Halloween dog at the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon North Rim

The North Rim of the Grand Canyon is visited by only 10% of all Grand Canyon visitors. It’s a 24-mile hike across rim-to-rim, but driving from the South Rim Visitor Center to the North Rim Visitor Center it’s 212 miles!...

Bugsy looking at Wheeler Peak

Great Basin National Park

Great Basin National Park is one of the least visited National Parks in the entire system. Sure, it’s a million miles from nowhere (but really, not far from Las Vegas or Salt Lake City), but the remoteness means no crowds. Seriously,...

Bugsy by Silver Lake Utah

Five days in Park City, Utah

Southern Utah was our favorite part of the first Big Trip, and we were excited to explore Northern Utah a bit this trip. We chose Park City as our base for our first big hiking stop on this trip, and...

Vista at Mount Mitchell State Park

Five days in Asheville, NC (visit #6)

…and we’re back in Asheville. As I mentioned in my Sylva post, we needed a quick trip to knock the dust off our Airstreaming skills before our next Big Trip in a couple weeks. You may know that we are...

hiking-sylva

Two days in Sylva, NC

This little foray into Western NC had two stops: Sylva, to more easily access hikes west of Asheville that would normally be out of driving range, and Asheville, for our usual eating/drinking/hiking/city adventure and fun. (We had to cancel the...

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...

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...