The Travel blog

Stories and crazy shit that happens...

Where the Beaver never sleeps

Day one in Dallas was pretty uneventful – so tired it was mostly a chill out and planning day. Other than being at our camp spot, we hadn’t planned anything for the next month. Had no real plans for our first week, other than going to an NBA game, getting BBQ and some...

Texas or Bust

It’s been a long time since we have been able to cross the border to do some adventuring and wow, were we excited on Jan 1! It just so happened that a chinook was rolling into southern Alberta, which was long overdue from a month of extremely cold (-25C) weather. Our...

Getting the Maintenance Done

There are numerous systems in the bus, and I remember when we bought Ruby, Todd was very overwhelmed with everything he needed to learn! Aside from having an Allison 8V92 diesel engine (and everything that goes along with that), we also have electrical system (shore,...

A Night on the Town

The temperature is cooling down here in western Canada, but as long as we don’t have snow, adventures are still being planned in our hood. We’ve discussed a few times with our friends about taking the buses downtown Calgary on a weekend, going for cocktails and caviar...

Shoving it all in to 2-months

No shortage of hot, dry weather, which is unusual, especially for Alberta. Not complaining, it allowed us to continuously be outside and live our outdoor lifestyle that we so much enjoy! But fall is just around the corner and the daytime temperatures have already...

Finally Summer

It’s been a while; I haven’t been on top of things like I should be. But we have been travelling around, living our best life! We were more than happy to have spent at least 5 ½ weeks in the Osoyoos area. On our way back to Alberta, every mountain range that we drove...

Back in the bus

How is it already a year later and parts of world is still on shut down? We spent the last 3 months squatting at my dad’s house in SW Calgary, while they were snowbirding in a way nicer climate than Alberta. Last fall, Todd suggested to me that if Covid doesn’t go...

Where you been?

No where! And I’m here to tell you all about it. Hands up for anyone who is done with all this covid bullshit?! Its Feb, and just shy of one year where the government decided we had to go into the first lockdown. How and where did the time go? We basically have...

We carried on, differently, but the same

I have been completely uninspired over the last 4 months to post about anything or talk about what’s going on in the world between covid, and brown / black / all lives matter. Everyone has their opinion, but it doesn't mean that your opinion is right, including mine,...

F*&@ Off already, Mother Nature

Its been three weeks since we returned back to Canada, back to the 40 acres of family land. With the current covid situation and all its craziness, it doesn’t even feel like we were gone, let alone gone for 3 months. Was that just 3 weeks ago that we got back, it...

Baja, we loved you!

I think both Todd and me would tell you that we had zero expectations of Baja. For me, honestly, I was too busy working to even bother to google or investigate anything about Baja - where we were going or what we were doing. Todd never has expectations when he...

Next Time we will get Longer Health Insurance!

As the world continues to spiral through the insanity of Coronavirus, we carried on and kept calm in isolation with Ruby. Here is why we didn't feel it necessary to come home when they said they were closing the border: We live on a bus, usually in wide open spaces,...

Keep Calm and Carry on (you freakin’ f@#$tards)

After 4 days in the San Diego area, we headed a few hours north, up the road to Orange County and stayed at the O’Neill campground. This was actually a fabulous place – for $20, they had water (not quite available at each site, but we for whatever reason, we had 2...

Squeezing the last bit of wintersummer out

Crossing the border at Tecate, MX was interesting, it wasn’t well marked (shocking!) and we noticed “the wall” before we noticed where we were supposed to go in lineup for border crossing. US Border patrol only sent agriculture guys on board to check out our food...

Two thumbs up for Baja winery tours!

Before we headed out on wine tours, we had to find an RV park to dump/fill. It was a bit crazy on MEX 1, just north of Ensanada, with traffic and such, but we were hoping to get to the Ramona RV park. We were driving along, and realized there was no left turn off for...