WASHINGTON STATE, BABY. Well, Western Washington... A very different place than Eastern Washington. We left Mazama in Eastern Washington with hopes of finding a campsite in North Cascades National Park. With views like this coming into the Park, we were crossing our fingers and our toes. Unfortunately, the options were limited and all taken. 😦 … Continue reading The Best Hikes Near Seattle // Snoqualmie Pass
Back to civilization... After almost a week spent in the Northern Montana/ Glacier National Park area, we finally made our next move heading West towards Idaho! Though we'd been super lucky in finding such a private, quiet, and "off-the-grid" (and most importantly FREE) campsite in Hungry Horse, MT, the options were running a little slim … Continue reading The Long Haul… // Montana to Washington
From Yellowstone National Park, we continued our journey North to our next stop: Glacier National Park, wayyyy up in Northern Montana. Instead of driving 6-7 hours straight to the National Park, we decided to stop halfway at a Harvest Host location in Missoula, Montana. Welcome to the SoJo Norwegian Ranch! Our host, Sonia, lived on … Continue reading How to “Level Up” in Life // Glacier National Park
Our last stop in Yellowstone... We wrapped up our time in Yellowstone National Park exploring the East side of the Lower Loop and Lamar Valley. I'll go ahead and tell ya now, if you don't like buffalo, this blog post isn't for you. 🙂 If you just want to stare at this animal (from a … Continue reading A Walk on the Wild Side: Day 3 // Yellowstone National Park
Day 2 was another early morning. Not quite 4/5 AM early, but we were definitely on the road heading into the park before 6AM. Yellowstone National Park is laid out like the shape of the number 8 with entrances coming into the middle from both directions. From where we were camping, we decided we'd focus … Continue reading A Walk Through the Geysers: Day 2 // Yellowstone National Park
Our story continues... YELLOWSTONE. YELLOWSTONE. YELLOWSTONE. It's hard to put into words how excited we were for this one. We were out of our site near the Tetons by 9AM and on the other side of West Yellowstone just after Noon. Though Google Maps was directing us to go around the National Park, we opted … Continue reading A Walk Through the Geysers: Day 1 // Yellowstone National Park
AND SO NORTH WE GO!! From Flaming Gorge Recreation Area along the Utah/Wyoming stateline, we found our next campsite on the North side of Jackson, Wyoming. Although we used Free Roam to find our site at Flaming Gorge, we expanded our resources to find our site near Grand Teton National Park. This time, we referred … Continue reading A Grand Time In Jackson Hole // Grand Teton National Park
Another #freecamping site in the books that exceeded our expectations. Devon and I went back and forth about where we were going to go next from Moab, UT. After a million conversations, we decided to head North instead of continuing West. It was a further stretch to the next National Park, but we were OVER … Continue reading There’s a First for Everything // Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area
Some mornings are harder to get out of bed than others. August 4th in Moab, Utah was easy. #freecamping I made my green tea with two splenda and a spoonful of honey and went outside. An hour or so later, Devon woke up and made our favorite egg scramble breakfast. We spent the rest of … Continue reading A Whale of A Time // Canyonlands National Park
Another month on the books. A full week of free camping comes to an end. We made it to Moab, Utah from Mancos, Colorado on August 1. When we first made it into Utah, these were the videos I sent to my mom. I was in awe at the formations along the side of the … Continue reading The Only Arches I Know Are Golden // Arches National Park
Mesa Verde National Park, here we come. From our spot in Fort Garland, Colorado, in the Southeast corner of the state, we drove 4 hours to the Southwest corner of the state to Mancos, Colorado. We booked a site with Harvest Hosts in the chance that we weren't able to find a spot in the … Continue reading Our First Dispersed Camping Experience // Mesa Verde National Park
2 hours South of Colorado Springs and 5 hours South of Denver, we found our next Boodockers Welcome stay in Fort Garland, Colorado. What seemed like the middle of nowhere to us, ended up being another perfect little nook of the world. It was hard to ignore this beautiful, enormous, huge, gigantic mountain in our … Continue reading The Hardest Hike We’ve Ever Done // Great Sand Dunes National Park
How do you feel about mornings? Is your alarm set for tomorrow? It's been a loooong time since we've had to get up for one, but, "Oh my," was it worth it. From our first Boondockers Welcome campsite just West of Denver, CO, we drove a couple hours South to our next stop, Smiling Toad … Continue reading Garden of the, “Oh My,” Gods
As expected with us at this rate, things are always... complicated. After our failed first attempt to find dispersed camping, we reserved a stay through Harvest Hosts at El Rancho Brewing Company. We had looked at staying here before, but were hesitant because the hosts were exceptionally clear thatyou cannot have your RV in their … Continue reading RAD-O!!!! Part 2… Finally
I told you Fridays… I’m sorry I’m late… BUT SURPRISE!! Here's an early Tuesday present for you!! We left Spokane Creek, South Dakota and headed for our next camp in Casper, Wyoming. You know we love our Harvest Host membership, so we requested a night at the Gruner Brothers Brewing Company last minute, and thankfully … Continue reading Colorado, Emphasis on the, “RAD”
Mount Rushmore, duh! With all of the fun we had in Theodore Roosevelt National Park, we honestly weren't sure how South Dakota would compare. It was a surprisingly quick 5 hour trip between our campground in Medora, ND to our next site in Hill City, SD. Using our Harvest Host membership once again, we were … Continue reading Which Rock Group Has 4 Men That Don’t Sing?
Alright y'all. Gear up because we're rolling. Can we say we've "done" Wisconsin? No. Can we say we've kayaked a small portion of the Wisconsin coast? Yes. Can we say we've "done" Minnesota? No. Can we say we camped at a brewery in Minnesota? Yesssir. Using our Harvest Host membership, we were able to camp … Continue reading Where To Go When You Need To Feel Like a Kid Again
We made it up and across the state of Michigan! Our last stop in the Upper Peninsula was Presque Isle Campground in the Porcupine Mountains. Just over 3 hours from our campsite in Munising, we landed what seemed like very far away from civilization. Okay. maybe only 15 miles from civilization realistically. But if you … Continue reading Kayaking the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Ah... The Upper Peninsula... a magical place to be. Double ah.... the laundromat at camp.... an even more magical place to write a blog post. From Brimley State Park in the Northeastern corner of the peninsula, we made our way 2 hours West to Pictured Rocks RV Park. Located in Christmas, just 10 minutes outside … Continue reading The 4th of July and Christmas!
We made it to the Upper Peninsula!!! Before we get started, I guess I should clarify that no, there isn't a spelling error in the title! "Yooper" is the term for someone from the Upper Peninsula (UP) of Michigan! There's your, "you learn something new everyday" fact. Let's get to it. This is where it … Continue reading Hello, Yooper Peninsula, Michigan!
After our few Harvest Host stays, we spent the next week hopping our way up the Western side of Michigan into the Upper Peninsula. First stop was Mears State Park. Just over an hour North of Blendon Pines Alpaca Ranch, we made it to the cute little coastal town of Pentwater, with the state park … Continue reading Let’s Go Michigan State Park Hopping!
Before starting our life back on the road, we purchased the Harvest Host membership. With the membership, we can camp at an assortment of breweries, wineries, farms, and other attractions for 24 hours. Because you can stay for just a night, we decided to put it to the test as we made our way from … Continue reading Our Harvest Host Experience and Making it to Michigan!
We're on the road again. I'm sorry, did you hear me? WE'RE ON THE ROAD AGAIN. . . . Let's have a quick chat about our past year in the Florida Keys. When we took the job in the Keys, we knew it was our perfect chance to enjoy the scenery and make some money … Continue reading 2021: WE ARE OUTTA HERE!