If I could stick a fork in one state, I have found the juiciest and most tender sustenance to be had in the state of Colorado.
While no doubt the popularity of Boulder and the “Mile High” sanctitude of Denver come to mind, and even as thoughts of legalized marijuana permeate your concepts, know that the state is so much more. The Western Slope, in particular, is adrift with stands of ponderosa pine and fir to Christmas the White House, small town charm and death defying curves that hug the mountainside like a child his mother just before a visit to the dentist.
Colorado is, easily, the epitome of the Rockies, and the new birthplace of liberal freedom…just remember to clean up after yourself when you’re done. :)
RV and Van Living in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado
Exploring the San Juan Mountains, National Forest and the small towns living within their elevation.
Free Camping with Cell Service in Colorado
Our top ten picks for finding gorgeous free camping in the State of Colorado, replete with enough cell service for digital nomads to get the job done.
Short tales of the variety of people in Nederland, CO, their ways, and what the town boasts in offerings.
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Eight Stunning National Parks in the US to Revisit
From well-known spots like Zion to wildlife refuges where you’ll have the place all to yourself (except for the eagles!), a hopeful look at 2021 being the summer of adventure.
Dinosaur National Monument for Travelers, Vandwellers and Kids at Heart
The term “monument” should not be mistaken for either a lesser being than what one might expect when it comes to a national “park”, nor should it be confused with the silly trappings of man, obsessed with his desire to carve from stone that which might rival what nature was able to, slowly, do on […]
Roadschooling with the National Monuments: Fossils & Dinosaurs
This camping tour from South Dakota to Oregon is a season full of exploring fossil remains like everything saber-toothed cats to those favored Jurassic “terrible lizards” and even more obscure creatures on the way. The views along the way aren’t bad, either.
All the National Monuments with Camping
State-by-state guide to national monuments, some of the best kept secrets in the United States, and specifically those with camping within their boundaries.
The Best BLM Camping in the American West
The wild open wilderness of every American’s backyard. Notes on cell coverage, specific sites in each state, photos and general vibe included.
Winter Living in an Airstream at 9000’
What it’s like to brave the cold and elevation of mountain living in an RV.
Homesteading in an Airstream: Water, Electric, Sewer and More
One family’s adventures building out a piece of property to park their Airstream on, while their oldest son attends high school. Info on installing electric, a well, building tips, septic installation, why you should consider going DIY, and more!
The Best Drives in the United States
Thirteen of our favorite drives, and places to camp and explore, in the United States. Includes drives in VT, TX, UT, WA, CA, OR, CO, NE and more!
Using and possessing marijuana has been legal in Colorado since December 10th, 2013. As of January 2014, you can buy it in stores. Similar to buying liquor, you need to find a specialty store licensed to do so, and have a valid ID. Other than that, the experience varies widely. Note that marijuana is still […]
Walking Upright Through Nederland, Colorado
A collection of short stories recanting the recollections of the author on friendships, passers-by and the general atmosphere of Nederland, Colorado.
Hiking, skiing, and roadhouses near and around Nederland, Colorado.
Blog Posts About Colorado
How Deep Is a Mother’s Love?
A vault toilet, a phone and a long, long drop…
Greetings from Dinosaur National Monument
Getting lost at the edges of Colorado.
Greetings from Colorado National Monument
A return to the road…
Welcome to Purgatory
Why we decided to buy some land to build something more than we could in our travels.
Down the Mountain
This time here in Nederland, CO has been exemplary. Families dance in modest fairground local town festivals to the tunes of exceptional guitarists who are simply fingering around on a random afternoon. The decks of every bar or restaurant privy to such a structure boast men passing around pipes of pot for free like there’s […]
Into the Rockies: A Video from Wand’rly
A little home video style movie featuring our family’s travels over the past two months, from the Petrified Forest of Arizona to the Colorado Rockies.
Greetings from Nederland, in the Mighty Rockies!
Our favorite small town and a taste of what life is like here.
If you’re going to break down, do it somewhere beautiful.
Greetings from Durango
Cowboy bikers, steam engines and the convergence of Utah red and Rocky Mountain silver.
It’s the first day of winter, the longest nights of the year. It’s the pagan holiday whereby folks in a time before heaters and office jobs threw a party from sundown to sundown because, well why not? They were in for several cold months of rationing food and drinking to stay warm. It was such […]
Another day of grandiose Interstating as we dodged dinosaurus rigs and managed to cross the Missouri, the Great Plains and all but 15 miles of Colorado. The speeding pace has me thrown off a bit and the laggy drag that is Kansas by I-70 wasn’t exactly splendiferous, but the rewards of a Rocky Mountain sunset […]