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 —…

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…

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…