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?
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
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
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
The Big Bend region made it onto our bucket list for its State and National Parks. It was only upon arriving in the area that we discovered its delightfully eclectic little towns, which were just as enjoyable and absolutely worth a visit. In this post, we share our experiences and recommendations for our 3 favourite … More Vanlife Adventures in Big Bend Texas: Part 2 – The Towns
Big Bend is situated in a wild, sparsely populated section of far west Texas and named after the vast curve in the Rio Grande, where Texas dips down into Mexico. With a mix of prairie land, desert, mountains, and small towns, the whole area feels like the set of an old western movie. The Big … More Vanlife Adventures in Big Bend Texas: Part 1 – The Parks
Just a few days ago, we dropped into Memphis for 36 hours as part of our road trip from Canada to Baja, Mexico. I’m sheepish to admit that I knew very little about Memphis before arriving (basically Memphis = Elvis + Graceland). Armed with a minimal amount of research and a whole lot of enthusiasm, … More 36 Hours in Memphis – Urban Vanlife Adventures