Road Schooled

Lessons from the Road to Somewhere

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 […]

A Week in the Life

Nora Dunn over at The Professional Hobo is doing a series profiling a week in the life of long-term travelers.  She asked me to contribute a post to the series.  Check it out: A Week in the Life of Sue: Road Schooled After you read about how much I cram into a week on the […]

10 Things I Learned Solo Road Tripping the United States

Four years ago today I packed up my car with camping gear and set out to explore the United States. It has been a wild ride of ups and downs through 47 states and more than 30 National Parks. To celebrate my four year anniversary of hitting the road I thought I’d share a few […]

How to Plan for a Trip into the Unknown

One of the most common questions I get when I tell people that I solo road tripped the lower 48 is: How do you plan for something like that? And why don’t you have a van? The truth is I never planned to solo road trip the lower 48. It just happened. And that is […]

Show & Tell: Going Solo in Canyonlands

Sometimes solo travel feels like being a lone tree in a vast canyonland. Location:  Canyonlands National Park, UT

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 […]