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 …

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.

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 …

How to travel … forever.

How to travel … forever.

We want to keep traveling, that’s no secret. We’re not itching to return to commutes and commitments. We want to see more of the world, man. There’s so much more to see! So, how to do it? We don’t really know … yet. But we …

End of Year Wanderlust

End of Year Wanderlust

Last week we were circling the Midwest. A couple weeks before that, we traveled for Thanksgiving. Before that, we were adapting to stationary life in our new home base, Trumansburg. Which is a long way of saying I’ve got the itch, the travel itch. I …

Paul’s favorite place(s)

Paul’s favorite place(s)

Lisa posted her favorite places list weeks ago. Here are mine: Quiet places It was on our first day in Death Valley that Lisa noticed it. We’d left Tecopa and were driving in via Highway 178. We got out of our car to scramble around …

Lisa’s favorite place(s)

Lisa’s favorite place(s)

The question we’re most often asked is: “What was your favorite place?” This question is impossible to answer, because we didn’t have one favorite place. I usually reply by listing a few places I loved, then pretty soon I find myself throwing out just about every single …

Our last night on the road

Our last night on the road

We didn’t intend for this to be our last night on the road. The plan was to break the Kansas drive into two days; to arrive in Kansas City on Monday. Then Friday started with a stupid, foolish fight about…cleaning the windshield. Fight summary: we …

Boondocking: An Outsider’s Perspective on Dispersed RV Living

Boondocking: An Outsider’s Perspective on Dispersed RV Living

In just about every campground, we find them. They’re the snowbirds, the kind and retired folks who’ve set up shop in this place for as long as they’re allowed before moving on to the next site (each campground has different limits on length of stay; two …

How Raoul Duke Would Explain Our Trip To a Naysayer

How Raoul Duke Would Explain Our Trip To a Naysayer

I shouldn’t have to say this, but this is Raoul Duke. Goddammit man, don’t you hear yourself talking like a prostitute?  Can’t you hear the lies you’re spewing?  Don’t you see that’s all a salary is — a damn bribe for a job you wouldn’t …

Five Sounds I Can’t Wait To Hear More Of

Five Sounds I Can’t Wait To Hear More Of

My days are filled with overheard conference calls, keyboard clacking, iPhone and Android bleeping reminders, phone ringing, and mouse clicking.  I’ve had enough of that.  These are my 5 favorite sounds that I’m looking forward to hearing more of: The pop of wine corks Hands …

Unusual travel plans are dancing lessons from God.

Unusual travel plans are dancing lessons from God.

Kurt Vonnegut is one of our favorite authors and here’s one of our favorite quotes: Unusual travel plans are dancing lessons from God. — Kurt Vonnegut Cat’s Cradle is worth a read, so pick up a copy if you haven’t yet.  Funny story about Cat’s …