Oh hey, hello there. Today we wanted to do something a little different than our usual narrative blog posts. Since we're never in one place for very long, we wanted to share with you regular updates in real-time so you know what we're doing and where even if our "normal" posts are a little backlogged. Let us know if you like this newer, more casual format in the comments below. We'd love to hear feedback and use this as an opportunity to answer any lingering questions you guys might have about us/ our trip.

Also, don't forget to follow the adventure across social

Today's dispatch comes from Lubbock, TX, where the two of us are currently hunched over our computers catching up on emails inside a Market Street grocery store (read: free WiFi). We just spent a whirlwind week in Austin attending appearances and events at Summer X Games (blog post coming soon), so today is a very much needed day to catch-up. Hence this post.

Aside from X Games and all of the exciting events surrounding it, we're really excited to share three articles that were published over the weekend and feature us. One of them is our local paper back home, while the other two are online publications/ groups that have a travel and exploratory focus.

We hope you enjoy reading the following pieces and would love to hear from each and every one of you about places you love to explore or stories you'd like to share. Roughly three weeks into this road trip and we're still pinching ourselves that this is all happening.

Thank you so much for coming along for the ride.

Matador network: 30 INSTAGRAMMERS PROMOTING UNCONVENTIONAL TRAVEL THAT YOU CAN RELATE TO  

Matt and Hillary are road trippers who have committed to traveling 100-plus days out of the year. This is where to go for some epic outdoor adventure inspiration as well. Read more.


The Westerly Sun: Residents unleash their adventurous spirit

One morning in May, Westerly residents Hillary Federico and Matt Andrew floated nearly 2,000 feet above the city of Albuquerque in little more than an oversized picnic basket. That was after a day of navigating narrow switchbacks through the Valley of the Gods in Utah. Read more.


The Outbound Collective: Explorer Spotlight: Hillary + Matt

Meet our explorers Matt and Hillary. Read more.

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