April 4, 2015

In Memoriam, Bandido, Adventure Dog

It is with heavy heart that I must report the time has come to say farewell to Bandido, our faithful adventure dog. It didn’t matter if we were taking a drive to the coffee shop, or a ride on the Ural across the country, he was always happy to head out and eager to face […]

March 27, 2015

It’s the Experiences in Life You Remember

I had an awesome chat with a friend on Wednesday night about our respective travels. We mentioned something that happened on our Latin American trip, the friend said “I’d love to do a trip like that… it reminds me of this thing that happened when I spent a month in Japan” – and we spent […]

March 20, 2015

Life is Short

We’ve recently gotten some bad news. Bandido, Kay’s dog, has developed a lump that turns out to be a malignant melanoma. Long story short, the prognosis is that in the very near term he’s going to start experiencing discomfort, and soon after that, we’ll have to say farewell to him. Bandido is our adventure dog. […]

March 13, 2015

The Finances of Big Travel

One of the most common questions we used to get about the Boston to Ushuaia trip is: how much does it cost to travel like that? Unfortunately, there’s no easy answer. It can vary dramatically depending on how fast you travel and where you stay. As a general rule of thumb, the faster you travel, […]

March 11, 2015

Sally is Yellow! And General Updates

Wow, we sort of dropped off the face of the planet, didn’t we? Sorry to leave you hanging, readers! We were waiting on our remaining posts until we were able to upload our pictures, which we couldn’t do until we got home for some reason (I think Kay was having trouble with his laptop) and […]

May 22, 2014

Setting Out and Fleeing Fire

We set out for the Grand Canyon, finally freed from the chains of mechanical maintenance, performance was…not great. Frankly, it was worse than before things started going wrong. We were the slowest thing on the road, but we were moving again. I could deal. Too much sitting. Dachary wasn’t thrilled, but she knew how frustrated […]

May 18, 2014

The Challenges of 32-y/o Vanagon Life

In which we break down. Bigtime.

May 13, 2014

Points West

It’s that time again. Time for the Corporate Runaways to set out on another adventure. It’s another little one this time; just 6–8 thousand miles around the US. First though, let me back up and set the stage. In our last adventure we headed north to Nova Scotia: one of us on the Ural, the [...]
November 1, 2013

VW Vanagon: Acquired!

Ack! I just realized we haven’t kept our readers updated about our new project! In September, we flew out to Flagstaff, Arizona, bought a 1982 VW Vanagon diesel camper van, and drove it home! We had some adventures along the way, which we really need to write up. Now that it’s home, we’re in the […]

September 23, 2013

Changing Tack

The last two adventures have been hard; each in its own way. We learn. We adjust. We try again. Going to Colorado was a brutal slog. We firmly believe that having a deadline is the worst thing for an adventure. Being forced to just go go go without the time to stop and smell the […]

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