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
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
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
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