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January 12, 2021 at 09:42PM

The open road is calling. Ruby has been in the shop getting a full makeover, and the process has been full of ups and downs. I can’t wait to be back on the road again soon, Baja is beckoning.

January 12, 2021 at 06:41AM

I’m realizing why the years are feeling like they are going faster and faster; and for me it’s because it’s becoming easier and easier to fill my time. Most of those times are meaningful, spent in nature or pursuing projects that are increasing my knowledge or skill. I’m also learning that there’s more to life than just the next goal or milestone, that each day has its own opportunity to be a day you look back on as an amazing day.

January 08, 2021 at 07:30AM

It’s truly hard to fathom all that has been happening in these “United” states the past days and years. We’ve seen violence beyond measure, double standards beyond comprehension, and division stemming to hatred. “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.”
Mother Teresa

December 22, 2020 at 09:44AM

Under the sea. Some days in Hawaii we would have to dive the anchor to make sure it was seated well. Don’t want the boat to float away ya know!

December 13, 2020 at 03:41PM

Random person – “I’m sorry but could you reduce the amount of fun you’re having while climbing?”
Me – “Most likely not…”

December 07, 2020 at 04:40PM

October 2015: I didn’t really know what The Bugaboos were back in 2015, I just happened to be in the area and wanted to go for a little solo walk up a steep hill, put up a tent, then… sit.

December 04, 2020 at 09:40AM

Find those people in life that will always push you to be more than you thought you could, then hold on for the ride.

December 03, 2020 at 10:10AM

Taking to the mountains has continuously provided my mind the space to be a better person when I’m at more reasonable elevations, so I will continue to spend time up here.

December 01, 2020 at 12:57PM

We have an impact everywhere we go, and while I believe that most van lifers and mobile warriors do their best to “leave it better than we found it”, sometimes places need a little more help. My friends @dometic and @conservationalliance have teamed up to donate $25,000 towards a restoration project to improve the places we play. Check out my story to read more about the project and see how we can make a difference each time we head out.

November 30, 2020 at 07:14AM

This technique is one we call “riding the bull” and is attempted by only the most core van lifers. @daniel_maggiora here shows us how it’s done.