Author Archives: Amanda

Stockton Lake, MO

Weekend at Stockton Lake

After a week in the city, we were in need of some nature. Maybe even the kind of nature that involves a water view and a nearly deserted campground? Fortunately, Missouri has no shortage of lakeside campgrounds. Our best option between … Continued

Springfield, MO

Swinging Through Springfield, MO

I’ve never viewed the middle of the country as a travel destination. It’s always seemed too flat, too boring, and frankly, too wholesome and close-minded to be a place where I wanted to spend much time. But if I’ve learned … Continued

Petit Jean State Park

Back to Nature at Petit Jean State Park

When we first started talking about our spring journey from Florida to the western side of the country, Arkansas was high on the list. For several years we’ve been hearing rumors of green valleys, soft rolling hills, lakes and rivers for … Continued

Hot Spring National Park

Hot Springs National Park

This is the first time we’ve visited a town that is also a national park. Or maybe it’s a national park that is also a town? To make matters even more complicated even though all of Hot Springs National Park … Continued

The Blue Hole at Florida Caverns State Park

Florida Caverns State Park

For our last stay in Florida, we went north. All the way north into the panhandle and then west until we were right near the Alabama border at Florida Caverns State Park. A few years ago we spent about a month exploring … Continued

St. Petersburg Saturday Morning Market

Saturday in the City

With all the trails hiked and the river paddled, we decided to spend our final day at Hillsborough River out of the park and in the city. Tampa and St. Petersburg are only about an hour away and with lots going on … Continued

Hillsborough River State Park

Hillsborough River State Park

As we head north through Florida this spring there are many places we want to visit. Places where we can paddle around crystal clear springs and swim with manatees. Places where the bike trails are rumored to be fantastic and wild horses … Continued

Lovers Key State Park

Kayaking & Shelling at Lovers Key State Park

There are certain things you learn as a full-time RVers. Things like the fact that school spring break lasts forever and if you’re anywhere even remotely desirable during this time you better plan ahead. While I have no problem with kids … Continued