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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.

SE Utah Roadtrip

Our SE Utah roadtrip literally blew us away! From dinosaur tracks to Arches to backpacking in Canyonlands, we fell in love with this area!

Southwest Colorado Roadtrip

Take a Southwest Colorado roadtrip in 3 weeks. Get all the details for boondocking, RV parks and sites to see. National Parks & nature await!

Northern Black Hills of South Dakota

Spearfish, Lead, Deadwood & Sturgis Spearfish On our trip of the Northern Black Hills of South Dakota, we started in Spearfish. It's only a half hour drive from Sundance, Wyoming and is just a bit over the state line. We were finally in The Dakotas and I felt...

Wyoming Visit: Sheridan, Gillette & Sundance

A Wyoming visit includes friends, chainsaw carvings & jailtime with The Sundance Kid. Come along as we explore Sheridan, Gillette & Sundance.

Devils Tower (Bear Lodge) Wyoming

Devils Tower (Bear Lodge) stands tall out of Wyoming’s prairie. A sacred place; great for climbing & walking. It’s beauty lured us for miles.

Mushroom hunting In Gifford Pinchot National Forest

Mushroom hunting has been on our bucket list and we finally got to go. Gifford Pinchot National Forest is the perfect mushroom picking place.

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...

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.

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