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United States of America

See America First

In keeping with the popular slogan of the early 1900s US National Park Service campaign, we have chosen to “See America First.” We have visited more than half of the United States in the last year.

Things to See in the United States

Watch the bison wander through hot springs in Yellowstone, Wyoming
Boondock on BLM land
Raft with the sea otters in Morro Bay, California
Get your kicks on Route 66
Watch the sun set over the Pacific Ocean
Wander the Superstition Mountains, Arizona
Camp on the beach of South Padre Island, Texas
Watch the sunrise over Grand Teton, Wyoming

50 Nifty United States

Let Me Break It Down For You

It's hard to consolidate the attractions of a country spanning 3,531,905 square miles. It has prolonged coastlines along the Atlantic and Pacific. It is bisected by the Appalachian, Rocky, and Sierra Nevada mountain ranges. It rises to the arctic circle in Alaska and flirts with the equator in Hawaii. And while I may attempt to draw broad generalizations from our years of exploration, perhaps you may want to delve deeper into a single state.

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United States

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Boondocking

12 destinations

Boondocking or "free camping" is staying over night in informal campsites such as undeveloped campgrounds, parking lots, or driveways.  This can mean drastically different camping styles depending on the individual.  We have had our share of secluded nights in the wilderness and noisy truck stops.  The common thread through all of these? We didn't pay a cent for the site.

Camping

10 destinations

Hiking

23 destinations

We are dedicated hikers.  Trails offer a unique opportunity to engage with a new region's environment. Whenever we have a lull in our travels, we are on the eye for a trail.

Kayaking

1 destinations

Overlanding

13 destinations

Sailing

1 destinations

Visiting Parks in the United States

Be it National, State, or regionals parks, the United States are chalk full of amazing parks.

  • Virginia

    Shenandoah National Park rises above the valleys and urban development of northern Virginia as part of the Blue Ridge Mountains. From its inception, park administration has carefully developed portions of this wilderness as a destination for motorists. Skyline Drive is
  • Virginia

    Shenandoah National Park highlights expansive vistas of the Virginia countryside from its Skyline Drive. But one doesn't have to wander far to be immersed in natural gullies experience a more intimate side of the park. Leave the vast
  • Colorado

    Sunrise overlooks, breathtaking hiking trails, big horn sheep, grand rock formations, and scenic pullouts in one day at Colorado National Monument.

Hiking in the United States

Mountains, desert, remote, or urban.  There are hiking trails all over the map.  Here are some of our favorites!

  • Virginia

    Shenandoah National Park highlights expansive vistas of the Virginia countryside from its Skyline Drive. But one doesn't have to wander far to be immersed in natural gullies experience a more intimate side of the park. Leave the vast
  • Colorado

    In a park overflowing with breathtaking vistas, it's hard to recommend one trail over another in Colorado National Monument. But when it comes to a sunrise hike, few can beat Window Rock Trail for dawn views and a convenient
  • Kentucky

    Discover impressive rock formations at the Crystal Onyx Cave top tour in Cave City, Kentucky outside Mammoth Cave National Park.

Camping in the United States

Be it RV parks, BLM boondocking, developed campsites, truck stops, or Walmart parking lots, there is a wide range camping options out there and we’ve had our share of it all.

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Lexi lives in a truck camper down by the river.