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...

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...

rio grande

Trip planning: looping out to Big Bend

We visited Big Bend on our three-month trip two years ago and, because we were based in Ft Davis, an hour and a half from the entrance to the park, we spent just ONE DAY in the park. One measly day!...

Bugsy on Black Balsam Knob

Eight days in Asheville, NC (visit #4)

Yes, we took the Airstream to Asheville again! Are you tired of hearing about Asheville? Because I have more to say about it. I plan to do a quick overview of this eight day trip, and then a separate (more...

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....

hiking lookout mountain

Five days in Asheville, NC (visit #3)

We love Asheville. Have I mentioned that? This was our third and longest visit, and it has officially become our long weekend getaway destination of choice, for the reasonable driving distance from our base in Central VA, the delicious beer and food scene,...