Photo: Sunrise


Nope, that’s not a sunset. It’s an extremely rare IO sunrise picture. Take a good gander at it folks, because this may be the only time such a creature ever graces the pages of this blog. With 11 hour days and a 45 minute drive tacked on either side, we’re literally working sundown to sunup. Gee, there sure is something magical about sunrise. If I was more awake, maybe I could puzzle out what it is…

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Photo: Have A Life

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At IO I teach people how to ditch the status quo and travel full-time before retirement, and share stories of my adventures (and misadventures) to inspire future nomads and armchair travelers alike. Included at no additional charge: seizing your dreams, living boldly, and making a difference.


  1. Ed @ Chasing Sunrises and Sunsets on November 10, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    On your Tahoe trip, it sounds like you did not make it to the California side. That side is my favorite “Tahoe” drive. Maybe when you have more time. Keep plugging away. Late December will soon be here. Any clue for us where you will head after Reno? Probably southern Arizona, I’m thinking.
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    • Becky on November 11, 2014 at 5:22 pm

      Nope I didn’t make it to the CA side this time. Luckily I have a lot of years ahead of me in which to see it all if I don’t this trip. 🙂

      I want to visit Quartzsite this year, but I don’t know for sure yet where we’ll end up. There are other factors in play.

  2. JimS on November 9, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    I remember the first time I went skiing was at Tahoe. Even on the bunny slope I managed to crash into another skier. I shoulda taken some lessons first. 🙂 Fun all the same.

    Good luck. It’ll be a nice reward after those long hours.

    • Becky on November 9, 2014 at 5:44 pm

      I’m happy to hear Tahoe has a bunny hill! Ouch, bet that crash hurt. Hopefully my relaxing trip doesn’t include one of those.

  3. Dan Dubay on November 9, 2014 at 6:00 am

    Used your link to buy a new fifth wheel hitch the other day. Hope all is well and safe travels. Enjoy reading your blog.

    • Becky on November 9, 2014 at 5:42 pm

      Thank you very much Dan! Safe travels and happy trails to you too.

  4. Russ G on November 8, 2014 at 9:37 am

    If only sunrise would come at a more reasonable time of day… Say noon or so…
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    • Becky on November 9, 2014 at 5:41 pm

      Haha! I agree Russ.

  5. Jodee Gravel on November 8, 2014 at 8:06 am

    It really is a magical time of day, but I had to be retired before I could say I “enjoyed” the sunrise.
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    • Becky on November 9, 2014 at 5:40 pm

      I got up once just to see the sunrise Jodee, on vacation in SC before I moved there. It was great, but I was so tired the rest of the day. I’m a night owl by nature, these hours are better for me than 6 am to 5:30 pm.

  6. Mike on November 8, 2014 at 7:43 am

    Love the adventure of it all.

    • Becky on November 9, 2014 at 5:38 pm

      Me too, me too. 🙂

  7. Leslie Alpen on November 8, 2014 at 2:30 am

    Hope u are getting some relaxing time in the hot tub – love your sunrise photo had a giggle at the only time a sunrise will grace your blog cheers…
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    • Becky on November 9, 2014 at 5:38 pm

      No hot tub recently Leslie, hopefully on Wednesday! Went and saw Interstellar though (with a name like that how could I resist?) yesterday and really enjoyed it.

  8. Maura on November 7, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Beautiful, now get some sleep. Its about earning money for your next adventure, but its also about life happening now! right? So glad you are taking it in!
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    • Becky on November 9, 2014 at 5:35 pm

      It was actually one of the less fun sunrises/sunsets I’ve seen while here in Reno, but it’s when I had my phone out and ready. 😉

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