A Perfect Day in Guadalupe Mountains National Park

A Perfect Day in Guadalupe Mountains National Park

After surviving our epic trip across Texas, we finally arrived in the dark of night at Guadalupe Mountains National Park, escorted by swarms of bats that we imagined were from nearby Carlsbad Cavern. The last time we were here, we got snowed out. We’ve been looking …

Meh, Texas. We visit the “best” city in Texas, Austin.

Meh, Texas. We visit the “best” city in Texas, Austin.

I think I’ve said this before — I’m not fond of Texas. I don’t like the ranchers that have sweetheart grazing deals on government land, that feed their cattle government-subsidized food, railing against social services. I don’t like oil men that hire teams of geologists and …

A Texas Break

A Texas Break

We needed a break from travel. We needed to sit still and listen to the trees and pause. If we had a porch, we would have set on it. We didn’t have a porch, we weren’t in Charleston, and so we did the next best …

Well, at least the Crawfish were good.

Well, at least the Crawfish were good.

The trip into Texas was rough. We’d just left paradise, Florida’s Forgotten Coast, and had a great time in New Orleans (minus a little snafu in Alabama). The road through Louisiana’s bayou was fun. We even got to ride a ferry. We passed through the “Cajun Riviera” …

When It All Goes Wrong

When It All Goes Wrong

I’m sitting on a bed in a disgusting motel room — the most disgusting motel room I’ve ever been in in my life, and I’ve been in my fair share of cheap motels. I’m crying. I feel a little better when I realize that I …

Guadalupe National Park: An Unknown National Park

Guadalupe National Park: An Unknown National Park

I’d never heard of Guadalupe National Park, tucked in the corner of Texas in that spot where the big state slides in between New Mexico and Mexico. And while we spent about 24 hours there, I still don’t know much about the place. We rolled …

Why We’re Going to Big Bend National Park in Four Photos

Why We’re Going to Big Bend National Park in Four Photos

Big Bend National Park is one of the least-visited national parks.  All the more reason to visit.  And for views like these: photo credit: sean_mcgee photo credit: sean_mcgee photo credit: AlphaTangoBravo / Adam Baker photo credit: Tycho Moon