When we first started planning our trip in 2015, I had so many ideas of where I wanted us to go that I started to organize the places through Pinterest and good old paper and pencil. I had bought the book 1,000 Places To See Before You Die by Patricia Schultz for Brad years ago for Christmas so I got it off the bookshelf and used that as a reference point.
To see a complete list of all the places we have visited, go to the Places Visited and then Been There, Done That.
2015 Travel Route:
Starting from Washington State, we went to the Midwest for our multiple family obligations in Illinois and Michigan and then traveled east for the fall colors and to go to Acadia National Park in Maine. After that, we went to Savannah, Georgia for the winter.
2016 Travel Route:
We started off in Savannah, Georgia and traveled down to the gulf side of Florida. Crossing through Alabama and Louisiana, we stayed in Houston and then San Antonio. Took a detour to Las Cruces, New Mexico to see White Sands National Monument and then headed to Mesa, Arizona.
2017 Travel Route:
Starting from Mesa, Arizona, we traveled to St. Georgia, Utah and then over to Provo, Utah. After Provo, we went to Moab and Monument Valley, both in Utah. From there, we headed back to Mesa, Arizona for the winter.
2018 travel route:
2019 travel route:
Starting in Mesa, AZ, we left there in May to workcamp at Grand Teton National Park. After Grand Teton, we headed West to California, stopping in Elko and Reno. We worked in Northern California for the next 1 1/2 years.
2020 travel route:
While living in Stockton, we explored so much of the area: Death Valley National Park, Sequoia National Park, Yosemite, hiked many times in the Sierra Nevada, San Fran, Los Angeles, Monterey Bay, Lake Tahoe, Reno, Vegas….
2021 travel route:
We left Stockton, CA in January and headed to the desert for the winter. In Paharump, NV, we worked and played at Death Valley National Park and in Vegas. In May, we packed up and went to Grand Teton National Park for the summer, making that our third time working there. We left Wyoming in September to check out our next summer job in Tower, MN. Along the way we stopped at Devil’s Tower. After Minnesota, we set up for the winter in Clermont, Florida.
These maps are a rough estimate of our route and does not include every stop or destination.