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Just perfect timing

My husband and I have been married 46 years. We started visiting National Parks in our second year of marriage. We have not checked them all off our list yet but we are certainly closer than your average bear. 😀. As our children grew they went along. Now we occasionally take a grand child. It has really been a ‘family thing’ Anyway, like many people we are currently stuck at home and these podcasts have provided us opportunity to ‘travel along’ to many of our favorite places. Thank you so much. We also have the three books. Can’t wait for Season 4.

Dear Bob and Sue Podcast

Thoroughly enjoy the podcasts, as well as the books. During this strange 2020 they have served as an entertaining way to pass the time. Matt and Karen are so real and down to earth to listen to. It seems like they are old friends visiting. I now have a "wish bucket" full of places to visit. I just hope that you will have more books to share your adventures.

Best national park podcast I’ve listened to

Matt and Karen have a fun loving banter as they recap their journeys around the US exploring national parks, monuments, and more. Being an explorer myself I love to hear about their adventures and make notes for future trips. This podcast is a 62/62, I look forward to every episode!

Dear Bob and Sue Podcast Review

Great podcasts! Caught up through episode 12 now - very true to the books, and appreciate John and Lolly joining in. We’re southerners transplanted to the Midwest, but our hearts remain in Colorado from the 3 years we lived there. Can’t wait to explore all the wonderful places Matt and Karen have explored! Love “getting to know” Matt and Karen via the show - great job guys!

Great Couple, Great Podcast

I am a big fan of the Dear Bob & Sue books and now the Podcast. Matt & Karen are fun to listen to as well as full of good info & tips on traveling through our wonderful parks.

Is it Thursday yet?

I can’t wait for these podcasts to drop on Thursdays. For about an hour I get to hang out and laugh and chuckle with what feels like my buddies Matt & Karen.

American Treasures

Just like our National Parks- Matt & Karen are a fun treasure! I have listened to their books and continue to enjoy their stories. They will make you want to get out and hike and see more of our parks. I especially loved the “Bison road trip”! (And Matt- I want the t shirt) I am looking forward to going on my own bison trip. I spent an entire summer in Yellowstone counting baby bison- but never thought about a road trip! Thanks for the great idea!!

Dear Bob & Sue Podcasts

Absolutely Enjoy all Dear Bob & Sue Podcasts as well as the books ! They are so down to earth , comical , and they tell it like it is ! Also they share tips about their journeys which is helpful if you have an interest in visiting their same adventures !

Living the Life

I have read and listened to all you material. Love it! Currently having to live most of the adventures thru y’all. Work holds us back! If we can’t get back out there soon, I will have too much planned and not enough time to enjoy it!

Great podcast!

Loved the books; love the podcast! Matt and Karen have inspired several vacations and several more future vacations for us! Also enjoyed “meeting” the famous John and Lolly in episode 12! (Sort of expected more sass from them though😂)

National Parks Explorations

Entertaining and honest details from their adventures through the parks that give encouragement to future travelers!

Dear Bob & Sue podcast series

Thank you, Karen & Matt for making me smile & laugh with you as you retell your adventures in our National Parks & lands. I look forward to listening to your podcast & always know that I’ll learn something as well as enjoy a good laugh & leave with a smile. My husband & I also love exploring the national parks & because of both of you, our list for “must visit” continues to grow!

Thumbs up

Informative, inspiring, and entertaining. Well worth a listen , for lovers of the outdoors or just for pure enjoyment.

Fun, Sweet and Even Educational!

These podcasts are like sitting around with old friends. Love the stories and the laughs and I even cried when Karen was talking about her sand heart from Matt on Valentines Day, so sweet! I’ve read all 4 books as well, which have inspired me to start my own exploration and the podcast will just add good tips for me on future trips. So much to see and do. Please keep the books and podcasts coming, love the light hearted fun nature of them!

Entertaining advices in National Parks

I’ve read all this couples books and hearing parts of them on a podcast rounds out the experience. Great advice on where to go, time of year, how to make the most of your time and what level effort these sites entail.

My go to podcast for all things National Park!

Take a listen to Matt and Karen. They are funny, endearing and full of good solid tips on how to get the most out of your national park experience. Plus- they don’t just talk about the parks but the towns and other sites around them. It is very enjoyable to listen to - I highly recommend!

Thank you

Just finished listening to your podcast about things to do outside the "big 5" parks of Utah. We enjoyed it very much and realised that we have visited a few and "drove past" others without knowing they were there. We will definitely be adding them to our 'lists'. Thanks again for the wonderful stories of your travels that you both so generously share with so many. Stay safe. Susan and Bob MacDougall. San Diego CA

Great down to earth couple who loves experiencing life in the awesome US parks!

Read all the books, follow Matt & Karen on Instagram and now listen to all their podcasts. The podcasts really bring their adventures to life. Very entertaining and informative podcasts on the popular and hidden gems in the US. It’s great to relive their experiences and stir up the inspiration to go out on our own journeys to see much of the same places! Thanks Matt & Karen for sharing your experiences!

Love it!

I’ve read all the books, but these are so enjoyable to listen it. Lots more details! I “made” my husband listen to the one on Carlsbad Caverns after he said he wanted to go there. I am with Matt, he’s with Karen, on that one! Keep them up! Sue (and Bob)

Best part of my week!


Enjoyable and informative

Love this podcast! I look forward to the new episodes. Matt and Karen make their podcast enjoyable to listen too and yet provide good information if you’re planning a trip. I love the stories about their trips.

Such a delight!

Matt and Karen are as much if a joy to listen to as they their books are to read. The supplemental stuff on their website is great. This makes my Thursdays!

Always makes me laugh!

I love love love this podcast! Matt and Karen always make me laugh when describing their outdoor adventures. They are a couple that you want to travel with! The episodes always include insiders tips and tricks for our national parks & public lands that you won’t find in a guidebook. Highly recommend. Very entertaining and informative. 💕

So entertaining

I have read season 1 but now listening to their podcast I will read it again. I laugh out loud listening to their podcast and I love their interaction as they talk.


Even after reading all of Matt & Karen’s books these podcasts are still jewels!

Love the podcasts and the books too!

We finally got caught up with all of the podcast episodes this weekend. Loved them all! Especially enjoyed the episode about the least-visited parks — we lived Dry Tortugas and just got to thoroughly enjoy Big Bend in late February. The books have been our inspiration to try and visit all of the National Parks as well, and we’re about 2/3 of the way through the parks in the lower 48 states.


I’ve been enjoying your podcasts. Look forward to each new one. I’ve read all your books. Keep them coming!

Love this Podcast!

I just finished reading all the Bob and Sue books and have started listening to the Podcast. I love the way the two of you tell the story of your experiences in the National Parks, makes me feel like I am there! I can’t wait to visit so many of the parks you talk about!

Katmai NP

I’ve loved all the podcasts but this is the first time I actually figured out where to write a review. It’s been so much fun listening to Karen and Matt talk about stuff I’ve already read. The Brown Bear focus on this podcast was informative and so funny ( except for some stuff about natural order that was too sad). When we had a mama bear and her 2 cubs wander thru camp one morning, it set our hearts pumping. Mama stood up and stared my brother in the eye. Keep ‘em coming and happy trails really soon, I hope. Til then hang out in your visitor station.

So good!

A podcast that is both educational and entertaining. If you love the books and who doesn’t, this podcast is a nice addition to the National Park adventures they write about.