A Married Couple Full-Time Traveling the American West in their Converted School Bus

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Gear Review: Sea to Summit X-Pot

Gear Review: Sea to Summit X-Pot

We picked up a Sea to Summit X-Pot when we volunteered at Expo West this Spring and wanted to relay our experiences with this collapsible cooking pot. Living in a school bus has its fair share of challenges, but storage space is always at a […]

The Dirty Side of #vanlife: 4 Ways to Stay Fresh & Clean While Living on the Road

The Dirty Side of #vanlife: 4 Ways to Stay Fresh & Clean While Living on the Road

If your social media feeds are like mine, they are littered with #vanlifers that are sprawled out in their sprinter conversions, physically exquisite companion half naked lying next to them and they all have the same thing wrong with them: they are clean! When we […]

How We Quit Our Jobs to Travel the Country Full Time

How We Quit Our Jobs to Travel the Country Full Time

We did it! We quit our jobs and took off across the country in our converted school bus. A nomadic lifestyle has proven to be tricky and challenging in all sorts of ways and we have tried to document how we made the switch from […]

The Sierras

The Sierras

Entry into the Sierra Mountain Range was special for both of us. Neither of us had ever been to this part of the country and we had both had most of the region on our respective bucket lists for a long time. Yosemite, Kings Canyon, […]

Free Camping in the Sierras

Free Camping in the Sierras

Remington Hot Springs Lake Isabella, CA GPS: 35.576386, -118.552872 Much like many of the sites we review, this is a parking lot. There are pull-outs all along this road, but this GPS point is a lot. It has excellent views of the Kern River below, and […]

A View From the Top: Hiking Angels Landing in Zion National Park

A View From the Top: Hiking Angels Landing in Zion National Park

A hike in canyon country with exposed trails, beautiful views, and a chance of a most certain death if you make a mistake makes for a great adventure when visiting Zion National Park. The only thing more dangerous than the trail itself is the thousands […]

When Nothing Works in a Bear Encounter

When Nothing Works in a Bear Encounter

Our legs were tired, our feet blistered and our skin sunburned after hiking 170-miles around Lake Tahoe on the Tahoe Rim Trail. My wife Rachael and I had decided to take it easy and enjoy some small day hikes in the less-traveled region of Lassen […]

5 Steps to Save the Planet Every Day

5 Steps to Save the Planet Every Day

Since transitioning to a nomadic lifestyle, we have found more and more ways to reduce our environmental impact. Below are five ways that we have changed our lifestyle to do a little more for our planet. Stop with the Plastic Sacks Already! There are very […]

FREE Camping in Southern California

FREE Camping in Southern California

We were pleasantly surprised to find more than enough FREE camping SoCal and we didn’t have to camp in a Wal-Mart parking lot! Below are some of our favorite sites from our time in Southern California. Laguna Mountain Julian, CA GPS: 32.977978, -116.524818 We end […]

The Mist Trail: Hike Through Yosemite’s Iconic Waterfalls

The Mist Trail: Hike Through Yosemite’s Iconic Waterfalls

The Mist Trail Distance: 3 miles to Vernal Falls (round trip), 7 miles to Nevada Falls (round trip). Elevation: 4000 feet @ trailhead, 1000 feet to Vernal Falls, 1900 feet to Nevada Falls When to Hike: Mid-April thru Mid-July; You want to catch the peak […]


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