Our First Autumn Out West

For every year that we have been on the road meant that every year we would drive back to Maine for the autumn season. Except this year. We decided that this year we would leave Maine following the Christmas season in 2018 and wouldn’t return for the usual fall season. We decided to essentially move…

How To Take Care of Nature

Getting outside is important. In fact there are numerous studies that show how great it is to be outside in nature. In a way nature takes care of us, but with the rise of social media bringing more people outside, I have to ask, how do we take care of nature? Let’s start with the…

Trip Report: Lake Tahoe and Sierra Eastside, California

“California is a garden of Eden, a paradise to live in or see, but believe it or not, you won’t find it so hot if you ain’t got the do, re, me.” – AJJ (Band) Ah, California… a state that seems to have it all with it’s mountains, beaches, lakes, forests, and cities, while yes,…

Trip Report: Colorado Wasn’t For Us

As vanlifers, we are always exploring new places. One of the places we had never explored in our fours years of traveling around North America has been Colorado. Colorado has been on our list of places to visit since we started but we ended up saving our trip to Colorado for this year. The plan…

What Am I Doing With My Life?

“What Am I Doing With My Life?” This question pops into my head every now and then, especially when I am not doing anything active. It’s a question that comes and goes with each day. Some days I am focused on traveling and my hobbies, and other days I feel lost with no direction. I…

Trip Report: Joe’s Valley, again.

Ah Joe’s Valley. A place we have continued to return to each year that we have been “on the road”. In fact, this is our 3rd time visiting the area and each time we have stayed longer and longer. I think the reason we enjoy Joe’s Valley so much has to do with not only…

Trip Report: Roy, New Mexico

Roy, New Mexico has been on our brains since last years road trip. We first heard about this new bouldering area in the rural town of Roy, a year ago. We had been traveling around the southwest for over a year strictly bouldering. So it was exciting to hear about a sandstone bouldering mecca found…

Let’s Get Down to Business

After a couple months of being back on the road, we found it was also time to get down to business. What does that mean exactly? Well, we have decided to create to a small business while living on the road. We call our new business Rest Day Repairs. Rest Day Repairs is a custom…

Trip Report: Hueco Tanks State Park

After three months of being on the East Coast, we finally left Maine with a van that looked new again, a pocket full of money, and a heart full of love from our families. Okay, that was pretty cheesy but it’s true. For a little bit, it felt strange re-emerging into the world of the…

Life on the Road

Life on the road. It’s rugged. It’s dirty. It’s clean. It’s freeing. It’s exciting. It’s new. It’s meeting new people. It’s lonely. It’s friendships. It’s scary. It’s easy. It’s difficult. It’s different. It’s the same. People always want to know what it’s like. It’s not without it’s struggles. There’s so much to it that we…