Down Under road trip part VI: the little things from Rockhampton to Townsville

Still no trace of the sun, but that’s okay, because this is a grand adventure, and rain or shine, we will make the most of it. Let me show you what little wonders we experience along the way. Because often it’s the little things that make a memory, that make life worth remembering. Rockhampton was … More Down Under road trip part VI: the little things from Rockhampton to Townsville

Australia road trip part II: Chasing the sun from Port Macquarie to Byron Bay

It’s going to be hard to top Port Mac, as I’ve come to affectionately call Port Macquarie in just two days time. This small to mid-sized little working class town in New South Wales was just small enough to be interesting and just big enough to be convenient. No Starbucks on Main Street that we … More Australia road trip part II: Chasing the sun from Port Macquarie to Byron Bay

Sabbatical Days 54-59: Rivers and Railroads in Durango, Ouray and Glenwood Springs

Since we came back from the cruise with a wicked stomach flu (thank you, norovirus), we were not able to leave the following day for our Four Corners camping trip with my in-laws as planned. Four Corners is the unique location where Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona all meet. It’s pretty cool to think … More Sabbatical Days 54-59: Rivers and Railroads in Durango, Ouray and Glenwood Springs

Sabbatical Days 14 & 15: Going with the Flow at the CO National Monument and Arches National Park

We are kicking off our sabbatical with a week-long camping trip to Utah. Granted, we’ve already technically kicked it off with some shorter two day trips with our parents, but this is the “can we really do this and survive” trip. We’ll be spending nearly 24 hours a day with each other and our dogs … More Sabbatical Days 14 & 15: Going with the Flow at the CO National Monument and Arches National Park

Sabbatical Days 2-4: Camping with Mom at Boyd Lake State Park

Where am I? Boyd Lake State Park, Loveland, Colorado Image(s) of the day(s): Fears faced: Letting Tucker and Molly off leash when I wasn’t supposed to! I’m so paranoid I’ll get caught or they’ll run off! But they had so much fun playing in the lake! The worst thing that happened was Molly rolled around all … More Sabbatical Days 2-4: Camping with Mom at Boyd Lake State Park

19 Pop Up Camping Essential Nonessentials: a Little Less Like Camping, a Little More Like Home

Pop up camping, while maybe slightly less primitive than tent camping, is still basically living outside with only a piece of heavy duty canvas between you and the wilderness. Let’s face it, our Freedom Machine is just a glorified tent on wheels with a door, a battery, and a propane tank. Yes, we have lights, … More 19 Pop Up Camping Essential Nonessentials: a Little Less Like Camping, a Little More Like Home

Practice Makes Perfect: Pop Up Camping “Test Camp” at Cheyenne Mountain

Trent has been wanting to take the camper out for a “test camp” since we bought it in January. I have been nervous about getting too far ahead of the warm weather. But March in Colorado is here, and we are doing this! No snow for us, thankfully (March is the snowiest month), and the high … More Practice Makes Perfect: Pop Up Camping “Test Camp” at Cheyenne Mountain

Sabbatical prep in four lists: from Popup camping to Thailand

As with anything, preparation is key, and preparing for sabbatical is serious business. We will be on the road for much of the first six months, camping and/or visiting friends and family all around the country. And then we will leave the U.S. for six months to live in Thailand. Check out our itinerary as … More Sabbatical prep in four lists: from Popup camping to Thailand