The Ottawa Trip

I’ve just returned from a weekend road trip to Ottawa. Apart from a few minor in-state excursions, this was my final trip before the North American Tour. This was also the only trip I’m taking in 2017 that lies to the east of Green Bay. My reasons for visiting Ottawa were fairly whimsical. I had passed Ottawa last fall during my Read More …

The Winona Trip and Personal Struggles

In recent weeks, I’ve made two major payments on my final student loan. I’m poised to make the last big payment to get the balance down to zero in just a few days. I’ve made steady progress on all of the logistical work I have to do to sell my home and prepare for this trip. Despite this progress, the last six Read More …

The Salem Trip and Circumnavigating the Great Lakes

I just returned late last night from my trip to Salem, Massachusetts, the site of the famous witch trials of 1692-1693. Although I’ve driven greater distances to get to Jasper, those trips usually lasted 9 days and included 5 days of rest and relaxation in a comfortable hotel. Salem, on the other hand, was my most ambitious trip yet. I traveled over 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 …