After hiking the Appalachian Trail I was looking for ways to minimize my life, my possessions, and my expenses, and #VanLife seemed like the ideal solution.

In 2014 I moved into a self converted Honda Element and lived on the streets of Santa Barbara, CA while holding down a regular job, as well as serving as the youngest Club President of the Rotary Club of Santa Barbara.

In 2015 I upgraded to a 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia campervan, continued living in Santa Barbara for a few more months, secured a Digital Nomad income stream, quit my job, and hit the road to live and travel fulltime.



  • Westward Westy

Westward Westy

March 5th, 2017|1 Comment

I thoroughly enjoyed exploring Canada and driving through New England, but my heart, and Tantor's motor, were both yearning for the place we feel most at home, the Southwest. Before I could drive Tantor west [...]

  • Florida


December 15th, 2015|0 Comments

I woke up sweating in a truck stop gas station just a mile north of the state line. The overnight temperatures hovered near 80, meaning I had a warm balmy night trying to sleep in [...]

  • Georgia


December 8th, 2015|0 Comments

My first stop in Georgia was Hiawassee to see Jim and Maggie, our first "Trail Angels" on the Appalachian Trail in 2012. They had met us the day that we started our Thru-Hike and told [...]

  • Oregon Coast

Oregon Coast

October 3rd, 2015|1 Comment

It was late August and I'd been FunEmployed and living on the road for just over 2 months. Most of that time I'd been staying with family, sleeping indoors, with access to hot showers and [...]