Joe Sills is an award-winning explorer and journalist who kicked off his career with a solo, cross-country road trip of America in a tent. He’s charbroiled gas station burritos over an open fire in Utah and cooked with a Swedish countess in a medieval kitchen. He’s shared the table of a Chinese billionaire in a subterranean research facility and submitted the ruins of Vlad Dracula’s mountain fortress in Romania.
Joe brings true tales of travel and adventure to light as the host of the Get Lost Podcast. In addition to Go Outside, his work has appeared in National Geographic, Forbes, Lonely Planet and Bassmaster Magazine.
These off-the-radar national parks will help you ditch the crowds while visiting some of America’s most breathtaking natural wonders.
Having crisscrossed America multiple times with a tent in tow, I’ve put together a short list of camping tips I wish I had known before taking a cross-country road trip.