7 Amazing Hotels Near the Great Smoky Mountains

Located on the border of Tennessee and North Carolina, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited park in the entire national park system. People from near and far make the drive to see this gorgeous park that is full of hiking trails, scenic driving routes, and wildlife. When planning your trip to…

6 Stunning Short Hikes in the Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited park in the entire national park system. And for good reason. It has numerous scenic driving tours, plenty of amazing lookouts along the roads, and well-maintained hiking trails that range from easy to strenuous. The month of October is especially spectacular in the park as…

56 Weird & Wonderful Things to do in Portland, Oregon

Portland is really… REALLY weird. We might have stolen the “keep Portland weird” catchphrase from Austin, Texas but I’d argue that if our Unipiper was leading us into a battle over weirdness, we would undoubtedly win. If you’re headed to Portland and want to get a little weird, here are 56 ways to do it….

2019 Burning Man Packing List

Burning Man is an incredibly intense experience. You’ll be venturing into the Black Rock Desert where there are frequent dust storms. Your body and everything you own will be covered in the alkaline playa dust, all of the time. You will get bloody noses daily, your feet will get dry and crack, you’ll be kept…

What to Pack for Portland, Oregon in the Fall/Winter

Portland, Oregon is a quirky city that has gained notoriety over the past few years for being a little “weird”. The pedestrian-friendly downtown area has bigger lanes for bicycles than cars and you’re more likely to eat out of a truck than a restaurant. Portland has the most breweries and independent microbreweries of any city in…

What to Pack for a Vacation in Hawaii

So you’ve booked your ticket to Hawaii? I hope you’re excited because it’s going to be an amazing tropical beach vacation and you’ll never want to come home! Take it from someone who vacationed there once, got home, cried, and bought a one-way ticket back. It’s been a few years since I lived there and…

8 Epic Outdoor Adventures in Northern Arizona

In 2016 we had the opportunity to travel across the US, from Oregon to Florida and back again, in our 1994 Ford Bronco. We camped, hiked, explored, and found that our favorite area for outdoor adventures was in Northern Arizona, right along the Utah border. The bright orange sandstone formations dotting the rugged landscape of…