Author: Lisa

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 …

Making In-N-Out Animal-Style Burgers at Home

Making In-N-Out Animal-Style Burgers at Home

Coworker: “Can you go to California in two weeks? We need someone to do a field study for one of our clients and the regular team is booked.” Lisa: “California? Absolutely.” Coworker: “Don’t you need to check with your husband or something?” Lisa: “No, no, …

Phantom Travel and Wanderlust

Phantom Travel and Wanderlust

Paul was gone for four days. Driving home from work Sunday night, my head was full of ideas. Ideas about where I could go in four days. I didn’t want to go back to our apartment…I wanted to go somewhere else. Let’s see… I could …

The History of the Half Moon / Black and White Cookie

The History of the Half Moon / Black and White Cookie

I grew up eating Half Moon cookies. But I had never had a NYC-style Half Moon cookie (OK, OK: a Black and White cookie) until last weekend. NYC is so good at so many things: bagels, pizza, overwhelming crowds of people. How could it get the …

Budget for a Road Trip: The Cost of Our Year on the Road

Budget for a Road Trip: The Cost of Our Year on the Road

Life on the road can be expensive, so start thinking about your budget early. When you know how much you need to save, you’ll be less tempted to draw down your savings account balance for goal-hurting purchases. Your budget is going to be unique to …

Save Money While on the Road

Save Money While on the Road

Once you’ve saved enough money to take a road trip, how do you make that money last as long as possible? Set a daily budget The first lesson of a daily budget is that you’ll often exceed your daily budget. Our daily goal was to …

What’s my address? Finding a place for your mail during long-term travel.

What’s my address? Finding a place for your mail during long-term travel.

If you’re embarking on a long-term trip and selling your home or moving out of your apartment, you’ll need to find a new destination for your mail. You might be tempted to think that you can go without mail during a long-term trip, but you …