WOW it's been a while since I posted. My last post was in the beginning of February and even that was kind of a half-assed post! So figured it was about time for a life update post about where we've been, where we are now and what we have in store!
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.
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.
Badlands National Park is one that I had neither heard much about nor had at the top of any bucket list. After taking a full day to explore this park, I'm glad to say that the Badlands is well worth the trip out to explore. The park is located in South Dakota which I believe is a rather underrated state. Since we had traveled up from Florida and through endless states of corn fields, we were happy to see scenery changes, especially ones as out-of-this-world as the Badlands. You can absolutely spend more than one day exploring this park but if you have only 24 hours in the area, here's an itinerary to follow so you can make the most of you time here!
When we started planning this big US road trip over a year ago, we had the entire route planned out to leave in March and go clockwise along the south and then up the west coast from there. When we decided to postpone until September, we were forced to flip the entire route counter-clockwise and head north through the plains instead.
It's official! I have quit my job and am full steam ahead into the next chapter of my life! This chapter includes some solo-preneurship, some side-hustles, and dipping our toes into real estate. But MOST importantly, we're hitting the road in our RV Roo for a some exciting adventures around the U.S. Time to dive into some road trip planning!