Meet John, an Iowa native and Tanya, a Minnesota native who loves to travel along with their two girls ages 3 and 7 and their 5 year old Golden Retriever. We camp in “Fancy Nancy” our 23 foot travel trailer in private and public campgrounds all across the midwest, although we ocassionally make it to other parts of this beautiful country.

Tanya grew up tent camping with her fondest memories camping in Brainard, MN and Chippewa National Forest near Cass Lake, MN. Her family also took numerous road trips across the country in their mini van. With a degree in outdoor recreation, her love for the outdoors has firm roots. After having children, she wanted to make sure her children spent as much time as possible in the outdoors and exploring the natural beauty of the United States. We are mainly, weekend warriors, people who camp on the weekends, but we try to make the most of any school break that we can.

In 2017, our family set off on our first 52 Hike Challenge. Now in 2019, we are attempting our third challenge-the Explorer Series. Follow along as we camp and hike our way through the Midwest.

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