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, DIY 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





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. 

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, childfree travel guides to national parks all over the world.

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. 

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