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.


United States

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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.


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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.


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Visiting Parks in the United States

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

  • Kentucky

    Hike through Mammoth Cave and learn the natural forces forming this National Park from ancient shallow seas to perpetual erosion on the River Styx Tour.
  • Kentucky

    Camp along the Green River with easy fishing and boat launch at Houchin Ferry Primitive Campground in Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky.
  • Texas

    The only mules ears that are supposed to be in Big Bend National Park are the iconic rock formations. And yet, as we drive down River Road in the park’s backcountry, we encounter a veritable herd of mules and horses

Hiking in the United States

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

  • Kentucky

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

    Hike through Mammoth Cave and learn the natural forces forming this National Park from ancient shallow seas to perpetual erosion on the River Styx Tour.
  • Texas

    Call it quicksilver, cinnabar, or mercury. Texas's Big Bend National Park once produced a quarter of this malleable metal for the USA at the Mariscal Mine.

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.


Lexi lives in a truck camper down by the river.