Not All is Lost

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Sep 182012

Hi there.  It’s been a while, hasn’t it?

Though I (we) have failed to keep up on my promise to fully update the blog during this hiatus, not all is lost.  We have both accomplished something this summer:   Continue reading »

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One Year on the Road

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Jun 202012

One year ago today, Zach and I pointed Blue Steel due West and began the adventure of a lifetime.  We started our trip in CT so it seems only fitting that we are back here today celebrating one year on the road.  It is also fitting that the northeast is experiencing somewhat of a heatwave, with record temperatures and brutal humidity.  It’s as if we never left Central America.   Though much has changed since we’ve arrived back in the states, not the least of which is the fact that we both have to go to work today!  Continue reading »

Pushing Limits

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Oct 252011

Glimpsing the cables for the first time, my eyes filled with tears, an involuntary and unwelcome response to the daunting task ahead.  We’re going to climb that?  No way.  No freaking way.  I wasted no time verbalizing this opinion, stating that not only was I not going to climb the cables, but no one was. Continue reading »

The Not-So-Glamorous

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Oct 222011

Ok, so after four months on the road I’ve been asked to cut the sh*t and disclose the things people really want to know.  The truth is life on the road is not always glamorous.  There are good days and bad.  There are lots of adjustments, inconveniences and tricky situations.  So, for your enjoyment, here are some answers to the most frequently asked questions.  Continue reading »

Check it Out!

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Oct 062011

We are the featured road-trippers this month on Drive the Americas ( – the best reference out there for a driving trip through North, Central and South America.  This website has been instrumental in our planning.  Before we took off, we followed many fellow road trippers for great traveling tips and inspiring stories.  We are proud to  be a part of this awesome community!



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Backpacking – Part I

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Sep 242011

When Jill and I began this trip we had not done a whole lot of backpacking.  However, during the trip we’ve made a strong push to spend as much time on the trail as possible, and as such have picked up a few things.  So, if you’re anywhere near where we were when we began, and have interest in playing around outside, maybe the next few posts will help you get started. Continue reading »

Two Weeks in Bend

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Sep 102011

Our stay in Bend was the first extended visit we’ve had in our trip thus far.  For two incredible weeks we enjoyed such luxuries as a level bed, daily showers, a full sized refrigerator, home cooked meals involving fresh vegetables, and beer that isn’t PBR!!!  We also got to share all of these things with real live people (except the first two of course…weird).  By the time we arrived in Bend we were ready to unpack our bags and spend some time under a roof not made of steel.

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Great Food and Friends in Portland

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Aug 252011

As a lifelong East Coaster, I’m familiar with Portland, ME’s reputation as the foodie capital of the northeast, which is why I found it funny that we would have our best food experiences of the trip 3000 miles away on the opposite coast in Portland, OR.   Our time in the city was spent hopping from one amazing meal to the next, stuffing ourselves silly.   Continue reading »

The Emerald City

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Aug 222011

After spending a number of consecutive nights out in the woods, we were ready to head back into society with the offer of a home cooked meal on the horizon.  Our journey miraculously collided with two fellow travelers as they also were briefly passing through Seattle, one of whom I’ve known since college.  Jake and Natalie were married last winter and have been travelling around Southeast Asia ever since. Continue reading »

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Vampire Country

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Aug 202011

Once we left Vancouver we dropped straight down the Washington Coast to Whidbey Island.  From there we hopped across to the Olympic Peninsula via a night time ferry ride.  Pretty cool being on a boat that big at night, however not being able to see the horizon doesn’t help with the sea sickness. Continue reading »