December 2020 Cost of Being a Nomad

December found us spending lots of time with our nomadic pod. The month before we had hooked up with these friends, 2 other traveling couples, for a Thanksgiving/Birthday/book launch celebration in the desert outside of Tucson, AZ. After the festivities, we all eventually went our separate ways but made plans to reunite for Christmas and …read more

November 2020 Cost of Being a Nomad

We spent all of the month of November in the Tucson, AZ area and the majority of that time was spent house sitting – living in a real house with real running water, real heat, a real oven, real rooms, and all the other real conveniences of living in a structure that stays in one …read more

October 2020 Cost of Being a Nomad

Our main motivation for traveling in October was keeping warm. We got waylaid in Rapid City, South Dakota waiting for some merchandise I ordered through Lowes to arrive. When we finally got on the road again the cold started closing in. We had been talking about going to Dinosaur National Monument for years but the …read more

September 2020 Cost of Being a Nomad

We have finally left Montana. Right now (9/30) we are sitting in a library in Rapid City, South Dakota This is our third day in the library and we will probably return tomorrow. Luckily, it is a really nice library. Very quiet and they seem to be taking social distancing and mask-wearing very seriously. Library …read more

August 2020 Cost of Being a Nomad

It is hard to believe we spent the whole month of August in Montana. We hung out some more with our friends Ellen and Scott who are traveling their tiny Scamp camper, visited Glacier National Park, went kayaking 5 times, photographed lots of birds, and started a journey along the Missouri River exploring a National …read more

April 2020 Cost of Being a Nomad

I thought this was going to be one of the easiest expense posts I had ever done. We didn’t walk into a store in April until the 15 and weren’t planning on hitting another store until May 1 after another stint of quarantining. Then things started breaking. Our vent fan broke, but that could wait. …read more

March 2020 Cost of Being a Nomad

So March was weird, wasn’t it? The beginning of the month was spent being somewhat cautious about the COVID-19 outbreak. We were still planning an epic trip to Alaska, catching up on the blog, and taking advantage of having friends in Tucson (whose vacant lot we were staying in) with a mailing address by ordering …read more