Thoughts of a Bus, the Vicaribus Blog 2017-04-15T09:55:57+00:00

Thoughts of a Bus, the Vicaribus Blog

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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 we started traveling.  Though, we still have plenty to learn and work on at the same time.  We figured now was a good time to reflect and celebrate the areas we've improved and to document the things we want to work on so we can be held accountable. Things We've Gotten Better At Living in a tiny space: Over the last three months we have organized and reorganized every inch of the bus.  [...]

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

Vicaribupdate – Sun Valley, Redfish Lake and Goldbug Hot Springs

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 called the Aspen of Idaho. While technically not in the Sawtooth National Forest, it is surrounded by it on three [...]

By | July 3rd, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story, Nick, and the Things, Vicaribupdate|2 Comments

What To Do With Your Dog While Visiting Utah’s Mighty Five National Parks

The National Park system is a treasure of our country with amazing sights and stunning landscapes to be seen and enjoyed, with five fantastic parks in Southern Utah alone. The one downside to National Parks is they are not the most dog friendly places. Most National Parks have few (if any) places that pups are allowed and if you want to do that iconic hike or ride that shuttle to that breathtaking viewpoint you will have to leave your fur baby behind. So what do you do if you are bringing your pup along on your road trip, or if you are like us and travel full time with your pup?  Here are some of the best solutions we have found for [...]

By | July 2nd, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story|0 Comments

Vicaribupdate 11 – Northern Utah and Southern Idaho

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. We split the journey in half by staying one night at a quaint little campground way up above the Price [...]

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

Vicaribupdate 10 – In and Around Moab, Utah

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 Bible, or from the Paiute word for mosquito, and over the years two petitions were created to attempt to rename it [...]

By | June 7th, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story, Nick, and the Things, Vicaribupdate|0 Comments

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

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 wet and tall hikes. After Zion we made our way up to Bryce Canyon National Park, but before actually making our way into the park, we found a fantastic, wonderful, gorgeous, free, super-LTE camp spot where [...]

By | May 30th, 2018|Categories: Nick, and the Things, Vicaribupdate|1 Comment