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...

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! [IT’S HERE! I WROTE IT! FINALLY!] Clearly we love...

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 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...

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 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...

running over town lake austin

Five days in Austin (visit #2)

This was our second stay at our favorite urban campground, Pecan Grove, smack dab in the middle of one of our favorite cities, Austin. Read about our first stay here, and be sure to follow the links to the eating,...

bugsy at i dream of weenie

Three days in Nashville (visit #2)

After we took the Airstream to Nashville last Spring, we knew we wanted to return for the food, drink, and fun, all with easy access from a campground in the middle of town, a rarity in a big city. We...