Eco-travel simply means traveling with the earth and it’s inhabitants in mind. The International Eco-Tourism Society defines it as : “responsible travel to natural areas that conserves the environment, sustains the well-being of the local people, and involves interpretation and education.” The principles of Eco-Travel are intended to “unite conservation, communities, and sustainable travel”Read More
Chances are, whether you’re traveling full time or just for fun, you’ll be grabbing a meal on the run. While dining out provides a myriad of food and drink options for literally any budget and palate, there are many ways an eco-traveler can eat while keeping the environment in mind.Read More
Visiting a local dairy might not be the most conventional thing to do while traveling, but by now you should know that I'm not a "conventional traveler". Supporting local businesses that provide sustainable food solutions while traveling is a win-win-winRead More
It's easy to accumulate without thinking of where things come from, how they're made, or how many hands touched an item before it settles in your closet to collect dust, but once you start to pay attention, it's impossible not to.Read More
Am I writing for travelers? Bus dwellers? People with chronic illnesses or mental health issues? While each of these niches applies to me and I'm sure there's some overlap, I was having a hard time figuring out who our audience was, and so my posts were all over the board.Read More
It’s been two weeks now since I started daily vlogging. The amount of work that goes into trying to tell a compelling story with your day is quite a lot, and I knew this going into it…Read More
Our last stop on our east coast side trip was to shoot with Ann Marie again. This time, both Kyle and I were in front of the camera, and it was nothing short of glorious…Read More
While we were loosely planning this trip, we came across a campsite in Brooklyn at Floyd Bennett Field. We were both pretty stoked and bewildered at the idea of camping in Brooklyn, and had no idea what to expect. On our way to FBF, we looked into booking options so we could be sure we’d have a place to park. The website said, “reserve online,” but it also said “reservations for this campsite cannot be made online” so we decided to wing it. The kiosks at the entrance to the park were vacant, so we just parked in an empty spot, and figured if park security came by, we’d deal with it (they didn’t).Read More
As soon as we got to J. Isobel's, our energy shifted. We were a bit road-weary and I was experiencing a seriously pain flare, but the moment she literally bounced into view, everything felt a bit... lighter. Izzy is one of the sweetest, most exciting people I know. She is bright and happy and incredibly friendly, but she's also chock full of stories from the bizarre to the down right creepy, which is directly reflected in her studio set up.Read More
The GPS said it'd take a little over 3.5 hours. We took a route that's a bit longer than the suggested one, but we wanted to avoid traffic in Baltimore and DC, and figured the "longer" route would take less time overall. There's no way to know how long we would have sat in traffic if we took the suggested route, but we ended up spending our afternoon crawling though a bottleneck jam at the entrance to the Bay Bridge. The obvious downside was waiting for hours to be able to pay our toll and cross, but there were definite upsides, too.Read More
155 miles - 2 hours, 40 min.
Friday morning we woke up in a Cracker Barrel parking lot in Waldorf, MI. We had driven up the night before to visit the first of my photographer friends, Jason McNeil.Read More
On Thursday (May 17th) we woke up and got ready to head out of C-ville. We filled the water jug for our pump sink, emptied our grey water, took out the trash, and prepared to empty the port-a-potty for the first time. Kyle had been teasing me that morning that he "does all the work" (which, if I'm honest, he does do the bulk of the heavy lifting) so I volunteered to do the job that both of us had been dreading since we bought the bus.Read More
Bus life isn't always glamorous. If you watch our day vlogs, you'll see that a lot of our time is spent cleaning, grocery shopping because food doesn't stay cold long, cleaning, working on our computers, and cleaning. Temperatures are usually a bit extreme, and space is incredibly limited. That all being said, so far there is nothing about this life I don't love.Read More
We set our sights a bit further down the road to Seneca Rocks, West Virginia. We'd read about Spruce Knob being the highest peak in West Virginia, and Kyle being a former rock climber, and Tobi being from Utah, we had to see this mountain with our own eyes.Read More
One of the greatest things about living mobile is having the ability to pick a random spot on a map and go explore. Enter Hocking Hills State Park.Read More
As we're cruising along, I can't help but reflect on how many people have contributed to making this whole dream come to life.Read More
So we bought the bus, and bit by bit I started getting rid of the things I owned that weren't necessary, condensing clothing, art, furniture, hair products... Everything.Read More
Today was the day. We told our friends we were leaving, I prepared my sister for our arrival, we said our goodbyes and cried our tears and packed the bus and planned our route and then...
wait for it...
KYLE WAS OFFERED ANOTHER MURAL!!!Read More