Two destinations… so alike yet so different. And ultimately, so comparable! On the beaten track versus off the beaten track. Busy versus serene. Lots of amenities versus none. Which one would be your favourite? We’re sharing our experiences in each of these places – read on and let us help you decide! … More Monument Valley vs. Valley of the Gods… What’s the Difference? – Vanlife Utah
Gooseneck State Park is a tiny State Park in Utah with HUGE views. It blew our minds! We loved it so much that I’m devoting an entire blog post to it. That said, no place is perfect, so I’ve also included the only 2 things we didn’t love. Read on travel lovers! … More 7 Things We Loved About Gooseneck State Park… and 2 Things We Didn’t – Vanlife Utah
Our Copper Canyon adventure wasn’t at all what we imagined when we planned the road trip from our cozy home office in Canada. My vision of admiring views across the copper-coloured canyon while hiking along a quiet trail in the crisp mountain air was not to be. Not this year. The cracks in our plans … More We Made it to the Copper Canyon (… Sort of…)! – Vanlife Mexico
Let me tell you about Patzcuaro. It’s a charming colonial town in the highlands of the state of Michoacan, deep in the indigenous Purépecha country. Patzcuaro is easily one of our favourite towns in Mexico and one that we will likely return to on future adventures. In this post, we’ll explain why we came to Patzcuaro and what held us there for almost a month and kept us wanting more. … More Why We Came, Why We Stayed – Vanlife in Patzcuaro, Mexico
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
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
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?
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