An Un-Campground Guide: Affordable lodging in Moab

For the uninitiated (aka me before this month), spring is high season in Moab. This is because it’s hot as hell by June. If you go to Moab and you haven’t planned ahead and reserved a campsite, you’re left with first-come, first-serve options on BLM land along Highway 128. The good news is that these campsitesContinue reading “An Un-Campground Guide: Affordable lodging in Moab”

Beginner’s Gear Guide: Best Cooler for under $100

Coolers are a staple for any camping, road tripping, or day-drinking household. And while you can drop hundreds of dollars on a Yeti (and then constantly tell people it’s SO WORTH all that money), you could also just spend about $60 and get this one. We have put AO Coolers’ canvas cooler (36-pack size) to the testContinue reading “Beginner’s Gear Guide: Best Cooler for under $100”

What I learned on a weeklong road trip around Colorado

Billy and I set out for a seven-day road trip in June 2016. We were originally going to venture into eastern Utah, but once the forecast started at 102 and continued to climb to 111 degrees, we opted out and headed up into the mountains instead. I learned a lot about myself in seven (well,Continue reading “What I learned on a weeklong road trip around Colorado”

Beginner’s guide to packing for a week-long road trip

#vanlife is so hot right now, but the average person is still just trying to cram a bunch of stuff in their regular ol’ car when heading out for a road trip. When you first fold down those back seats, it feels like you have infinite room for all of your stuff. But it fillsContinue reading “Beginner’s guide to packing for a week-long road trip”

Beginner’s Travel Guide: Week-Long Colorado Road Trip Itinerary

After a summer of buying a house, moving my horse cross-country, and general craziness that kept us close to home, Billy and I took an entire week to really kick off summer and see the West we had yet to venture into. We hit almost all four corners of Colorado, got a taste of things weContinue reading “Beginner’s Travel Guide: Week-Long Colorado Road Trip Itinerary”