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.
Food of New Orleans, Louisiana
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.
House Sitting in Austin, Texas
We're house sitting in the amazing city of Austin, Texas! We have three dachshunds and a beautiful, smart home. I can't wait!
New Mexico Road Trip
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.
Turquoise Trail New Mexico
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 Places We Live – New Mexico
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 →
Phoenix and Beyond
The final stop on our family-visiting tour brought us to Phoenix, Arizona to stay with Josh's aunt.
During our adventures, Josh and I often consider what life would be like if the places we visit were our permanent home. This time around I had a vision of life that was so vivid I had to write it out as a story.
Josh’s California Family
From Las Vegas, we headed to Bakersfield, California to visit Josh's family. It is 286 miles (460 km) to Bakersfield, which should have taken about 4.5 hours to drive. Never for us. Never in California.