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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.

PCT Finishers medal

2652 miles is a very long distance to hike with a heavy load.

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!

5 Best Cocktails to drink around a Campfire

My list of 5 best cocktails to drink around a campfire! As fulltime RV’ers, we enjoy a fire & good drink while stargazing. Cheers friends!

Truck Camper Adventure Rally: Quartzsite, Arizona

The Truck Camper Rally in Quartzsite, Arizona more than met our expectations! We met great people, learned a ton & toured truck campers.

Cupcake Chronicles Commercial

Cupcake Chronicles made a commercial! Okay, well, technically, Steve made it, but I think it's super fun so click the link and watch our short video. While you're there, don't forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel. It's just a fun little short that tells what our...

Boondocking in Yuma, Arizona

We’re boondocking in Yuma Arizona. We had a flat tire, brake issues, a little electricity zap & an electrical issue on the truck camper.

Is the Corn Palace worth visiting?

Is the Corn Palace worth visiting? Yes! It’s one of South Dakota’s most fun stops. Murals made of corn, fresh popped corn & a live corn cam!

5 great things about Badlands National Park

Badlands National Park near South Dakota’s Black Hills is full of beauty and mystery and wind! Here are 5 great things about the Badlands.

Best Visit in Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota

Have your best visit in Wind Cave National Park. South Dakota continues to deliver exciting experiences. Caves, bison, prairie dogs & hiking!

South Dakota’s must see destination Wall Drug

South Dakota’s must see destination Wall Drug had me on the edge of my seat for miles & miles till we finally arrived. It’s quirky & awesome!

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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