Goodbye Adventure in a Backpack – Hello

EARLY ADVENTURE IN A BACKPACK Adventure in a Backpack started back in 2011 on a 3 day backpacking trip around eagle rock loop near Mena, Arkansas.  We wanted to start a blog to 'metaphorically' bring our family and close friends with us on our adventures as if they...

About Us

Nate and Steph are a pair of high school
sweethearts with an appetite for adventure.

Throwing the “American dream” out the
window in 2015, this firefighter and
accountant sold most of what they owned and
hit the road…permanently.

Since 2015, They have covered 29 US States as
far as Alaska, 5 Canadian Provinces, and 1
Central America gem, Nicaragua.

Nate and Steph travel not just to see, but to
immerse themselves in the offerings of the
local environment.

They are always paddling,
climbing, biking, backpacking, hot spring
soaking, surfing, and diving into their next


The Dyrt

Life on the road, with less metaphorical filter than you’re probably used to. Trust me: that’s a good thing.


#Vanlife hacks from two pros

These young adventurers maintain legit careers while living the dream on the road and building their business.

Outside Online

They’ve crisscrossed the country, hitting all of the Insta-worthy locales that are likely on your bucket list… and we asked the couple to detail a handful of key items that make their campsite feel like a home. Here are their picks

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