Family Road Trip: Columbia River and Mt St. Helens

June 26, 2018 | 14

This is part 4 of my two week, no RV, family road trip, travelogue. If you’ve missed any of the previous parts (part 1, part 2, part 3), you’ll want to read those first! June 5, Tuesday Yesterday was spent visiting relatives here in Oregon. But today my parents, brother, and I are up early…

Family Road Trip: Redwood and Crater Lake National Parks

June 19, 2018 | 10

This is part 3 of my two week, no RV, family road trip, travelogue. If you haven’t read part 1 and part 2 yet, you’ll want to do that first! June 1, Friday The drive from our hotel at Fort Bragg, CA to Redwood National and State Parks isn’t terribly long, and we get more…

Family Road Trip: Yosemite National Park and Highway 1

June 15, 2018 | 20

This is part 2 of my two week, no RV, family road trip, travelogue. If you haven’t read part 1 yet, you’ll want to do that first! May 28, Monday The drive from Merced, CA to Yosemite National Park on 140 is a bit long, but the scenery is nice. Being Memorial Day, the park…

A Call for Change

January 3, 2018 | 35

I hope everyone’s having a great start to the new year. I’m in the midst of planning out setting intentions for 2018, as a part of my Annual Review process. You can read that article for the full details on what an annual review is and how to conduct one yourself, but today I wanted…

The “D” Word

December 22, 2017 | 52

Well here we are. Yesterday was the shortest day of the year, winter has officially started. When I was a kid, I loved winter. I grew up in Wisconsin and winter was ice skating, sledding down the hill behind our house, and hoping every time a snowstorm was predicted that school would be canceled. I…

Patreon Launch and What an Average Travel Day Looks Like

November 21, 2017 | 14

As you read this on Tuesday, I’ll be preparing to get back on the road. Since the start of the month I’ve been moochdocking in my friend Misty’s driveway in Texas (a regular occurrence when I come through this part of the country) and it’s been great to sit still while working on a solution…

Teardrop Build Reveal and Patreon Info

November 17, 2017 | 52

The order form for Hiker Trailer is four pages long, which I suspect could be quite intimidating for an RVing newbie. As for myself, when I received it my eyes lit up, it was like Christmas had come early. Highly customizable was just what I was looking for. I spent days perusing the Hiker Trailer…

For Love of the Challenge (Happy Birthday IO)

November 14, 2017 | 70

Okay, I think I found a better way to explain it. Some people had trouble understanding my meaning when I mentioned in an earlier post that my decision to downsize to a teardrop was an emotional one as well as one of logic, stating that logic should always prevail when making a big decision and…

Back Into Traveling Mode

September 22, 2017 | 43

By the time you read this on Friday I’ll be on the road again for my first big move since I arrived in Wisconsin in June. I’ve found during my time as a full-timer that three months is about as long as I like to sit stationary and I get hitch itch after that, and…

Owning the Mess

September 2, 2017 | 58

What I had intended to be a quick announcement earlier this week about my upcoming plans generated a lot more response than I expected. It really touched me how interested all of you are in what I’m up to in my little corner of the world. It also made me a bit uncomfortable, because many…

Plans For the Rest of 2017

August 29, 2017 | 33

Time for another one of my ‘semi-regular’ updates on my plans for this fall and winter, as several people have asked. I’ll keep this short and sweet so you all can get caught up and then back to enjoying these last few days of summer. As always, my plans are written in jello and subject…

Backpacking Trip Prep

July 21, 2017 | 16

The mad planning from early in the week transitioned to mad packing a couple days ago, and by the time you read this on Friday, Julie and I will be in the car and driving up to Grand Portage, MN where we’ll spend the night at a hotel and then catch the ferry out to…

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