• The Best in the West

    Before this trip, we had only been as far west as southwest Colorado. We’ve been east coasters our whole life and took on the west on this trip for that reason. The west is a vast and ever changing landscape that has many different environments to offer. Now that we’re getting close to hitting the […]

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  • Meet the Van.Babes

    Hey y’all! We are Emily and Macy and we call ourselves the Van Babes. We’ve been best friends for ten years and for the last month we’ve been living and traveling in our converted Chevy van, who we call Lil Ma. We have a pretty extensive route planned, hitting mostly national parks and major cities […]

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  • Solo Stove Pristine Pesto Pasta

    You’d have to be crazy to say no to this Italian dish around the campfire. Warm and savory pasta, with a touch of pesto and cheese, on a chilly day is exactly what you deserve after a full day of hiking. Ingredients Water  20oz Durum Semolina Pasta  4oz Basil  6oz Garlic Cloves 5 Handful of […]

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  • Hiking Hot Chocolate – Solo Stove

    Our quick to prepare, gourmet hot chocolate takes the taste of this rich & creamy beverage to the campground. Whether you’re in the wilderness or doing a quick weekend trip to a local state park, this hot chocolate will provide the warmth and comfort you need to keep going. Ingredients Whole Milk  3 Cups Chocolate […]

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  • The Wonders of Waterfalls

    Cool Clear Water Discover the wonderful waterfalls of Alabama From the magnificent 100 foot drop of DeSoto Falls, to the small roadside falls off Hwy. 227 outside of Guntersville, the state of Alabama is rich in the natural resource of waterfalls. A gradual drop in elevation from the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains down to […]

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  • The Magic of an Alabama Sunset

    The Magic of an Alabama Sunset “Sunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second.” – Mattie Stepanek There is no better way to wind down after a busy day than to watch the setting sun as it sinks into the horizon. A gentle reminder from nature that another day has come to an […]

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  • Things that Glow in the Dark

      The amazing night lives of lightning bugs and Dismalites Ok, so there are some pretty cool things right here in our own backyard. Things that people travel great distances to see, such as synchronous fireflies and Dismalites. You may already be quite familiar with lightning bugs, also known as fireflies. Fireflies signal the arrival […]

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  • How to Style a Quiff

    Space. The final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise. Here’s the story of a lovely lady who was bringing up three very lovely girls. In a freak mishap Ranger 3 and its pilot Captain William Buck Rogers are blown out of their trajectory into an orbit which freezes his life support systems […]

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