https://open.spotify.com/track/3IQSYqnKsCTMLWn2xE3HFT?si=2a55b7f21ccc4175 After six months exploring the Eastern Hemisphere, six months and 10,000 miles in the USA, we are now on our way to our next big adventure: Europe!! But why live the life of an every day European traveler when there is a chance for me to make things more complicated? Rather than fly to... Continue Reading →
After seven months and 10,000 miles of driving, we returned back to our #Vanlife beginnings in Florida. During the seven months, we drove through 24 states and slept in 21 of them. We completed eight house sits, with eight different cats and 14 different dogs. After completing our American #Vanlife road trip, I feel so... Continue Reading →
It is finally time for the main event. We were so fortunate to get a wonderful house sit in the heart of New Orleans for Mardi Gras! Festivities in New Orleans last for about a month, allowing us plenty of chances to catch the parades and enjoy the excitement of the city.
Josh and I wrapped up one of George R.R. Martin's earlier works, Fevre Dream. It is a vampire book set on a steam boat in the Mississippi River, with much of the story taking place in or near New Orleans. As a fan of literary tourism, I couldn't help but book us passage on the steamer Natchez to experience Fevre Dream for myself. It turned out to be a wonderful adventure, and pleasantly vampire free.
I hadn't intended on writing an entire post solely about food, but there was just no avoiding it. Eating the distinctive flavor combinations of the food of New Orleans really set the scene for our temporary home. The food was spicy, creative, and comforting, much like the city itself.
We're house sitting in the amazing city of Austin, Texas! We have three dachshunds and a beautiful, smart home. I can't wait!
Since this is our first visit to New Mexico, we decided to extend our travel days a little bit and enjoy a small road trip. The journey from our house sit in New Mexico to the next one in Texas led us South along New Mexico Highway 285, which runs along the east side of the state from Santa Fe down to Mexico, passing through Roswell and Carlsbad along the way.
The Turquoise Trail is a scenic byway in central New Mexico running between Albuquerque and Santa Fe. Most of the trail is covered by Highway 14, which also runs right next to the house we were sitting. Highway 14 is about 50 miles long and encompasses 15,000 square miles of culture and history.
The last leg of our American road trip (#VanLife Part 3) takes us through every southern state on our way to Florida. For our first stop we were house sitting for a retired couple who live completely off-grid in the New Mexico high desert with their two dogs, Tess and Brady. We spent merely three... Continue Reading →