Broken Down & Stranded in Mexico – Vanlife Adventures in Baja

On April 14th, the day before Good Friday, we were cruising down Highway 1 in Baja, Mexico. Excited about our next destination, Bahia Conception, we were oblivious to the impending catastrophic failure of Slow Sally’s (our van) transmission and the long, nightmarish “adventure” that awaited us to get her back on the road. In this … More Broken Down & Stranded in Mexico – Vanlife Adventures in Baja

Difficult Roads Lead to Beautiful Destinations – Vanlife Adventures in Cabo Pulmo, Baja

It was Zig Zigler, a late American motivational speaker, who said “Difficult Roads Often Lead to Beautiful Destinations”. He meant this figuratively of course, but the saying is quite literally true in Baja. We’ve arrived at some of the best destinations via the worst roads, and Cabo Pulmo is one of our favourites. Cabo Pulmo … More Difficult Roads Lead to Beautiful Destinations – Vanlife Adventures in Cabo Pulmo, Baja

Is Todos Santos too Touristy? Vanlife Adventures in Baja, Mexico

Todos Santos is a small, yet bustling town located along the coast where the Sierra de La Laguna meets the Pacific Ocean, just a 1-hour drive from Cabo San Lucas and the tip of the Baja Peninsula. Established first as a mission, then as a sugar cane producer, and now as a hub for tourism, … More Is Todos Santos too Touristy? Vanlife Adventures in Baja, Mexico

Swapping Ocean & Beaches for Adventures in the Mountains – Vanlife, Baja Mexico

After a week of beach activities and sweltering temperatures in La Ventana, we were ready for a new kind of adventure. We stowed the SUP board and snorkel gear, stopped in La Paz to stock up on essentials, and headed into the Sierra de la Laguna for some higher elevation adventures. The Sierra de La … More Swapping Ocean & Beaches for Adventures in the Mountains – Vanlife, Baja Mexico

La Ventana for Vanlifers: Why Visit if You Don’t Kitesurf – Baja Mexico

La Ventana is a world-class windsport destination in Baja Sur, Mexico. Located along the aqua blue waters of the Sea of Cortez with a mountainous desert backdrop, the village sits in an undeniably stunning setting. The sea delivers consistent winds from October through April, drawing kite surfers and windsurfers from other parts of Mexico, Canada, … More La Ventana for Vanlifers: Why Visit if You Don’t Kitesurf – Baja Mexico

Enjoy Wild Beach Camping? You’ll Love Baja, Mexico! Vanlife Adventures

Wild beach camping – it’s what we came for! After spending several winters exploring mainland Mexico and Guatemala, we decided to spend this winter in Baja, wild camping on the beaches and taking advantage of all the outdoor activities on offer. Baja is known for its wild beach camping and every year, Vanlifers, Overlanders, and … More Enjoy Wild Beach Camping? You’ll Love Baja, Mexico! Vanlife Adventures

Why We Chose San Felipe as Our First Stop – Vanlife, Baja Mexico

After thousands of miles on the road, two van breakdowns, and many USA adventures on beaches, through deserts, and in town and cities, we made it to Mexico! We entered Baja, Mexico via the Mexicali East border crossing and chose San Felipe as our first destination. The drive through Mexicali was relatively easy and uneventful. … More Why We Chose San Felipe as Our First Stop – Vanlife, Baja Mexico

Tucson Arizona – 5 Reasons It’s An Ideal Destination For An Urban Vanlife Adventure

As a result of its rich history, Tucson’s character today reflects a combination of Indigenous, Spanish, Mexican, and American cultures. Its downtown is known for its excellent Mexican cuisine (it’s a UNESCO City of Gastronomy), Saguaro cacti, variety of architectural styles, Sentinel Peak Hill, and status as the home of the University of Arizona. Our … More Tucson Arizona – 5 Reasons It’s An Ideal Destination For An Urban Vanlife Adventure

Vanlife Adventures in Big Bend Texas: Part 3 – Dog-Friendly Trails

Contrary to the title of this blog, the trails in Big Bend aren’t generally dog friendly. In fact, we almost gave the whole area a pass for this reason. We’re avid hikers and we never leave Walter, our 70-lb Nordic mutt, behind when we hit the trails. The idea of spending time in an area … More Vanlife Adventures in Big Bend Texas: Part 3 – Dog-Friendly Trails