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 the water, find a surf shop, swallow your overwhelming fear of death by shark, and get outfitted [...]
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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 our best weeks on the road yet. Little known fact: Vicaribus is the first skoolie to [...]
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 was Portland, which is not too far from the border of Washington or the coast. Following [...]
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 media feeds and inboxes filled. We have five different means of connecting to the world wide internets on our bus - or three, or two, depending on how you look at it. The Five Ways We Connect (Or Three, or Two) Here are the five: My iPhone 7, Heather's iPhone X, our AT&T [...]
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 of Olympic Peninsula (Olympic National Park in Green) Hood Canal on the East We actually [...]
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 fact: the San Juan Islands were purchased from Canada for six beaver pelts and one Celine [...]
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 Florida before reaching northern Idaho. Boise (pronounced "Boy See") After leaving the splendid Sawtooth Mountains region [...]
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 on their website: bestmapsever.com Sun Valley, Idaho Sun Valley is very nice ski resort that could be [...]
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, we worked our way up to the Park City area just outside of Salt Lake City. [...]
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 fact: Moab got it's name either from an area east of the Jordan River in the [...]