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We Are Home

“Where do you live?” Simple question, right? Living on the road, we hear that question all the time but it’s complicated. In the beginning of our Big Adventure, we didn’t really know how to answer. We’d say: “We used to own a home just outside of LA.” Or:  “We live in an RV as we travel […]

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TMI: Our First Days in Ecuador

We landed in the port metropolis of Guayaquil on a bright, sunny Tuesday morning. We’d heard many, many warnings against driving in Ecuador: the local drivers were insane; the roads were in terrible shape; accurate highway maps did not exist; and, pedestrians – human and four-footed alike – had a habit of walking the center […]

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Which Way Do We Go?! – Expat Prep

People keep asking us what we are doing so I will try to catch us up! After our last farm stay in Louisiana, we wandered back towards California in order to be home for the holidays. We spent a wonderful couple of holiday months in LA with family and friends and lots and lots of […]

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Hide or Go Seek

Upon returning from our year-long cross-country expedition to learn firsthand about living more sustainably, the most commonly asked question has been, “Did you get what you wanted out of the trip?” My answer is yes, absolutely. We sheared sheep and herded goats and cows and hogs and chickens. I learned to drive a tractor, till […]

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Campfire Kids

In October, we found ourselves at Keachi Acres, the homestead of Mary and Tom Nesbitt, about 45 minutes south of Shreveport, LA. I had thought, after reading their farm profile on WWOOF, that Tom and Mary might be hippies, that they’d have long hair and loads of tie-dye. Although they did drop out of “mainstream […]

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Enjoy the Journey Already

By the time we arrived at Yellow Bird Farm near Woodbury, TN we felt like seasoned WWOOFers. Farm rhythms had seeped into our lives (even though we never acquired the habit of waking early to feed and water the animals – which I now regret.) I finally felt confident that I knew a lot about […]

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Farming or Vacation?

Well, hell…I am so far behind on my blog posts about our farm visits (and it doesn’t help that I keep taking time to research and write my article, Where Our Food Comes From) but I’ll try and get us caught up while still giving each farm visit its fair shake. Mid-July, we left upstate New […]

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Onward…to Lady Liberty

  All-in-all, we spent five weeks in Kentucky and left with a rebuilt motor for the Schwartz and Mattie’s broken leg on the mend. During our final week in Independence, KY, Anastasia and I made a couple trips over the Ohio River into Cincinnati. We visited the Newport Aquarium which hosts the largest collection of […]

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Top 5 Questions From the Road

1) How are you doing after almost 5 months on the road? We’re doing fine. Thanks for asking! Not as slender and physically fit as we’d hoped to be at the end of this summer, but doing really well! Thankfully, the adjustment to being on the road has been much easier than expected, kind of […]

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Please Welcome Our New Addition! [PHOTOS]

We’ve finally figured out how to post a photo gallery to the site! Please visit our new addition at: IMAGES. This page holds albums that contain many of the photos from our trip. If you’ve visited our Facebook page, you’ve probably already seen most of these, but take a visit anyway. And make some comments! […]

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