It's odd to sit down and write again, more than a month and a half since my last post. Much has happened and we have covered a lot of ground (together in the van and separately), ticking off destinations that included Baja, Norway, Finland, Singapore, Indonesia and now the High Eastern Sierras of California. The experiences were…Read more Breaking Down x 3 & Neil Young
Late January 2017 seemed like an ideal time to flee the country and separate ourselves from the crazy theatrics that were taking place at home. With her notably friendly inhabitants and dashingly liberal prime minister, Canada beckoned, so we scurried north of the border to spend the next month crossing mountain passes between British Columbia and Alberta in search of powder to…Read more A Month North of the Border
Last week, February 17th to be exact, we hit four months of living full time in our 50 sq. ft van home. In that time frame we drove over 12,000 miles, explored the states of CA, OR, WA, UT, WY, ID, CO, NM, NY and NJ (the latter two via plane over Thanksgiving) and just returned from a month in Canada, crossing…Read more Four Months of Van Life! The Highs
Happy New Year! I did not set out to write an advice post, but learning how to ski over the course of the last year has had a profound impact on my general outlook on life, as well as how I view the outdoors and winter recreation. Here are some things that I learned along the way. Kirsten…Read more On Being a Beginner & the Joy of Skiing
In our gazeteer Southeast Oregon appeared to be an unremarkable expanse on the map. It was mostly lacking in color, indicative of little topographical variation, and lacked the clusters of variably sized city dots of the more densely populated Cascade spine and west coast. My inclination to explore was guided only by a stunning Instagram post about the…Read more Highlights of Oregon – Part 2
Oregon houses a patchwork of awesome ecosystems within its borders and we spent just over two weeks exploring from the misty and perpetually damp forests of the western Cascades to the high desert and Owyhee Canyonlands in the southeast. As always though, it was the inspiring people, friends old and new, that enriched and shaped our experiences in ‘The Beaver State.’ Here are some of the highlights from our time in Bend & McKenzie Bridge.
The beginning of our journey, a quick hustle up HWY 101 to the Oregon Coast, seems further in the past than our one month on the road indicates. But the passage of time occurs without commanding attention when you aren’t bound to the Gregorian calendar and your mobile world remains fairly constant on the inside while the…Read more Oregon’s Coast & Cascades