We witnessed a murder. It feels strange to put this in writing. But it’s true. It’s not clickbait. I hesitated to write a post about it because I didn’t want to add to the sensational reporting of crime and violence in Mexico, which is rampant in the media. I also didn’t want to worry friends … More We Witnessed A Murder – Vanlife Mexico
After weeks of camping, climbing, and small-town living in northern Mexico, we were ready for a big-city adventure. We drove 7 hours from El Potrero Chico to the city of Zacatecas, a stunning colonial city built into a deep ravine on the Mexican Plateau. In this post, we share what it’s like to boondock in one of Mexico’s most beautiful and least visited colonial cities. … More Boondocking in a Colonial City – Vanlife Zacatecas, Mexico
We’ve visited El Potrero Chico more times than any other destination in Mexico. It’s as if the spectacular limestone cliffs of the canyon have a magnetic pull that draws us in each time we cross the border. Our first visit to this special place was in 2016, on our first road trip to Mexico. We … More 5 Things We Love About El Potrero Chico, Mexico – Vanlife Adventures
Crossing the border to Mexico is relatively safe. Despite what you see and read in the media, on forums, and even in official Canadian and US travel advisories, statistics back up this assertion. Thousands of Mexicans, Canadians, and Americans cross the border every day. We have driven back and forth across the border several times … More Why Crossing the Mexican Border *Still* Makes Us Nervous: Vanlife Adventures
Since choosing New Orleans as a destination, I had been planning the beautiful photos I would capture and the vanlife tales and recommendations that I would share here in this blog. Unfortunately, this is not the experience we had, and I have a very different story to share. Our story is one of poor planning, hasty decisions, bad luck, and unexpected adventures… … More It All Goes Wrong in Cajun Country: Vanlife Louisiana
Welcome to our 2023 Adventure! Slow Sally & Crew are once again escaping winter in Canada by driving to sunny Mexico in our vintage 1994 Roadtrek Van. For those of you who are new around here, we’re Nat & Marc – 2 Canadians exploring the Americas with Walter, our Adventure Mutt. You can learn all … More Canada to Mexico in a Vintage Van: Will We Make It?
Why travel to Mexico in a van? Is it safe? What are the campgrounds like? Is it difficult to cross the border? We answer these questions and more in the presentation that we made at last weekend’s virtual Roadtrek Rally. We could talk about Vanlife in Mexico for hours but for all you guys watching, … More Vanlife & RVing in Mexico – What You Need to Know to Go
There’s something about Colorado. It’s the jagged, snowy peaks, the little mountain towns, the outdoor sports and adventures, the high-elevation pine forests, it’s… everything. With each short visit to Colorado, it has felt like a place I could call home, and John Denver’s lyrics from Rocky Mountain High: “…coming home to a place I’ve never … More Hooray for Ouray – Vanlife Adventures in Colorado
Utah, we had been told, is the ultimate outdoor playground. It’s famous not only for the ‘Mighty 5’ National Parks but also for the vast amount of publicly owned land. Roughly two-thirds of the State’s landmass is owned by the Federal or State government and much of it is available to the public for recreation. … More A Taste of Vanlife Utah – Would We Go Back?
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