A Grounds-keeper Story

While hiking the Appalachian Trail back in 2015, I met a few guys on a mission to leave the trail better than they found it. They looked like normal thru-hikers: short shorts, dirty hair, beards; but they were carrying much more than backpacks. In each of their hands were trash bags full of garbage removed…

Updates and Musings from The Road

We are nearly six months into full-time van life. Six months of beautiful campsites, Wal-Mart parking lots, long hikes, hummus sandwiches, public bathrooms, wildlife, hail storms, canyons, deserts, mountains, dog snuggles, meaningful conversations with friends and strangers, sunrise coffee, trailhead beer, picking up trash, dirty hair, smelly clothes, weird tan lines, hard work, and LOTS…

Dandelion Daze

In late March Rachel and I departed southeast Utah and made the trek to Denver, CO. We spent a week house sitting for friends and enjoying the luxuries that life on the road doesn’t provide (read: a private bathroom to use whenever it’s needed). We had a good time exploring the neighborhood, visiting local breweries,…

Don’t Postpone Joy

It’s hard to believe that Rachel and I began our journey nearly two months ago. When I think back on the days of winter sunshine we’ve had, the long bike rides and breathtaking hikes, it feels like we left yesterday. On the other hand, remembering the hours spent in the driver’s seat and cash shelled…