Currently Wandering » Outdoor Family, Adventure Travel, Simple Living - Family of 5 Traveling the United States in an Airstream.

We’ve happily been minimalists for the last four years. After the great purge of 2014 and hitting the road, less stuff was liberating. We enjoyed less overall consumerism and prioritizing experiences over things. We still own stuff, its just that most of our purchases are deliberate and items tend to serve at least three purposes […]

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  • Crissa - Loved this post. Moving from the 5th wheel to the Class B was a challenge. I had all the things I thought I needed in the 5th wheel. But, the downsizing forced me to keep what was really needed and defined us.

    Praying that you are able to find comfort in your Hawaiian experience.ReplyCancel

  • Andrea Elkins - Great post! I spent 2 weeks in Hawaii back in y2000, and did NOT want to return home (‘course, I never wanted to go home from a vacation…) exactly because of the laid-back vibe you describe. Hair in a ponytail, shorts & flipflops, out the door. I’m enjoying your Instagram pics, too. Aloha!ReplyCancel

After our busy spring schedule, I made the conscious decision to not blog over the summer and it was such a relief! We’ve had a fabulous couple of months back in the Airstream and thoroughly enjoyed spending quite a bit of time with family and friends as we’ve explored.  At some point, I hope to […]

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When we sold our house in Lehi, Utah 6 months into our travels, we got rid of mostly everything. What we kept was stored in a 5ft by 10ft storage unit and we have added a few things from our travels over time. We recently emptied it out on our way to set up a condo […]

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  • David Fischer - Pictures can be digitized rather than simply thrown away.ReplyCancel

    • Jess - Absolutely! In this case they are all prints of photos we own digitally.ReplyCancel

  • Kerry Quinn - After a full career in the Marines – moved 19 times in 20 years – our family learned to pack light, live for the adventure, buy less and give more. Your post is great advice and hope others can learn from your lessons on the road. See you somewhere in America!ReplyCancel

Located just north of Canyonlands National Park, Labyrinth Canyon is a flatwater stretch of the Green River. Completely remote and isolated, this float trip boasts towering, sandstone mesas, side canyons, lush vegetation, peace, and solitude. When We Went: April 27 – 29, 2017 Ages of Kids: 11, 9, 6 Stretch of River: Ruby Ranch to […]

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Loading up the kids in a minivan and hitting the road over summer break is a rite of passage. I figure if you can all survive being crammed together for days or weeks on end, you can do anything, right? Traveling in the Airstream is a bit different, since we mix in school & work […]

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  • Go Adventure Mom Proven Insider Tips for Grand Teton National Park - Go Adventure Mom - […] Best Summer Road Trips Lake Superior Circle Tour […]ReplyCancel

  • Larry Madden - Timing is everything! My wife and I will be attending WBCCI International Rally this July in the UP. I really enjoyed the information about the Lake Superior Circle tour. Who knew! As kayaking is a relatively new adventure for us, we are really looking forward to spending time on the waters of Lake Superior. I really enjoy your travel adventures and photography. Safe travels
    Larry &Terry Madden

    • Jess - Kayaking sounds amazing! I hope you have a blast!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle - Great article! And great timing – we are in Minneapolis right now planning our route east. I’ve been wanting to see the UP, thanks for the inspiration and tips!ReplyCancel

    • Jess - You are welcome! Its such a beautiful part of the country. Enjoy!ReplyCancel

  • Summer Road Trip Series: Lake Superior Circle Tour | AventuraLife - […] With kids finishing up with school across the country, families are ramping up for summer road trip season. For the first stop on our Summer Road Trip Series the Curren family, of Currently Wandering, takes us on a 1,300 mile circumnavigation of Lake Superior. Check out ambassador Jess Curren’s original blog post here. […]ReplyCancel

As a Recreation Management Major at Brigham Young University I supposed I should have seen this coming. I spent my college days mountain biking, rock climbing, river rafting, skiing, and hiking with no thought about my future or involving kids in the outdoors. It was just something I loved. Fast forward some 10 years later […]

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  • Mike and Gerri - Good for you!!! Lessons and exposures that will stay with them a life time.ReplyCancel

  • Kate @thestreamlinedlife - You’re an inspiration, Jess! I’m not nearly as comfortable in the outdoors, but aspire to be ans teach my kids the skills and outdoor knowledge I lacked as a child. Definitely will check out those dresses too!ReplyCancel

We are still alive! I promise. I know I’ve been slacking on blog posts, but we have just been so darn busy with projects that it’s hard to keep up. The last couple of weeks have been rewarding, frustrating, and exciting all rolled up together. I’m learning to not take myself too seriously and we […]

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