Craters of the Moon National Monument

Between Yellowstone and Boise lies Craters of the Moon National Monument, a region of the Idaho desert filled with dormant volcanoes and fields of ancient lava beds. Having grown up in Idaho, we were both aware of Craters of the Moon, but had never actually visited before, so this was a natural next stop for... Continue Reading →

Yellowstone National Park

After an amazing couple of days spent hiking and looking for aliens at Devils Tower, it was time to move on to granddaddy of all parks, Yellowstone National Park. The farther west we travel, the larger the states become, and each leg of the journey gets longer. In this case, we had a 450 mile... Continue Reading →

Devils Tower, Wyoming

This may come as a bit of a surprise, but visiting Devils Tower has been on my bucket list for years. I grew up watching Close Encounters of the Third Kind, so it's always had a special place in my mind. On this leg of our #Vanlife journey, I get to check off another item... Continue Reading →

Jen’s Christmas List

After spending the last year living out of our backpacks, we have a pretty good idea of what we need and what we don't. If you have a nomad, vanlifer, or frequent traveler in your life, this list may come in handy for you. If you have some extra cash floating around and feel like... Continue Reading →

#Vanlife Dairy: Day 44

Our #Vanlife adventure continued with a 165 mile (265 km) drive from Badlands National Park in South Dakota to Devils Tower in Wyoming. This drive kept us on Interstate 90, where the views were nothing to write home (or blog) about. It was a short drive, one we spent doing crossword puzzles, debating on whether... Continue Reading →

Badlands National Park

We were so excited to visit Badlands National Park after having such a wonderful experience at Palisades State Park. South Dakota was proving to be an insanely beautiful state. We drove 288 miles (463 km) along I-90 and started our new audio book, Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut and read by James Franco. I was very skeptical about... Continue Reading →

Palisades State Park

South Dakota's Palisades State Park is about half an hour's drive from the city of Sioux Falls and is located a little ways off Interstate 90, which connects Seattle to Boston. We've been driving along I-90 since we left Chicago and will be following it all the way to Billings, Montana, where we will veer off... Continue Reading →

Working on a Vineyard in Iowa

In our last two posts, we talked about our HipCamp stay at 99 Bottles Winery and Vineyard in Hayfield, Iowa. In the description, the host offered campers an opportunity to work in exchange for a free night. We've visited plenty of wineries, but never worked on one before. It seemed like a great way to save... Continue Reading →

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