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Lessons From the Road: Arizona

We enjoyed several long-overdue visits with friends and family in Phoenix and Tucson.  Cousins Aaron and D’Bora, my aunt and uncle Blake & Elliott, friends Greg, Melody and Lori, JC’s dad, Michael, and his wife, Teri, and my uncle John and his wife Marilyn. We would have liked to have stayed a couple extra days […]

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We Made It!

We are finally on the road! In fact, we’re deep into Texas BBQ country as I write this post, but let’s catch you up with how it all shook  out… The house is in escrow and should close any day now. The whole process has gone perfectly – after a couple weeks of prep, the […]

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The Schwartz Makeover – Part 1

Yes, it’s official!! The RV finally has a name: The Schwartz (from the movie Spaceballs.) And we will need the Schwartz to be with us if we’re going to have everything ready in less than 6 weeks! I’m happy to report that the Schwartz Makeover is coming along really well!   JC used some leftover […]

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Sneak a Peak at the Farms (VIDEO)

We are thrilled to share with you a sneak peak at some of the farms and farmers across the US who are helping to make our expedition a reality. Very soon we’ll be posting a map!

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Farmers, Community and Trust

“We’re planning on traveling the USA visiting organic farms and ecovillages this year.” “You’re what?” That’s pretty much how most of my conversations start of late. Eventually they get around to asking: “How did you find these farms?” “WWOOF.” “What?” “Not What, WWOOF.” “What?” I enjoy the moment while the exchange reminds me of an Abbott […]

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Start Where You Are!

I recognize there are a whole mess of people out there that are up for the idea of living a sustainable lifestyle but they have no idea where to start. And,  understandably, they simply cannot hit the road to do the research and get some hands-on experience in the principles of permaculture, organic farming and […]

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Living for a Living

The closer we get to our departure date, the deeper I question “what drives me to make this sort of change?” Oh sure, six months ago, still in the abstract, it sounded like a great idea, but the realities of selling off all our unneeded stuff, determining what must (and can) come with us and packing the […]

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Knight Rider and KITT. Capt. Kirk and the USS Enterprise. And us? – name that RV.

When we first decided to take this expedition, I jumped at the chance to go RV hunting. I searched CraigsList twice a day from San Diego to Fresno for over two months looking for a fairly-clean, mechanically-sound, used RV. Then I spent several weeks driving a few old, smelly clunkers (the online photos were often […]

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Promote What You Love

I had been struggling to start this blog for a very, very long time. I knew that once we were on the road, there would be plenty of How To’s and interesting anecdotes to share. But, right now it’s just me and JC trying to figure out how to unhitch ourselves from our lifestyle and […]

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