Gear Review: Tuff Stuff Roof Top Tent

Two years ago, I started looking into Roof Top Tents.  My objective is to take us to go further out and do more dispersed camping.  In typical overland style where we plan a route and move places every night, an RTT made a lot of sense giving me an assurance that my family will have…

Keweenaw Peninsula

Earlier I have planned to join a group from the Facebook group MN Overlander on a trip to South Dakota.  Unfortunately i had last minute conflict with work and I had to make change in plans quick.  The first thing that came up to my head is High Rock Bay at Copper Harbor. Last year,…

Utah 101 Part 3 – Lockhart Basin

We conclude our Utah 101 Trip by taking on Lockhart Basin Rd.  Just outside of Utah, this route will take us 60 miles off-pavement passing thru Hurrah Pass and Chicken Corners trail then to the main Lockart Basin Rd all the way down to Canyonland Needles District.  The trail takes you to the walls of…

Utah 101 Part 2: Bryce, Zion and Arches

We left Capitol Reef and headed towards the more popular parks, Bryce and most especially Zion National Park.   The drive out of Burr Trail Byway and thru Scenic 24 heading to Bryce is nothing short of spectacular views.   Bryce is a much higher elevation, so it was a chilly 30 degrees when we got…

Utah 101 Part 1: The Journey to the Cathedral

  Our Utah 101 Spring Break Adventure was over before we know it. Overall, it was a success — about 10 days on the road, paved and dirt, and at times just rock boulders, and everyone made it home.  We were able to hit majority of the destinations we planned for, made few adjustments along…

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…

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…

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…