Back in the US

July 6, 2020 |

Oh look, an update! Yes, I’m alive. Yes, I’m fine. No, I’m not quitting IO. Yes, that was a long break without posting. Why? Short answer: I feel it would be irresponsible to travel the way I like to travel right now due to the ongoing pandemic situation. And when I’m not traveling, inspiration to…

COVID-19, Full-time RVer Resources, and Costa Rica

March 30, 2020 |

After a fantastic New Years spent with RVing friends in Quartzsite, AZ, I turned Bertha’s wheels east along I10 towards Tonopah, and possibly the most beautiful desert… Hi. It’s me. I believe I wrote that first sentence about a month ago, but that’s as far as I got with that post. And then the world…

A Q&A on RVing and Working Online

February 4, 2020 |

On occasion, people e-mail me about things I think a lot of my audience would enjoy hearing the answers to, and this is one such topic. So I’d like to thank Quinn for her patience, as she asked me these questions over a month ago and this answer has been a long time coming. Here’s…

American Girl Mine and the Holidays

January 16, 2020 |

The free camping area along American Girl Mine Road in Winterhaven, CA (usually just called AGM by boondockers), doesn’t seem to have a lot going for it at first glance. It’s pretty far from the closest town (Yuma, just across the border in Arizona), it’s flat and has little vegetation… even for a desert, and…

Halloween and November

December 6, 2019 |

October 25, Friday After a fun couple weeks in the Salt Lake City area with Marshall and Kelly (there was even a trip to a trampoline park!), we part ways and I continue on my own south and east for another good Halloween weekend in Fruita, CO with a different group of camping friends. Shenanigans…

Autumn Meandering

November 1, 2019 |

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,…

Colorado Boondocking with Friends

July 5, 2019 |

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…

The Annual Southern Migration

December 2, 2018 |

After a nice stay with friends and fellow Xscapers Kate and Roger on their property near Mesa Verde National Park, including a nice weekend up in Fruita, CO to try my hand at mountain biking again, the cold weather pushing into Colorado finally forces me south. Other than a general direction, I have no specific…

Silverton and Ouray, CO

October 24, 2018 |

After setting up camp on 7/585 just north of Silverton, CO on Oct 1st, Kelly and I spend the next day cooped up inside due to rain from the remnants of a hurricane that pushed ashore down in Baja. The morning after dawns bright and clear, this is reported to be the one good day…

Teardrop Trailer Bathroom and Kitchen Solutions

October 19, 2018 |

Two posts ago I asked what your biggest questions were about tiny trailer living, and by far two most asked questions were: 1. What do you do for a bathroom? And 2. What do you do for a kitchen? There are several possible solutions for those who live in teardrops (and some kinds of vans…

Night Falls on Colorado

October 10, 2018 |

September 23, Sunday Last night was my first night sleeping in the Hiker Trailer, and I underestimated how many layers I’d need under me when sleeping. It’s getting quite cold at night here in Leadville, CO. Eventually I’ll get a custom sized mattress, but I wanted to wait to order until I figured out the…

Leadville Color and a Busy Two Days

October 4, 2018 |

September 13 (continued) After setting up camp just west of Leadville, CO, Kelly and I take her truck down to Twin Lakes where the aspen are in full color. Locals say autumn is about two weeks early this year due to the drier weather. Which makes sense to me, the same thing happened in Wisconsin…

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