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Podcast Episode: Planning for Spontaneity (S2:E2)

Podcast Episode: Planning for Spontaneity (S2:E2)

The second road-based episode of the Road Tripping in America podcast is out now! Listen on your favorite podcast app or on roadtrippinginamerica.com. Join us as we reflect on planned vs. spontaneous travel and how that translates to our life on the road. We’ll also …

Podcast Episode: On the Road…Again! (S2:E1)

Podcast Episode: On the Road…Again! (S2:E1)

Our first road-based episode of the Road Tripping in America podcast is out now! Listen on your favorite podcast app or on roadtrippinginamerica.com. Join us on Colorado’s bumpy backcountry discovery route and the Collegiate Peaks Scenic Byway as we work on finding the right pace …

Podcast Episode 4 (Series 1): Six Hours in a Mexico City Police Station

Podcast Episode 4 (Series 1): Six Hours in a Mexico City Police Station

Episode four of the Road Tripping in America podcast is out now! Listen on your favorite podcast app or on roadtrippinginamerica.com. We’re publishing the episode a little early this week, since we’ll be hitting the road this weekend! Finally!!! Today, while we finish packing, moving, …

Podcast Episode 3 (Series 1): Trading Stuff for Places

Podcast Episode 3 (Series 1): Trading Stuff for Places

Episode three of the Road Tripping in America podcast is out now! Listen on your favorite podcast app or on roadtrippinginamerica.com. In this episode, we answer our most frequently asked questions: what we’re doing with all our stuff and where we’re going once we start …

Podcast Episode 2 (Series 1): Who Needs a Toilet When You Have a Shovel?

Podcast Episode 2 (Series 1): Who Needs a Toilet When You Have a Shovel?

Episode two of the Road Tripping in America podcast is out now! Listen on your favorite podcast app or on roadtrippinginamerica.com. In this episode, we decide what to name the camper (hint: it’s Office Space related), take you on a tour of what it does …

We Have a Podcast! Welcome to Road Tripping in America.

We Have a Podcast! Welcome to Road Tripping in America.

As Paul teased the other day, we are adding a podcast to our media empire this time around. We are so excited to share sounds and stories from the road with you on our new podcast, Road Tripping in America! The podcast will be available …

Chipping Away the Marble that Doesn’t Look Like Adventure

Chipping Away the Marble that Doesn’t Look Like Adventure

The topic of complexity came up a lot during my last few weeks of work. I shared my opinions on why things took longer than they should and how they could be streamlined. The solution, as I saw it, was to remove complexity, to subtract, …

Retire Early, Retire Often

Retire Early, Retire Often

Well, here we go again. A decade ago, we were prepping for trip #1 — stepping off our career paths and roaming around the US in a minivan. Now we’re on the cusp of trip #2 — we’ve quit our jobs, bought a new vehicle, …

And We’re Back…ish

And We’re Back…ish

Well, hello! It’s been a while. Where were we? Chicago. Right. We’re not there any more. We were there a little over three years. We had hoped to pull off a bit of a gravitational slingshot maneuver — swing through the metropolis one more time …

Back to Chicago

Back to Chicago

Nearly four years ago, we sold our Chicago condo, piled into a van, and started driving around the country. Then we pretended to be London residents, moved to wine country, then moved to Wisconsin and made a bunch of wonderful friends. Now we’re headed back to …

2015 Travel Plans

2015 Travel Plans

We have a New Year’s Eve tradition — we plan out our trips for the year. This year, we’re a little foggy on what’s going to go down.

What To Do, What To Do?

What To Do, What To Do?

It’s been a while since the end of our trip. It’s now been three years since we moved out of Chicago. We’ve lived in Upstate New York and Wisconsin — like really lived in these spots, we’ve signed leases plural and held jobs plural. A few weeks …