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The Living Simple Tour Schedule – Our State By State Travel Dates!

The Travel Schedule

Welcome to our very first weekly article for our Living Simple Teardrop Camper Tour of the United States!

We are planning to head out September 9th and visit every state within a one year period.

And that means it is finally time now to begin documenting our entire trip week by week. From planning to final completion, our weekly email updates from here on out will bring the entire journey to life.

Our Teardrop Tab 400 Campet

We have really enjoyed our time at our Old World Garden so far this spring and summer.

It gave us an incredible opportunity after fully retiring from our “day jobs” to enjoy one full spring, summer and early fall at the farm before heading out to see the sights, sounds and people of this incredible country.

It also gives us plenty of time over the next few months to try out a few small trips with the teardrop camper to prepare for the journey.

But as the day for leaving draws closer and closer, we are more excited than ever to start this amazing trip!

countdown to the trip
The countdown has begun

And today’s first article is a huge step – revealing the dates we will be heading through each state.

Our State By State Trip Dates

The tour will kick of September 9th in the great state of Nebraska. And as you will see below, continues westward from there.

We designed the trip to hopefully visit each state with the best chance to avoid inclement winter weather.

Weather of course can’t be guaranteed. But we selected the states to be visited when sever winter weather was most unlikely.

We, of course, will see how that all turns out!

US State Map
There are so many places to see – and so many things to do!

So with that said – here is a look at our state by state route. We have already had some incredible followers sign up to help us out – but if our visitation times line up with something in your state – let us know and we will try to add it to our schedule.

We will be in most states for 1 week. A few of the smaller states will be a bit shorter. And a few of the larger ones we will spend a bit more time.

In the coming weeks, we will being filling in our state by state interactive map with the places and folks we will be visiting. See : Living Simple Interactive Map

You will be able to follow the tour state by state with our interactive map page on the website.

As we do, you will be able to click on each state to see what is lined up – or take a look at all of the photos and videos from our visit once completed.

Here is to looking forward to one amazing journey – Jim and Mary!

The Live Simple Now Tour State By State Travel Schedule

Each date represents the day we will start in a state. For weeks with two states, we will split time.

Nebraska – Monday, September 9, 2019
South Dakota – Monday, September 16, 2019
North Dakota – Monday, September 23, 2019
Montana – Monday, September 30, 2019
Wyoming – Monday, October 7, 2019
Colorado – Monday, October 14, 2019
Utah – Monday, October 21, 2019
Idaho – Monday, October 28, 2019
Washington – Monday, November 4, 2019
Washington / Oregon – Monday, November 11, 2019
Oregon – Monday, November 18, 2019
Upper California / Nevada – Monday, November 25, 2019
California – Monday, December 2, 2019
Lower California / Nevada – Monday, December 9, 2019
Arizona – Monday, December 16, 2019
New Mexico – Monday, December 23, 2019
Texas – Monday, December 30, 2019
Texas – Monday, January 6, 2020
Oklahoma – Monday, January 13, 2020
Arkansas – Monday, January 20, 2020
Louisiana – Monday, January 27, 2020
Mississippi – Monday, February 3, 2020
Alabama – Monday, February 10, 2020
Florida – Monday, February 17, 2020
Florida – Monday, February 24, 2020
Georgia – Monday, March 2, 2020
South Carolina – Monday, March 9, 2020
North Carolina – Monday, March 16, 2020
Tennessee – Monday, March 23, 2020
Kentucky – Monday, March 30, 2020
West Virginia – Monday, April 6, 2020
Virginia – Monday, April 13, 2020
Maryland /Delaware – Monday, April 20, 2020
New Jersey / Connecticut – Monday, April 27, 2020
Rhode Island / Mass. – Monday, May 4, 2020
Mass. / New Hampshire – Monday, May 11, 2020
Maine – Monday, May 18, 2020
Vermont / New York – Monday, May 25, 2020
New York – Monday, June 1, 2020
Pennsylvania – Monday, June 8, 2020
Ohio – Monday, June 15, 2020
Michigan – Monday, June 22, 2020
Indiana – Monday, June 29, 2020
Illinois – Monday, July 6, 2020
Wisconsin – Monday, July 13, 2020
Minnesota – Monday, July 20, 2020
Iowa – Monday, July 27, 2020
Missouri – Monday, August 3, 2020
Kansas – Monday, August 10, 2020

Travel With Camper Back To Ohio Week of August 17

Alaska – Monday, August 24, 2020
Hawaii – Wednesday, September 2, 2020

29 thoughts on “The Living Simple Tour Schedule – Our State By State Travel Dates!

  1. Debi Andersonl

    When you leave Minnesota and coming here to Iowa you should go west on interstate 90 to Jackson Minn and then take highway 70 south about 1 hour to see the Iowa Great Lakes. A beautiful resort area and great fishing. There are other places around the area that you might enjoy. Great eateries as well. You may also want to go and see the Amana Colonies by Des Moines. Just seeing how they leave and make things is always nice great to watch. I look forward to reading about your travels.

  2. Deborah

    What an awesome trip you have planned. How are you deciding where and what to visit in each state? I LOVE the teardrop camper and look forward to “traveling” with you guys. The interactive map is a great way to share your experience. This could be the longest 150 day wait!

    Safe travels,


  3. TLynn

    From a long-time Nebraskan, yay for starting this exciting trip here! You will be here for a home Husker game on Sept. 14, when Memorial Stadium in Lincoln is the 3rd most populated place in the state! Looking forward to seeing your itinerary while here.

  4. cindi perron

    hope you’ll have a chance to see beautiful north rural florida while in the state! we are only about 5 miles from the Georgia state line 🙂 and it’s the prettiest part of the state!

    1. livesimplenow Post author

      We have spent a lot of time in Southern Florida on the Gulf side and we recently visited the Destin area. We can’t wait to see rural Florida as well!

  5. Beth L

    Hi Jim and Mary,
    I can’t wait for your trip to begin. It will be fun to watch and read about your adventures. We have some of the most beautiful parks in Iowa and wineries are becoming more and more populated in the state. But before you leave our great state, you must visit Lamoni. Just off Interstate 80 they have an Amish produce auction. Go to and check it out. Also just want to say I had a great time visiting your farm . I’m starting to put my garden in doing it your way. Can’t wait to see the results this fall. You guys have a fun and save trip.

    1. livesimplenow Post author

      Thank you so much Beth! We can’t wait to meet up with you in Iowa. Good luck with your garden!!

  6. Shirley

    So happy for you two, can’t wait to follow along !! Maybe someday I will meet a guy who would want to do this with me ;)…..ok, im a dreamer !
    I’ll be watching from Minnesota (unless I head out travel nursing), so come see the headwaters of the Mississippi !!

    1. livesimplenow Post author

      As long as it quits snowing we will head there too 🙂 I love the Twin Cities and was actually born there. Can’t wait to explore some other areas as well.

  7. Ana

    I live in Europe and I have never been to America. I love traveling and I’m looking forward to learning something more from what I learned and read about your continent through your journey. I wish you a good time and enjoyment in discovering new people and landscapes, customs and events. I can hardly wait for you to go!
    Wish you all the best,Ana.

  8. Tony

    Two big suggestions 1) while in SD, you’ll undoubtedly/must drive through the northeastern arm of the Badlands. I understand your timing & location dictates your itinerary but the best viewing strategy is entering the Badlands from the east; timing it to drive through the last third with a mid afternoon sun declining in the west, which highlights the geologic strata’s various pastel shades. There’s then the opprtunity to exit & stop at Wall Drug. 2) your current “OH/MI/IN eventually WI” itinerary implies you may not visit the Upper Peninsula. I strongly suggest from PA, you just drive through OH, visit MI by meandering north crossing the Macinaw Bridge, looping down into WI and maybe save IL & IN for on our way back to OH

    1. livesimplenow Post author

      Thank you for the suggestions! We are definitely going to head to the U.P. – I hear it is absolutely stunning!

  9. Signe Strawser

    My husband saw your trailer at the Wendy’s in Circleville, OH last week! Are you from around here? Best of luck in your journey!

    1. livesimplenow Post author

      That is so funny! We were on our way back from Northern Kentucky / Cincinnati. We live about an hour northeast of Circleville, about 30 minutes east of Columbus.

      1. Loreen DeLong

        If you are ever in the Hocking Hills/Logan, Ohio area, we have some beautiful caves in the area.

        1. livesimplenow Post author

          That area is beautiful!!! We have visited several times and even went on a zipline there!

  10. Terri

    We are fellow Tabbers. You’ll be seasoned travelers by the time you get to our state! If you are passing through Northwest AR or the beautiful town of Eureka Springs, you can camp at Turpentine Creek Big Cat Rescue and listen to the sounds of tigers caroling you to sleep!

  11. michael caprino

    First good luck with your journey.
    I’m up on Cleveland and have a T@G. I’ve visited 38 states, including a drive to Alaska. My suggestion is research National Forest campgrounds. I’ve had great experiences. Good forward to your stories.

  12. Lisa T.

    Wish you were visiting the St. Louis Missouri-Columbia-Springfield areas, where vineyards reign, new craft breweries open weekly (especially in St. Louis), and farms are…well…..everywhere, of every size.

  13. Toni

    What an exciting adventure ahead!
    Hope you’ll be able to get to the beautiful hills of North Arkansas (as I wrote you previously). Even though you’ll be in Arkansas after the growing season, we have beautiful lakes & rivers up here

  14. Juanita Madrigal

    I’m fine this really interesting and I’m looking forward to following you. I’ve been planning for a tab and hope to have one soon

  15. Loreen DeLong

    This is exciting! When you are in Ohio, you should come to Little Italy Pizza in New Straitsville, Ohio. Wonderful friendly place and delicious food. Let the owners, Glen and Melissa give you a great dining experience. ( Try their potato pizza.)

  16. Colleen

    Come to Madison WI during the first part of your WI visit. The very popular Concerts on the Square (a 35+ year tradition) takes place over 6 consecutive Wednesday evenings during the summer. The WI Chamber Orchestra plays on the grounds of the Capitol Square for a wonderful free concert. About 38,000 attend each concert. Bring your chairs and enjoy the show. Madison is beautiful – you can enjoy the lakes, biking, parks, and fun neighborhoods. I hope you can come visit!

    1. livesimplenow Post author

      That sounds amazing! We will definitely try and make it there. We loved Madison when we presented at the PBS Garden conference in February. I can’t wait to experience it in the summer!


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