TentTalk co-founder Chris Reza at Watson Lake outside of Prescott, AZ

Sometimes it takes something drastic to shake off the cobwebs. Sometimes, it just takes 2 buddies, a 6 hour drive through the night, and the desire to get out and explore.

I think in the past few months, we’ve gotten a little bit of both.

2015 was an incredible year. We spent time exploring the Colorado River Watershed on behalf of research work at Arizona State University, got to drive to and from the east coast and enjoy both the Poconos and the Catskills, enjoyed an incredible week in the San Juan Mountains in Colorado, and ended the year by camping in both Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks.

We also had a banner year in terms of audience engagement. Yes…we only posted a single review all year, but in 2015 over 34,000 visitors visited TentTalk, with an average of close to 2,900 per month. Our best month was May, with 4,004 visitors. That’s pretty awesome.

So, what’s next for this year?

Well, to start, (at least) a review per month. Here’s our publishing schedule from January – June, 2016:

January – Wheeler Gorge, Ojai, CA

February – Moro Campground, Crystal Cove State Park, Laguna Beach, CA

March – Doheny State Beach, Dana Point, CA

April – Watchman Campground, Zion National Park

May – Lower Pines Campground, Yosemite National Park

June – Idyllwild Campground, San Jacinto State Park, Idyllwild, CA

We have many more reviews to share beyond these, and hope to explore many new places around Arizona and beyond in this upcoming year. We have no idea where our travels may take us, but here’s to hoping they’ll be as awesome as they are spontaneous!

Make sure to follow us on Instagram as we’ll be posting additional content and photos to accompany each review, and hope to add a few more videos and vlogs to our future reviews as well (starting with Wheeler Gorge).

Lastly, from both of us, a huge thank you for the support we have received and readers that keep coming back. It’s pretty crazy to think that a stupid blog we started on a whim in high school has grown into a legitimate website. We hope that we’ve been able to help you plan and enjoy your camping trips, and hope to continue to be Your Camping Companion!