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Love the laughter

I love your stories, my husband and I are opposite as I’m the planner and he gets in the car and asks where are we going!

Y’all are great

Love the books and now the podcasts. Keeps me going and laughing as I workout. I get lost in the story. I really enjoy your personal take on your adventures. So much better to hear about trips from someone than to just try to research. So much information about your experiences has me trying to get to more of our national parks. Thanks for the laughs and inspiration.

A magical podcast.

I really enjoy listening every week. The show is educational but certainly not bland. I appreciate their sense of humor and the genuine feel of their relationship. I also get a chuckle at how easily Karen cries when something touches her...it reminds me of my mom.

Dear Bob and Sue Podcasts

We love hearing about your adventures! Listening to your podcasts is part of our weekend routine and we make notes to help with planning our own trips. Thanks so much for entertaining us and sharing your experiences and knowledge!

Love, love, love!

Thank you for your podcasts. I recently listened to your first and second books via audiobook. My husband bought me a National Park passport book and I’m looking forward to filling it. Thank you for all of the suggestions and ideas. We are also into visiting breweries and drinking craft beer, so our future vacations will involve how many breweries and National Parks we can visit!

Love the podcasts

I have recently started enjoying the podcasts after loving all the books! You guys can definitely make me laugh.

Entertaining and informative!

I love this podcast and always listen to their episodes first. I usually listen while out for a walk or run and ar some point find myself laughing out loud. Can you post a picture of the table Matt has been working on?

Checks all the Boxes

I’ve read all the Dear Bob and Sue books and they were great. I appreciate your humor and found them to be both, informative and fun to read. I recently started to listen to the podcasts while walking my dogs or driving in the car, and have especially enjoyed them while quarantining at home, since traveling anywhere is out of the question. I love hearing your stories; you both have great voices for doing a podcast and your laughter makes it apparent you also have a very fun loving relationship. I’m limiting how often I listen because like a great book, I don’t want them to end. I highly recommend this podcast for anyone who is interested in the great outdoors!

Informative, Inspiration and Entertaining!

The combination of Matt’s rye sense of humor and Karen’s infectious giggle will have you laughing out loud while you learn more about all of the US National Parks and other wilderness areas. a word of caution though, listening to this podcast may cause you to quip your job, sell your home, pack the SUV, live in the sunshine, swim the sea and drink the wild air.

Fun & inspiring

I started reading the Dear Bob and Sue books after my husband and I went on our first major national parks trip. After that trip, we were in love with the parks & planned on visiting them all! I was so excited to find the books, and now doubly excited for a podcast! I listen to it during my daily runs through the neighborhood. I love all the tips, tricks, and humor!

Fun Couple

We love following their adventures!

Even my husband listens.....😂

I love all their books and now can say the same for the podcasts. My husband who usually NEVER listens to a podcast with me is always willing to listen. We have added so many more places to our list of places we want to see! Thanks for making us laugh and helping us dream bigger for our future adventures!

Fun and Infectious (in a good way)!

Karen and Matt’s podcast is amazing, astonishing, jaw-dropping, stunning, flabbergasting, jarring, shocking, blindsiding, and startling fun to listen to. Thank you for taking us places and making it so loving. My “bucket-list” is getting “joltingly” bigger with your books and podcasts!

Great stories

I discovered the books a couple of years back and loved every page. Even got my wife to read them. Now with the podcast as much as I travel it makes the time go by so quick and even though I’m hearing some of the same stories again I can’t get enough of them keep up the great work. This is voice dictation while I’m driving so I hope it makes sense thanks for the great job

Great podcast

If you’re interested in national parks, listen to the podcast. They are funny and have some great stories on their experiences in the park.

Love Listening

What a fun way to learn about the awesomeness and beauty of our country! Your laughter and love for each other makes me smile and makes my heart happy!

Karen has such a beautiful voice for podcasting!

I have loved their books since they were released and the podcast is even better! Listening to the podcast feels like a visit with good friends. I have learned so much and live vicariously through the Smith’s and their adventures! Karen has such a lovely voice! I think she should record audiobooks for a side hustle! Matt is funny a lot of the time. Thanks for the gift of this podcast!

Great podcast

I love this podcast, it always puts me in a better mood. Matt and Karen are funny and I love the stories they tell. I want be like them when I am older.

What a journey!

Love the books, love the podcast, traveling with these two would be an absolute blast.


Wahoo! 500! Wishing you the Merriest Christmas & a happy, healthy New Year! Love the podcast & thanks for all you do to inspire and inform everyone on a life of adventure 🤗🌲🌵🌞🌝🌨

Dories Ho!

Love your books and podcasts! You’ve inspired us to get out of our comfort zone! Hoping we can follow in your footsteps and do Dories Ho soon!

500 reviews!!

This is by far my favorite podcast. We hope to visit all the National Parks, and I love hearing Karen and Matt’s adventures and misadventures. It’s fun to remember the parks we’ve been to and look forward to the ones yet to come. (Happy 500 reviews, Karen!!)

Y’all are the best!

Thanks for sharing all your stories, and giving tips and tricks for how and why we should visit and protect our public lands.

One of my all time favorites

I only have a few podcasts that I absolutely make SURE to listen to. Dear Bob and Sue is one of them! Matt and Karen find the perfect balance of being both informative and entertaining. As a result of this podcast my bucket list of destinations has grown significantly. Thanks M & K for making the time to create this podcast, and Karen, it’s ok with me if you keep on crying - your sincerity touches my heart - don’t let Matt make you feel bad about it, LOL.

Very informative and entertaining!

I love listening to Matt and Karen! Their sense of adventure inspires me to be more adventurous! My husband and I also retired early (in our 50’s) and are spending our time traveling in a fifth wheel with a goal to visit every state and every national park. We are having a blast! Matt and Karen have helped us to find new places, new trails, and new adventures! Thanks for all the great info!

Love Matt & Karen!

I love this podcast and I’ve also read all of Matt & Karen’s books! I finished visiting all 59 National Parks in 2016, just like Matt & Karen did the same year! Matt & Karen are a lot like me and I love the sarcasm they have towards each other. I’m always laughing! Keep releasing books and/or podcasts Matt & Karen. And maybe someday, we’ll meet on the trail! 💗

Fun and educational

I’m hiking all the National Parks too. So glad I found this podcast. Although I find it very entertaining, I typically look for episodes about a half hour long. I’ll keep listening when I can fit them in. Thank you for sharing your experiences.

Best ever

I love their books and love this podcast even more!! They make me laugh and I look forward to each and every episode!!

What a great podcast!

Although I’m not the dream fulfilling 500th review, 😉 I just have to say that this podcast is one of my favorites. I listen to a lot of political news and podcasts, so this one is the antidote to my crabby current news funk. My husband and I are about the same age as Matt and Karen, so maybe that’s the reason I find them hilarious, but maybe not! The enthusiasm they have retelling their adventures makes me smile. Well done!

One of my Favorites!

I love listening to you both, having fun talking about your trips, laughing, and learning so much about all of the National and State treasures to visit! Thank you!