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...

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 at Terlingua Jail

One day in Terlingua, TX

How do I describe Terlingua… It’s famous for its annual chili cookoff–which is actually two competing cookoffs, and one giant party–every November. It’s a tiny ghost town in the desert with nightly live music and delicious margaritas. It’s a surprising...

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...

dog friendly art gallery in fredericksburg

One day in Fredericksburg, TX (visit #2)

Fredericksburg is a wee German-rooted town an hour west of Austin, and since we enjoyed our stay when we went through on our two years ago (!?) on our big trip, we decided to stop there for a night this trip...

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....

saturday night in downtown mobile

Two days in Mobile, AL

Campground We stayed at Shady Acres Campground, a peaceful, no-frills campground in a neighborhood a short drive from downtown Mobile. We appreciated that we were able to cobble together a decent run from our front door, through the cemetery on...

lafayette central park

One night in Lafayette, LA

From Austin, we had a long day of driving to spend the evening with friends in Lafayette, LA. We stayed at the Scott KOA, but didn’t really spend any time there, except for walking the dog. It seemed pretty nice,...

lafayette central park

Instagram roundup to buy some time

Do you follow Bugsy on Instagram? If you do, you know that I’m once again way behind in posting trip updates. Here’s what I’m working on to catch you up on the rest of the Austin trip, plus a long...