2023 Year in Review

Our annual look back at our travel for the year. This year’s adventures included RV trips, international travel with students and a cruise.

2022 Year in Review

Our annual look back at all of our travel for the year. We visited many different places but still ended up in the Southwest three times.

2021 Year in Review

2021 Year in Review

Our travel roundup for 2021. The year was filled with evolving plans and weather interruptions. But, we finally made it to our 50th state!

These are our favorite National Parks hikes where we have found our nation's history, staggering beauty and incredible animal encounters.

Our Favorite National Parks Hikes

These are our favorite National Parks hikes where we have found our nation’s history, staggering beauty and incredible animal encounters.

2020 Year in Review

I always look forward to writing our Year in Review article every December. It’s a great opportunity to reflect on our trips and relive the memories. Sometimes we are surprised … Read more

Hiking the Caprock Coulee Loop

Normally, I wouldn’t write an entire article about a single hike in a national park, much less a popular 4-mile loop like the Caprock Coulee Loop, but our experience on … Read more

2019 Year in Review

Our 2019 Year in Review

This past year has been full of ups and downs. We started 2019 battling blizzard conditions in Rapid City, SD and will end the year in sunny southern New Mexico. … Read more

Alee, Our Camping Kitty

Losing Alee, Our Camping Kitty

A very personal story of losing our cat, Alee, to cancer. She was Grant’s cat for nearly 15 years and losing her has been emotionally tough.

Our Wander-Filled Life 2018 Year in Review

2018 – Our Year in Review

It’s been a great 2018 for Our Wander-Filled Life. We experienced some amazing sites throughout the US and had brief jaunts to Mexico and Canada. From Jamestown to the Manhattan … Read more

2017 Year in Review

2017 Year in Review

Writing this 2017 year in review article feels a bit cliché, but it also feels good! It is fun for us to look back on the new places we visited … Read more