Our Travels

Great Basin National Park: Getting Away From It All

Great Basin National Park: Getting Away From It All

You know how in the theater world some shows start with an overture? It kicks things off, acting as a transition from real world to the story… prepping us for what’s to come.  It dawned on...
Our Love Affair With Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Our Love Affair With Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Summer. It’s one of the most popular times to visit national parks.     It makes sense, of course; the weather’s wonderful, the kids are out of school, and the days are delightfully...
Wind Cave National Park: Less-Traveled Black Hills Destination

Wind Cave National Park: Less-Traveled Black Hills Destination

James and I have been to the Black Hills area of South Dakota a couple different times over the years. Being a hub for famous outdoor attractions like Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Crazy Horse...
Black Canyon of The Gunnison Nat’l Park: Boondocking with Parky

Black Canyon of The Gunnison Nat’l Park: Boondocking with Parky

During our recent trip to Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park in Colorado, we made this video for Winnebagolife’s blog:    While the video shows highlights of Black Canyon of the...
Our Unforgettable Visit To Mesa Verde National Park

Our Unforgettable Visit To Mesa Verde National Park

As perpetual travelers, seeing new and novel things is sort of a normal state of being for James and me. In one sense, it’s great that we’re able to experience so many wonderful places, but in...
Yucca House National Monument

Yucca House National Monument

One of the most intriguing aspects of our national parks is how we each experience them very differently. We make unique and personal connections based on our own interests and backgrounds. An...
Visiting César E. Chávez National Monument

Visiting César E. Chávez National Monument

When James and I pulled out the map picking our next stops, I noticed César E. Chávez National Monument right along our Central California driving route. It started a whole conversation about...
Bike Palooza!!! Sea Otter Classic 2019!

Bike Palooza!!! Sea Otter Classic 2019!

  Just wow. And times that by infinity!!!     We just wrapped up another Sea Otter Classic and my brain is still hopped up on Bike Stimulation Overload.     If you don’t...
Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

  As National Monuments go, Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument is a standout.     Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument is a small, understated gem of a park just outside...
Wupatki National Monument: Incredible Ancient Ruins!

Wupatki National Monument: Incredible Ancient Ruins!

Fun fact! Arizona has 22 official National Parks units, and 13 of those are National Monuments. That’s a lot for one state, especially considering there are only 84 National Monuments total in...