SIMPLE TRAVEL

Travel is the ultimate education. When you travel, you learn as much about yourself as you learn about other people, new places, different cultures, exotic foods, and history.

Experiencing something for the first time creates memories. Travel is always new. Memories are more valuable to an individual than any physical possession. In fact, most personal possessions we deem precious are not valuable in their own right, but only have value as a visual or tactile symbol of an experience, a person or a place. (Consider those items you hold dear.)

Travel shifts time. When you travel life slows down and your perception of yourself, of others, of the world around you — and your place in it — changes. Traveling delivers the adventurer a sense of wonder, with the simultaneous opportunity for thoughtful personal reflection.

Travel helps us to grow.

January 9, 2017
Ashville-Bed-and-Breakfast

The Advantages of a Man Who Likes Living Large

The honey-badger and I live a relatively small life. (Mine smaller than his.) I don’t have a storage unit, for instance — whereas his is so packed, […]
October 4, 2016
initial layout of van rear kitchen annotated

Van Life: Making an Inexpensive Kitchen in the Van

The van kitchen is working deliciously! I took a page from the teardrop camper designs and created a van kitchen accessible from the back cargo doors. This […]
September 27, 2016
Sterling Silver Flatware

Van Life: The Road to Glamping?

The van as it is now, isn’t quite a tiny house, but it’s not really “Glamping” either – although it’s close. I like to think it’s […]
September 26, 2016
The Keys to the Van as Tiny House Experiment

My Van As A Tiny House Experiment

Can A Van Be a Tiny House? After staying in town for a full week, testing all the systems, rearranging things, acquiring some items while tossing […]
August 17, 2016
Van Life - The Beginning

Creating a Tiny House on Wheels – A Low-Cost Conversion Van Redux

A couple years ago, my mother and I went together to buy a conversion van. I had enjoyed a conversion van of my own before — […]
April 21, 2016
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Nomad List

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at living in a few different locations? Are you a digital nomad  — or a digital nomad wanna-be — […]
April 23, 2013
Healthy Eating on the Road

Going Small … and Mobile!

My mother and I just took the leap and bought a conversion van. On the maiden voyage, we submerged ourselves in living small — really, REALLY […]
December 6, 2012
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A Senior Gypsy Life For Me?

I’ve always said I should have been a turtle. I like tiny, clutter-free, well organized spaces. Today, my friend Julie Collins of Bluestem Marketing has directed […]
December 4, 2012
Traveling with Technology

Packing Light: My Minimalistic Tech Travel List

I just returned from a great little five day trip to southern California. I wasn’t there doing my regular business — but I was doing a […]