Car Camping Tacoma Edition

I normally car camp in Addie (my Toyota 4Runner), but for my 2018 solo road-trip I was in Dad’s TRD PRO Tacoma and I learned very quickly what works for one does not work for the other. ┬áThe bed of the Tacoma is completely full (when I say completely full I mean the entire bed…

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Shawn and I made a super quick trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park on March 31 – April 1 2018. I had never been before which is surprising because we live only 5.5 hours away (turns out its more like 7 because of construction traffic) and Shawn hadn’t been since he was little kid.…

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Presque Isle State Park

On our way back from New York, Jess and I spent the night in Erie, Pennsylvania. After one National Park, two State Parks, a college tour, and a lot of sightseeing by car; we still didn’t think our road-trip was complete. So off we went to explore another State Park. Presque Isle State Park is…

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Cuyahoga Valley National Park

I was surprised to learn that there is a National Park in Ohio (apparently Ohio is actually really awesome place to go hiking, I just never knew it till this year). Jess and I planned a road-trip to visit her sister in New York and Cuyahoga Valley National Park was on the way (the interstate…

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Grand Teton National Park

I was awe struck when I first caught sight of the Grand Teton range from U.S. HWY 26. One instant I’m driving along looking at a forest of pine trees and the next I was looking at mountains so massive I literally thought I was seeing a mirage.

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Maine US Route 1

In 2014 Lizzie and I road-tripped from Indiana to Acadia National Park. The day before we arrived we spent the night at Portsmouth, New Hampshire. We decided we’d take the “fun route” (US Route 1) instead of the “boring route” (I-95). Best. Decision. Ever.

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Utah SR-128

I love road-trips as you’re probably starting to see. I grew up driving with my family between Houston, TX and Indiana /Illinois to visit grandparents and cousins. I actually much prefer the 18 hour drive to the 2 hour flight. I know, I’m an odd duck. But what can I say, I’m a control nut…

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