The (Ever-Evolving) Official Beginning Itinerary for Simply Adventure

You’ve all been pressing me for details about our route, our planned stops, what climbing areas we’ll be hitting up, and what our map looks like thus far. We can’t make any promises, and we are certain that things will inevitably change, but it’s about time I gave you some insight about where we’re heading in the upcoming weeks and months.

So here’s what the Simply Adventure road trip route looks like so far:

This is what we KNOW is going to happen.

Since I’m a Miami gal, I’d like to think that the route officially began at our southernmost point in 2013: Miami, Florida. We also visited Tampa and Tallahassee before finally leaving the state on February 1st. After a pit stop at a Mississippi rest stop, and filling cajun fare in Lake Charles in Louisiana, we paused for a day in Houston, Texas (more on that later – who knew Houston was so cool?).

We’re currently holed up at Spin City Washateria in Austin, Texas, and are scoping out some nearby climbing to fill the next few days until we head to Reimer’s Ranch for the weekend with our friend Teresa. Afterwards, we’ll jet across the remainder of Texas to Hueco Tanks State Park near El Paso. Once we get our fill of Lonestar State climbing, the plans get a little hazier, but we’ll be heading to Joshua Tree, then up to Utah around March 8th to meet some climbing buddies for a week or so in Moab. Next, we’ll drive north for a few days in Salt Lake City, then regroup as we plan our next moves.

Here’s a very vague, and totally-going-to-change look at what our journey (kinda, sorta, maybe) will look like through August:

A very rough map of our trip outline so far.


If there’s one thing I’ve learned in these first few days of van-dwelling, it’s that plans are always changing, you can’t really count on anything, and making plans more than a week in advance are really just a pain in the arse. We have a lot to learn still, but we haven’t killed each other (yet), so I think we’re on the right path.

Cheers, everyone – and stay tuned for more dates and upcoming plans (that will probably end up changing, ha)! 


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Author:Katie Boué

Katie Boué is the voice of - a travel lifestyle blog focusing on climbing, Airbnb life, and the outdoors.

5 Comments on “The (Ever-Evolving) Official Beginning Itinerary for Simply Adventure”

  1. climbrunliftmom
    February 4, 2013 at 9:45 pm #

    Can’t wait til you guys get out to UT!! I may even be down in Moab (well the Creek) about the same time you are :)

  2. February 5, 2013 at 5:50 am #

    Ok, so I’m trying to figure out when you’ll be in Phx. Can we do lunch at least? =)

  3. February 5, 2013 at 7:55 am #

    Looks like a great trip so far. Joshua Tree is awesome. Been there once but hoping to go a few more times this year since its relatively close to me.

  4. Suzanne In VA
    February 7, 2013 at 6:02 pm #

    I am so jealous! In a happy for you kind of way~ Enchanted Rock is about 1.5 hrs west of Austin, great rock climbing I hear. I only hiked when i was there last year and that was hard enough but so fantastic.

    • February 7, 2013 at 6:43 pm #

      Thank you! We have heard great things about Enchanted Rock as well, but we’ll probably have to skip it to reach our next destinations on time. :)

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