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Vicaribupdate – 5,000 Miles Later

Oh hey! Anybody still out there? Is this thing on? If you're still hanging around waiting for an update, we have good news, because here it is! It will, however, not be thorough, comprehensive, deep or filled with lovely photos, which may come as a [...]

By |December 2nd, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story, Nick, and the Things, Vicaribupdate|0 Comments

Vicaribupdate – The Oregon Coast in September

We spent 18 days on the Oregon coast starting at Fort Stevens in the north working the entire way down to Brookings in the south. From what we heard and experienced we did this leg of the journey nearly perfectly. It could have only been made better by [...]

By |September 16th, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story, Nick, and the Things, Vicaribupdate|0 Comments

Good Sam Roadside Assistance: Is It Worth It?

Roadside assistance is usually one of those things you get and hope you never have to use.  That is unless you are a bus conversion, then you are fairly certain it's not a matter of if you will use it, but when.  We opted for a plan through [...]

By |September 13th, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story|2 Comments

Vicaribupdate – Central Oregon Xscapers Convergence

Eleven times now this year, a community of full-time RVers have converged on a single location to spend a week or so of socializing, group activities and late-night shenanigans. These are the Xscapers - a sub-club within the Escapees RV Club geared towards younger working nomads. We missed [...]

By |September 9th, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story, Nick, and the Things, Vicaribupdate|0 Comments

North Cascades National Park: Why It May Be the Most Underrated National Park

North Cascades National Park is located in Northern Washington about 3 hours west of Seattle.  It is surrounded by national recreation areas and national forests creating a huge play land for you to explore. Whether you only have a day to drive through and check out the viewpoints [...]

By |September 6th, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story, Heather, and the Purple Backpack, Travels|0 Comments

Vicaribupdate – Entering Oregon: Portland, Hood River, Mt. Hood and More

Our sixth state on this journey so far happens to be Oregon. We crossed over from Washington over the Columbia River into Astoria, headed to Portland for a few days, worked our way up river to the town of Hood River, then down and around Mt. Hood and [...]

By |September 2nd, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story, Nick, and the Things, Vicaribupdate|2 Comments

I Can Haz Internets? How We Stay Connected on the Road

Some folks choose this type of lifestyle specifically to disconnect - that's not us. Staying connected is vital to our day-to-day bus life. I work remotely as a Software Engineer to keep the gas tank filled, and we are heavy sharers of this journey to keep your social [...]

By |August 30th, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story, Nick, and the Things|0 Comments

Five Best Campsites in Idaho

Idaho was our 4th state to visit on our journey and provided some of our best campsites yet!  There is ample free camping in the mountains and national forests and tons of dreamy waterfront spots on various lakes and rivers.  Perhaps the best thing of all about Idaho, it [...]

By |August 23rd, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story, Heather, and the Purple Backpack|0 Comments

Vicaribupdate – Olympic Peninsula, Washington

The Olympic Peninsula and Olympic National Park in western Washington has a little bit of everything. Glacier capped mountains, rugged ocean coastline along the Pacific, calmer oyster-filled coastline along the Hood Canal, and stunning old-growth rainforests. We spent nearly two weeks on the peninsula and got to experience [...]

By |August 19th, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story, Nick, and the Things, Vicaribupdate|0 Comments

Vicaribupdate – San Juan Islands, Seattle and Another Breakdown

After nearly 7,000 miles of driving since leaving Denver four months ago, we finally found the Pacific coast, sort of. Our first stop on the coast was at San Juan Island, which is technically in the Salish Sea. From there we worked our way down the eastern side [...]

By |August 11th, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story, Nick, and the Things, Vicaribupdate|1 Comment

But How Do You Get Mail? Getting Packages on the Road While Traveling

One of the most common questions travelers (including us) get asked is "how do you get mail?" And, while we are in the day and age where paper snail mail is not all that important, packages (particularly Amazon Prime packages) are.  Here we will talk about how we [...]

By |August 9th, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story, Heather, and the Purple Backpack|0 Comments

7 Reasons You Should Go To Idaho

Idaho is the Gem State, which couldn't be a more fitting name for this hidden gem.  Some folks probably can't even pick out Idaho on a map, and most likely don't know about all the beauty and awesomeness throughout the state. Here are seven reasons you should go [...]

By |July 26th, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story, Heather, and the Purple Backpack, Travels|0 Comments

Vicaribupdate – Central Idaho to the Coast of Washington

Central Idaho was amazing - and several weeks ago in our journey. Since then we have traveled through Boise, worked our way to northern Idaho around Coeur d'Alene, and cut all the way across Washington to the coast. Idaho continued to delight us throughout and Washington started off [...]

By |July 24th, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story, Nick, and the Things, Vicaribupdate|0 Comments

Three Month Reflections – I Think We’re Getting the Hang of This!

As of yesterday, we have officially been living on the road for three months.  It feels like we started forever ago and yesterday all at the same time.  Overall, we feel like we are really getting the hang of this and have worked out a bunch of kinks since [...]

By |July 11th, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story, Heather, and the Purple Backpack|1 Comment