real world travel expenses for long term road trips

Budgeting and Real Monthly Expenses for a Major Road Trip

This article may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase through these links, I will earn a commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks!I think you’ll agree with me when I say: Long-term travel can be a pretty expensive undertaking that isn’t accessible and affordable to the average person. But is that really the case? It turns out that …

The Mountains Are Calling and I Must Go

The Mountains Are Calling and I Must Go

John Muir once said “the mountains are calling and I must go” since they called to him so… The saying has almost become a cliche slogan these days, but I must say it certainly rings true to me every time I hear it. It’s something that feels burned into my spirit, especially when I look at Mount Rainier. Mount Rainier …

Camping Below Castleton Tower Near Moab, Utah

Camping Below Castleton Tower Near Moab, Utah

Castleton Tower near Moab, Utah. There’s just something about the still desert air and open expanses. Especially with a light blanket of snow covering it. Utah is truly a magical place. Prior to this trip I’d only been to Salt Lake City for a brief visit. All the magical places–Bryce Canyon, Zion, Grand-Staircase Escalante, Arches, and much more–all lie in …

The La Sal Mountains of Utah as seen on the drive from Colorado.

An Iconic Vista of the La Sal Mountains from Colorado

The La Sal Mountains of Utah as seen on the drive from Colorado. I was living in Ouray, Colorado for the winter ice climbing season. On one of my rest days from the park I decided to head out of the snow and ice laden San Juan Mountains and head into Utah. The drive is absolutely beautiful leading toward the …

Rainbow over Red Rocks, just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada.

A Guide to Red Rock Canyon Outside of Las Vegas, Nevada

The hustle and bustle of the Las Vegas Strip is at the top of many traveler’s lists, and while it can be captivating for awhile, there are far more incredible things to explore beyond the sprawl of Las Vegas. If you love nature and wild spaces, then you owe it to yourself to check out Red Rock Canyon, located just …

Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the Lower 48, California.

Visiting Lone Pine, Mount Whitney, and the Alabama Hills

A photo of Mount Whitney, the highest mountain in the Lower 48 at 14,505 feet, along with the Needles peeking out in a dip in the pass. It’s an unmistakable and beautiful set of mountains that you must see while visiting Lone Pine, California. I had an amazing time climbing the East Buttress of Mount Whitney with my buddy Ryder …

Walking Across America with Nate Damm

How to Walk Across America: Meet Nate Damm and His Life on Foot

Curious about how to walk across America or whether it is even possible? A few years back, Nate Damm set out from the Atlantic Ocean in Delaware and began walking west. More than 3,200 miles and seven months later, Nate walked across America and dipped his toes in the Pacific Ocean in California. Nate embarked on a solo journey across …