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Bison Encounters and Beyond: Antelope Island to Anderson Cove

After the electric energy of Salt Lake City, we yearned for the serenity of nature. Antelope Island State Park, a short drive northwest of the city, beckoned us with its unique landscape. Camping right on the shores of the Great Salt Lake, we were treated to breathtaking sunsets, unbelievable stargazing, and an abundance of wildlife.

Outshine Travel Guide: Queer Nomads Exploring Salt Lake City During Pride

Sunshine and Michelle beaming bright here in Salt Lake City, just one week into our road tour! This vibrant metropolis nestled against the Wasatch Mountains surprised us in the best way possible. It’s the perfect blend of urban energy, outdoor adventures, and a surprising touch of quirkiness (think, Utah Pride!).

Exploring Wasatch Mountain State Park and Big Cottonwood Canyon Scenic Byway

Sunshine here, taking the wheel on this leg of our Salt Lake City adventure! We were itching to trade cityscapes for mountain vistas, so Wasatch Mountain State Park became our home base. Nestled just east of downtown, this campground served up stunning views and the perfect jumping-off point for exploration.

Travel Guide: 24 Hours in Dinosaur National Monument

During this road tour we’re all for spontaneous detours that lead to epic adventures, and discovering Dinosaur National Monument on our way to Salt Lake City, blew our minds and our van doors wide open! This hidden gem wasn’t originally on our 6-month itinerary, but thanks to The Dyrt app, we found the Green River Campground and stumbled upon a fantastic stopover on our way from Steamboat Springs to Salt Lake City. Spend 24 hours camping and exploring Dinosaur National Monument with us!

Travel Guide: 24 Hours in Steamboat Springs, CO

The first stop on our 6 month road tour was in Steamboat Springs, CO to meet the Hala Crew and pick up two new paddle boards to use as we travel. We only had 24 hours to spend here and made the best of it by paddling the Yampa River, biking the Yampa River Core Trail, boon-docking and finding some pretty tasty restaurants.

That’s a wrap on home life, time to try vanlife!

We’ve dreamt about traveling and living in a van since we got together almost 8 years ago and we can’t believe it’s finally happening! We officially closed on our sweet lil bungalow today and we’re on our way to Vandoit to pick up a new campervan to start our 6 month cross country road trip!

Outshine is Transforming to Vanlife Full Time!

It’s really happening y’all!

We’re stoked to announce we accepted an offer on the house and are downsizing our lives to fit in a camper van to travel the country for 6 months!

Departure day is in 2 weeks!

Transgender Day of Visibility

In case you didn’t know, March 31 is transgender day of visibility which celebrates the joy and resilience of trans and non-binary folks everywhere by elevating voices and experiences, while also bringing awareness to the ongoing issues that trans folks are facing.

Spring Into New Adventures

It’s time to Spring into new adventures! We’re highlighting some big events and the big changes we have in store for 2024 in this month’s newsletter! Chattanooga Outdoor FestivalApril 6 […]

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