Everyone experiences national parks in different ways. Some prefer to pitch a tent, while others drive their own RVs or camper vans. And then there are those who gravitate towards hotels, resorts, and lodges. There are many ways in which to visit national parks, and these are what comprise the camping styles aspect of the journey, and contribute an important part of the Hello Ranger Community as well. To help build our community, we’ve brought on a crew of Camping Ambassadors to help inspire with their own insight, guides, and expertise. Our Camping Ambassadors cover the following topics: Tent & Car Camping, RV Camping, Van Life, and Hotel & Resort Lodging. Start your journey by following along with one of our guides:
RV Camping Ambassador
Jason & Abby Epperson
Home Base: Any National Park Campground
Hello there! We’re Jason and Abby Epperson, creators of RV Miles, a network of resources for U.S.-based RVers and outdoor enthusiasts. Together with our three boys, we’ve been traveling the country full-time for almost four years, first in a school bus conversion and now in a travel trailer. We produce three weekly podcasts, run an RV-focused website, and create tons of content across multiple platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. We are avid supporters of our national parks, believers in the healing power of the outdoors, and big fans of food and sleep.
Tent & Car Camping Ambassador
Kaci Preston (She/Her/Hers)
Home Base: Kansas
Hello, I’m Kaci, The Car Camping Queen! I’ll be your guide for all things camping! I believe in seeing the outdoor world in the most unique ways possible, and would like to share my knowledge and passion for camping and national parks with you! I have earned “The Car Camping Queen” title because I bring along everything you could imagine for a camping trip. With my handy checklists and superb organization skills, I never leave anything behind!
Hotels, Resorts, and Lodges Ambassador
Matt & Karen Smith
Home Base: Washington State
Hello, we’re Matt and Karen and we’re the authors of the Dear Bob and Sue series of books and the hosts of the Dear Bob and Sue podcast, where we share stories about our visits to all the national parks and other public lands. Here at Hello Ranger, we’re going to be exploring a variety of unique, fun, and fabulous places to stay when you’re out adventuring in the parks.
Website and Podcast Links
Van Life Ambassador
Sabrina & Wes
Home Base: Somewhere between Alaska and Florida
Hello, We’re Sabrina & Wes! We live, work and travel full-time out of our self-built Ford Transit van, which is a huge comfort upgrade from the Jeep Wrangler we use to live in!
At ExploreHere and YouMeAndTheParks, we build web and mobile apps that help share information and history about our parks, lands, and all the places in-between.