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National Park 43/59: Congaree National Park in South Carolina

We have always used travel to weddings as an excuse to explore a new area. And while we had a heap of weddings every year through 2008ish, there’s been a more »

National Park 42/59: Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Over the years, we’ve spent A LOT of time in Colorado, but only I had been to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. And in our quest to visit more »

Exploring Minnesota: Voyageurs National Park

After our backpacking trip in Michigan, we continued to hug the Canadian line to drive into Minnesota. Another national park lies in this far-reaching section of America: Voyageurs National Park. more »

Backpacking Michigan: Isle Royale National Park

There’s a reason Isle Royale National Park is the least visited park in the lower 48. It has nothing to do with its beauty. It has to do with the more »

Exploring Nevada: Great Basin National Park

Once again, we realized we could take a “short” side trip, “not too far out of our way” on our drive from Vegas to Salt Lake City. So we visited more »

Exploring California: Pinnacles and Channel Islands National Parks

As I said in my last post, we hit 2 national parks in northern California and 2 in southern California. A visit to Pinnacles National Park was last minute when more »

Exploring California: Redwoods and Lassen Volcanic National Parks

California has SO many national parks, and even though we’ve been to many, we have not visited all of them. For this summer’s road trip, we made a point to more »

Exploring Washington: Climbing Mt. St. Helens

Mt. St. Helens in southern Washington erupted on May 18, 1980. Thirty-seven years and one day later, we climbed that darn volcano! For your history lesson of the day, I more »

Exploring Washington: North Cascades National Park

I am so backlogged on blog posts about our epic adventures and tour fun. Bear with me! If all goes accordingly, you may be bombarded with posts this week. We more »

Exploring Arizona: Saguaro National Park

We are going to squeeze in microadventures throughout our summer speaking tour and it started last weekend when we explored Saguaro National Park in Arizona. In all our years living in Phoenix, more »

Visitors in New Mexico

Besides Justin’s mom, who visited in December, we’ve had 3 other brave souls venture into the boonies this past week to spend time with us. First were our kindred spirits: more »

Happy Anniversary National Park Service!

This week on August 25, 2016, the National Parks Service turned 100!!  Visiting National Parks is something J and I have done … a lot. We’ve been to 37 of more »

Southwest Colorado Spring Adventures

I know the Denali and Alaska blog posts piqued a lot of interest here in May and June, but while Justin was off climbing mountains, I was not just sitting more »

Alaska Adventures – Part 1

Justin badly needed some recovery time following his 23-day Denali expedition. So we went camping and hiking. Yep, apparently more outdoor exposure cures severely sunburnt lips and frost nipped fingers. more »

New Mexico Adventures: El Malpais National Monument

The spring weather in New Mexico has been more like fall into winter, derailing a lot of our weekend backpacking agendas. Every weekend, we’ve had grandiose plans to head into more »

New Mexico Adventures: Valles Caldera National Preserve

Bandalier National Monument is not the only National Park Service property near us. In October 2015, the NPS purchased the bordering Valles Caldera, establishing it as a national preserve. This more »

Backpacking New Mexico: Bandelier National Monument

J & I are on a quest to hit all the national parks, but often times, we overlook the monuments. So we were elated when we realized Bandelier National Monument more »

Colorado Winter Adventures: Rocky Mountain National Park

J & I went for round 2 of winter camping 101 by hitting up Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado this week. I should clarify that J is very much into more »

Epilogue 7: Sydney, Australia

We made the most of our 5 days in Sydney, taking all modes of transportation to get around (including walking of course!) and seeing a variety of sights and tourist more »

Epilogue 4: Milford Sound

We spent the weekend in Te Anau, gateway to Fiordland National Park and Milford Sound. We stayed right on the lake, which is gorgeous in itself. Te Anau Lake is more »

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