This is where Zennie and I started our travels – in the USA. The map shows the places we traveled together.

Of course, I’ve gone to more places without Zennie, and she’s gone other places without me. I’m not including those here, to avoid those awkward discussions… 😉


Uphill Zen travels in the USA
Travels with Zennie in the United States

Wherever we’ve gone, we’ve discovered beautiful and fascinating places. Some are magnificent and awe-inspiring, others small and charming, but all of them are wonderful to experience.

Time after time, I arrive somewhere and wish I could spend longer — a week here or a month there would be wonderful! It would be easy to spend a lifetime exploring the US, but there’s still the rest of the world to see, too… 😀


Posts from our United States travels

Route for Zennie's 2017 US Road Trip, Summer Chill-Out

Summer Chill-Out – US road trip recap

I was sitting in Tucson during June 2017, trying to work on some Zennie projects in temps that reached 115 ...
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The coolest canyon you've never heard of

The coolest canyon you’ve never heard of

I didn't even know this place existed until I saw it on a map. How did I miss this for ...
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Free lakeside camping in Wyoming, at Ring Lake

Free lakeside camping by Ring Lake, Wyoming

If you want a pretty lakeside camping spot in Wyoming, and one that is free!, then check out the Ring ...
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Double rainbow while camping at Robbers Gulch Rd

Boondocking with rainbows! Robbers Gulch, Wyoming

If you're traveling through Wyoming, and looking for a boondocking spot for a night or a week, then think about ...
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Western art in Montrose, Colorado

Free camping by the river, near downtown Montrose

Montrose may not have the eye-popping scenery of Ouray, but this farming community near the end of the Million Dollar ...
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View while driving the Million Dollar Highway

Zennie vs. The Rockies – Driving the Million Dollar Highway

The Million Dollar Highway is one of the most spectacular drives in the country. It winds through the Colorado Rocky ...
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5-star boondocking site along Colorado's East Fork Road

Five-star boondocking in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains

A lot of free boondocking campsites are great for a night or two, but occasionally you find a prize spot ...
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San Luis Lake free camping has lovely views

Free electricity! Cool campsite near Great Sand Dunes

Who ever heard of a free campground that even provides free electrical hookups? It's a rarity for sure! Now let's ...
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Log cabins along Lake Como Rd

Free camping, giant dunes, and a ghost town too!

For free camping near the Great Sand Dunes, here's one good option. This Colorado boondocking spot along Lake Como Road ...
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Campsite view from Echo Amphitheater campground

Echo Amphitheater campground, New Mexico

If you're looking for a lovely free campground while you're exploring the O'Keeffe country of New Mexico, here's a great ...
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USA, State by State

Where do you want to go? (My all-time favorite question to ponder!)

Click on any state below to see some favorite places, campgrounds, boondocking campsites, and whatever else we found!



Arizona, the Grand Canyon State

Arizona – The Grand Canyon State

Arizona has beautiful desert scenery, along with a ton of blue sky and sunshine. It's not all desert, though. This ...
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California - The Golden State

California – The Golden State

California has it all - sandy beaches, redwood forests, cosmopolitan cities, vast deserts, rolling hills, and snow-capped mountains! There's so ...
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Colorado - The Centennial State

Colorado – The Centennial State

The Rocky Mountains in Colorado are simply stunning, with the most "14ers" in the US. Summer or winter, there's a ...
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Idaho - The Gem State

Idaho – The Gem State

Idaho has awesome mountains, beautiful scenery and remarkably nice people. Unfortunately, I'll always remember it as the place where Zennie's ...
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Montana - The Treasure State

Montana – The Treasure State

Montana is an enormous state with a lot to offer! With winter about to hit, we were only able to ...
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Nebraska - The Cornhusker State

Nebraska – The Cornhusker State

I was surprised by how pretty Nebraska was. Perhaps I shouldn't have been? 😉 The rolling hills and charming little ...
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Nevada - The Silver State

Nevada – The Silver State

Nevada is mostly known for flashy Las Vegas. That can be fun, for sure. But there's a lot more to ...
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New Mexico - The Land of Enchantment

New Mexico – The Land of Enchantment

New Mexico is one of my favorites! I love the history, with Anasazi ruins and Spanish conquistadors. I love the ...
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North Dakota - The Peace Garden State

North Dakota – The Peace Garden State

I've driven through North Dakota many times, but just passing through on my way to somewhere else. It wasn't until ...
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South Dakota - The Mount Rushmore State

South Dakota – The Mount Rushmore State

I've got a lot of history in South Dakota, so I may be biased, but I love it here! The ...
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Utah - The Beehive State

Utah – The Beehive State

Utah has some of the most amazing canyon scenery on earth! You've got Zion, Bryce, Canyonlands, Arches, Capitol Reef, Escalante, ...
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Wyoming, the Equality State

Wyoming – The Equality State

Wyoming has amazing mountains, and some of the prettiest scenery anywhere, with granite peaks towering over verdant valleys. It's wild, ...
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