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Join Dan and Janice as they talk travel, dream big, and set out on a new adventure in their 27' Airstream trailer, Evangeline. Out for 64 days on the road this summer with their 13-year-old, 3-year-old, and dog, they're exploring the American Southwest while navigating through life's challenges along the way. Listen weekly and come along for the ride!

The Hitch Dan Sinker and Janice Dillard

    • Places & Travel
    • 4.9 • 52 Ratings

Join Dan and Janice as they talk travel, dream big, and set out on a new adventure in their 27' Airstream trailer, Evangeline. Out for 64 days on the road this summer with their 13-year-old, 3-year-old, and dog, they're exploring the American Southwest while navigating through life's challenges along the way. Listen weekly and come along for the ride!

    Epilogue: Home is Where You Park It

    Epilogue: Home is Where You Park It

    Join Janice and Dan at home a few days after pulling Evangeline into Storage to reflect on what it all meant.

    But first, a few last tales from the road--due to a technical snafu on Day 66, they relay the tale of bringing Evangeline in for a landing at the storage facility she's parked at. It was down to the wire and turned into a day that simply Would Not End, but at least it was a memorable one.

    And then, a few days later and feeling the exhaustion that comes into coming home again, Dan and Janice look back at the trip, at the life they've chosen to lead, and at what life back at home means and how to keep the sense of adventure alive.

    You've come this far, spend one last day with Dan and Janice as they say goodbye to an amazing summer.

    • 27 min
    Day 65: End of the Road

    Day 65: End of the Road

    Surrounded by a chorus of crickets, Janice and Dan share one last night on the road with you. It's a bittersweet full circle as they end the trip at the same campsite they started in, just outside Lasalle, Illinois.

    Coming back to the same place they started get them thinking about just how far they've come--both in terms of miles (7,000 of them) and in terms of skill. But it's also a chance to reflect on the places they've been and the adventures they've had.

    And finally, it's a chance to think ahead, to start planning new adventures both near and far and we invite you to start too. We'll see you on the road!

    • 17 min
    Day 64: One Final Blowout

    Day 64: One Final Blowout

    Week 10 opens with one of the last two days on the road--and Dan and Janice are joined by the 4-year-old who has A LOT to say about the super fun campsite Janice had booked. With just two days left, she wanted one last blowout, and according to the 4-year-old, she accomplished that mission.

    It's hard to get a word in edgewise, but being back on the road home meant balancing distance with fun and with just two days left, Janice leaned fully into fun for this one.

    It was a good decision and a great last blowout.

    • 8 min
    Day 63: Rain Delay.

    Day 63: Rain Delay.

    Week Nine wraps up with a change of plans.

    Waking up to a huge rain storm this morning and looking at the weather radar, Dan and Janice realized that the next two days would be spent driving entirely through rain. Which sucks, and would have ruined the last few days of the trip.

    So, sometimes you've got to change plans.

    Shifting everything back by a day will mean mostly dry drive days, though the arrival back at home will be a little hectic since there are things on the other end that can't move.

    But, it's the right decision and with the kids playing Mario Bros in the background Dan and Janice discuss the change of plans.

    Week Nine concludes with a pause--to be continued in week 10!

    • 8 min
    Day 62: Just because you've passed through a place doesn't mean you know it.

    Day 62: Just because you've passed through a place doesn't mean you know it.

    Week Nine takes a detour into Lincoln Nebraska, the latest stop on the road home.
    Instead of just pulling into the campsite and holing up, everyone follows the 14-year-old's lead and venture into Lincoln.

    This is a town that Dan and Janice have passed through for nearly 20 years and other than a couple short random stops have never really explored and it turns out, it's pretty charming!

    Plus, this extended run of drive days has Dan thinking about what's possible if you crank out 1000 miles in one shot like this.

    Week Nine and the Road Home continue!

    • 12 min
    Day 61: Stretched out on the Tarmac Six Miles South of North Platte.

    Day 61: Stretched out on the Tarmac Six Miles South of North Platte.

    The Road Home begins, and the first stop lands Evangeline at a campground off I-80 in North Platte, Nebraska.

    It's nothing special but it's better than running out of gas which almost happened before they got there.

    Dan has a song stuck in his head, Janice is suffering in the humidity, the trees are big, and the open road beckons as Nebraska and Week Nine stretch out.

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

Obvious2All ,

Love The Hitch!

Thoroughly enjoy listening to The Hitch. Interesting life style podcast. I just finished season 2. I met Dan and Janice at PodX in Nashville. Great people. Can’t wait till season 3!

MrGneiss ,

The best summer podcast!!

So glad to have another summer of this wonderful travel podcast..this time with Pop-tarts!! 😃

Crprtr ,

Sounds of summer

I love this podcast and almost always listen to the whole week in a row within a day or two of release. Hard to pinpoint what’s to love about it, so just give it a try. Thanks for sharing your family vacation stories 🌈

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