Is a Roof Top Tent For Me (You)?

A popular topic in forums I frequent is RTT vs Ground Tents.  I’ve thrown in my thoughts in many of these very opinionated discussions, and my points have always been no one size fits all. One observation though, ground tent users can get annoying to a point of jumping into threads about RTTs uninvited —…

Fall Colors Up North

After a late summer heat in September, our weather started to cool down a bit.  With the help of friends, I got my Roof Top Tent back up the rack of the Jeepney and I started planning to take my boys up north to do some camping and enjoy the Fall Colors.  I’ve pretty much circled…

Minong Days

The weather is getting chillier by the day, and there will be snow on the ground by the time we realize it.  So we headed over to my company cabin in Minong, WI over the weekend to enjoy the last bits of summer.  As always, we were joined by the Bietz Family which have always…

Back to School Shenanigans

Linus is done with the back to school shopping, and I got myself and my kids a back to school haircut as well.  It’s Labor day and even though it’s barely a week past since we got back from our trip from the Philippines (jet lag!), we thought it would be nice to go out…

Back to the Islands

I’m guessing it has been five years since we last made our trip to the Philippines as a family.  We thought it’s best time at my kids age to see the place where my wife and I grew up in.   And lastly, we want to spend time with our family which is reall what…

Great Lakes Tour Part 4: The Last Leg

We enjoyed our stay at Mackinac Island.  I am guessing we will be back even just for a day trip since it is quite a relaxing place.  So relaxing that we are making a slow exit (that seems like the theme of this tour!) But for now we picked up the Jeepney and fortunately did…

Tour of the Great Lakes Part 3: July 4th at the Mackinac Island

Here’s the third installment of the Great Lakes Tour, and to spice it up, a youtube link covering the areas we covered here and Part 2   A drastic shift from our remote/dispersed camping, we are visiting the Mackinac Island and play a tourist.  Or what I would call a tad bit expensive shower. Free…

Tour of the Great Lakes Part 2: There are no Plans, Just Adventure

We just spent two nights dispersed camping in the UP.  Our goal was to scope out the scenery and that experience solidified our plan to setup a future trip focusing mostly on the UP.  We certainly left confident and looking forward to a longer term boondocking.  But for now, we left our Lake Superior camp…

Tour of the Great Lakes, Part 1: The UP

In the previous post, I mentioned that we are planning a UP trip and originally planned to make it to Drummond Island.  I made a last minute call and rerouted our plan to go south and visit LP (Lower Peninsula) and also hit the sandy beaches of Lake Michigan.  All in all visiting the three…

Upper Peninsula Michigan Here We Come!

I’m still working on the videos from our previous South Dakota trip and here we are now and preparing for our next adventure.  We will be driving to the Upper Peninsula Michigan aka the UP.  The UP can characterized by this image We are hoping to trek the shoreline of Lake Superior and go thru…

Badlands, Buffalo Gap and the Black Hills

Compared to Utah or Colorado, there is not a lot of information that you can gather about South Dakota’s Badlands/Buffalo Gap and the Blackhills when it comes to overlanding.  I started digging and found few old trip reports from expeditionportal and everything I’ve seen looked promising.  So it was kind of surprising that there was…