horse smiling at old friends lexington ky

Two days in Lexington, KY

I am a horseperson. Not a literal horse-person hybrid (although my mom might disagree with that when remembering the behavior of my 12-year-old self), but someone who since age ten has loved horses almost as much as dogs (come on,...

Bugsy and the St Louis Arch

Four days in St Louis, MO

St Louis isn’t somewhere we’d ever talked about visiting. All I really knew about it was that the Arch is there. But while researching this trip’s itinerary, J discovered that St Louis is one of the rare big cities¬†that has...

bugsy and an animal sculpture on the branson strip

Two days in Branson, MO

Branson wasn’t on our initial itinerary for this trip, and then the NYT’s list of 52 Places to Go in 2018¬†was released–and Branson’s on the list! It’s on the way from Medicine Park to St Louis, and the route from...

bugsy and a frozen waterfall in devil's den state park

Three days in Fayetteville, AR

I was surprised at how much I liked Fayetteville, not having really known much about it going in. We had mostly considered it a base from which to do some hiking in the Ozarks, but in addition to that, from...

organized living room

Airstream Living: Organization

(That picture is from when we loaded our new Airstream for our first trip, two years ago!) This time of year, everyone is interested in organization and streamlining their homes, right? Those concepts are especially important when you live in...

hiking Wichita Mountains refuge

Two days in Medicine Park, OK

We learned about Medicine Park from one of the million “best small town” lists we’ve read over the last couple years for Airstream trip planning purposes. The tiny, historic resort town is making a comeback from being down on its...

Bugsy on a buffalo in Abilene

One day in Abilene, TX

When plotting the route for this trip, we had some definite destinations that needed to be connected by unknown intermediate points. Abilene was one such point, chosen because it has a few breweries and a campground not too far from...

Bugsy at Terlingua Jail

One day in Terlingua, TX

How do I describe Terlingua… It’s famous for its annual chili cookoff–which is actually two competing cookoffs, and one giant party–every November. It’s a tiny ghost town in the desert with nightly live music and delicious margaritas. It’s a surprising...

south rim trail big bend

Three days in Big Bend National Park

We made it! Big Bend National Park was the itinerary-shaping destination for this Airstream journey, and it was absolutely the highlight of our trip. We were incredibly excited to return to Big Bend after spending only several hours there two...

Bugsy on Hancock Hill in Alpine

Two days in Alpine, TX

West Texas is a really unique and wonderful place. It’s hard to describe the culture–kind of artsy hippie meets the Wild West–and the physical setting is otherworldly. On our big trip two years ago, we stayed a few days in...