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We’re Mark & Michele, a couple of modern-day nomads perfecting the art of slow, perpetual travel.  We live on the road full-time in our 150 square foot home on wheels and believe that being debt-free and free to roam is the ultimate freedom.  This blog is where we share our travels as well as our insights in to this lifestyle that we absolutely love.  We hope you enjoy it!

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Baja here we come!

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After a lot of shuffling, we are finally ready for the road trip of a lifetime. We’ve temporarily moved out of our larger trailer and in to our more robust and off-road capable utility trailer, and tomorrow cross the border for five weeks in Mexico!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I have dreamt of a Baja road trip for longer than I can remember. Tomorrow, when we cross, I will probably be the most nervous...

Where we’ve been, where we’re headed, and why we’re back!

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Hello hello hello! It has been a while, I know. We last left you in May 2020 when we decided to sell our house in Idaho, as well as our plane, so that we could buy an RV, and return to full-time RV living. I’m happy to report that life on the road has been treating us extremely well since then. If you’ve been following our journey over the years, you know that we’ve had several...

Our favorite Colorado hikes of 2021

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In my opinion, there are few things in life more awe-inspiring than standing on top of a mountain or on the shoreline of a high alpine lake. High altitude environments, where the climate is so unforgiving and oxygen so little that trees no longer are able to grow, have an enigmatic quality to them. If you time your hike just right, standing on a 13,000′ peak can feel like paradise. The sky is a...

Our summer working & RV-ing around Colorado

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It feels like a big statement to say that this was the best summer of my life…but I think it might have been. We make a living photographing destination weddings throughout the Colorado Rockies. In summers past, we would photograph 1-2 weddings every weekend for 18 weekends straight. During the week we would edit and manage the business. We never saw our friends, we very rarely went camping, and...

7 weeks getting to know our property

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It was mid-April when we made our way back to our property. We hadn’t been since late October when we closed escrow and spent two quick celebratory weeks before migrating south for the winter. We were eager to get back, to get to know the area and the property itself more, and to see if this place would be everything we hoped it would be. Spoiler alert: It was. What we were hoping for was a...

How to not have fun RV-ing

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We managed to get a pretty sweet campsite here at Valley of the Gods.  We had an okay spot for the first two days we were here but when the guy left the site we’re at now, we jumped on it and moved the mile or so down the road to snag it.  We’re perched up on a hill, at the base of Rooster Butte, with panoramic views of Valley of the Gods and Monument Valley in the distance.  A lot...

How we plan our travel days

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It’s been about 10 months now since we sold our house and began living and traveling full-time in our RV.  As many of you may already know, this isn’t our first time, it’s actually our 3rd.  All the previous experience has culminated in a wealth of knowledge that is making our travels more enjoyable than they’ve ever been.  Planning routes, locating campsites, knowing how often and...

Six weeks in the Verde Valley

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A few years ago, I never could have imagined us camping in the same area for six weeks.  Our house has wheels so that we can move.  Why would we stay put for a month and a half?  I think it has to do with a lack of urgency.  When we owned a house and went on trips in our truck camper, there was always an end date.  Whether the trip was a week long or a month long, there...

A Sedona sunrise hike

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We woke at 4:20am.  We were on the trail before 6:00 and arrived at our destination 20 minutes before the sun rose.  Our timing worked out perfectly. I had casually said to Claire & Brandon a few days prior “we should do a sunrise hike to the cave”.  I was merely filing the air with words, I hadn’t really thought that hard about it.  Mark actually laughed out loud, this is...

All the weird & random things that happened in Ajo

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I actually kept a list. By the time the third weird/random thing happened I decided it was time to keep tabs. It started with the night we genuinely thought the world might be ending. I’d stepped outside for a moment when a wildly bright light in the sky quickly caught my eye. Bright enough it was casting shadows. Yet it seemed to be quite a ways away. We spotted a smoke trail behind it and then...

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Hi!  We’re Mark & Michele, a couple of modern-day nomads perfecting the art of slow, perpetual travel.  We believe that being debt-free and free to roam is the ultimate freedom.  This blog is where we share our travels as well as our insights in to this lifestyle that we absolutely love.  We hope you enjoy it!

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