Your Guide to Child-Free DIY Travel


Welcome to Backpacks & Road Maps

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by to check us out. We’re Tiffany and John, a couple of childfree travel enthusiasts from Montana and we just can’t get enough of life on the open road. If you’re anything like us, then you feel the same way! We love exploring new places together and finding unique things to do everywhere we go. And we want to share all of that with you, so maybe you won’t have to work so hard the next time you’re planning a trip! 

In 2018 we decided to sell our house, quit our jobs, and embark on our most unconventional adventure yet: a life of full-time travel. We created Backpacks & Road Maps to provide travel tips, destination guides, and more for childfree DIY travelers everywhere. Learn more about us below:

Where We’ve Been




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national parks guide: mount saint helens

USA Travel Tips: The Ultimate Travel Guide

Looking to travel to or throughout the United States? Where do you even begin? Well, good news! We’ve done all the research for you. Check out our USA Travel Tips for the best guide to all the awesome things to see and do in the US.

childfree travel: a cellphone taking a photo of the Lincoln memorial

National Parks & Monuments

If we had to choose our favorite places to visit, national parks and monuments would no doubt be near the top of the list. From Olympic National Park in Washington to Ireland’s Killarney National Park, we strive to bring you the best DIY national parks guides.

Photos from the Road

One of our driving passions while we travel is taking photos of all the unbelievable things we’ve seen along the way. Or maybe we should say it’s one of John’s passions. He’s lugged his camera (and sometimes two) everywhere from the bottom of the Grand Canyon to the summit of Mount Hoffman, clicking the shutter nearly every step of the way. Here are some of our favorite shots from the road. 

National Parks Guide: A photo of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park
childfree travel: sunset at Ruby Beach, oregon
National Parks Guide: an up close photo of flowers in Glacier National Park
national parks guide: a photo of devil's tower national monument
National parks guide: a bighorn sheep just outside Yellowstone national park

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