Road Trip – Big Bend National Park | Jon & Kelsey
Kelsey and I aren't just jet-setters. We also love a good road trip. Driving to our destination frees us of baggage restrictions, we can easily bring the dog, and meals are whatever local watering hole pulls us in off the highway. To kick off the new year, we wanted to explore our new home state of Texas. Located on the southwestern edge of the state (aka as far away from us as possible), Big Bend National Park is a secret gem of a destination. It is one of the least visited national parks, but arguably one of the most unique locations in the country. Miles from civilization, it's truly a throwback to how the Wild West once was and a great opportunity for us to unplug and come closer to nature. Let's recap on the fact that Big Bend is in the middle of nowhere. From Austin, it's a solid 7+ hour drive...and not a fun, scenic one at that. Head down to I-10, then continue straight until you question your sanity. Then, turn left, and really go crazy when you realize you're still a couple of