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Dear Bob and Sue: A National Parks Podcast

Matt and Karen Smith

In Dear Bob and Sue, authors Matt and Karen Smith share stories of their travels to all of the U.S. National Park as well as other spectacular public lands. From adventures gone awry to memorable moments and Q&As from readers, get to know the couple behind the books and get inspired to go on some adventures of your own.

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  • You Owe Me!

    Karen & Matt, I just discovered your podcast and I am loving it! I’m ashamed to say I have already listened to 40 episodes in 1 month. I will be traveling to Alaska in August and listened to you Katmai episode. I didn’t have any plans to go there, but wanted to have the bear experience you did. Unfortunately, I will be there too late in the season. BUT I am told the bears will still be at Lake Clark. I can’t wait! I feel like the desire to go there is your fault so I am asking for the pla... more

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    disappointed again 813
    United States6 days ago
  • National parks

    I feel like Matt and Karen are my best friends. They have been our guides through many trips and are always so practical. They make things so exciting because we know what to anticipate how to plan. Thank you.

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    Mel lively
    United States19 days ago
  • Glacier trip

    Listening to great podcast and looked down at shirt i have on today. Polebridge shirt and reminder of or family trip. Lovely area to visit, snack and sit outside and people watch. Great podcasts!

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    United States2 months ago
  • Love this Podcast

    I just discovered this podcast and have started at the beginning. I have enjoyed everyone so far (up to #21). You two are a delight to listen to and as a former full time RV’r I’m enjoying your travels (and learning about the places we missed).

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    Chicago girl 32
    United States2 months ago
  • Really nice podcast…

    …if it weren’t for the annoying Karen-laughter all (ALL) the time. At least some things could be told without LMAO. Both hosts have a lot of interesting things to say. But not everything is hilarious. Content 5 stars.

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    Germany2 months ago

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