How much more can Tongariro take? On hiking a “must-do” trail in New Zealand

When you get the chance to travel to New Zealand, expectations are high. You imagine the incredible Lord of the Rings landscape – lonely, vast, spectacular.  You imagine snow-capped peaks and rainforests, cheeky wildlife and lots of sheep. You imagine … Read More

2018 Year in Review

2018 has been a whirlwind year and something of a blur. Our travels have taken us throughout Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Italy, and all over the United States, even Alaska. We’ve tried to live smart, move slow, and stay present … Read More

How to see the Great Ocean Road – without the crowds

After a little more than a month into this experiment of living and working on the road in a 4×4 expedition ready Toyota Hilux, we went through one of the most popular and crowded areas in Australia right over the … Read More

How we got here

It’s December 2017, the snow is falling thickly back in Chicago, temperatures plummeting to windchill advisory levels, people rushing to buy last minute Christmas gifts… We are not participating this year. We are on the other side of the world … Read More