Hooray for Ouray – Vanlife Adventures in Colorado

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

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

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

Vanlife Adventures in Big Bend Texas: Part 2 – The Towns

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

Vanlife Adventures in Big Bend Texas: Part 1 – The Parks

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

Canada to Baja, Mexico in a Vintage Roadtrek – Vanlife Adventure 2022

Welcome to our latest adventure! Slow Sally & Crew are leaving Canada in the dead of winter to drive ~ 15,000 kilometres (that’s ~ 10,000 miles for you Americans) through 3 countries to explore the beaches, mountains, and deserts of Baja, Mexico, and a few gems in between. For those of you who are new … More Canada to Baja, Mexico in a Vintage Roadtrek – Vanlife Adventure 2022

Why we Choose to Travel in a Van /// 2020 Adventure: Canada to Central America

We’re back on the road!  This year we’re planning to drive at least as far as El Salvador and if we’re feeling extra ambitious, maybe all the way to Nicaragua.  I know – this plan throws a wrench in our blog title (‘Slow Sally Goes to Guatemala‘).  Oh well, you know what they say about … More Why we Choose to Travel in a Van /// 2020 Adventure: Canada to Central America