Screw the Beaten Path


August 2014

Stumbling upon a gem

The beauty of camping is that it provides an opportunity to stumble upon gorgeous spots – as long as you aren’t in a hurry. A few days ago, we were headed for Spokane, trying to get some miles under our belt… Continue Reading →


Summing up Sunriver

We spent 9 nights in Sunriver and Bend, and could’ve happily spent another hundred at least. Sunriver captured our hearts and earned a spot on our “favorite places to return” list. Summing up our time there is hard, but my friend… Continue Reading →

Gratitude – AKA we get by with a little help from our friends (and family)

Everyone has family and friends, but I think that ours are the best. Seriously, we have an amazing group of family and friends who take such good care of us and have helped make this trip happen. The RV we’re using… Continue Reading →

“Adventure is where you find it, any place, every place, except at home on the rocking chair.” – Wally Byam, creator of the Airstream trailer

Deschutes river

Elk lake

  Gorgeous day at Elk lake today – we’ll definitely be back. The drive along Cascade Lakes Highway alone was worth the trip!

BENDing the rules

Yes, this was supposed to be a road trip adventure in our motorhome. Yes, we were planning to “rough it” for the next several months. BUT… when our friends offered us their amazing house in Sunriver (which is perfectly located… Continue Reading →

First stop: Tahoe

The air up there in the clouds is very pure and fine, bracing and delicious. And why shouldn’t it be? — it is the same the angels breathe. – Mark Twain on Lake Tahoe (from his book, Roughing It) For… Continue Reading →

Getting ready: not all fun & games

You would think that planning a trip like this would be all about maps and darts and route planning. Instead, we found ourselves consumed with tasks I’d never realized would be necessary. Mahmood spent weeks trying to figure out how to… Continue Reading →

Simplify this – aka the beginnings of minimalism

Sticky post

You may have seen my earlier post about why Mahmood and I decided to quit our jobs and travel the country in an RV. But there’s another reason why I was so excited about it. Imagine everything you own in a giant… Continue Reading →

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