Thoughts on one of our favorite states.
Three years of our family of six living and traveling the US in a 1976 Airstream travel trailer.
Thoughts on one of our favorite states.
At least not in my book, that is. Unless, of course, you’ve achieved the one thing I find to be truly valuable: freedom. Freedom is not three weeks of vacation a year, accumulated after a decade of service to one company. Freedom is not the cash to fly anywhere in the world during those three […]
Yesterday we hooked up and headed out of scrubby, Ponderosa pine laden high desert Bend, Oregon. We headed through the Cascade Mountains, big snow capped peaks and brilliant yellow leaves, to pick up Tristan in the great city of Portland, 11,000′ Mt. Hood looming. This morning we pointed her south and watched the mountains from […]
Growing up on drugs and religion, finding your own path and a realization that life is a series of choices. All we have to do is choose.
I first met Renée on a smoking porch at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. I was sucking down Camel Lights, she was staring at me through a window. We had a very brief but strong friendship for a few months, and her visage would be forever implanted in my DNA as “the one”. Life didn’t […]
Not to be confused with the city in South Dakota, wall high crashing waves ever desperate to reach the streets of this small town prove exactly the opposite of that similarly named high desert truck stop way back in the plains.
One aspect of traveling full-time few of those who do it will relate is how strenuous the entire lifestyle can be. For us, I think there’s a layer to it all that people with fancier RVs or newer Airstreams don’t quite have to contend with, as their homes-on-these-roads come with solid working showers, air conditioners […]
It doesn’t take long for everyone to find home in this one month rental we’ve landed here in Astoria, Oregon and in tandem with the mouth of the Mighty Columbia. The baby finds his fingers in whatever new cupboard crawl space they can find. The toddler experiments with his first time being able to open […]
Sounded like a catchy title. In reality, I love setting goals, which are simply dreams. Lose 15 pounds? Stop smoking? Learn Spanish? These are not my goals, though they’re some things I’d like to achieve, they’re just not “next year’s bucket list” quality in my mind. Instead, I’d like to accomplish the following: 1. Make […]
I am not particularly an advocate for travel. Not in real life anyway. Yes, I publish an online magazine for full-time travelers. The goal behind this magazine, of which you’re currently viewing in fact, is to inspire people to travel, to live outside of normalcy, to make a motion of their lives. But more importantly, […]
The violet of an overcast sunset afternoon has just this instant given way to orange skies over the mouth of the Columbia River. Freshly baked pies on this vacation rental kitchen table look like bowls of jewels, sapphire and garnet wrapped in golden flaky dough. The usual hum of cars passing through nearby downtown Astoria […]
Why have we decided to stay in Oregon for nearly three months now? And why has most of that time been in this little coastal town of Astoria? And is it true we may be staying yet another month? But perhaps most importantly, are we really “full-time travelers” if we’re not moving around daily? To […]
The greatest threat to the thinking man today is self-doubt. Who is “the thinking man” you ask? The definition is the term. Anyone who thinks, really, but let’s quantify that a bit more. The “thinking man” is the person who sees obfuscation in the every day normality we’ve all collectively decided is our way of […]
Most animals are set in their ways, particularly when it comes to child rearing. For some, the father leaves the mother after mating, long before the babies ever arrive. For many, the father would kill his own children out of fear they may one day rise up and replace him. In other cases, dad sticks […]
I’m slowly learning that traveling isn’t as much about seeing new things as it is realizing what you’ve got. BareNaked Families and old friends and ideas of slowing down all the while realizing you can pick back up again whenever the moment strikes. Trading work for lodging and living. Spending time dreaming about travel is […]