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...

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...

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 smiling

Trip planning: Asheville again!

Hello! After a stationary summer transitioning into the new house, we’re looking forward to dusting off the Airstream and hitting the road for a week next month. Our favorite quick and easy destination is Asheville, NC, for the culture, beer,...

bugsy on pinnacle mountain fire tower

One day in Unicoi and Johnson City, TN

We needed a stopover to break up the drive from Nashville to Charlottesville and wanted to be able to fit in a hike, so chose to stay at Woodsmoke Campground in Unicoi, TN and hike the Pinnacle Mountain Tower Trail....