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Come adventure with us!

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.

Visit Cambodia: Start Here!

Visit Cambodia during the dry months to experience the best this country offers. From Angkor Wat temple tours to Pub Street: all the details.

Summer Project Wrap-up

Here’s our summer project wrap-up as we come to the end of the season. We made some improvements to Cupcake and even reduced our expenses.

Kayaking at Merrill Lake in Cougar, Washington

Kayaking at Merrill Lake in Cougar, Washington makes for a day in paradise. Come along for all the info: directions, cost, & highlights.

How To Reseal Your RV’s Exterior

Learn how to reseal your RV’s exterior. Scrape, clean, repeat. Then reseal with RV grade caulk or sealant. Here is all you need to know.

Freelance Work As Full Time RVers

Getting freelance work takes a lot of hustling. Pitching to new employers takes time. Here’s how we find new jobs & stay engaged in writing.

Coming Home When You’re Houseless

Coming home is so fulfilling. We see family & friends. We feel love! But what happens when coming home is hard too? Looking at both sides.

10 Easy Camping Meals

10 easy camping meals to get you out enjoying nature. Prep at home, cook in camp. RV or tent camping, these family meals are easy & delicious!

What does it cost to live full time in an RV?

We budget ~$4000/month as our cost to live full time in an RV. But we know RVers who spend from $1200 to $6000. RV costs vary so let’s see!

How do you get Mail as a Full time RVer?

How you get mail as a full time RVer is as tailored as you need it to be. From family help to paid services, we’ll explore it. Start here!

Suspension Modifications for Our Truck Camper

Suspension modifications are necessary to haul truck campers. Our heavy camper means our truck needs a high payload capacity. See the options!

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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