Work In Progress

Ahh, being a creative writer. Sometimes the words come easy, sometimes they don’t. They’re being particularly stubborn when it comes to Yellowstone. I’m working on it as I can, and in the meantime I just wanted to let you all know that: Yellowstone was fun, Julie and I had a blast backpacking (and weren’t eaten by bears), and that I’m now in Wisconsin visiting family and friends for the month of August. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook, there are a bunch of pictures from Yellowstone already up, and here’s one more from the back country thermal area we hiked to:

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This is Chance, Julie’s cat and our current third roommate. He’s a special needs kitty that Julie took home from her vet tech job when the previous owner became unable to take care of him. He has allergies, IBD, and no teeth, but he’s very sweet and loving. At 15, we wondered how he would…

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Photo: Out Early

December 19, 2014 |

Last night at Amazon, we got about three hours of work in before running out of stuff to do. The managers called all us campers down to the standup area, and while they couldn’t legally tell us to “go home”, they strongly suggested it. So after confirming that we still got our bonus if we…

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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. Rene Kipp on August 6, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    I completely understand! Great photo 🙂

    • Becky on August 8, 2019 at 2:52 pm


  2. Agnes Mililani Kiesling on August 6, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    I agree… I had seen your video awhile ago, and back to it now w/ Bob Wells. So just clicked on your blog… And looking for Ward to reading more. Did you start a YouTube channel?

  3. Trent M. on August 6, 2019 at 9:17 am

    I find myself looking forward to your posts of life on the road in your camper (your little Hiker camper now) Hopefully this is just a little teaser of what will be a great blog from Yellowstone. Have a good day.

    • Becky on August 8, 2019 at 2:55 pm

      Almost done with it now Trent, it’s going to be a good one!

  4. Noreen N on August 6, 2019 at 6:19 am

    Beautiful photo! I love Yellowstone, can’t wait to read your upcoming post on it and see more backcountry photos.
    Glad you got to go back.

    • Becky on August 8, 2019 at 2:56 pm

      Thanks Noreen! There’s a lot of good stuff coming. 🙂

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