We’re Baaaaack!

Hi friends! Did you think we dropped off the face of the planet?

Our last travel post was about our upcoming trip to the southwest. Well, we definitely did that — and it was awesome.

Ryan at the Grand Canyon.

We fell hardcore in love with Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico in a way we didn’t expect. So much so that we ended up spending almost our entire six week trip in those three states — we never even made it to Arkansas and Tennessee as planned.

You might remember that on our last six week road trip, we posted day-by-day updates on our adventures. And we had been planning on doing the same for this trip … but somehow, twin forces seemed to conspire to keep us from blogging.

The first reason was that I was B-U-S-Y with work. As in, March was my highest billing month ever since beginning work as a freelancer. Clearly, that is awesome. But it also meant I was already taking pretty significant breaks from adventuring to work — so once my real work was done, I was anxious to get back to exploring … and blogging got pushed to the back burner.

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The second reason is we were just having way too much fun. There was so much to see and do and our days were full of new cities, parks, and adventures. We shared a ton on our Instagram, but we really enjoyed immersing ourselves in the new places were were exploring.

But now: We’re back! As of March 30, we’re officially parked on the mountain and ready for a summer of adventures.

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We’re also excited to get back to blogging. Here’s a little of what you can expect from us in the upcoming weeks:

  • Recaps of all our adventures — because we saw way too many cool things not to share. From beach camping in Texas to Big Bend National Park, from getting our tourist on in Tombstone to visiting the Grand Canyon, we loved the southwest and can’t wait to show you all our pictures and must-see sights.
  • Road trip tips for dayyyyyyyyys. You guys, between this trip and our fall trip, we’ve spent twelve weeks out of the past year living out of our car, and we’re starting to feel like “amateur experts” at this whole road trip/car camping thing. From a detailed post on Ryan’s car camping build to all the things that made this trip so much more streamlined and enjoyable than our last, we’re excited to share our thoughts and advice on mastering the Great American Road Trip.

And just because the camper will be parked for the next four months or so doesn’t mean we’ll be staying in one spot that long! Ryan’s job as a raft guide on the Shenandoah/Potomac Rivers means he’ll be busy most weekends, but we’re still going to squeeze in travel wherever when can, and we already have a summer’s worth of adventures planned. From Kitty Hawk to Maine, we’ll be wearing a path up and down the East Coast once again, and I’m pretty excited about it. I’ll be sharing more once we get some specifics nailed down. Until then, all I can say is, “National parks of the mid-Atlantic and northeast — I’m coming for you!” 😉

What are your plans this summer? And if you’re a blogger, how do you balance sharing your travels with staying in the moment?


I’m the oldest of 12 crazy kids and two pretty awesome parents. My love of travel developed during my early years traveling the globe as an Air Force brat. I’m a runner, a writer, and a reader, and I love cooking up good food and cozying up our camper.

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