hiking lookout mountain

Asheville Favorites

As of this writing, we’ve taken the Airstream to Asheville five times: Two days in Asheville (and our beer notes from the first trip) at the start of The Big Trip in 2016 36 hours in Asheville at the start of our...

dog in sweatshirt at campground

Six+ months (!) in Crozet, VA

We’ve stayed in a lot of campgrounds across and up and down the US (see where on this map!), and Misty Mountain Camp Resort in the village of Crozet, just outside Charlottesville, Virginia, is the nicest campground we’ve found–which is...

soco falls maggie valley

Three days in Asheville, NC (visit #5)

Yes, Asheville again. I’ll keep this short since we keep going to Asheville and visiting a lot of the same places, and I promise to write an Asheville Favorites post soon! Clearly we love taking the Airstream to Asheville. Read...

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...

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...