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Thoughts of a Bus, the Vicaribus Blog

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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 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 of central Idaho, we made our way to Boise. We had one overnight stop on the way to get some [...]

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

Five Awesome Free Campsites in Utah

Utah is plastered in amazing landscapes begging to be explored - from the canyons and rock formations of the south to the mountain and lakes of the north.  Everywhere you look there is beauty and luckily there are tons of great free camping options to soak it all in.  Here are some of our favorite free camping spots from our month long stay in Utah: Tom's Best Spring Closest Town: Bryce, UT GPS Coordinates: 37°44'25.3"N 112°15'24.5"W Description: There are a ton of spots all along this road to accommodate any size rig or even large groups.  There are some spots right near the road and others farther down little offshoot roads that offer more privacy.  If you follow the road farther [...]

By |July 17th, 2018|Categories: A Bus Story|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 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