United States

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Camper Life: By the Numbers

208398 Odometer Our North American Wanderings in our Toyota 4Runner and our 2009 Hi-Lo 17T included a variety of accommodations ...
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Video: Season One Finale – Harpers Ferry, Baltimore, and Home!

In our final episode of Season One: Camperlife, we explore the rich history between Harpers Ferry and Baltimore while visiting ...
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Video: Week Twenty Seven – Virginia

Virginia, America's birthplace, is always a treat! Rife with historical monuments and lined with both mountains and beaches, Virginia is ...
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11 Days in Virginia, West Virginia, and Maryland

This post is a little different than our usual in that it is MOSTLY about our travels in Virginia, but ...
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Video: Week Twenty-Six – Eastern North Carolina

East North Carolina has so much to offer! We had an absolutely amazing time exploring both the midlands and the ...
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Six Days in Eastern North Carolina

We have never visited the eastern side of North Carolina before and were excited on multiple fronts! First, we participated ...
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Video: Week Twenty Five – Western North Carolina

As mentioned in the corresponding blog post about western North Carolina, we did not get the opportunity to explore the ...
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Nine Days in Western North Carolina

We were pumped to revisit our glory days in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina, especially since as southbound Appalachian ...
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Video: Week Twenty Four – Western South Carolina

We never considered South Carolina a mountainous state, but we were wrong! We thoroughly enjoyed our time in the northwest ...
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Six Days in Western South Carolina

Words cannot express how READY we were for mountains after spending the majority of the winter along coastal lowlands! We ...
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Video: Week Twenty Three – Eastern South Carolina

Please enjoy this week's episode where we explore eastern South Carolina, home to beaches, southern yummies, kazoos, and more! Also ...
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Six Days in Eastern South Carolina

As a lifelong resident of the southeast, I'm a little ashamed that it took us this long to explore South ...
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Video: Week Twenty Two – Coastal Georgia

Please enjoy our most recent episode in which we explore Cumberland Island National Seashore and other great coastal Georgia locations! ...
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Seven Days in Coastal Georgia

Georgia, the most southern of the original 13 colonies, was actually originally intended to be a rehabilitation zone for Britain’s ...
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Video: Week Twenty One – Northeast Florida

After nearly a month in Florida,  we were surprised at how much more time we felt we could have continued ...
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Seven Days in Northeast Florida

As mentioned in our two previous Florida itinerary posts (here and here), Florida has been a surprise hit for us, ...
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Video: Week Twenty – South Florida

Please enjoy our latest episode in which we explore south Florida; from gators, to skunk apes, to iguanas - we ...
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Nine Days in South Florida

While northwest Florida introduced us to crystal clear streams and next-level birding, south Florida got really wild! From gators lounging ...
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Video: Week Nineteen – Northwest Florida

As mentioned in our previous blog post, exploring the wilds of Florida has been such a delightful surprise for us! ...
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Nine Days in Northwest Florida

Florida, one of the country's most popular vacation spots, has never held a primary position on our wish list. Perhaps, ...
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Video: Week Eighteen – Mississippi

In this episode, just before taking a winter holiday hiatus from our hiatus, we explored Mississippi, a state diverse in ...
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Five Days in Mississippi

In many ways, our visit to Mississippi felt like a continuation of Louisiana with similar landscapes and cuisine (just a ...
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Video: Week Seventeen – Louisiana

Louisiana, the only state shaped like its first letter,  proved to be quite a fun state to visit!  While we've ...
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Seven Days in Louisiana

For us, Louisiana was one of our favorite states to visit! In particular, we were struck by the kind and ...
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Ten Days in Southern Texas

If you watched the video from our time in Texas, then you saw how much fun and delight awaits you ...
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Video: Week Sixteen – Texas

In this episode,  we get Louise back from the repair shop and explore Texas! We had a lot of notions ...
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Video: Week Ten – The Lost Chronicles of Northern California

We have finally finished the lost chronicles of our time in Northern California! I can only excuse the delay by ...
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Video: Road Trip USA Student Q&A – Round 2

One of our teacher friends,  Mrs. Ricketts,  has developed a curriculum for her students centered on our travels called Road ...
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Video: Week Fifteen – Southern New Mexico

In this episode, we deal with the temporary loss of our camper, Louise, while she's in the shop after a ...
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Eight Days in Southern New Mexico

New Mexico was a special experience for us for several reasons, but namely because we were without our beloved Hi-Lo ...
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Video: Week Fourteen – Special “Addition”: It’s a Boy!

This week, we traveled to Reuben's hometown to visit family, including his new nephew! We spend quality time with the ...
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Video: Week Thirteen – Southern California and Arizona

In this episode, Melissa returns from her European adventures and reunites with Reuben for explorations in Southern California and Arizona! ...
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Four Days in Southern Arizona

We entered southern Arizona near Yuma after a few days in Southern California. We've traveled through the northwestern part of ...
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Five Days in Southern California

Reunited once again after my travels abroad, Reuben and I met up in Southern California at my brother's house in ...
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Video: Week Twelve – Romania (Special Edition)

In this episode,  my mother and I continue our annual mother-daughter trip to Bulgaria and Romania! Here we spend six ...
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Video: Road Trip USA Student Q&A

One of our teacher friends,  Mrs. Ricketts,  has developed a curriculum for her students centered on our travels called Road ...
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Six Days in Romania

We visited Romania after spending nine days in nearby Bulgaria. Though we consider ourselves worldly, we honestly didn't anticipate how ...
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Four Days on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast

The Black Sea, once referred to as the "Inhospitable Sea" by the ancient Greeks, is now anything but. We spent ...
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Six Days in Coastal and Southern Oregon

Our entire journey across the northern United States was centered on getting to the coast before the snows came, so ...
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Video: Week Nine – Coastal and Southern Oregon

After two months of traveling, we finally hit the coast! Join us this week as we explore both coastal and ...
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Five Days Along the Washington/Oregon Border

As we finally neared the west coast after two months on the road, we were delighted by our final landlocked ...
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Video: Week Eight – Washington/Oregon Border

One state that has always been on our list but evaded visitation is Oregon! We were enticed by it's diversity ...
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Boondocking on Lake Pend Oreille in Idaho

Four Days in the Idaho Panhandle

Idaho, a state as rich in produce as it is in generosity, was a very special experience for us. While ...
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Video: Week Seven – Idaho

Idaho, a state that has always seemed very far away, is full of extraordinary beauty and people. We only had ...
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Eight Days in Western Montana

Montana, home to just over a million people, boasts an incredible array of outdoor activities. It is now our new ...
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Video: Week Six – Montana

It is no surprise to us now why Montana is named after mountains! We had such a lovely time exploring ...
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Four Days in Northwest Wyoming

Wyoming is a vast and beautiful state that seems to have as many grizzlies as people, with a population of ...
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Video: Week Five – Wyoming

Wyoming has always been one of our favorite states (and we've often considered moving here). We loved spending time in ...
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Six Days in “West River” South Dakota

We have learned that South Dakotans are either from "West River" or "East River." There does not seem to be ...
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Lesson: Affording the Hiatus

Pretty much everyone's first question for us has been - how are you affording this hiatus? As promised, here are ...
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Video: Week Four – North and South Dakota

One month and four states completed! We hope you enjoy our North and South Dakota episode. We have had a ...
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Three Days in Eastern North Dakota

As we traveled into eastern North Dakota from Minnesota on our first day, we immediately noticed a change in the ...
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Four Days in Northern Minnesota

As we continued our way west through Minnesota, we continued to enjoy new experiences and wonderful people. After leaving the ...
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Video: Week 3 – Coastal Wisconsin and Minnesota

Three weeks down! We definitely feel ourselves getting stronger and more prepared, though we're a long way from thru-hike ready ...
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Two Days on Minnesota’s North Shore

As with everywhere we've sped through so far, Minnesota's north shore could occupy your time for a week or more ...
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Two Days in North Coastal Wisconsin

Wisconsin has much to offer and no less can be said about it's northern coastal region. Though Wisconsin possesses a ...
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Five Days in the UP

If you have the chance, you should spend MUCH more time than five days in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan ...
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Video: Week Two – Northern Michigan and the UP

Another week and another video down! I think we're sort of getting the hang of this :). As we promised ...
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Two Days in Northern Michigan

We have discovered that the northeast coastline of Lake Michigan is called Northern Michigan (#NOMI), even though the Upper Peninsula ...
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Three Days in Manistee National Forest

After a quick stopover to visit our wonderful friend Sarah (and her amazing pool) in Grand Rapids, we headed north ...
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Video: Week One – Southern Michigan

We're teachers, not videographers - so this whole YouTubing thing is super new to us, especially the idea of being ...
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Potawatomi Trail

Today, on our third day of hiatus, we decided to jump into our major reason for Phase One - to ...
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One Day in Ann Arbor, Michigan

Today was our first "real" day of hiatus! Our first actual day was mostly driving north, but today we hit ...
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Big Questions

Over the past few weeks as we have been preparing for our big adventure, we have had some opportunity to ...
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