This week I released the first episode of my podcast, Climate Hot Seat. I wanted to start a podcast about climate adaptation because it’s one of the most pertinent topics of our generation – and it’s not getting talked about much outside certain professional circles. The thing about climate adaptation is that we will either … Continue reading Climate Hot Seat – a new way to stay informed and join the climate conversation
I currently live in a tiny teardrop trailer with my partner, Jason. We are traveling across western North America with our 16-year-old dog, Kiji. I am blogging about our adventures and some lessons I'm learning about life. We left Anchorage, Alaska on May 15, 2017 and are traveling for at least a year. It's the … Continue reading Hi! I’m Amanda
Traveling in my teardrop camper across western U.S. states this summer I couldn't help but be inspired by our 26th President. His legacy is etched into the very landscape of the American West. From his larger than life sculpture at Mount Rushmore, to a National Park in North Dakota bearing his name, the tributes to … Continue reading Theodore Roosevelt quotes we can live by
I’m in the middle of two days of international travel, in route to take care of a dear friend following a cancer diagnosis and major surgery. She’s the kind of friend that doesn’t ask for much, but when she says she needs me to come, I will drop everything to be there. I didn’t hesitate … Continue reading What if we took care of ourselves like we do our friends?
The Baja Peninsula has always been a mystery to me. I’ve heard stories about people crossing the desert on motorcycles and using 4 wheel-drive vehicles to access camp sites right on the beach. I’ve also seen photos of vacationers kayaking, kite boarding and snorkeling in the Sea of Cortez, the color and clarity of which … Continue reading Baja Mexico – Weird, Wild…Wonderful!
September 2, I crossed the US/Mexico border with my partner, Jason, and our 16-year-old dog, Kiji. After 3.5 months of exploring the Western US and Canada, we are pulling our American Falcon teardrop trailer down the Baja Peninsula en route to the Yucatan. The last few days in California have been spent running errands and … Continue reading Travel update – Mexico!
The first trip that Jason and I took together was to southern Italy and Greece. Jason was on a several month-long trip across the Balkans and southern Europe, and I met him in Rome. For three weeks we had an amazing time visiting beaches and archaeological sites. I wanted to look my best in Europe … Continue reading How a minimalist fashionista packs for long trips
Jason and I have a new blog about minimalist living at morefunwithless.com. I wrote this as my debut post. I hope you check it out and sign up to follow us! In 2015, after surviving a series of personal traumas, I found myself in a place where I could look at my life from a … Continue reading Why I traded a successful career for a teardrop trailer
I have been traveling in my 5-foot-by-8-foot American Falcon teardrop camper for three months! My partner, Jason, and I quit our jobs and along with our 16-year-old dog set out from Anchorage, Alaska on May 15. In over 10,000 miles, we have visited 12 western states and provinces and have enjoyed 12 National Parks (and … Continue reading Your questions answered: 3-month teardrop camping AMA
Last fall, my partner, Jason, decided that he was going to write about minimalism. We were on a motorcycle camping trip from Portland, Oregon to Prescott, Arizona when he decided this was what he was going to do. It made sense - when we moved in together he had a suitcase, a backpack, and a … Continue reading More Fun With Less!
Traveling through the western US, Jason and I have been spending most of our time on public lands: National Parks, National Forests, and Bureau of Land Management lands. We do stay at a state park from time to time, but the majority of our camping and recreating has been on federal lands. This is true … Continue reading What Americans should know about federal employees
I've been getting a lot of questions - everything from the specs on my vehicle and teardrop trailer, to what it's like to quit one's job and travel. Have you been considering remote work? Or downsizing and becoming a minimalist? August 15 will be three months in my teardrop and I want to post a … Continue reading Ask me anything – 3 month traveling Q&A
(Elephant Journal posted this blog post on their website! Check it out!) I was recently writing an article for my blog about quitting my job and traveling. For the first time in my life, I am giving myself permission to put myself first and to honor myself and my needs. While writing, I was searching … Continue reading Changing the definition of self-love
Here's just a sample of the amazing wildlife we've seen in the past eight weeks on the road!
The cornerstone of the Greater Yellowstone Area is Yellowstone National Park. Anyone who has visited here has no doubt why these 3,468.4 square miles (8,983 km2) were set aside as the first National Park. The natural beauty alone is enough to inspire any who visit. Snow-capped mountains frame vistas of green grasses and every color of … Continue reading Yellowstone Survival Guide