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December 2018

Vicaribupdate – 5,000 Miles Later

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

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 disappointment. We have found it too much of a joy to refocus our blog related efforts towards things like fixing the bus and driving. Our Instagram account is still rocking and a rolling, making it the best [...]

September 2018

Vicaribupdate – The Oregon Coast in September

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

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 adding more time. If you want the ultimate Oregon coast experience, the recipe is simple. One, have a major breakdown just before arriving so that you are worn out and ready to chill. Two, before even seeing [...]

Vicaribupdate – Central Oregon Xscapers Convergence

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

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 the first ten, but after having multiple people we met on the road suggest we get our act together and join the community, we found our way to Redmond, Oregon, just outside of Bend, for one of [...]

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

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

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 through Silver Falls on our way to Redmond for an Xscapers Convergence. Little known fact: Several crucial scenes in Point Break were filmed in Oregon. Portland The first place we ended up staying in the Big O [...]

August 2018

Vicaribupdate – Olympic Peninsula, Washington

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

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 first-hand everything except the mountains, which we only ever saw off in the distance. Little known fact: Olympic National Park is the only place where the Greek Gods are still allowed to visit the U.S. Map [...]

Vicaribupdate – San Juan Islands, Seattle and Another Breakdown

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

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 of the Olympic Peninsula trying to get to Mt. Rainier, but failed, breaking down just a couple of miles outside the park entrance. Once that was sorted out, we headed to Seattle for a bit. Little known [...]

July 2018

Vicaribupdate – Central Idaho to the Coast of Washington

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

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 extremely hot (weird), but has now cooled down allowing us to soak in the amazing sights, sounds and smells of the Pacific Northwest. Little known fact: After hitting Boise, you spend three days on the coast of [...]

Vicaribupdate – Sun Valley, Redfish Lake and Goldbug Hot Springs

By |July 3rd, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story, Nick, and the Things, Vicaribupdate|

In central Idaho sits a magical land that goes by the name of the Sawtooth National Forest. We spent about two weeks in the area and easily could have spent two months more. We split our time between Sun Valley and Redfish Lake, but were able to get out and explore thanks to some amazing friends in the area who let us borrow a car while we were there! Little known fact: You can get the Best Maps Ever from our friends that live there [...]

June 2018

Vicaribupdate 11 – Northern Utah and Southern Idaho

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

A lot of time, distance, non-bus travels, exciting news and more have happened since the last Vicaribupdate. We have worked our a way from Moab through bits of central and northern Utah, and now up into Idaho. During this period we also took a a quick beach vacation to Virginia and added some new content to the site. Little known fact: Only 1 in 10 Americans have ever heard of Idaho (and they like it that way). Central and Northern Utah After we left Moab, [...]

Vicaribupdate 10 – In and Around Moab, Utah

By |June 7th, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story, Nick, and the Things, Vicaribupdate|

If you like amazing national parks, stunning geological wonders, dinosaurs, hiking, mountain biking, rivers, off-road vehicling [sic], heat, Memorial Day shenanigans with friends from Denver and/or tasty foods, ten days in Moab is just about enough time to scratch the surface of this giant adult playground. While we didn't get to do any off-roading or mountain biking (which is ridiculous since Moab is the birthplace of the mountain bike), we sure got in plenty of the other stuff - and it was glorious. Little known [...]

May 2018

Vicaribupdate 9 – Bryce, Escalante, Capitol Reef, Goblins and More

By |May 30th, 2018|Categories: Nick, and the Things, Vicaribupdate|

10 days have passed since our last Vicaribupdate, but about 20 days worth of awesomeness has transpired. Strap in for a long ride through some amazing locations in Southern Utah. Highlights include Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Capitol Reef National Park, Goblin Valley State Park and Little Wild Horse Canyon. Little Known Fact: Southern Utah is the farthest south you can be and still be in Utah. Bryce Canyon National Park Last we spoke, we were in Zion National Park, focusing on [...]

Vicaribupdate 8 – Zion National Park

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

Zion National Park is a well-oiled machine. It is the Disneyland of hiking. The streets of Springdale, the town at the foot of the canyon, resemble those of a bustling metropolis, except every person has on some sort of pack and is either on their way to, or just completed, a hike. Never have I seen anywhere like this, but, this is my first big-time national park aside from the Grand Canyon. Little known fact: When angels touch down on earth's surface, they must choose [...]

Vicaribupdate 7 – Lake Powell, Arizonutah and Kanab, Utah

By |May 15th, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story, Nick, and the Things, Vicaribupdate|

After an interesting morning departure from the Sedona area, we made our way up to Lake Powell, just outside of Page, Arizona. Lake Powell is ginormous. Little known fact: Lake Powell's total shoreline can measure from nearly 2,000 miles, using fairly standard measuring techniques, to infinity using an infinitely small unit of measure. We spent 4 nights here, and 1 full day on a boat in the water. After Lake Powell, we stayed a few nights in Kanab, Utah. The first step in leaving the [...]

Vicaribupdate 6 – Sedona

By |May 6th, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story, Nick, and the Things, Travels, Vicaribupdate|

Sedona: A place deserving of it's own solo update post. We spent five nights just outside of Sedona at the charming Cave Springs Campground in the Oak Creek Canyon. It served as the perfect base of operations for exploring the area, whilst providing an excellent setting for just chilling out. Little known fact: the ancient Roman's so loved the color of the Sedona cliffs, they created the first transatlantic trade route all of the way back to Rome just for decorating their palaces with the [...]

Vicaribupdate 5 – White Sands to Sedona

By |May 3rd, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story, Nick, and the Things, Travels, Vicaribupdate|

After our magical night in White Sands, we headed over to Truth or Consequences, a town named after a radio and TV show from way back when. Technically we stayed in Elephant Butte, at the Elephant Butte Lake State Park. Little known fact: the last elephant to inhabit this region, Gary, was shot and killed by poachers in 1976. It is a very nice lake, and we ended up having three nights in a nice spot with a view over the lake. See more photos [...]

April 2018

Vicaribupdate 4 – The Miles Edition

By |April 27th, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story, The Places I've Pooped, by Miles the Doodle, Travels, Vicaribupdate|

Guys, I’ve been having a great time the past few days traveling all around New Mexico. New Mexico? Do you guys ever wonder what Old Mexico is like? Because New Mexico isn't exactly shiny and new looking... I’ll have to add that to my list of things to ponder when I get tired of trying to figure out "who’s a good boy?" Anyways, it all started the other day when we drove down this road called the Turquoise Trail when we were leaving Santa Fe. [...]

Vicaribupdate 3 – On the road again

By |April 21st, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story, Nick, and the Things, Travels, Vicaribupdate|

Sometimes you just get lucky - is probably not the way you would describe spending four nights and lots of dollars in a mechanic's parking lot just a week into your year-long journey, but I think it applies here. Little known fact: Willie Nelson has never been inside a bus. This is our first official "on the road again" post. I feel like it must be a right-of-passage for those who document such a journey. We knew the post was coming and the timing feels [...]

Vicaribupdate 2 – Taos to Santa Fe

By |April 13th, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story, Nick, and the Things, Travels, Vicaribupdate|

Leg 2 took us around the Enchanted Circle to Taos and then on to the art capital of the southwest, Santa Fe. Little known fact: Taos is latin for hamburger. The Enchanted Circle is a circle made of roads that encompasses an area that is enchanted. It is dotted with smaller ski areas and scenic little campgrounds. We drove from about 11:00 on the circle to about 7:00 on the circle in a clockwise fashion. The roads were steep and windy, and Vicaribus only acted [...]

Vicaribupdate 1 – As to be expected

By |April 10th, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story, Nick, and the Things, Travels, Vicaribupdate|

Definition of Vicaribupdate Via the transitive properties of word math: Vicarious + Bus = Vicaribus, Vicaribus + Update = Vicaribupdate Rundown of day 1 As to be expected there were some kinks on Day 1. There's no need to dwell on them, or else we'll have no time for the rest of the kinks to come, but I will quickly run through them in chronological order. As to be expected, my nice mountain bike was stolen out of our garage while I was returning the [...]