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Winter Ramblings

Winter Ramblings

The best way to ring in the New Year is to run a beer mile with your closest friends at midnight! Well, I’m not sure if that’s actually the best way to do it, but that’s what we did at the Across The Years ultramarathon in Phoenix. Once the cerveza […]

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Nuevo England

Nuevo England

I approached a federal border crossing one last time to bring an end to my Great Canadian Road Trip. I’d enjoyed bouncing between the United States and Canada all summer, but was ready to head south and return to gallons, dollars, and PBR’s. On a rainy New England morning I […]

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Top 7 Things To Do In Slab City

Top 7 Things To Do In Slab City

Slab City is an off grid “community” in the Southern California desert a few hours inland from San Diego. Originally built in the 1940’s as a military base, by the 50’s it was closed and the structures torn down, leaving just the concrete slabs. In the 60’s snowbirds, nomads, and […]

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20,000 Miles

20,000 Miles

24,901 Miles – The distance around the earth 20,000 Miles – The distance I traveled in my van around the United States in 2015 In March of 2015 I bought an old Volkswagen van and named it Tantor. Nine months later, Tantor and I had visited 26 states, 3 countries, […]

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Arizona

Arizona

I could almost hear a sigh of relief from Tantor as we slowed to a park in front of Grandpa’s townhouse. 20,000 miles in 5 months was a lot to ask of a 30 year old van, and despite a few tow truck rides, our circumnavigation around the United States […]

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Go Westy Young Man

Go Westy Young Man

Leaving Florida I had 10 days until I needed to be in Arizona for Thanksgiving. It wasn’t a lot of time, considering that I wanted to see new cities, visit friends, and get my feet dusty on a few trails, but I’d make it work. I drew a straight line […]

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Florida

Florida

I woke up sweating in a truck stop gas station just a mile north of the state line. The overnight temperatures hovered near 80, meaning I had a warm balmy night trying to sleep in the van. Yup, welcome to Florida. I awoke before sunrise to take Tantor to a […]

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