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What Is Angkor Wat?

Angkor Wat is an amazing temple complex in Siem Reap, Cambodia. It’s the world’s largest religious monument, built over several centuries.

Tonle Sap Floating Village, Cambodia Tour

Visit the Tonle Sap Floating Village in Cambodia. SE Asia’s largest freshwater lake & one of the world’s richest inland fishing grounds.

Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum – S21

Touring the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum is a must-do for anyone visiting Phenom Penh, Cambodia. We learn from history and honor the dead.

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!

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Truck Camper Life



Come adventure with us!

We’re Steve and Noelle from Portland, OR, USA. And we’re taking a few years away from full-time work to backpack and travel the globe. No more corporate jobs, no house, no cars…no real income.

So who takes a sabbatical in their 50s?  Well, as it turns out, we do.  Life’s just too short, so we live in the moment for as many moments as possible.  

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 a fantastic experience to get out there and backpack!  Our hiking took quite a few twists and turns, but the adventure proved terrific.

Our 2020 adventures changed because of Covid…just like the world’s plans changed. So we returned to the United States from South East Asia, where we enjoyed a couple of months in Thailand and Vietnam. 

We adapted by buying the perfect quarantine RV! A huge Dodge Ram 3500 dually and an Arctic Fox Truck Camper became home for exploring our own country. Since we only get about 10 miles to the gallon of diesel, we make every one of those miles count!

And now that worldwide travel opened back up, we returned to SE Asia to finish the year and ring in 2023! 


Our first night on the PCT