Our Favorite Places

During conversations with people who are curious about our lifestyle, we are often asked what places we have enjoyed most.  Below is a list of some of our current favorites in different categories.  Keep in mind we have not seen the entire country, only about 28 states, and still have plenty more to see. For the next few months we are going to travel to some new places including 7 National Parks, and we are certain this list will change.

Large Cities:

  • Austin, TX
  • Portland, OR
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Baltimore, MD (our hometown)
  • Washington, DC


Mid-sized Towns:

  • Santa Cruz, CA
  • Savannah, GA
  • Charleston, SC
  • Santa Fe, NM
  • Old Town Alexandria, VA
  • Madison, WI


Small Towns:

  • St. Augustine, FL
  • Sedona, AZ
  • Fredericksburg, TX
  • Durango, CO
  • Ashland, OR
  • Port Townsend, WA


Tiny Towns:

  • Ogunquit, ME
  • Trinidad, CA
  • Cannon Beach, OR
  • Manteo, NC
  • Cedar Key, FL
  • Winthrop, WA


Favorite East Coast Beaches:

  • Gulf Islands National Seashore, FL
  • Cape Hatteras National Seashore, NC
  • Folly Beach, SC
  • Emerald Isle, NC
  • Sarasota, FL


Favorite West Coast Beaches:

    • Laguna Beach, CA
    • El Matador State Beach, Malibu, CA
    • Carpenteria, CA
    • College Cove, Trinidad, CA
    • Cannon Beach, OR


Favorite Campsites:

  • Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, CA  (boondocking)
  • Gilbert-Rey County Park, Tucson, AZ
  • Anastasia State Park, St. Augustine, FL
  • Jumbo Rocks, Joshua Tree N.P., CA
  • Goosenecks State Park, UT  (boondocking)
  • Valley of Fires Recreation Area, NM
  • Carl G. Washburne State Park, OR
  • Kirk Creek Campground, Big Sur, CA
  • Rancho Sedona, Sedona, AZ
  • North Pines, Yosemite N.P., CA
  • Buffalo Gap National Grasslands, Wall, SD  (boondocking)


Favorite Hikes:

  • Upper Falls/Mist Trail/Yosemite Falls, Yosemite N.P., CA
  • Angels Landing, Zion N.P., UT
  • Peek-a-Boo Trail, Bryce Canyon N.P., UT
  • Rockefeller and Founders Groves, Avenue of the Giants, Redwoods National & State Parks, CA
  • Hugh Norris Trail, Saguaro N.P., AZ
  • Tent Rocks, National Monument, NM
  • Maple Loop Trail, North Cascades National Park, WA
  • Highline Trail, Glacier National Park, MT
  • Avalanche Peak, Yellowstone National Park, WY


Favorite Scenic Drives:

  • Route 1, Big Sur, CA
  • Routes 12/24, UT
  • Billy the Kid Trail, Rt. 380, NM
  • Route 395, CA
  • Blue Ridge Parkway, NC/TN
  • North Cascades, Rt. 20, WA

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