Heather, and the Purple Backpack Travel Blog2017-05-16T15:46:23+00:00

Heather, and the Purple Backpack Travel Blog

Everywhere we go, so does the Purple Backpack. It seems to star in many of our best photos, so it only felt right give it a mention here in the blog of our travels.

Best Random New Mexico Road Trip Stops

After driving over 1000 miles and spending just under 4 weeks in New Mexico, we’ve settled on our favorite road trips stops.  Interestingly, most of our favorites were in southern New Mexico, and could [...]

By |May 10th, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story, Heather, and the Purple Backpack|4 Comments

Lessons Learned Month One on the Road

Technically, it has not been a whole month yet, but, with May starting it seemed close enough.  We have certainly had our share of kinks and things to work out these first few weeks.  [...]

By |May 2nd, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story, Heather, and the Purple Backpack, Travels|1 Comment

Hanging with Alpacas (and Trying Out Harvest Hosts)

After spending 4 nights in a mechanic's parking lot we were ready for fun and adventure again.  We made a brief stop at an RV park for some hot showers and laundry and then [...]

By |April 23rd, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story, Heather, and the Purple Backpack, Travels|1 Comment

Meow Wolf: A Great Way to Stay Warm in Santa Fe

As you may have heard by now from our other blog posts, it is apparently cold in New Mexico this time of year.  We made it two whole nights of camping in high 30 [...]

By |April 15th, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story, Heather, and the Purple Backpack, Travels|0 Comments

Bus Conversion: How we fit a living room, dining room, office, guest bed and storage in 20 square feet.

Designing a bus is a lot of work, and one of the hardest parts is deciding which things actually get to the fit in the bus, which parts of the build get precious inches [...]

By |January 15th, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story, Bus Conversion, Heather, and the Purple Backpack|2 Comments