July 2019 Cost of Being a Nomad

Well, July sped by, didn’t it? And this month is going pretty fast too! I was considering not doing an expense report for July and just combining it with the August report. But our July expenses were pretty good especially considering that we spent lots of money on entertainment living here in the big city. …read more

June 2019 Cost of Being a Nomad

We just finished up our first of four months of house sitting in Cabbagetown. For those who haven’t been following along for very long, every summer like migrating birds or nesting sea turtles, we journey back to the small neighborhood called Cabbagetown near downtown Atlanta where we used to own a house. There we house …read more

Recapture Pocket

April 25 – 26, 2019. We look at a lot of rocks. The southwest is full of them. And just when you think you have found the coolest site with the most interesting rock formations you find another totally cool and totally different site full of more rocks. How all these rocks came to be …read more

Kayaking in Glen Canyon

Just a note for those who follow along regularly. I got behind. Like way behind. When we last left off it was April and Greg and I were trying to win the Wave lottery and exploring Kanab. We are currently back in Cabbagetown for the summer and just finished our first month of house sitting. …read more

May 2019 Cost of Being a Nomad

At the end of May, we made our yearly migration back East. This very blog topic (The Cost of Being a Nomad) is one of the reasons we do this every Spring – we need more money. For eight years now we have been returning each summer to the small neighborhood in Atlanta, Cabbagetown, where …read more

Trying to Catch The Wave in Kanab

April 14 – 19, 2019. It rained for almost a whole day while we were in Kanab, Utah. Usually, we might head on. One of the things we love about van travel is the ability to just easily move away from bad weather. But we were in Kanab for a purpose, so we stayed put …read more

March & April 2019 Cost of Being a Nomad

It’s time to add up our expenses again and see how much being a nomad actually costs. In March we left Mexico behind and crossed the border back into the United States. Since our return what we’ve spent money on has changed, less on gas, less on camping, but a little more on groceries and …read more

The Valley of Fire

April 10 – April 12, 2019. We just bought a new National Park pass. For $80 we can visit any National Park in the country for no additional cost. Since the entry fee for many of the most popular parks can run up to $30 and we love visiting parks the value of this pass …read more

Searching for Aliens

April 8 – 9, 2019. I got this idea in my head last year to visit Area 51 – you know, the secret military installation in Nevada where they keep captured Aliens and do experiments on them. I was actually thinking about my friend Ellen when I came up with this idea – she writes …read more

Greetings from California

March 25 – April 7, 2019. Recently someone on one of my traveling Facebook groups asked the question, “How do you decide where to go?” She was just beginning her journey and felt a little overwhelmed by all the incredible destinations out there. I was feeling a bit of this when we got back from …read more