The Staples

Sonya & Necota met in 1998 at their alma mater, North Carolina A&T State University (AGGIE PRIDE!).  They soon fell in love and were inseparable. They moved to Atlanta in 2002 and married shortly after.  Years passed and as life would have it, they drifted apart.  

Years later, on the brink of divorce, their marriage counselor gave them the advice to say YES to each other.  Not so enthusiastic about Sonya's request to go camping, Necota said yes and their journey began.  They soon began going out monthly to escape the city, and found that through being outdoors and glamping they were able to reconnect and grew closer to each other.  

With the love of glamping now engrained, they wanted to share their new love with their friends and family, since no one wanted to go with them camping nor understood why they wanted to go.  They started making videos and sharing on Youtube as a means to share with their family and friends, but soon realized it was their passion to share their love for camping and the growth they experienced through it to other people.  

And that is how their life InTents came to be.  


Easily said, Necota is the driver, the pack mule (heavy lifter of gear), the mechanic, DJ, security, chef, woodsman, and handyman. He's a small town renaissance man with big city dreams.  Necota is the life of the party, loves meeting new people and will try almost anything.  A born adventurer, there is not too much Necota won't try at least once.


Sonya, not so easily said, is the practical Staples, the navigator, glamp site decorator, tent master, and the one who helps keep Necota from killing himself (which is the most challenging).  She enjoys cooking, with breakfast as her specialty, and can often be found in a hammock or by the fire.  Sonya is an extroverted-introvert who seeks comfort in quiet time, but enjoys hanging with the crew and will follow Necota just about anywhere if he holds her hand.

Frank the Tank

Our rig is a 1997 Toyota Land Cruiser (triple locked), that we affectionately call Frank, aka Frank the Tank.  Frank started out as our weekend camping truck, but quickly evolved to so much more...Frank has become our glamping and overlanding rig, that takes us close to the edge and back.  We are continuously developing Frank for new adventures and overlanding expeditions.  We have added a heavy duty suspension, sliders, front bumper with winch, modified rear bumper, lightweight roof rack, and dual battery system to make Frank fully capable of carrying us to and from the ends of the earth.

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