21
Mar 2016
POSTED BY Brad
POSTED IN

Blog, North America

DISCUSSION 27 Comments

Remy’s Story

remy story

One year ago, we found out that Sheena was pregnant. There was one February day when we decided that we’d done what we wanted to do in this phase of life, so we might as well start trying to reproduce ourselves. I looked forward to what would surely be several months of trial and error, but one enchanting evening later Sheena was in a motherly way.
(more…)

Leave a Comment >>


2015 Overlanders of the Year

Arriving back in Arizona after 927 days on the road - Copy

Expedition Portal recently awarded us the 2015 Overlanders of the Year! We are honored and humbled by this recognition, and hope that our story inspires more to get out on the open road, doing what makes you happy. We’ve reprinted the story from ExPo below, written by Christophe Noel.
(more…)

Leave a Comment >>


28
Sep 2015
POSTED BY Brad
POSTED IN

Blog, North America

DISCUSSION 24 Comments

How We Got Here

intro

When I was twelve years old, while sleeping on the floor of my dad’s living room, I had a dream that caused me to fall irrationally in love with Seattle. I had never been to Seattle, and had only a vague idea of its whereabouts (America). In the dream, and in recalling it afterward, I felt a complete sense of liberation. I was a fully autonomous and independent twelve-year-old without a care in the world, and I freely roamed the streets with a gang of other twelve-year-olds amid the deep snows of the Seattle winter. This demonstrates how little I knew about Seattle. In my dream, Seattle had been in the midst of an arctic winter, and I, along with my cohort of street kids, were whisked about the city on its efficient public transit system. This assumption of public transit furthermore demonstrates how little I knew of Seattle.
(more…)

Leave a Comment >>


A New Book, a Closet Audio Experiment

intro

The short-winded story: We’ve released our second book! 927 Days of Summer is now available as a paperback and e-book! Wahoo!

But behind every short-winded story, there is a long-winded story…

It recently occurred to me that if I were not myself, but a reader of this blog, I might be wondering what Brad and Sheena did with themselves upon their return from their 927 days of wonder. Give in to Sheena’s discovered love for miniature barking deer and start a deer farm? Capitalize on Brad’s affinity for replacing wheel bearings and start a VW repair shop? No, and no. Please. It was nothing like that. There was a short period of jubilation, followed by a brief period of soul-searching and uncertainty, and then I locked myself in my mother’s closet. For thirty hours. I don’t have any idea what Sheena was doing during that time because we had separated. Temporarily! We had separated temporarily because she thought that my idea of locking myself in a closet was asinine, and she had better things to do.
(more…)

Leave a Comment >>


01
May 2015
POSTED BY Brad
POSTED IN

Asia, Blog

DISCUSSION No Comments

We Did It!

check

We made it! Our 3-day donation drive brought in $5,120 for Nepal!

(For the back-story, read here >>)

And before I get nine thousand emails on the topic, I realize there’s a typo (write-o?) on the check. This is the first paper check I’ve written in 10 years, so it was bound to happen. Rest assured, there aren’t twenty dollars floating around in financial deep space.

The funds have been transferred, and Baroon departs today (Friday). To all 77 of the donors: THANK YOU! I know the concept of changing a life gets thrown about all too often these days, and it has sort of lost its significance.

“My trip down the Grand Canyon was life-changing.”

“With our new long-distance dialing plan we’re changing lives, people!”

“The White Stripes changed. My. Life.”
(more…)

Leave a Comment >>


28
Apr 2015
POSTED BY Brad
POSTED IN

Asia, Blog

DISCUSSION 18 Comments

Help Us Help Nepal!

Of the thirty four countries we explored on our around-the-world drive, Nepal left us with the most long-lasting and positive impressions. We found the Nepali people unwaveringly kind and generous. In the wake of the earthquake that has occurred there, we want to do what we can to get them what they need and ensure that they are safe, comfortable, fed, and able to rebuild quickly.
(more…)

Leave a Comment >>


927 Days of Summer book on Amazon

Leave a Comment >>