The Blog

  • The Lost Coast Trail
    May 15 – 17, 2022, California. King Range NCA first appeared on my radar a few years ago when I was planning a trip up the California. I was looking for free or cheap places to camp and wasn’t coming up with much until I stumbled upon the NCA. King Range is a National Conservation…
  • Nomad Life & Expenses May 2022
    May was full of adventure, great friends, good food, van problems, the Pacific Ocean, a couple of new states, and spending lots and lots of money. So much money I started to wonder where it was all going. In order to stop wondering, I decided to start tracking it again. So here is my first…
  • The Lunchbox Museum
    May 10, 2022, Nice California. It is always fun to have friends with cool connections. When we were visiting our friends Tom and Beth in Lake County, California we found out that they were good friends with the owners of the Lunchbox Museum in Nice, California. They got us in for a private tour! So…
  • Big Sur
    May 1 – May 5, 2022. Big Sur wasn’t on my radar at all until we started traveling across the US. That’s when I started reading about it in van life groups. I was intrigued even though I wasn’t really sure where it was or what was there. I now know that Big Sur is…
  • Channel Islands National Park
    April 27, 2022. Channel Islands National Park is free to visit, and has stunning views, super cute wildlife, and endemic species that you won’t see anywhere else in the world. Yet they are one of the 25% of least visited National Parks in the US. According to statistics, I found online only 409,630 people visited…
  • Nomad Life April 2022
    April was all about getting ready to travel north – to Alaska! Our first task was to sell El Burro. Things between Greg and I went really well during our two months in Mexico so while we were there we decided we no longer needed the car. We were ready to get El Burro on…
  • Off The Beaten Track
    March 13 – 28, 2022. We love to get off the beaten path. And despite the over development of a lot of Baja and the growing popularity of the peninsula with travelers, if you’re willing to drive down a few dirt roads there are plenty of places to get away from it all. * All…
  • El Triunfo & A Little Baja History
    March 12, 2022. We didn’t have time to visit the small historic mining town of El Triunfo as we traveled south in Baja, so we stopped in as we drove back north. We strolled around the village and visited the old mine. But for me, the highlight of El Triunfo was a museum. It was…
  • Two Magical Towns
    March 7 – 12 & March 19 – 21, 2022. After we left Los Cabos it was time for some magic! By now, of course, we were already feeling Baja’s magic! The water, the culture, the wildlife, the big cities. But despite all this wonderfulness Mexico has decided to designate some places as more magic…
  • Nomadic Life March 2022
      From the southern tip of Baja California Sur to Tucson, Arizona, we traveled over 1550 miles in March. We traversed long bumpy dirt roads, super-narrow highways, and lovely wide expensive toll roads. We dodged potholes and kept our distance from cows grazing on the very edge of those super-narrow roads. We tried our best…