Road Schooled

Lessons from the Road to Somewhere

Speed Road Trip Across America with My Feet

When people ask me if I have any regrets about my travels I don’t really have any.  Sure there are things I would have done differently knowing what I know now, but I don’t have regrets.  The closest thing I have to a regret is that I wish I would have taken more pictures of […]

10 Year Solo Road Trip Anniversary: 9/9/99 – 09/09/09

Ten years ago today I woke up in a tent by myself for the first time. I turned on the radio to hear the weather forecast and all the DJs were talking about was how all the computers were going to crash because it was 9/9/99. And when the weather was finally broadcast possible flurries […]

Show & Tell: Where the Wild Things Are

I was too afraid to sleep in my tent in the Hoh Rainforest because I heard growling coming from the woods while tending my campfire. So I slept in my car with a mouse that got in when I was unpacking. It was a long night. Location: Hoh Rainforest at Olympic National Park, WA

Show & Tell: Camping on the Island

I camped on the beach at Padre Island National Seashore for 6 weeks. Everyday I woke up to a beautiful sunrise over the Gulf or fog. Location:  Padre Island National Seashore, TX

Show & Tell: Camping with Frog Prince

I caught a frog prince, but he jumped away before I could kiss him. Location:  Sibley State Park, MN

A New Road to Somewhere

Four years ago I packed up my car with camping gear and set out on a solo road trip to explore the West for the summer. My “plan” was to place all my possessions in storage in Minnesota, rubber tramp across the National Parks of the West, and figure out what I wanted to do […]