Guatemala

Leaving the Country is an important part of expanding knowledge and understanding.

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 […]

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, […]

Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming: The Learning Curve

I am a long way from home Day 1: NevadaMiles Driven: 308.1, totalAverage gas: $3.65/galSlept: At a truck stop I didn’t think that I would stop in Nevada, as I’ve already been there several times. However, since I left for this journey late in the day, I decided that stopping Elko to honor my Dad […]

Today is the Day

Today is the day. I am leaving. This journey begins. My CRV is loaded with everything I will need for all seasons, hopefully for all situations. I am nervous and figuring out distractions so I don’t think too much about the anxiety I associate with this. It’s pretty difficult to write and not think about […]