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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.
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.
Now we’re semi-homeless, unemployed and very restless. We’re about to embark on a new adventure, exploring our own country. Whadda say? Ready to hit the open road?

Our first night on the PCT

Recent Articles

Kootenai Falls, Montana: Stop here!

Kootenai Falls is on Highway 2, which crosses Northern Montana and takes you all the way to Glacier National Park. Noelle here, by the way. The drive itself is beautiful as we meandered through mountains and valleys and along rivers. I'd read about the falls on...

The Cupcake Chronicles-AKA the Arctic Fox 990

We’ve now begun our travels in the US, with no clear plan of where to go, “somewhere warm” for the winter being the goal.

Gear section under construction

Please be patient as we add to this section. It's a little behind but we're working on it. Turns out switching to a new website style is a LOT of work! Join our email list and we'll let you know when we're up and going.

Steve and Noelle: proof of life

Hi friends and family! Colleen, here’s further proof of life...we’s been a while! We’ve been super busy in Colorado Springs since we returned from Vietnam to quarantine earlier this year. We then stayed to help liquidate and sell Steve’s parents’ home and...

Vietnamese Drivers and how to cross the street

Vietnamese drivers! Let me tell you, we were forewarned. Noelle here, by the way. We read many a blog post, travel book advisory, news articles and Reddit posts too, and they all had one theme in common, beware the Vietnamese drivers! How to cross the street in...

The New Covid Normal

The new Covid normal is so many things that are brand new. Frankly, most of the new normal isn't all that normal or all that great. The New Covid Normal: txting about important topics I'm now txting with my dad about fairly serious topics. We’ve really started to...

Stay at Home: A month back in the US

We’ve been back to the US for a month. Here’s how it’s going for us with the “stay at home” order in Colorado and what we think our future may look like.

The Dogs of Vietnam & why I love them

During this crazy Corona-time, I’m taking a minute to celebrate the dogs of Vietnam! Here’s a whimsical look at man’s best friend.

Returning to the United States from South East Asia

We discuss the specifics of our return to the United States from Hanoi Vietnam due to the CoronaVirus

Level 4 Global Health Advisory

We weigh the cost of leaving Hanoi Vietnam and returning to the United States to ride out the CoronaVirus storm.