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

View of Brazos cliffs

Brazos Overlook, an unofficial campsite

If you're in northern New Mexico, the northern drive across the Carson National Forest on highway 64 is gorgeous!! It's ...
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Sample of a Motor Vehicle Use Map

Finding campsites using a Motor Vehicle Use Map

When I'm looking for a good boondocking campsite, I usually research it beforehand. I have some standard information sources, that ...
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View from Taos Junction boondocking campsite

Taos Junction – Free camping near Ojo Caliente, New Mexico

Ojo Caliente is a famous hot springs resort west of Taos, and quite a luxurious place to stay. But if ...
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Santa Cruz Lake Overlook campground

Visiting Chimayo? Santa Cruz Lake Overlook campground

Chimayo is a small town along the High Road between Santa Fe and Taos, New Mexico. It's famous for its ...
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Gateway to Dawson New Mexico

Dawson, New Mexico – Grandpa and the ghost town

Dawson is a ghost town in northeastern New Mexico. Like so many abandoned places, it was a mining town whose ...
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Boondocking in Carson National Forest

New Mexico free camping – Cool, green, and beautiful

Who knew New Mexico was so green? This isn't just photoshop, either! 😉 If you're looking for a camping spot ...
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Costumes at the Taos Pueblo Powwow

Taos Pueblo Powwow – A cool New Mexico event

I hadn't really intended to go to the Taos Pueblo Powwow. In fact, I didn't know anything about it until ...
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Perfect spot at Rio Grande del Norte

Rio Grande del Norte (Wild Rivers) – Awesome camping!

If you're looking for a place to go camping and/or hiking in northern New Mexico, go to Rio Grande del ...
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View over Los Alamos from American Springs Road

American Spring – Free camping near Los Alamos

It was the 4th of July holiday weekend, and the Jemez area was packed! Every scenic stop was crawling with ...
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Camping under the pines at Apache Creek

Apache Creek Campground – Under the ponderosas

There's nothing like some big old ponderosa pines to make it feel like mountain living! 🙂 Apache Creek campground is ...
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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!


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