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Exploring Tucson Arizona – Places to See and Things to do in Tucson AZ

Exploring Tucson Arizona – Places to See and Things to do in Tucson AZ

Exploring Tucson Arizona is where I spent the early days of my nomad life and long-term solo road trip around the USA and Canada. Having spent seven weeks in Tucson I can highly recommend this Southern Arizona city for a vacation or nomad home for any roadtripping location independent travelers. There are so many things to […]

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Six Month Solo Road Trip – Austin Texas to Portland Oregon

Six Month Solo Road Trip – Austin Texas to Portland Oregon

The end of March marks 6 months on my solo road trip adventure, taking me from Austin Texas to Portland Oregon. Here are the places I stayed, so I could wander and explore, while enjoying my new nomad life adventure: Alpine TX – October Big Bend National Park TX – October Las Cruces NM – October Tucson AZ – […]

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Portland Road Trip to North Oregon Coast – a Scenic Day Trip

Portland Road Trip to North Oregon Coast – a Scenic Day Trip

While transitioning from nomad life in Oakland to nomad life in Portland I planned my road trip via the North Oregon coast. Since weather patterns caused me to reconsider my plan, I opted to take the faster inland route from Oakland to Portland. Along with an overnight stop in Ashland Oregon near the California border. […]

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Solo Travel Palm Springs – Mount San Jacinto Park – Desert to Mountain

Solo Travel Palm Springs – Mount San Jacinto Park – Desert to Mountain

Mount San Jacinto is one of the things I love about Palm Springs. You can go from the desert to 8,516 ft (2,596 m) elevation in the mountains within a 10-minute tramway ride up to Mount San Jacinto State Park. Visit the park for hiking, stunning views, a picnic lunch in the mountains, or dine […]

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Best Solo Hiking Trips – Big Bend National Park – Day Hikes

Best Solo Hiking Trips – Big Bend National Park – Day Hikes

Making a list of the best solo hikes to try at Big Bend National Park took some research. I started planning my solo hiking trips for my stay at Big Bend while I was in Alpine Texas – a great home base for visiting West Texas. I highly recommend putting Alpine on your west Texas […]

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Palm Springs Day Trip Info on Hiking Joshua Tree National Park California

Palm Springs Day Trip Info on Hiking Joshua Tree National Park California

I knew I wanted to make a day trip to Joshua Tree National Park while planning the Palm Springs segment of my nomadic life for December. I loved Joshua Tree park so much that I visited two times, on December 13th and December 25th. Yes, Christmas day is a great day to visit a national […]

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Solo Hiking Tucson Arizona – Wildlife Photos

Solo Hiking Tucson Arizona – Wildlife Photos

Tucson Arizona offers many opportunities for solo hiking the option of desert or mountain hikes. Enjoying nature as well as more time for hiking were part of my decision to adopt a nomadic lifestyle earlier this year. I started out my solo road trip adventure with a couple of weeks visiting small towns in West Texas and some […]

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Solo Road Trip From Austin to West Texas

Solo Road Trip From Austin to West Texas

My nomad life began autumn 2015 with a solo road trip from Austin to west Texas and other than some internet issues all went basically as planned. I chose the small West Texas town of Alpine Texas as the first stop on my nomadic life adventure for several reasons. Disclosure: “Some of the links in […]

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First Solo Road Trip – Austin – Marathon – Big Bend – Marfa

First Solo Road Trip – Austin – Marathon – Big Bend – Marfa

  My first solo road trip to west Texas in December 2010 influenced the start of my nomadic life. I choose to return the area to spend a couple of weeks exploring and working, getting used to my new nomad life. Wide open spaces, scenic drives in and around the Chisos, Davis, and Chinati mountain […]

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Graffiti Wall Austin Texas – Hope Outdoor Gallery

Graffiti Wall Austin Texas – Hope Outdoor Gallery

I love taking photos of graffiti and public art while I am traveling and here at home. The graffiti wall in Austin Texas has been around for several years but I only just stumbled upon it last year.       Hope Outdoor Gallery is located at Baylor and 11th Street in central Austin. The location […]

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Pelicans Port Aransas Texas Gulf Coast

Pelicans Port Aransas Texas Gulf Coast

My solo road trip to Port Aransas on the Gulf Coast of Texas was planned around the whooping crane festival in February. I didn’t see any whooping cranes but I did see plenty of brown pelicans in Port Aransas Texas. I visited the Leonabelle Turnbull Birding Center in Port Aransas and was surrounded by some […]

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Big Bend National Park – A Solo Road Trip to West Texas

Big Bend National Park – A Solo Road Trip to West Texas

  I never gave too much thought as to why the West Texas park known as Big Bend National Park was so-named. I found out when I took my first solo road trip to West Texas in December 2010. The trip would take me from Austin to Marathon – Alpine – Big Bend National Park […]

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