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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 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 do […]

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Nomad Life Update – Long Term Road Trip – USA Canada

Nomad Life Update – Long Term Road Trip – USA Canada

First of all, sorry for being an absentee blogger! I missed writing and posting my travels! I’m a bad travel blogger. I write posts in my head but they don’t make it onto the computer. Dozens of stories are swirling around in my brain, unedited, unposted. Perhaps a glass or three of wine will entice […]

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Don’t Look at Me Like You’ve Never Seen a Naked Woman Before

Don’t Look at Me Like You’ve Never Seen a Naked Woman Before

Having a shower in the claw-foot tub of my Victorian era rental home in Port Townsend, I reached for my razor on the windowsill ledge. Something caught my eye, outside in the yard. I pulled the curtain back for a better look, not thinking of my naked state. He stood there staring right at me with a […]

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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

One of the things I love about Palm Springs is that 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 in one […]

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

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

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclaimer 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 […]

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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

This post may contain compensated links. Find more info in my disclaimer 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 […]

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Nomadic Life Ups and Downs – Overcoming Challenges of Remote Work

Nomadic Life Ups and Downs – Overcoming Challenges of Remote Work

Leaving Austin Texas to begin my nomadic life I felt a sense of freedom and a little angst. What challenges would I face in my first weeks as a nomad? Did I have everything I needed? What did I forget to do, set up, cancel, transfer, etc? Would this nomadic life experiment turn into an exhilarating […]

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Driving to Big Bend National Park from Austin TX Flashback Friday Road Trip

Driving to Big Bend National Park from Austin TX Flashback Friday Road Trip

  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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