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Greetings from Yosemite and the Sierras

Studying the trees, waterfalls and granite slab history of Yosemite Valley and the Hetch Hetchy. [read it!]

Standing Tall

Around a fire, in the nighttime haze of Northern California's Coast, a man ponders the propensity of a felled redwood. [read it!]

An airstream parked in a grove of redwoods

Spring Arrives in Astoria, Oregon

A man is sitting on a stoop several blocks up the hill that is 11th Street in Astoria, Oregon. His long shadow pours down the hillside, a completely blue sky above to match his simple t-shirt and jeans. As a news report tells of some polar vortex transforming most of the nation into some science [read it!]

Loving Astoria, Oregon

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 [read it!]

Slower Life Astoria Goes

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 [read it!]

24 Hours in Oregon

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 [read it!]

About Oregon

Thoughts on one of our favorite states. [read it!]

Some Weeks Just Work Well

Lately our trend has basically been to stay somewhere new every week. Honestly, it’s a bit fast for me, but everyone expects to slow down come Winter and who doesn’t want to chase Autumn as you head south from British Columbia, meander through Washington, zig zag Oregon and find yourself in Northern California all before [read it!]

Old Mountain Men

There they stand. Something rivaling 200 feet into these rare blue skies we’ve been enjoying, they belong to tribes named Redcedar and Douglas Fir. They are the elders, heroes simply for their age and grandeur. I imagine becoming one someday. In some future life, just months after I die and am buried via minimal means [read it!]

Greetings from Banff!

Not too many weeks ago I wrote about how few fellow travelers we’d met in our years of moving around who’d really clicked with us. That’s all changed as of tonight. We were invited to a gathering of young Airstreamers by Tiffani of Weasel Mouth to join up with them and their friends in Banff [read it!]

Postcard from the Black Hills

An Indian blesses our child in sacred lands. [read it!]

Crazy Horse Monument, one day to be the largest sculpture on earth, will eventually be a likeness of the Lakota leader riding his horse and pointing to the lands where his dead are buried.

Into the Badlands

Four steps of footsteps, each lighter than the next, tread the packed solid dirt trail leaving just enough space for our boots between the tall grasses. Yellow and brown daisy looking flowers that die into massive dandelion poofs take flight spreading their seeds across the grasslands. Spires erect out of the flat, pointing toward massive [read it!]

The Secret Lives of RV Parks

RV parks are miniature civilizations unto themselves. Like boomtowns, a population springs up and is replaced by newcomers as the old move on to new possibilities. Your neighbor today is not necessarily tomorrow. It’s a beautiful thing really. The ability to leave one place to form a new homestead at a whim. Don’t like your [read it!]

Revisiting the Oregon Coast via

Our second issue took us up and down Oregon’s North Coast, the stretch of the Beaver State that runs between Nehalem Bay and the birthplace of our second son, Astoria, Oregon. That makes up only a small portion of the 360-some miles of venerable US Route 101 and the state’s continuous stretch of public and [read it!]

Looking for a new train adventure?

The following is a guest post by Dave Stepheson. Winding through the impressive canyons and mountains of the San Juan National Forest, the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is one of Colorado‚Äôs most popular tourist attractions. Travelers come from all over the world to enjoy a trip on trains pulled by coal-fired, steam-powered locomotives. [read it!]

a train, smoke rising from the engine, rounds a bend high in the Rockies