The Travel blog

Stories and crazy shit that happens...

What?! I can’t hear you

It was bittersweet saying goodbye to the fam…it was the end of a great vacation time, but the beginning of a new adventure for us in the next town of Tulum. Mexico has one main bus system that runs through the whole country called ADO. The tickets from city to city...

It’s called the spaghetti theory…

We opted to go south towards Tulum for the day to check-out the Tulum ruins – we had such a great time at Ek Balam that we were up for another set of ruins. It was an entertaining drive down the last 2 kms to the parking area – as everyone was vying for our parking...

This is a good car for 6 people

We managed the rest of our week in Puerto Morelos with an average of 15,000 steps per day (I’m sure half of those steps were to the grocery store) and  Todd wanted to report in that we played 8 games of crib, took a total of 9 chicken buses and 2 taxi rides during out...

Learning to be OK in the slow lane (without Ruby)

When you live in western Canada and attempt to go south for the winter, it’s a long drive down through the US until you get somewhere that is warmer than where you started. Although we have only driven south twice for the winter, both times were after Christmas – so...

Boondocking in farm fields

As much as we love touring around in Ruby to great international places, we also enjoy driving her to local places for different events. In 2018 a friend told us about the “world famous” Wild Oats and Notes Music festival, just SW of Edmonton. The music fest took...

Maui there yet?

This transient life we live, sometimes allows us to leave our Ruby behind – lock her up and wave goodbye, while we get on a plane for adventures that don't involve driving. I had a United airline flight credit for $1200 from before covid lockdown and it kept getting...

May Long 2022

For the past 30 + years, Todd has gone out boondock camping in the bush near the Foothills of the Rocky Mountains with a large group of friends and family. This group has morphed over time to many members of all ages, different friend and family groups that come and...

The time we lived in Texas for 3 months

After 15 blogs about our life adventures down in Texas, it is so hard to sit here and summarize this amazing trip. There are so many great stories and life experiences that were had over the last 3.5 months, how does one just say “we did this and now we are done“....

Texas in the Rearview

We departed Meredith Lake before the wind picked up and pit-stopped in Dumas for “cheap” diesel. Ruby was running on fumes and needed a big fill – took about an hour to fill up her main tank and slip tank…for a measly $1500 US! From there we started climbing in...

Cowboys and Canyons in the Texas Panhandle

The entire month of March we were camped near or along lakes and/or oceans where the daytime high was an average of 33C and nighttime of 18C. Heading north up towards Amarillo area meant that we were going to climb in altitude, so day and night temps were changing– I...

A dud in the desert

Laredo was not our favourite. It’s a bordertown, which is fine, but next time we will plan better – we kind of got lazy with planning, once we decided that we liked to stay longer at campgrounds, and we figured since we were going to a state park, there should be lots...

Birds and Boars on the Rio Grande

We were not sad to see South Padre Island in our rear view mirror (although we don’t actually have a rear view mirror in Ruby). It was starting to get a bit too busy for us on the Island. Happy to roll down Highway 2 through southern Texas heading towards the famous...

Drop your beer and pick-up the Bible

We may have over-extended our days on the beach at Port Aransas, but we weren’t too concerned cause we knew we weren't going to come back there and its not like they can tow a big rig like ours!. The last morning though we did have a “beach patrol” drive by and check...

When we had to go to Supreme Court

Believe it or not, we actually took a couple days off of our vacation because we needed a vacation from the vacation. It sounds crazy, but it takes a lot of planning to make this life work; researching, pre-planning, touring, living and blogging grinds on a person...