Grand Teton National Park… quite grand indeed

Within one week in Grand Teton National Park, we hiked 40 miles and biked 18 miles (or 26 miles if you’re an overachiever like Colin). We didn’t see everything, but we sure gave it our best. This blog will focus on our hikes because I’m not half as talented with a camera when I’m on…

Cook all the meals. Eat all the food. Save all the money.

It’s been over a year since we left Seattle and started living in a van full-time. That’s A LOT of meals, especially when you consider the fact that we try to cook as much as possible in order to keep costs down. We also try to keep it healthy. As such, a little creativity goes…

And so begins our mountain biking journey…

If you asked me a year ago if I thought I’d be mountain biking, I would have said, “Probably not.” But hey, I had just quit my job to move into a van, so maybe I really would have said, “Anything’s possible.” And so it is. I have a bike. Colin has a bike too…

The National Park to rival all National Parks

Well I’ll be damned. We’ve been in Colorado for six weeks now. As per usual, this was not in our original plan (we expected to be here for 2-3 weeks). In our defense, there’s just SO MUCH to do here. There’s climbing, breweries, hiking, mountain biking (that’s new for us!), and did I mention breweries?…

Promaster Party in South Dakota

When you wake up and see another Promaster parked next to your rig, you know it’s going to be a good day. I noticed it first when nature called bright and early. I opted not to tell Colin because I didn’t want him to get all excited and energized when I wanted to go back…

South Dakota: It doesn’t suck – a revelation by Colin and Lisa.

Hear me out; South Dakota is awesome! I know it’s hard to take my word for it, but I’ve seen it with my own eyes and I’m here to say: South Dakota, it does NOT suck (Colin concurs). THAT’S what their license plate should say. THAT should be the state slogan. #southdakotadoesnotsuck (it’ll catch on)……

Oh you Bad…lands.

Whenever I heard “South Dakota”, this is what I thought: Sure, this photo WAS taken in South Dakota… but it’s not indicative of the time we enjoyed there. My mission, here and now, is to change the South Dakota stereotype. I hope that the following photos will help change the general perspective.  We were in the…

An Interlude in Illinois

Ever have plans change? Happened to us. Originally, we thought we were going to be in Illinois for 3-4 weeks: come in for wedding festivities, see family and friends, get back on the road. Then, we decided to remodel Colin’s Naperville apartment and get it listed before leaving. It sounded quick in theory: new floors,…

Climbing in Kentucky and mountain biking in Indiana

To close out our six weeks on the road, we decided to go climbing in the Red River Gorge. Little did we know when we pulled up to the “climber’s area” outside the park that we would be walking into an entire community. Ahhh, Miguel’s. It was incredible; a climber’s heaven. Vans were abundant, people…