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Category: Destinations

  • One night in Amarillo, TX–Tucson for Christmas trip

    One night in Amarillo, TX–Tucson for Christmas trip

    We visited Amarillo in December 2023 as part of our Tucson for Christmas trip. From Tulsa, we were back on the interstate for five hours, pushing west west west to Amarillo. We’d hoped to spend the night and do some hiking in gorgeous Palo Duro Canyon State Park just outside Amarillo, but with the forecast…

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  • One night in Tulsa, OK (visit #2) — Tucson for Christmas Trip

    One night in Tulsa, OK (visit #2) — Tucson for Christmas Trip

    We visited Tulsa in December 2023 as part of our Tucson for Christmas trip. Read about our previous visit in 2022 here. From Memphis, it was a long interstate day. 5 hours 30 minutes–UGH. Tulsa is a bit of a diversion from the I-40 trek out west, but we think it’s worth it! Campground Last…

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  • One night in Memphis, TN (visit #4) — Tucson for Christmas Trip

    One night in Memphis, TN (visit #4) — Tucson for Christmas Trip

    We visited Memphis in December 2023 as part of our Tucson for Christmas trip. Read about our first visit in 2017 here, our second in 2020 here, and our third in 2022 here. From Bowling Green, it’s a four-hour interstate drive to Memphis… or should I say West Memphis, AR, where our campground is located, and…

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  • One night in Bowling Green, KY — Tucson for Christmas Trip

    One night in Bowling Green, KY — Tucson for Christmas Trip

    We were in Bowling Green in mid-December 2023, as part of our Tucson for Christmas trip. After a lovely afternoon at Mammoth Cave National Park, we drove 40 minutes to Bowling Green for the night. Campground The Bowling Green KOA is a nice, big campground, with a quick check-in (which you don’t always get at…

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  • Mammoth Cave National Park

    Mammoth Cave National Park

    We visited Mammoth Cave in December 2023 as part of our Tucson for Christmas trip. We couldn’t resist picking up another national park (our 40th!) while in the vicinity: From Knoxville, it was a pleasant 3.5-hour drive on smaller roads to Mammoth Cave National Park in south-central Kentucky. On a Monday in December, we had…

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  • One night in Knoxville, TN — Tucson for Christmas Trip

    One night in Knoxville, TN — Tucson for Christmas Trip

    We were in Knoxville in mid-December 2023, as part of our Tucson for Christmas trip. Our Tucson for Christmas trip has begun! We’re heading west–I’m typing this from cold, rainy Amarillo, and I hit publish in Arizona! Since we’re rushing out West as quickly as reasonably possible, we replaced our usual first stop of Asheville…

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  • Two nights in Black Mountain, NC–Quickie to the Mountains trip

    Two nights in Black Mountain, NC–Quickie to the Mountains trip

    We were in Black Mountain in mid-November 2023, as part of our fall quickie to the mountains trip. We also visited Asheville on this trip. As previously discussed, we landed in Black Mountain after a couple nights in Asheville, followed by a night in Burlington, followed by a desire to return to the mountains of…

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  • Two nights in Asheville, NC (visit #14)–Quickie to the Mountains trip

    Two nights in Asheville, NC (visit #14)–Quickie to the Mountains trip

    We were in Asheville in mid-November 2023, as part of our fall quickie to the mountains trip. We also visited Black Mountain on this trip. We love Asheville, as you know if you’ve previously spent even two minutes perusing this website. We love the food, we love the beer, we love the cocktail bars, we…

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  • Tucson Favorites

    Tucson Favorites

    Tucson is one of our very favorite cities to visit. It’s tied to our past: J’s brother and his family lived there for twenty years until about ten years ago; and for as long as I can remember, my Uncle Jim has been in love with the Arizona desert and has made frequent pilgrimages to…

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  • One night in Damascus, VA (visit #2)–Five Days in the Mountains

    One night in Damascus, VA (visit #2)–Five Days in the Mountains

    We visited Damascus in September 2023, as part of our Five Days in the Mountains trip. Read about our first visit in 2016 here. We couldn’t dally too long on the Nolichucky because we had a bike shuttle reservation in Damascus! Our first Airstream trip after Big Trip #1 was to Damascus, a tiny town…

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