Planning a Camping Vacation in the Middle of Pandemic

There are a lot of reasons to be glad that we prefer camping over any other type of vacation, but this year it seems we really do have the best idea. After all, we don't have to worry about air travel, we have a bathroom traveling with us for emergencies, we can take all of our food with us so we don't have to depend on reliably hygienic food service, and we are traveling to relatively remote locations (with a few exceptions).

How Our National Parks Passport Book Revealed a World of Possibility

We were standing in the gift shop of the Badlands National Park visitor center when my husband picked up a little blue book and asked me if we should get one. "My sister has one and she says that it's a cool way to keep track of all of the places that you visit." I … Continue reading How Our National Parks Passport Book Revealed a World of Possibility

Prepping for Our Austin Spring Break Mini-Vacation

We were only a couple weeks into the school year when our fourth grade daughter came home with an announcement: "This year we get to do a city project and I want to do Austin!" I looked at her a little skeptically. After all, she had just started Texas state history and I was certain … Continue reading Prepping for Our Austin Spring Break Mini-Vacation