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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.

And Yet Another Cemetery Visit

Another day and another cemetery visit? You bet! This one is a little different though. Noelle here, by the way. I've mentioned before that my Mom died about three years ago. Then last year we said goodbye to my Dad too. Good byes are never easy, but these permanent...

Paint Mines – A Must See Colorado Stop!

The Paint Mines are a geological beauty! Named for their colorful clays and covering 750 acres, this area is a must see Colorado park!

Fountain Creek Regional Park – Colorado Day Hike

Fountain Creek Regional Park is a great place for a day hike near Colorado Springs. A lake, beavers, wooded trails & nature. It’s a good day!

How to clean black water tanks with ice|Cupcake Chronicles E13-Life in an Arctic Fox 990

This week we’re traveling along the gulf coast and making our way into Florida. We’re still fighting with the black water tank sensors, so we try adding ice to the mix!

Living Full-time in an RV – Nomad Life Realities

Living full-time in an RV sounds romantic and carefree. And it is. Plus it totally isn’t. Pros & cons, ups & downs. It’s here!

Life in a Arctic Fox 990-Episode 12

This week we're continuing our trek into the deep south. We visit a few cemeteries and say goodbye to our friend Paul. When we sat down to edit this weeks episode, we realized it was just way too big for a single episode, so we've split it into two episodes. In our...

Cemetery Visits: Coolest ones in the South!

Cemetery visits are one of our favorite sight seeing adventures. Join us as we tour some memorable ones in the Southern States.

Life in a Arctic Fox 990-Episode 11

This week we're exploring muddy brown swamps of Louisiana and the black and grey water of our dump tanks. It's not sexy, it's not always pretty, but it's a part of living life in our camper truck! We even find a little time to crawl back on top of the camper for a...

Life in a Arctic Fox 990-Episode 10

Episode 10! We're really excited to share our VLOG with you this week. There are some weeks of travel that are less than memorable. We're moving from Point A to Point B. Nothing all that exciting happens, we're just a body in motion. In our marriage, we often talk...

Area 51

Traveling to Area 51 was more challenging than we expected. In the end, we made it, and had a wonderful getting there.

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.