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Roam Lab catalogs the journeys of two programmers who leave their city lives to become digital nomads and travel around the country, living out of a van (now truck camper). We focus on camping, hiking, campfire cooking, and oddities.

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Arch Rock is the de facto tourist stop on Mackinac Island. Rising 146 feet above the shoreline, the natural limestone arch forms a particularly noteworthy appendage to Mackinac Island’s bluffs. Tin Can Tourist, Road Trip Destinations, Lake Huron, Natural Bridge, State Of Michigan, Mackinac Island, Back Road, The Great Outdoors, State Parks

Arch Rock | Mackinac, Michigan

Arch Rock is the de facto tourist stop on Mackinac Island. Rising 146 feet above the shoreline, the natural limestone arch forms a particularly noteworthy appendage to Mackinac Island’s bluffs.

When we wander into a dry county, the result is a classic drink with a fun twist. Try my Camp-Punk Sangria campground mixology cocktail recipe. Sangria Recipes, Cocktail Recipes, Cocktails, Blackberry Recipes, Strawberry Recipes, Orange Recipes, Apple Recipes, Wine Mixed Drinks, Red Sangria
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Camp-Punk Sangria

When we wander into a dry county, the result is a classic drink with a fun twist. Try my Camp-Punk Sangria campground mixology cocktail recipe. #sangria #redsangria #sangriarecipe #mixology #cocktailrecipe #campgroundcocktail #blackberryrecipe #strawberryrecipe #applerecipe #orangerecipe

In driving through Belle Fourche, South Dakota, we encountered a large sign announcing a monument for the geographic center of the nation. We had to stop. Barbed Wire Fencing, Current Location, Back Road, South Dakota, Things That Bounce, Road Trip, National Parks, In This Moment, Sign
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Geographic Center of the Nation - Belle Fourche, South Dakota | Roam Lab

In driving through Belle Fourche, South Dakota, we encountered a large sign announcing a monument for the geographic center of the nation. We had to stop.

Enjoy our favorite campground seafood delicacy boiled in a dutch oven: king crab legs campfire cooking dinner recipe with drawn garlic dipping butter. Seafood Boil Recipes, Fish Recipes, King Crab Legs, Boiled Food, Campfire Food, Dutch Oven, Garlic, Rv Living, Food Porn
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King Crab Legs Campfire Cooking Dinner Recipe

Enjoy our favorite campground seafood delicacy boiled in a dutch oven: king crab legs campfire cooking dinner recipe with drawn garlic dipping butter. #crablegs #kingcrab #crabboil #campfirecooking #campfirerecipes #campgroundreces #openflamecook #seafoodrecipes #cookingoverthecampfire #seafood

Before he adopted the pen name Mark Twain, Samuel Clemens grew up in Hannibal, Missouri—the template for Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Fin’s hometown. Today, the quiet town perched by the Mississippi is filled with callouts to Mark Twain and his famous creations. You can tour his home and learn about his complex relationship with the morals of his environment and the values he adopted later in life. In every quote, we are treated to the wit and wisdom of one of America’s greatest storytellers. Hannibal Missouri, Pen Name, Wit And Wisdom, Back Road, Huckleberry, Mark Twain, Morals, Mississippi, Storytelling
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Hometown of Mark Twain

Before he adopted the pen name Mark Twain, Samuel Clemens grew up in Hannibal, Missouri—the template for Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Fin’s hometown. Today, the quiet town perched by the Mississippi is filled with callouts to Mark Twain and his famous creations. You can tour his home and learn about his complex relationship with the morals of his environment and the values he adopted later in life. In every quote, we are treated to the wit and wisdom of one of America’s greatest storytellers.

On January 21, 1972, DC comics declared the fictional town of Metropolis to be the “Hometown of Superman.” On June 9, 1972, the state of Illinois declared the very real town of Metropolis, Illinois to be the “Hometown of Superman.” What followed was the inevitable scheduling of Superman themed events, attractions, and a very large statue in the town square. Dc Comic Books, Comic Book Heroes, Metropolis Illinois, January 21, Superman, Dc Comics, Road Trip, Events, Statue
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Metropolis, Illinois: Hometown of Superman

On January 21, 1972, DC comics declared the fictional town of Metropolis to be the “Hometown of Superman.” On June 9, 1972, the state of Illinois declared the very real town of Metropolis, Illinois to be the “Hometown of Superman.” What followed was the inevitable scheduling of Superman themed events, attractions, and a very large statue in the town square.

Most people have a pretty sterile vision of museums. They have institutional white walls and satin ropes. There may be a security guard perched by the entry way to the gallery. The J.Spencer Watkins Memorial Museum is not that museum. Virginia City, Memorial Museum, Security Guard, Ropes, White Walls, Museums, Road Trip, Satin, Memories
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J.Spencer Watkins Memorial Museum

Most people have a pretty sterile vision of museums. They have institutional white walls and satin ropes. There may be a security guard perched by the entry way to the gallery. The J.Spencer Watkins Memorial Museum is not that museum.

Back in the day, before computerized models, California needed a hydraulic model of the Bay to research potential effects in modifying the shoreline and introducing damns. And so, in 1957, the Army Corps of Engineers built as massive working scale model of the San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento-San Joaquine River Delta. Scale Model, Engineers, Sacramento, San Francisco, Army, California, River, Models, Gi Joe
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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Bay Model

Back in the day, before computerized models, California needed a hydraulic model of the Bay to research potential effects in modifying the shoreline and introducing damns. And so, in 1957, the Army Corps of Engineers built as massive working scale model of the San Francisco Bay and the Sacramento-San Joaquine River Delta.

Highway divides from Highway 89 in Prescott, Arizona and travels 90 miles through many of our favorite haunts in the state. Hunt ghosts in the historic mining town of Jerome. Hike red rock buttes in scenic red-rock Sedona. Take a break and relax in Badlands National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Flagstaff Arizona, Prescott Arizona, Mustang Island, Road Trip Across America, Surfside Beach

20 Road Trips For 2020: Highway 89A

Highway 89A divides from Highway 89 in Prescott, Arizona and travels 90 miles through many of our favorite haunts in the state. Hunt ghosts in the historic mining town of Jerome. Hike red rock buttes in scenic red-rock Sedona. Take a break and relax in Flagstaff Arizona. #roadtrip #arizona #flagstaff #prescott #highway #travel #sedona

Explore the colorful cliffs, wimsical hoodoos, and exhilarating vistas of nature's greatest ampetheater in Bryce Canyon National Park. #utah #roadtrip #nationalpark #brycecanyon #hiking #travel #adventure Road Trip Adventure, Road Trip Destinations, Tide Pools, Bryce Canyon, Hiking Trails, The Great Outdoors, Wilderness, Kayaking, Utah
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Visiting Bryce Canyon National Park

Explore the colorful cliffs, wimsical hoodoos, and exhilarating vistas of nature's greatest ampetheater in Bryce Canyon National Park. #utah #roadtrip #nationalpark #brycecanyon #hiking #travel #adventure

20 Road Trips For Highway 270 Highway 270 wanders through Ouachita National Forest, crossing Grand Teton National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Yellowstone National Park, National Forest, National Parks, Mustang Island, Road Trip Across America, Forest Adventure, West Coast Trail

20 Road Trips For 2020: Highway 270

Highway 270 wanders through Ouachita National Forest, crossing the border of Oklahoma and Arkansas. This scenic region is full of outdoor activities from hiking along waterfalls, boating on Lake Eufaula and Lake Ouachita, and taking a dip in historic Hot Springs National Park. #roadtrip #truckcamper #hiking #oklahoma #arkansas #ouachita #nationalforest #camping #lakeeufala #lakeouachita #hotsprings #nationalpark #travel

Driving the Shafer Trail between Canyonlands National Park and Moab is absolutely hair raising. The descent from the park’s visitors center to the canyon floor is a heart stopping collection of narrow switchbacks. Travel Log, Rv Travel, Travel Trailers, Canada Travel, Arizona Road Trip, Canyonlands National Park, Moab Utah, Canyon Road, Thing 1

Overland Adventures: Shafer Trail

Driving the Shafer Trail between Canyonlands National Park and Moab is absolutely hair raising. The descent from the park’s visitors center to the canyon floor is a heart stopping collection of narrow switchbacks. #overland #4x4 #dirtroad #offroad #roadtrip #travel #adventure #shafertrail #canyonlands #nationalpark #nps

Our guide to Yellowstone, America's first National Park, and a super volcano full of geysers, hot springs, mud volcanoes, bison, black bears, wolves, and so much more. #wyoming #yellowstone #nationalpark #oldfaithful #roadtrip #travel #adventure #hiking #camping #outdoors Visit Yellowstone, Yellowstone National Park, National Parks, Road Trip Adventure, Road Trip Destinations, Old Faithful, Camping Outdoors, Volcanoes, Bison
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Yellowstone National Park

Our guide to Yellowstone, America's first National Park, and a super volcano full of geysers, hot springs, mud volcanoes, bison, black bears, wolves, and so much more. #wyoming #yellowstone #nationalpark #oldfaithful #roadtrip #travel #adventure #hiking #camping #outdoors

Rocky Mountain National sprawls across the eponymous mountains of Northern Colorado. The park is a mecca for wildlife sightings, hiking, and other outdoor activities. #rockymountain #colorado #nationalpark #roadtrip #travel #adventure #hiking #camping #outdoors Death Valley National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Road Trip Adventure, Road Trip Destinations, Tide Pools, Camping Outdoors, Mecca, Hiking Trails, Rocky Mountains

Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National sprawls across the eponymous mountains of Northern Colorado. The park is a mecca for wildlife sightings, hiking, and other outdoor activities. #rockymountain #colorado #nationalpark #roadtrip #travel #adventure #hiking #camping #outdoors

Celebrate 2020 with our 20 top road trips across America. See bison, hit a classic roadside diner, discover odd art sites, and drive on a beach. Badlands National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Rocky Mountain National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Mustang Island, Road Trip Across America, Visit Oregon, Surfside Beach, Oregon Washington

20 Road Trips For 2020: Columbia River Gorge

The Columbia River Gorge traces the border between Washington and Oregon—including the eclectic city or Portland—concluding at the Pacific Ocean. The fertile land cut by the Columbia River is designated as a National Scenic area. In the spring, the hillsides are lush with lupine and other wildflowers. #roadtrip #travel #oregon #washington #columbiarivergorge #columbiariver #visitoregon #visitwashington #gorving

Redwood National and State Parks is the realm of ancient giants. Ninty-six percent of coastal redwoods have been logged, but in the parks, trees as old as 2,000 years and tall as 379 feet tower over visitors. #redwood #california #nationalpark #roadtrip #travel #adventure #hiking #camping #outdoors Road Trip Adventure, Road Trip Destinations, Tide Pools, Camping Outdoors, Hiking Trails, The Great Outdoors, Travel Ideas, State Parks, Kayaking
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Redwood National Park

Redwood National and State Parks is the realm of ancient giants. Ninty-six percent of coastal redwoods have been logged, but in the parks, trees as old as 2,000 years and tall as 379 feet tower over visitors. #redwood #california #nationalpark #roadtrip #travel #adventure #hiking #camping #outdoors