We definitely never felt we were breaking new ground as travel bloggers in SE Asia. This trip had been on our bucket list for years, just like it is on the bucket list of seemingly every Millennial we talk to. Backpacking around SE Asia for a few months – or even a whole year like […]
We’ve mentioned before that our trip to all 59 National Parks only lengthened our list of must-see spots around the U.S. The only National Parks in the Great Lakes region are Voyageurs in MN, Isle Royale in MI and Cuyahoga Valley near Cleveland. So we missed a lot of great spots. We decided before our […]
The highest compliment we ever get is when people tell us they were inspired by our blog to take their next trip. Well, we (mostly Elizabeth) follows a few other travel bloggers and one of them inspired us to travel to Belize. Elizabeth read all about a famous bloggers adventures in Belize and that […]
Last year we visited all 59 national parks. As redundant as that might sound to you guys, it is still a bit surreal to us. And while we were hiking, kayaking, and driving across the country, we weren’t alone. As we have mentioned throughout the year, we had several brand partners in our corner, cheering us […]
Kids Note: Denali was National Park #59! It was the end of our yearlong journey. But even though this is our last National Park video from the trip, we have tons more National Parks and travel stuff to share! WE WILL CONTINUE POSTING WEEKLY with new content, pictures, advice, commentary, guides, planning info and even some new adventures to […]
When we were planning our visit to Alaska, we knew that the wildlife would probably be more abundant than down here in the lower 48. I pictured bears popping out from behind cars in Anchorage, caribou blanketing the meadows, and bald eagles swarming like pigeons. I wasn’t that far off, actually. The eagles ARE like […]
As you might have read when we wrote an overview of the eight Alaska parks, we struggled a bit with how to visit Kobuk Valley and Gates of the Arctic, two of the most remote and inaccessible parks with the least amount of facilities. Because of the nature and speed of our visit to Alaska, […]
If people know know anything at all about Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, it’s probably that the park is the largest unit in the NPS at 13.2 million acres- bigger than 6 Yellowstones! That’s the first thing we learned. It wasn’t until we started planning for our visit that we learned this massive park has only […]
One thing you learn really quickly when planning a national park trip is that there are options. Lots of options. This is a good thing. You can visit Glacier Bay in a number of ways. 90 percent of its visitors arrive by cruise ship and never actually set foot on land. Glacier Bay is not connected […]
Prehistoric people mined its copper. Merchant ships wrecked on its shores. Recent immigrants of moose and wolves have found its refuge. Isle Royale has seen a lot over its long life. It’s rocks are 1.1 billion years old after all. As we ferried up to the island, we were hoping to see a lot of […]
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.