Kristin in Motion

Keeping the Adventure Alive while Working the 9 to 5

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I’m back with another campsite comparisons post! The campsite comparison post I wrote discussed the variety of one night stays we had from Florida to Iowa on the first 10 days of our trip. The rest of September, we had much longer stays at boondocking spots across South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. Each location had it’s unique pros and cons but all of them were perfect opportunities to enjoy the areas we stayed in.
Jumping out of chronological order a little bit to tell the story of our most recent misadventure! When we hit the road with everything we own in our camper and truck bed, we knew that there was a chance that theft could be a possibility.
The Grand Tetons is one of those National Parks that flies under the radar, but once you experience it, it changes you. When we arrived to the Grand Teton area, we quickly changed our plans from only staying a couple days to staying an entire week. Since we extended our trip, we were able to really slow down and enjoy our hikes. If I had to choose a favorite, it would be the Jenny Lake to Hidden Falls trail.
When you think of the most popular National Parks, often you hear Yellowstone, Yosemite and Zion but you don’t often hear of the Grand Tetons. We had originally planned on breezing through the Tetons on our way to Yellowstone but when we arrived to this park, we quickly fell in love and ended up staying a week. That being said, if you only have one day to see the park, here’s a guide for how to make the most of your time!
I like to post a lot of helpful, informative posts but every once in a while, I’ll throw in a post for mere-story telling. This is one of them. When we look at Instagram, it looks like full-time travel is nothing but beautiful scenery and happiness. But I am here to tell you that it’s not all glamorous all the time! Travel mishaps and misadventures happen.
South Dakota is a truly underrated state. The entire western half of the state is filled with parks, monuments and endless wildlife. Rapid City specifically has tons of history and culture that is worth exploring. The town also acts as a perfect home base for exploring a variety of different parks all within day trip distance. Here are some of the best day trips you can take from Rapid City, South Dakota!