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Author: Josh

Former work-addicted business exec turned full-time vagabond, volunteer, blogger and adventure seeker. Red head. Dork. Adrenaline junkie.
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Mammoth Cave and the Weirdest Museum We've Ever Been To

Our adventure truly began as the van rolled out of Anderson Camp and towards Twin Falls.  For the past few months, we'd known that our early August destination would be Eden, Idaho for a family reunion.  This limited our ability to spontaneously travel, but was worth it.  Leaving camp behind, we once again experienced one of the most refreshing feelings in the world, the feeling we refer to as "The Blank Page".

As it turned out, our fellow vagabonding van-based friend Jared had just left Oregon to pursue his own adventures on the open road.  We found out he was going to be in the same part of Idaho at the same time so we had to meet up!  We decided to meet up at the Shoshone Indian Ice Caves just outside of Shoshone, Idaho.  As we were driving, we passed Mammoth Cave and thought maybe it might be better.  We called Jared and everyone decided to give Mammoth a try instead.  The immediate vibe of the place was creepy with old junker cars, strange Hawaiian-ish carved stone heads decorating the entrance.  We walked in through the entrance and met an (unsurprisingly) creepy old man who let us know what the entrance fees were.  We paid the man and our adventure began...   Read more

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Midnight Hiking and Moonlight Worship on the Bonneville Shoreline Trail

It all began on a hot, dry, and dusty afternoon in the foothills of Ogden, Utah.  We had been told about the "must do" hike called Waterfall Canyon.  After a lackadaisical start to the morning, our hike didn't begin until around 1PM.  By that time, temps had risen near 100 degrees fahrenheit and the sun was beating down upon the valley.  After a good 10 minutes of hiking the trail we realized something: this was stupid and it wasn't fun.   We opted to head back to base camp and decided later to try a little (mostly) full moon hiking.   Read more

Check out the video of our snail cooking experience and tutorial!
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July 15, 2013 Posted by Josh in Videos

Eating SNAILS in Denver?

Yep.  You read right.  While in Denver, we had the pleasure of reuniting with one of our best friends from our time in St. Louis, Zoe, from the travel/food blog Hungry Wanderlust.  Zoe is a wonderfully talented cook and is always more than happy to prepare and share meals with friends.  While perusing the local Asian Market for ingredients for Vietnamese Pancakes, we came across some "live snails".   Read more

Our overnight parking spot at Hanging Lake Rest Area
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July 4, 2013 Posted by Josh in Thoughts

Travel Provoked Thought: Why DO We Travel?

Sometimes I really find myself wondering why it is that we're doing what we're doing. Certain aspects of this whole journey have been a constant struggle. As we strive to live the life of full-time vagabonds, we learn just how difficult that is. Our path has been plagued with unforeseen large expenses, injury, and more than our desired share of marital tension. It's during those times that I question our choices the most. Is it really worth all of this? Then I find myself in a situation such as this morning Read more