Summaries of Days 29-31 – Route 66

Route Updates Tuesday / Day 29: Fort Stockton, Big Bend National Park, Alpine, El Paso, Las Cruces, Dragoon Wednesday / Day 30: Dragoon, The Thing, Tucson, Wellton, Yuma, Slab City, San Diego, SD Navy Yard, Del Mar Dog Beach, Los Angeles, Barstow Thursday / Day 31: Calico, Mojave Desert, Oatman, Kingman, Flagstaff, Canyon Diablo Bridge, Meteor Crater, Gallup, Cibola National Read More …

Summaries of Days 5-7 – Giant Nuclear Fusion Reactor

I confess that most of my obsession with “teasing” this trip out the full six months has been out of a sense of pride and bragging rights. I hear all the time about people who go backpacking for 6 months, 12 months, or even longer.  Six months seemed like the least I could do. I now realize that this trip Read More …

Travel Hazards and Dangers

Watch any movie or television show someone is about to embark on a great travel adventure and you will find the same old tired cliché: a mother bawling her eyes out at the airport because her little baby is going to die or get abducted. And of course, Hollywood is all too happy to stoke those fears with movies like Taken and Read More …

Back to the Badlands

I considered my last trip to the Badlands in May to be my first official trip as a nomad. Though I had obviously traveled before, it was the first trip I took with the mindset and intent of becoming nomadic. It was also the first minimalist-styled trip I took – packing a single bag with little preparation and sleeping at a rest Read More …