How I Stay Passionate about Life on the Road

November 13, 2019 | 14

A long-time reader reached out to me recently to ask what I do to keep full-time RVing ‘exciting’. They’ve been on the road for almost two years now, and while they still enjoy the lifestyle, they miss the intense enthusiasm and joy they experienced their first year on the road. The unwritten question was: is…

Autumn Meandering

November 1, 2019 | 13

After getting Tribble’s window replaced in Denver, I head north on I25… right out of the state. It’s time to visit a new-to-me boondocking area. September 18, Wednesday Hellooo Turtle Rock! I’ve driven through this chunk of Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest along I80 in southern Wyoming a few times now. And every time I do,…

Bravery, Stupidity, and Tough Decisions

October 15, 2019 | 43

I feel it very important, in an internet filled with artistic pictures of smiling people in beautiful places, prose about the wonders of traveling where and when you want, and video clips of idyllic drives and expansive views, to keep it real on my blog by also talking about the bad days on the road.…

Travelogue Catch Up

September 19, 2019 | 17

After finishing three awesome weeks in Yellowstone National Park, Julie and I start the drive east to Wisconsin. But there are several stops along the way. We spend two days in Grand Tetons NP, where the spiffy new IO header photo comes from! (If you’re reading this through e-mail and haven’t seen it yet, it’s…

Great Yellowstone Adventure Part 3: Hellroaring Canyon and Shoshone Basin

September 10, 2019 | 23

This is Part 3 of a series. If you haven’t read Part 1 and Part 2 yet, you probably want to start there! July 13, Saturday “I hope this works.” I stick the backpacking parking permit for both truck and trailer on the dash of Bertha and then make sure all doors are locked and…

Great Yellowstone Adventure Part 2: The Bottom of the Canyon

August 22, 2019 | 20

This is Part 2 of a series. If you haven’t read Part 1 yet, which covers the front country (road accessible and day hiking) part of my Yellowstone adventure, you probably want to start there. When backpacking in Yellowstone, you can’t just show up with your gear at your desired trailhead and start walking. There’s…

Great Yellowstone Adventure Part 1: The Front Country

August 9, 2019 | 20

It takes a couple days of driving to get from the Hiker Trailer rally in Colorado, to Montana where my Great Yellowstone Backpacking Adventure starts. I arrive at Moose Creek Flat campground outside of Big Sky, MT on July 1st with a smile. It’s taken four years to get back to this area, but I…

Work In Progress

August 5, 2019 | 8

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…

Six Month Review: Living in a Hiker Trailer

July 14, 2019 | 12

The last weekend in June is the first official Hiker Trailer Rally, which takes place near Eleven Mile State Park in Colorado. I arrive on Thursday the 27th to help hold the boondocking spot with Todd and Joe, the event organizers. It’s a beautiful place, with tall Ponderosa Pines and stands of Aspen. The end…

Colorado Boondocking with Friends

July 5, 2019 | 14

My first couple days back in the US, I’m sick. This doesn’t come as a surprise, it’s pretty common to catch a cold in an airport. But the timing leads me to believe that I probably caught this particular bug in one of the hostels in Costa Rica before flying. Either way, my first weekend…

Five Things I Do to Avoid Going Stir Crazy in my Teardrop Camper

June 26, 2019 | 5

I came to the realization while offroading in my friend’s Ford Raptor the other day that the cab of her truck is roughly the same size as the living quarters of my teardrop trailer. Now admittedly, the Raptor is a wide and spacious truck, but still, that isn’t a lot of space. And probably the…

Back to the US

June 18, 2019 | 34

I slowly tick off the ‘lasts’ in Costa Rica. My last evening volunteer shift. My last time out surfing. My last home cooked meal from Randy. Before I know it, it’s my last day at Wild Sun Rescue Center. May 26 to 28th, Sunday – Tuesday When you do everything together with a small group…

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