After I read all the books and then listened to all of them on my road trips, I was sad to have no more Dear Bob and Sue. Then an amazing thing happened…. I found the Podcast! It is such a joy to hear you two in person. Karen’s giggle and Matt’s sarcasm as they recall their many adventures is just “precious”!
Love listening to the podcast! I am always entertained and learn something new and interesting. Keep laughing, a funny bone is one of the most important and often over looked bones - but it definitely makes life more enjoyable!
I was first introduced to Karen and Matt Smith through purchasing "Dear Bob and Sue", then started following them on social media, listening along on Spotify and shopping on their new site, Dirtlander.com. Their podcast is informative, humorous and relatable. My husband and I are not super serious outdoor enthusiasts (yet), but as we inch closer to retirement, we think about Karen's quote, "You will never have an adventure sitting on the couch", and anticipate creating some of our own memorable national park trips in the near future. Until then, I'm taking notes and laughing along with Karen and Matt as they share their adventures (and misadventures) with an ever-growing audience of devoted followers.
I’ve listened to every episode of Dear Bob & Sue multiple times! It’s my favorite podcast hands down. Visiting public lands & hiking has become a passion of mine & my husband’s over the last few years & this podcast makes us even more excited to continue our journey of exploring this beautiful country we live in. Matt & Karen are so fun to listen to & give great advice & suggestions when planning an adventure. Karen’s laughter is contagious & I catch myself giggling with her ! Keep up the great work & I look forward to listening to more of your podcasts!
My husband and I are on a 4000+ road trip and found your podcast. We LOVE it. Keep it up cause we are taking notes!
I love this podcast. I stumbled upon upon it not long ago and am up to episode 34 I think! it has me laughing out loud and makes me excited to travel across 'the pond' to visit some of these magical places.
Thoroughly enjoy the podcasts, as well as the books. During 2020 they 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.
Entertaining as well as informational that will make you smile and laugh out loud! A great place for all your National Parks info. I have loved all Matt and Karen’s books and now their podcast! If you want an inside scoop on a park they’ve got you covered, because they’ve been there. Take a hike, relax and listen while you enjoy the podcast, with or without the Cheez-it’s.
I love the banter between Karen and Matt. They bring a smile to may face whenever I listen.
I just recently discovered this podcast a few weeks ago and listen to it on my commute to work. Always brings a smile to my face... and then I arrive at work. But seriously, this is my favorite podcast and I hope it never ends.
Matt and Karen are the best parks podcasters I’ve found. Easy to listen to, very informative!
We are in Capitol reef currently and I decided To search and see if there were any podcasts on Capitol reef. So glad I came across these guys were an awesome show. So informative, professional and fun. I will be looking forward to listening to more of their shows!
Love this podcast!! Matt and Karen are easy and fun to listen to - I love the way they joke back and forth and it’s obvious they enjoy spending time together. Their tips and tricks about visiting the public lands are so helpful and when we plan a trip to a park I always re-listen to their episode about it! Listening to their podcast is like sitting down and chatting with great friends around a campfire. :)
I love your podcast. I have been listening for over a year now. I have used several of your tips and suggestions on many of my National park adventures!
I’m getting ready for the adventure of a lifetime (Alaska!) and found your podcast. Only listened to a few (all the Alaska ones! LOL) so far but had to say I’m already finding some helpful advice. But more importantly, your joyful presentation is wildly encouraging and makes me even more excited for my own adventure. Thank you so much.
Love this podcast. A must listen for any fans of our national parks. Also love that Matt and Karen bring personality to their shows.
Listened to this podcast while camping & traveling with my 20-ye old son through Colorado last summer. He was the one who kept suggesting we listen to another episode. We share a love of nature and being outdoors and this gave us even more to talk about as we drove through some truly beautiful places in CO and AZ.
This is one of my favorite podcasts. It’s funny and informative, I love hearing about their adventures. Matt and Karen have the best dynamic and are such a cute couple. #couplegoals
Your podcast has brought me so much joy! It’s lighthearted and I can feel your joy! I love the national parks and it has been an amazing couple of years exploring them with my husband. Love your laughter together after so many years that can make light of the marital craziness embracing each other’s quirks, lol.
My wife and I have read all of Matt and Karen’s books and we’ve listened to all of the podcasts. They’re great - interesting, informative, and entertaining!
I love Matt and Karen! They are funny, they enjoy each other and never squabble, and I feel like I’m sitting around listening to friends chat with me when I listen to this podcast. I’ve learned lots about many NP’s, especially the parks in the West. They do an extremely thorough job in reviewing a park, including hikes or activities to do, places to stay, food, and tips for the visit. These two are my favorite podcast to listen to these days—give them a try and I bet you’ll feel like you found two new friends!
So relatable and chock-full of useful , practical tips .. and hilarious too ! Love that they talk about the best times of year to visit the parks as well . Thanks guys for putting this out there ! the podcast made me want to buy the books , really enjoying these too 😄
Love the podcast, I love the every week podcast. Keep up the great work! We went to Vegas and went to all the parks you all talked about in episode number 14. We also went to another area called Mount Charleston which had some awesome hikes. When we got there it was 64° at 7 AM and 74° at noon in Vegas that day it was 108°. We went on three hikes that day and they were all awesome. Love the podcast.
A friend recommended this podcast to me at the start of the new year. I’ve since listened to the first 25 podcasts and have really enjoyed them. Matt and Karen are fun and enthusiastic about their trips and they have a great sense of humor and easy-going relationship that I really like. I am glad I still have so many episodes to listen to before I “catch up.”
Matt and Karen invite us into their world by sharing their experiences visiting so many places that you can’t help but add many of their recommendations to your bucket list. I love how they poke fun at each other and laugh during the podcast, and how their personalities shine through. I feel like they are my friends now after having listened to about 30 of the episodes. Looking forward to listening through all of them, and reading their books!
I never expected to be one of those people who walks around with AirPods in, listening to podcasts, but since discovering your podcasts, I am doing this. My wife and I just retired (early sixties) and have planned to up our camping/travel game (spent 1st week of retirement in the Everglades camping, hiking, biking, kayaking), but our large hobby farm with animals is demanding of regular attention. Listening to your travel escapades has me searching for ideas as to how to manage more travel time. I just ordered your first book, too. Love laughing out loud while listening to your podcasts. Thanks for sharing your adventures!
This podcast has been very helpful as we plan for our next three week National Park Road trip from Ohio to Washington state and back. It also brings back memories of another trip we took in 2019. Thanks for all the great information!