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We’re Steve and Noelle from Portland, OR, USA. We’re taking a few years off work to backpack and travel the globe. No jobs, no house, no cars…no income.  It’s kinda crazy, as we’re in our 50’s at the top of our income earning periods.  Who takes a sabbatical in their 50s?  Well, as it turns out, we do.  Life’s just too short, so we’re choosing to live in the moment, for as many moments as we can.  

At the beginning of our adventure, we chose to thru-hike the 2,653 mile Pacific Crest Trail.  As avid hikers and backpackers, the PCT topped our bucket list for many years.  What an amazing experience to actually get out there and backpack!  Our hiking took quite a few twists and turns but the adventure proved amazing.

Just like it has for everyone, the world-wide Coronavirus pandemic radically altered our 2020 adventure. We scuttled plans and returned to the United States from South East Asia due to the spreading virus.  We enjoyed a couple months in Thailand and Vietnam and were glad for the travels as they came.

Now we’re semi-homeless, unemployed and very restless. We’re adapting by buying a huge Dodge Ram 3500 dually and an Arctic Fox Truck Camper.  We’re ready to embark on a new adventure, exploring our own country. Woo hoo!  We now get about 10 miles to the gallon of diesel!  Guess we better make every one of those miles count!  Whadda say? Ready to hit the open road?

Our first night on the PCT

Recent Articles from Steve and Noelle

Here’s what we’re up to recently! Let’s go for a hike.

Climbing Mt St Helens – Crater Summit

Climbing Mt St Helens is strenuous, but not technical. Forest trail, boulder climbs & a vertical beach! The crater summit is the hike payoff!

5 best stops in Pendleton, Oregon

Here are the 5 best stops in Pendleton, Oregon. It’s a beautiful, sunny town of artisans, cowboys & outdoor happiness. Come along for a tour!

Solo Female Truck Camping Tips

Get solo female truck camper tips here! After spending the summer in our Artic Fox 990, I share safety & general tips for other solo females.

Dead batteries in the truck camper

Dead Truck Batteries Dead batteries in the truck camper were the biggest issue I dealt with this summer while solo camping in Cupcake, our Arctic Fox 990. It was definitely a process to figure out what was going on. As a solo traveler both this summer and back in...

Day 258: The end of the trail

Day:258 Direction: Southbound  Trail location: 1954 Cumulative miles hiked 2019/2021: 2620 Cumulative miles hiked 2021: 623Miles hiked today: 24.9Elevation: 6051 High/low temp/humidity: 70/52/10 Spinning on the turntable: Yann Tiersen: EUSA So here we are, you...

Day 257: Almost there…

Day:257 Direction: Southbound  Trail location: 1925 Cumulative miles hiked 2019/2021: 2580 Cumulative miles hiked 2021: 578Miles hiked today: 14.9Elevation: 9047 High/low temp/humidity: 70/52/10 Spinning on the turntable: Cowboy Junkies: The Trinity Session I'm...

Day 256: Pain in my ass Pass

Day:256 Direction: Southbound Trail location: 1910 Cumulative miles hiked 2019/2021: 2580 Cumulative miles hiked 2021: 563Miles hiked today: 17Elevation: 9966 High/low temp/humidity: 64/46/10 Spinning on the turntable: Post Malone: Hollywood's Bleeding Oh my word it...

Day 255: Guyot Pass

Day:255 Direction: Southbound  Trail location: 1894 Cumulative miles hiked 2019/2021: 2563 Cumulative miles hiked 2021: 546Miles hiked today: 11.1Elevation: 9822 High/low temp/humidity: 63/45/20 Spinning on the turntable: Yann Tiersen: Kerber OK, Forester Pass may...

Day 254: Forester Pass

Day:254 Direction: Southbound  Trail location: 1883 Cumulative miles hiked 2019/2021: 2552 Cumulative miles hiked 2021: 535Miles hiked today: 13.1Elevation: 10353 High/low temp/humidity: 70/51/25 Spinning on the turntable: The Struts: Everybody wants Peak bagging:...

Day 253: Kearsarge Pass (again)

Day:253 Direction: Southbound  Trail location: 1869.6 Cumulative miles hiked 2019/2021: 2539 Cumulative miles hiked 2021: 522Miles hiked today: 10.9Elevation: 10640 High/low temp/humidity: 70/51/25 Spinning on the turntable: The Struts: Everybody wants Well I ended up...

Our Adventures

Join along as we explore the world around us. We’ve been traveling the world for years, but new to chronicling our adventures. We hope you enjoy walking alongside us, whether in Hanoi or along the Pacific Crest Trail. We love to learn about new cultures, be it hiker trash or Euro trash. We’re working on building out our gear lists, so keep checking back!  Our whole site is a work in progress, so grab a cup of coffee and come on along with Steve and Noelle. Click below to get our newsletter, so you can keep up to date on where we’re headed and the awesomeness we get to see.