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...

grapevine christmas lights

One night in Grapevine, TX

After two days in Memphis, we wanted to hightail it to Austin as quickly as possible, which meant a long day of driving. Eyeballing the map, it seemed that the Dallas area was a good distance to shoot for, so...

urban airstream in atlanta

We’re home: quick trip summary

Hello from Virginia! We returned home Friday from our 3-week loop through the Southeast. If you follow Bugsy on Instagram, you already know our general itinerary (updated to add links to recap posts): Asheville (recap here) for 2 nights Memphis...

airstream by french broad river

36 hours in Asheville, NC (visit #2)

We love Asheville! Despite being sick, we still managed to visit a few new breweries (and one old favorite), and of course we ate tacos. The scene around downtown on New Year’s Eve was festive and fun, but instead of reveling we took...

dog with cowboy hat

Winter trip brainstorming, Part III

We finish our sun-seeking brainstorming exercise here, after discussing Coastal South Carolina and Georgia in Part I, and the beaches of Northern Florida and the Panhandle in Part II. Spoiler alert! Option 3 is the winner! Option 3: Go all the...

dog sleeping on beach

Winter trip brainstorming, part II

We’re brainstorming a winter Airstream trip from VA to somewhere warmer. In Part I, we looked at Coastal SC and GA. Part II is all about Florida beaches. This is Vader, Bugsy’s predecessor. He LOVED the beach, and would chase...

dog on horsetooth rock

Five days in Fort Collins, CO

I have a strange personal attachment to Ft Collins. I had never been there, didn’t know much about it other than its location north of Denver, but for some reason for something like twenty years I’ve always had a thought...