Noelle here:

All along we’ve planned to take two years off from regular jobs and life.

We knew we were hiking a trail, then returning home, then heading to Southeast Asia for a few months. We planned a lot for the trail but so far no solid plans other than knowing we want to travel to Thailand & Vietnam and possibly back to Japan as simple tourists. Steve has worked there for many years but there are still a few places he’d like to just visit.

We’ll rent apartments and stay “in one general place” for a month or so at a time as a home base. We’ll let you know as we know more, but we’re thinking two bedrooms so we can invite guests. Wanna join us?

For the blog, over the next month we’ll finish writing gear lists and reviews. We’ll clean up some posts and try to give more logistical information. If there are specific gear items or topics you’d like to know more about, just let us know. We’ll do our best to address them.

At some point, we’ll probably continue regular (daily?) blogging again, but for now it will probably be more sporadic.

We’re helping Steve’s parents move this week. And we’re planning to do a little hiking and backpacking here in Colorado. We also plan to spend time reconnecting with friends and family. In Denver, in Tulsa and back at home.

After the holidays, we’ll head to Vietnam or Thailand or Japan. It’ll be a different kind of adventure, but we hope you’ll come along.