About me

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed
by the things that you didn't do than  by the ones you did do.
So throw off your bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails, Explore, Dream, Discover." 
                                                                          Attributed to Mark Twain

          Hello and thanks for visiting! My story begins in 2009 when after 16 yrs of being in the rat race, I decided to pursue a childhood dream of mine, which was to lead a nomadic lifestyle living rent free, and on a very small budget. I blame this fantasy on national geographic, and watching far to many episodes of Grizzly Adams.

            Leaving the normalcy of the masses would be no easy task. Financially I would be able to afford such a simple lifestyle, because of a few wise financial decisions I had made in the past, and lets face when your monthly bills are $125 you don't need a large bankroll I also make a small income from you that's right you, so if something in one of those ads intrigues you please go check it out.. Next task was to get rid of all my material possessions I had acquired over the last 34 yrs of my life later realizing that I had not owned these possessions, but in fact they had owned me. After several months of major downsizing my only belongings could now easily be loaded into the back of my pick up truck. Now the third task was leaving the steady job and steady income. I would definitely miss the people I had worked with, but will not miss that freaking alarm clock every morning or the redundancy of doing the same thing day in, and day out.. The last task, and definitely the most difficult was simply doing it, leaving behind all the securities of steady and safe routine, and heading into the unknown.

Just kidding it wasn't really that bad

          The day had finally come the truck was loaded, and it was time to  leave Minnesota, the place I had called home since birth. Leaving was gonna be sad, unless your leaving in the middle of winter snowstorm I was certainly not going to miss these. Six hours later the storm finally had quit I was on my way into the unknown, well not really I was actually heading to my folks house in southern Arizona. Upon arrival the temps were in the 70's what a change from a mere 20 something hours ago, it would be here I would sell my fancy pickup, and buy my old 89 Dodge camper van. Which is still my current dwelling, but wont be forever, not sure what I want next maybe a sailboat, simply spend a year hiking the states or maybe the world! Thanks for visiting hope you enjoy!






  1. Hey! I just came across your blog! Sounds like you have a great life. I love your van, and especially your microwave.

    I look forward to reading about all your future adventures, whatever they might be.


    1. Hey Molly Thanks for the kind words. Hope you enjoy!

  2. Great story! Awesome! I loved watching Grizzly Adams too as a kid. I think that's why I moved to Canada from Europe. I wanted to live in a log cabin in the Rocky Mountains. :-)

    1. That was my dream as well now I just spend my summers in the mountains.

  3. Love your lifestyle and your pup, having a 9 year old husky myself.

  4. I missed your MM post, and just found my way here from there. Wow, we need to compare notes! I live on a 29-foot sailboat in the summer, and hope to eventually live there year round. Definitely looking forward to following your blog.

  5. Good for you. I do own a small property but it is free and clear so I live here in my cave pretty cheap. Wouldn't discount living in a van in the future though, but would have to get rid of a forty year collection of tools and equipment and I still find them to handy to let them go.

  6. Wow, I stopped living like that about 4 years ago, and sure do miss it. I've had the worst years of my life since I stopped traveling, and your blog is bringing back all the greatness of the few years i lived and traveled in my RV. Thanks for the inspiration I needed to try and get back out there! Enjoy. Maybe we'll run into each other someday.

  7. A no-madness journey can be liken unto that "pearl of great price".......

    As The Hopi people believed, so i also believe that "a simple and spiritual life is the only life that will survive"!

    And "the simpler life became the more life became".......

    For "Freedom's just another word for nothin' else to lose".......

    So Peace IS! in spite of the dis-ease(no-peace|rat-race) that is of this world...... francis

  8. Just came across your blog!

    I'm hoping to get plans together to do the same as you (hopefully sooner than later!)

    Traveling in a van may seem silly to some, but it truly is a goal of mine.

    Take care!