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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!

Enjoy your podcast so much!

I want you to meet your goal by the New Year! 💯🏆 Our first time listening to you was on a camping and road trip this summer loaned from our local library. Even our kids ages 9 & 10 would remind me to play it again when we would get back in the car. Your book is now part of our family memories! Now I listen to your podcast and enjoy your story style so much. Thank you.


These podcasts about the parks are completely addicting! I find myself following the pod cast and looking at a map to see the areas described!! Keeping my own bucket list based on these terrific tales of the parks!! Keep it coming Matt and Karen!

Podcast so much more fun than the books (and I liked the books)

I enjoy listening to the podcasts. A real treat!

Fun, entertaining and informative

Karen and Matt are the best! Matt can delivery a joke and Karen’s laugh is contagious. It’s an informative, relatable and entertaining travel podcast. Keep up the great work!

Such a fun journey !

I just got married and can’t wait to drag my husband along to all the National Parks! I feel like I’m going along on these trips when Iisten, the hosts are engaging folks who are great at describing their adventures. I’ll be listening to all of the episodes released to date — I’m half way through already! Keep up the great work :-)

Love Love your podcasts!!

My husband and I have listened to all of your books while traveling to, in, or home from our National Parks. 22 down with a goal of visiting all in the lower 48 before we retire. Your podcasts are a wonderful follow up to the books; we both get a kick out of your humor and light hearted banter. Keep up the great work!!

Merry Christmas Karen!

Loved the books, now I am enjoying the podcast! I turned the hiking members of my family into Dear Bob and Sue fans as well...looking forward to 2021 when with any luck we all can start traveling freely again! Thanks!

Really great! Keep it up!

Just found out you guys had a podcast! Listened to them all and they’re great!

Absolutely love the show

I look forward to each new episode... so entertaining and funny. I just went to my first NP this year and the show has given me a lot of inspiration to visit more and more parks. Also, Matt and Karen’s banter is hilarious! #relationshipgoals


enjoy the light hearted banter between you two. smile from your laughter