After living in my first home on wheels, The Silver Bullet (a 2006 Honda Element adventure-mobile), I was ready to “upgrade” to the quintessential #VanLife mobile. In March of 2015 I moved into Tantor, a 1985 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia, which served as my home in Santa Barbara until I figured out how to create a freelance income stream, quit my job, and took off in Tantor to explore the world. We spent the next 3 years crisscrossing North America, visiting both oceans, driving the Trans-Canada Highway, and having too many adventures to remember!


  • 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 [...]