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We had the pleasure of celebrating Christmas and the New Year with friends and family in the Greater Salt Lake City area. It really was a pleasure. We chose to just pack the truck and drive up, leaving our Airstream in storage in Las Vegas. Leaving our house behind required us to stay as guests […]

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We were recently interviewed by Michael Boyink for his Ditching Suburbia project, and our conversation has led me to a few realizations about our town travel and our motivations to travel. Many of the travelers that we know, and those interviewed for the same project came to travel because of their dissatisfaction with the typical […]

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Our planning during our stay in Eureka and our travel north was pretty bad. We had trouble getting reservations at the spot we wanted in Trinidad, and ended up spending two nights at Johnny’s Marina in Eureka. It was a good spot for errands, and the folks were nice. I wasn’t very bothered by it […]

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Bristlecone pine trees are among the oldest living species of tree. The hardships in their life can be seen in their twisted forms and stunted growth, having survived droughts, fires, winds, heavy snowbanks, bitter cold, and searing heat. Even when a part of the tree suffers breakage or rot, the tree will continue to grow as […]

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  Many Mother’s, including my own, can’t stand the sometimes overdone praise that arrives on Mother’s Day each year. I won’t be doing that today, but I will highlight a particular attribute that both my Mother, and my Wife possess. During her college years, my Mother traveled to India (and surrounding countries) as part of […]

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We are often asked how long we plan to travel. The answer is both simple and complicated. There are things we  enjoy, and things we believe strongly in, that do not fit well with a traveling lifestyle. I love woodworking, home automation technologies, and technology meetup and hack fests. Jess loves regular photography shoots, regular […]

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In the past few months, we’ve had a number of family and friends share their concern that our travel will cause long-term emotional and psychological damage to our children. The concerns shared with us include the difficulty of making friends (especially long term friends), and a sense of ‘not belonging’ caused by not having a single place […]

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