One way to keep the spirit of the national parks with you is to buy something that reminds you of their importance and beauty. With the holidays sorta-kinda (never too early, right?) coming up, I thought it would be an appropriate week to round up a few great ways to support small companies that in […]
We’ve been recapping our three-week Southeast Asia trip that happened in May 2017. So far, we’ve covered our time in Chiang Mai, the slowboat to Laos, Luang Prabang, Siem Reap, Phnom Penh, and today we’re talking about Hoi An, Vietnam. Keep reading as we wrap up our time in Southeast Asia with reviews of Hanoi […]
Winter is coming, but that doesn’t mean you have to pack up all your camping gear. Today Sarah from the blog The Sleep Advisor has some advice for staying warm on your next camping trip. We’ve all been there right? You’ve had an amazing day hiking through the wilderness only to have your natural bliss […]
Podcast Episode #44: Trying Times in the National Parks, ft. Black Canyon of the Gunnison & Mammoth Cave
Our year in the national parks, overall, was pretty cushy. We didn’t experience anything too far out of our comfort zone, and we never felt truly unsafe. But there were a couple experiences in the parks that stand out as tough. Moments when we had to take deep breaths, try not to panic, and power […]
This post is sponsored by Alamo. All opinions are our own. If you listen to our weekly podcast, you know that we love to categorize the national parks. This makes it easier for us to sort all 59 parks in our heads, and also give great advice to our friends looking for travel ideas. When […]
We finally started rehashing our three-week Southeast Asia trip that happened about three months ago. So far we’ve shared about our three days in Chiang Mai, our Mekong River slow boat experience, our favorite little town of Luang Prabang, and our three days in Siem Reap. Today we’re moving through the country of Cambodia to a city […]
For the past few weeks, we’ve been rehashing our three-week trip through Southeast Asia this spring. We started by talking about Chiang Mai, our slow boat experience to Laos, and Luang Prabang, our favorite city in Southeast Asia. Today we’re moving into Cambodia. Stay tuned for our experiences in Cambodia & Vietnam! When we were […]
We finally started rehashing our three-week Southeast Asia trip that happened about three months ago. So far we’ve shared about our three days in Chiang Mai, our Mekong River slow boat experience, and today we’re reflecting on our three days in beautiful Luang Prabang, Laos. Stay tuned for more from our days in Asia — including all […]
When we look back on our year in the national parks, a few big activities stand out. We didn’t take too many long backpacking trips, because there was so much we wanted to see in the frontcountry, but when we did go on multi-day trips, it was pretty epic. Two of those trips always come […]
We finally started rehashing our three-week Southeast Asia trip that happened about three months ago. Last week we shared about our three days in Chiang Mai, and today we’re talking about our experience on the Mekong River slow boat. Stay tuned for more from our days in Asia — including our time in Thailand, Laos, […]
In August 2015 we left our jobs and our home to go on a tour of all 59 National Parks across the US during the NPS Centennial year. We spent a year immersing ourselves for about 5 days in each park as we tent camped, hiked, biked, backpacked, kayaked, and climbed our way through the challenge and adventure of our lifetime.
We are Cole and Elizabeth, twenty-something Missourians turned National Parks explorers - constantly seeking to find new adventure and ourselves. Follow our journey for pictures, videos, park tips, and stories - because after all, the Parks are for sharing.