Land Locked

With every intention to get back out there, sometimes the better thing to do is listen to the clues all around.

Welcome Home

“I just trust in the universe” Friday morning. GPS off once again, down the road I went until I landed, this time in familiar territory. Pine trees all around, deer and elk prancing about, I was once again in Ruidoso. Completely by accident, and completely necessary in the longer run. A quick text to Cute […]

New Mexico Pt. II: The Rainbow People

“When you begin to doubt yourself, doubt your doubt.” Average Gas: $2.50/galMiles Driven:975.7Slept: Original EarthShip, Truck Stop, Pink Pelican Inn TaosTaos is home to the original Earthships–completely sustainable, recycled housing that works with the Earth. Lucky for me, a close friend from my college days at UCSC lives in the ORIGINAL Earthship. This means it […]

Vietnam Veterans Memorial: Going Full Circle

A soldier will sacrifice more than you can know. These last few days have been interesting. My travels are on hold as Mom is in the hospital healing from a heart attack. Thursday, 9/12, marked 7 months since Dad passed, and Friday the 13th would have been his 67th birthday. I’ve spent this time being […]

New Mexico Part I: Community High

“Where is the love and depth?” Average Gas: $2.40/galMiles Driven:518.6Slept: Motel, Truck Stop, friend’s driveway I’ve been getting lost in New Mexico for almost 2 weeks now. But not entirely lost, just flowing, enjoying and connecting each step of the way.  The first day out of Colorado, I got caught waiting out a thunder and […]

Bonus Post: Van-Life Debates

This current lifestyle of mine is not unique at all, but is still uncommon enough to be interesting to the vast majority (this isn’t the 9-5, mow the lawn, make dinner, and get hitched lifestyle, after all). I’m fortunate enough to have lived in a house in Santa Cruz where I became acquainted and connected […]

Colorado: Remnants of Home

Miles Driven: 854.2Average gas: $2.60Slept: Campground, Family house, truck stop Rocky Mountains all around in the distance, waterways everywhere, and well-detailed aesthetic comprise Colorado in all its wonder. Some places I was able to visit: Telluride, Gunnison (and the Gunnison National Park), Westminster/Denver, Golden, Arvada, Colorado Springs, Garden of the Gods, and Trinidad. All of […]

Utah: Slow Down, Join the Playground

“Trust in the Universe.” Miles Driven: 1193.95, around 3k total (will update this)Average gas: $3.15Slept: At a truck stop, in hot springs, in yurts, at a campsite (5 nights) This post is going to be a little different than the last, as well as a little different than the ones to follow. Utah, New Mexico, […]