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We travel the US exploring small towns, looking for new trails to hike, seek out interesting road side attractions and just having fun while road-tripping.

Where the Road Took Us…

See all the hikes, places visited, and cool places we’ve found in each state. Simply click a state and find your next road trip.

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Join us on our adventures in our blog. Here we share where we go, what we do and offer insider tips that can help you plan your next adventure.

  • Day 197: Home of the Barkley Marathons!

    Established in 1986 by Gary “Lazarus Lake” Cantrell the Barkley Marathon is known for its brutal difficulty, often referred to as one of the toughest races in the world. We chose a slightly different experience and enjoyed some of the most spectacular color we’ve seen this year.


  • Day 196: Scenes from the Jungle Book

    This Scenic ByWay was completed in 1997 and cost 100 million dollars. It has epic views of endless mountain ranges, plenty of places to pull off and appreciate them and plenty of places to go hiking or picnic. Think you know where it is?


  • Day 195: Wallace, William and Wayah

    A walk through gorgeous fall colors, a drive to spectacular 360 degree views, delicious snacks, a walk along the river and Christmas lights. What an incredible day!



Travel Guides & Resources

Ready for your next trip? Spend less time planning and more time enjoying it! In our travel guides we share our favorite experiences, places to eat and tips to make planning your next adventure easier.

  • Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

    Miles of sand beach, bluffs that tower 450’ above Lake Michigan, lush forests, clear inland lakes, unique flora and fauna make up the natural world of Sleeping Bear Dunes. read…

  • Indiana Dunes National Park

    Wind and waves have shaped the land, leaving a rich mosaic of habitats along these 15 miles of Indiana coast. read…

  • Shenandoah National Park

    Shenandoah National Park, nestled in the picturesque Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, is a captivating natural wonderland that enthralls visitors with its breathtaking beauty and abundant biodiversity. read…

Watch Our Latest Road Trip

Alley Springs & Mill, Wild Horses at Round Spring, Blue Spring & Johnson’s Shut-Ins

National Park and State & National Forests

Find your next adventure

With 1000s of National & State Parks and Forests it can be overwhelming to find those cool places to explore. So, we’ve done the hard work for you and listed all parks in the US with descriptions of what makes them great. Want a downloadable list? We got that too with our National Park Checklist and State/National Forests Checklist. What are you waiting for, start exploring today!