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The Young Man and the Sea

Jul 25th, 2021

Chapter 5 of Nomad Life

I slipped my feet into my running shoes and tied them with a double knot. Skutull knew what that meant—either he was going to be left home to guard the house or he was about to do something fun. He looked up at me with pitiful eyes and a wagging tail, hoping he could will the latter into fruition. To his relief, I opened the front door and signaled him out into the Oregon forest where we were greeted by a cloud of fir spores blowing from the trees. The scents of pine and melon danced up my nose...

The Golden Coast

Jul 20th, 2021

Chapter 4 of Nomad Life

We were cruising down the most northern stretch of California 101 before entering Oregon. Our day began encumbered by light fog and rain, but it burnt off by lunch time, giving us clear views of the shores below. The cliffs alongside us dropped into the ocean and rocky crags jutted from the sea in the distance...

Spicy Santa Fe

Jun 19th, 2021

Chapter 3 of Nomad Life

As we drove down the bumpy freeway toward Santa Fe, an old Subaru hatchback with custom side skirts and a rear spoiler zoomed past us, it’s exhaust pipe sputtering off into the distance. The words of my grandpa echoed in my head. ”There...

Dolores, Dolores

Jun 3rd, 2021

Chapter 2 of Nomad Life

Most people were surprised to learn that the first stop of our indefinite travels was Dolores, Colorado. Dolores doesn’t have ski resorts, beaches, cultural entertainment, or any of the other amenities most people seek when they travel...

The First Step Is to Start

May 26th, 2021

Chapter 1 of Nomad Life

Well, we did it. We officially sold our house and embarked on an adventure of indefinite travel. From the outside, it might look like we made this decision suddenly and are jumping in head first. Or perhaps that covid shook us awake from a life we were droning through without living. The reality is much more deliberate...

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