Self Care Sunrise Hikes in Snow Canyon State Park, Utah

One of my main goals for our time in Snow Canyon State Park was to carve out time for myself on a regular basis. With our roles and lifestyle shifting as Will left the camper for work for the first time, I knew I would need to find a way to balance work, caring forContinue reading “Self Care Sunrise Hikes in Snow Canyon State Park, Utah”

Our First Camp Host Position, Snow Canyon State Park, Utah

Getting our first camp host position was a true blessing. As we continue on our adventure, finding ways to make this lifestyle more sustainable are key to us keeping going, and having Will take on a camp host position seemed like the best fit. We committed to a month-long stay at Snow Canyon State ParkContinue reading “Our First Camp Host Position, Snow Canyon State Park, Utah”

Finding Campsites on Our Route, How We Plan for Boondocking, Utah

For the first time on our adventure, we boondocked in the same place on 2 different occasions. We first stopped at the Young Field Wildlife Management Area for the night on our way to Moab, and then stopped again on our way to St. George. While our plans had us zigzagging across Utah, we wereContinue reading “Finding Campsites on Our Route, How We Plan for Boondocking, Utah”

A Sunrise Hike to the Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah

As we were planning and discussing our visit to Arches, the top thing both Will and I wanted to do was hike to Delicate Arch. However, we also knew that Arches is a very busy Park that closes the gate when a certain capacity is reached, and it can be hours before it reopens. EvenContinue reading “A Sunrise Hike to the Delicate Arch, Arches National Park, Utah”

A Quick Visit to Canyonlands National Park, Utah

We knew going to any of the National Parks around Moab, Utah would be crazy on a Sunday, so we opted for what we hoped would be the less busy of them. While I am certain there were fewer people in Canyonlands than there were in Arches (which we heard reached capacity before 8 AM),Continue reading “A Quick Visit to Canyonlands National Park, Utah”

Sunset Hike to Bow Tie and Corona Arches, Moab, Utah

In the year before I met Will, I had started planning a trip to Moab with visions of hiking to all the arches, visiting all the National Parks, and going on a solo, epic road trip. However, my plans never came to fruition, and until we hiked this amazing trail, it was something I hadContinue reading “Sunset Hike to Bow Tie and Corona Arches, Moab, Utah”

Finding Fall at 10,000 Feet, Great Basin National Park, Nevada

We caught our first glimpse of the mountains of Great Basin National Park as we crossed Sacramento Pass heading east from Ely, Nevada. Until Will spotted this park on the map about a week before our visit, we had no idea there was even a National Park in Nevada. But with that first glimpse, weContinue reading “Finding Fall at 10,000 Feet, Great Basin National Park, Nevada”

Boondocking Our Way Across the Great Basin on Public Land, California and Nevada

In the month of September, we moved fast, which meant we had multiple single-night stop overs to get lots of miles under the tires. Luckily, we found some pretty awesome public land where we could boondock along our route. As we always do, we relied heavily on Campendium to help us find our boondocking locations,Continue reading “Boondocking Our Way Across the Great Basin on Public Land, California and Nevada”

A Weekend In and Around Yosemite National Park, California

As we were planning our route through California, we had multiple obstacles to contend with. First, we knew the price of gas was going to be sky high (we were right). Second, the wildfires were only growing in intensity and were making their way toward Sequoia National Park. And third, there is so much weContinue reading “A Weekend In and Around Yosemite National Park, California”

A Winery and a Rice Farm: Back-to-Back Harvest Hosts Stays, Oregon & California

Spending so much time in the Pacific Northwest and then making our way down into California has really opened my eyes to the path our food takes from field to table. Subconsciously, I hope that is something that we all acknowledge, but as we picked pears in the orchard outside our door at the wineryContinue reading “A Winery and a Rice Farm: Back-to-Back Harvest Hosts Stays, Oregon & California”