Dry Tortugas National Park

A Trip to Dry Tortugas National Park

Clear turquoise waters? Check. Sandy beaches? Check. Coral Reefs teeming with colorful fish? Check. A massive stone fort and fascinating history? Check and check! This chain of islands off the coast of Key West has it all…well, except for fresh water, cell service, … Continued

Smathers Beach, Key West

Family Visit Round Two

For week two of visitor season, Tim’s mom Carol came to stay with us. Carol wins the award for being our most frequent family visitor. Since we’ve been on the road she’s visited us in Desert Hot Springs, San Diego, … Continued

Mangrove Trail

Visitor Season Has Begun!

One of the big reasons why we wanted to rent a house this winter was so we could have visitors. Living in a 25 x 8-foot metal tube really doesn’t allow any room for overnight guests. That means if we’re … Continued

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Florida Keys

More from the Florida Keys

I promised myself that I would continue to blog once a week during our time in the Keys. It can sometimes be difficult to find the motivation when staying in one place for an extended amount of time — especially … Continued

Big Pine Key Rental House

Moving In…Big Pine Key House Rental

Well we’ve done it now. After 4.5 years of living exclusively in the Airstream (we’ve only taken a single one week vacation away from home the entire time) we’ve moved into a house for the winter. The idea to rent a … Continued

Bahia Honda State Park

Florida Keys Wk. 2: Sun & Surf

While our first week in the Keys was all about exploring the area and catching up with friends and family, our second week was all about enjoying our surroundings. That is to say — we barely left the campground all week. … Continued


Looking Back on 2016

As 2016 rolls to a close it’s time to once again take a look back at where we’ve been over the past 12 months. This was a well traveled year for us. From Arizona to Minnesota to Maine to Florida … Continued

Bahia Honda State Park

Florida Keys Week 1: Return to Paradise

Sometimes we make plans and book campgrounds far in advance, while other times we just wing it and don’t know where we’ll be next month let alone next week. The Florida Keys is one of those places where planning ahead … Continued

Dupuis Campground

Free Florida Camping at the DuPuis WEA

In the land of high priced beachside resorts and public parks overstuffed with campers, is free Florida camping really a thing? I didn’t believe it until I saw it for myself, but I can now confirm that free camping — … Continued

Juniper Springs River Run

Paddling the Juniper Springs River Run

There is no shortage of great places to paddle a kayak or canoe in central Florida. A quick Goggle search results in options ranging from serene lakes to multi-day river excursions. The two popular routes that come up over and again … Continued