspire me constantly tyvm
Pam Willems (1 month ago)
Love the video, great scenery and as always love your singing. lol
Taylored Travels (1 month ago)
Ok Carolyn, I know you are super stoked about free traveling in Alaska, but we need more videos to be able to enjoy it with you! They don't have to be perfect, just post 'em.
Shasta Lin (1 month ago)
I love it!! You are a true inspiration!!
Monnie Garland (1 month ago)
Great Video hun but where are you...hope you are OK as not heard from you?????😮😮😮😮😦😦😦
Faye Graham (1 month ago)
Carolyn, what did you say you were eating for lunch? I am almost vegan too! Don’ know what to buy for sandwiches.
Linda Stewart (1 month ago)
You and fur baby take care a beautiful drive wow
A L (1 month ago)
You don’t wear a seatbelt when you drive?
OMG you do not know how much I love that song you rock girl
Maribeth Spence (1 month ago)
Beautiful anthem! And I'm glad to see a recently posted video from you. I hadn't seen a new one for awhile so I'll admit I was worried about you, Carolyn. I know you're quite capable of taking care of yourself but I still worry
Wes Allen (1 month ago)
Nice.
Theresa Robertson (1 month ago)
Fun video Carolyn. Thank you for taking us along with you.
Lynda Rose (1 month ago)
Me thinks you need a small solar pocket calculator for that Canadian conversion & shopping...lol. Used to be if you dropped a twoonie ($2) the center would fall out. Alert! There is much more fauna in the north so eyes on Capone! Love the Canadian Rockies!
Madden Master (1 month ago)
NICE ..felt like I was there along with u...
Regena Groen (1 month ago)
Man I haven't heard those songs in yrs.!!! You Carolyn sing a lot better then I can lol!! I Love to sing but I know I can't but don't care I still sing lol!!1 Love the video!! I guess Capone just don't like being on video!! My animals are the same way, they do something so cute once I get my phone to record or take a pic. they stop. HUGS to you & Capone!! LOVE you 2!!! Be Safe Love Traveling with you!!!!
Natasha B (1 month ago)
I love it when you show your grocery shopping and what you cook:-)
tomthetoyman (1 month ago)
Carolyn, how are able to sing with those HIT SONGS on the RADIO without COPYRIGHT ISSUES? Love your work, Tom
Maura McDermott (1 month ago)
I love your travels, but this is so cool that you are traveling through Canada to Alaska!
coming around again (1 month ago)
Loved this ride with you and Capone . Thanks so much
Pia Hess (1 month ago)
Beautiful scenery.Fun to ride along with you two.Have fun and be safe where you camp overnight.Thanks.♡♡♡♡.....
Wyoming Lady (1 month ago)
Awesome videos. Just started watching. Love the way you pet the dog while you drive, I do the same thing. I don't know much about you tube so dumb question, why do you have to sing to be able to monetize? I went back and watched all your videos to get an idea about how you got started.
Sue AtTheLittleShack (1 month ago)
Enjoy your trip through my beautiful province! If you need a place to stay on your return trip...I'm in the Princeton area.
Tina V (1 month ago)
Lillooett is very expensive to shop.
Michelle Nite (1 month ago)
You making me want to travel/ I need to buy RV. Enjoy your trip ;)
Jane Bray (1 month ago)
Gotta try a Nanaimo Bar!!! Thats where I live♥🇨🇦
Cherell LOVE (1 month ago)
Very interesting hun thank you
Judy Hammond (1 month ago)
I am relishing every second of your trip. Thank you.
Mary Anne Brown (1 month ago)
OMG-that carrot ginger soup is the bomb! I agreed 1000%.
Janna Koenig (1 month ago)
Such a pretty anthem. Thanks for taking us shopping.
Iva Hill (1 month ago)
Beautiful thanks for sharing and thanks you for my first weekend on my journey to freedom I spent the whole weekend at a free camping spot and enjoyed it soooo much wheelchair and all , thanks for being my inspiration !
Kelly Doyle (1 month ago)
Perfect music for this! Fantastic info and scenery! ❤️❤️❤️
gavin grozier (1 month ago)
So cool! You are inspiring :)
Butch Kelin (1 month ago)
I like the time lapse while driving, like Pandamonium does. Good content in a short amount of time. Real life experiences on video are preparing me for my escape. !
Mat (1 month ago)
What did you mean when you were singing & driving saying that you had to do that to get monitized?
Taraz Pariseau (1 month ago)
im confused. i thought you said you have to keep singing to monetize your videos. i thought if you played over 15 seconds of any music they monetized the artist of the music, im missing something. lol
Manon Arcand (1 month ago)
Cheaper to buy in Vancouver area.
Manon Arcand (1 month ago)
Mosquitoes like banana eaters apparently. We don t eat them come camping season, makes a diff for us in Ontario.
Marie Ouellette (1 month ago)
Manon Arcand ... yep, mosquitoes are attracted to banana eaters. If you take a B12 everyday, the mosquitoes will leave you alone. They hate the smell of B12 in the blood.
Marianne Kennedy (1 month ago)
Nice shopping stop at that market. They have such a variety for a small town. I love Canada.
Nomadic Pioneer (1 month ago)
Check out Jasper Park in Alberta Canada
Laura Smith (1 month ago)
I wore my shirt today on my way from SoCal to Monterey, Ca. Be Kind, Be Free, Be Happy. My BFF in Pismo Beach loved it. I have my 12 year old grand daughter with me, we have been planning/dreaming about this trip for 2 years. It's finally come to fruition. We are having a blast. Lots of things to see and do. Thank you, Carolyn...for what you do, who you are and everything in between. <3

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