This podcast shares our never-ending story of the transformation of our previous "traditional lifestyle" into one where we travel the world debt free and live out our dreams.
Being outdoor enthusiasts, we will adventure to new places in the wild, try new things, interview interesting or inspiring people we meet along the way, and share our experiences with the world.
Episode 38: 5 Month Update & Recap
On this episode we will give you a 5 month update and a complete recap of our travels since we left our full time jobs and sold our house in March of 2019.
Episode 37: Going-to-the-Sun Road
The Going-to-the-Sun Road is one of the many historical parts of Glacier National Park. In this episode we give you a history of the Going-to-the-Sun Road as parts remains open all year and provide access to many locations and activities. The opening of the alpine portion varies, based on snowfall and plowing progress.
Episode 36: The Good and the Bad of Seasonal Jobs
On this episode we discuss the lifestyle of a seasonal job, why we left our seasonal jobs and overall challenges with making money on the road.
Episode 35: Oregon Trail
We dive into the history of the Oregon Trail. The Oregon Trail was a 2,000+ mile route from Independence, Missouri, to Oregon City, Oregon traveling through six different states including Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho, and Oregon. The trail was used by hundreds of thousands of American pioneers in the mid-1800's to emigrate west.
Episode 34: A Wyoming Ghost Town
We will share with you our travel update from the Grand Teton National Park to Helena, MT to getting jobs at Glacier National Park. We will give a history lesson about Gebo, WY an old west ghost town that we discovered when dispersed camping.
Episode 33: Hiking Thru Life
Sarah and Andy join us from the Twin Cities of MN for today’s podcast. They have a blog called Hiking Thru Life and are passionate about the outdoors and using it as a tool to keep peace in the chaos of day to day life and are working towards pursuing that dream this summer with helping others get out doors.
Episode 32: Amy Hatch with Garage Grown Gear
Amy Hatch, co-founder of Garage Grown Gear, joins us on today’s podcast and shares about their online store which supports the growth of small outdoor companies, startups, and cottage industry vendors.
Episode 31: Mammoth Cave National Park
On today's episode we will bring you along our side as we tour Mammoth Cave National Park. Mammoth Cave National Park preserves the cave system and a part of the Green River valley and hilly country of south central Kentucky. This is the world's longest known cave system, with more than 400 miles explored.
Episode 30: Kentucky Bourbon Trail Tours
We bring you along with us on tours in Kentucky to Woodford Reserve, Old Forester and learn why copper is used for making whiskey and how whiskey barrels are made.
Episode 29: Bourbon, Caves and Horses in Kentucky
We share about our travels through Kentucky and our adventures to Mammoth Cave National Park, Woodford Reserve and Old Forester Distillery along with visiting the prestigious Churchill Downs track, home of the Kentucky Derby!
Episode 28: Key West, Florida
We share about our travels through Florida and our budget friendly adventures around Key West!
Episode 27: Lower Alabama & Trailer Upgrades
We share an update on our hiker trailer upgrades and what we have been up to in LA (Lower Alabama) such as checking out the Mobile Tensaw River (which is part of the Mississippi Delta) and the Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge.
Episode 26: Charleston, SC and our "new" Hiker Trailer
We share about our wonderful few days in Charleston, SC and how we purchased our first travel trailer while on our drive to Lower Alabama!
Episode 25: Colonial Williamsburg
Part 5 of 5 - Shoemaker
One of the most commonly-practiced trades in 18th-century Virginia, shoemaking. Techniques were rediscovered in the study of 18th-century shoes and evidence in the shop's apprenticeship program.
Episode 24: Colonial Williamsburg
Part 4 of 5 - Peyton Randolph House
The Peyton Randolph house was the home to one of America's most prominent families and was a stark contrast between freedom and slavery. The tour offered a deeper knowledge of the early African American experience and shared how the enslaved members of the household struggled to find their own roads to freedom.
Episode 23: Colonial Williamsburg
Part 3 of 5 - Henry Wetherburn's Tavern
Merriment and friendliness were specialties of the house at Wetherburn's Tavern, which is an original building. The tour gave us a glimpse into the private lives of Henry Wetherburn, his family, and his slaves, who made the tavern one of the most successful of the 1750s.
Episode 22: Colonial Williamsburg
Part 2 of 5 - Governor's Palace
The Governor's Palace is set for the years immediately prior to the Revolution. It was home to seven royal governors and the first two elected governors in Virginia, the Palace was meant to project British authority and wealth. From the large display of period swords and guns to the elegant décor and grand ballroom, the Palace was built to impress.
Episode 21: Colonial Williamsburg
Part 1 of 5 - The Famous Barber of York
Caesar Hope was a celebrated figure who served the most notable gentlemen of the time. We stopped in to his shop and and learned about his life of slavery, freedom, and enterprise.
Episode 20: Gatlingburg to Myrtle Beach
An update on our time in Gatlinburg, TN and Colonial Williamsburg, VA.
Episode 19: Trail Magic & The Great Smokey Mountains
In this episode we interview Jessica Grooms, who provides trail magic to thru hikers going through The Great Smokey Mountains. She also shares some history about the area and the fire in 2016.
Episode 18: Day 12 - Thru Hike Turns into a Section Hike
AT thru hike comes to an end and turns into a section hike | Final mileage on the AT 77.8 | Day 12 | Dicks Gap to Top of Georgia Hiker Center where we got a shuttle to head back to get our vehicle and decide on what our next adventure will be!
Episode 17: Day 11 on the AT
AT thru hike | Total miles hiked 77.8 | Day 11 | Steeltrap Gap to Dicks Gap.
Episode 16: Day 10 on the AT
AT thru hike | Total miles hikes 68.5 | Day 10 | Helen, GA to Steeltrap Gap. Torrential rainstorm and hail!
Episode 15: Day 9 on the AT
AT thru hike | Zero Day | Day 9 | Helen, GA for a quality rest day with lots of storms, a nap, grocery run, and another good night's sleep!
Episode 14: Day 8 on the AT
AT thru hike | Total miles hiked 61.1 | Day 8 | Stamp Gap to Helen, GA to pick up our next 5 days of food from our resupply boxes and our first shower!
Episode 13: Day 7 on the AT
AT thru hike | Total miles hiked 52.8 | Day 7 | Tesnatee Gap to Popular Stamp Gap and our first fire
Episode 12: Day 6 on the AT
AT thru hike | Total miles hiked 45.9 | Day 6 | Jarrard Gap to Tesnatee Gap and the worst foot pain
Episode 11: Day 5 on the AT
AT thru hike | Total miles hiked 34.9 | Day 5 | Liss Gap to Jarrard Gap and our first rain storm
Episode 10: Day 4 on the AT
AT thru hike | Total miles hiked 26.9 | Day 4 | Hawk Mountain Shelter to Liss Gap
Episode 9: Day 3 on the AT
Springer Mountain to Hawk Mountain Shelter
Episode 8: Day 2 on the AT
Springer Mountain and the first white blaze!
Episode 7: Day 1 on the AT
The stairs of doom at Amicalola State Park, the approach trail for the Appalachian Trail.
Episode 6: Katey Lane with Wool-It
This week we will give you a final update about our thru hike trip preparations as we had head down to Georgia. We are also joined with Katey Lane, the Founder of Wool-it which is 100% natural New Zealand wool and used as a skin cushion to prevent blisters.
Episode 5: Lyndsay Hupp with Huppy Bar
We share our most recent thru hike preparation and we start our road trip to Georgia. Also, we will be joined by Lyndsay Hupp, who founded Huppy Bar, which are adventure inspired and handcrafted nut and seed bars
Episode 4: Questions from Non-Hikers about our Thru Hike
This week we will give you an update about our thru hike trip preparations and answers to the numerous questions we have received about our upcoming adventure on the AT!
Episode 3: Guiding and Trekking with Outdoor Explore
We share an update on our trip prep. Also, John Gill and Drew Copeland join us today to share about their guiding and trekking company, Outdoor Explore, located in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Episode 2: Logistics of Thru Hiking the Appalachian Trail
On our second episode we discuss the logistics of thru hiking the Appalachian Trail. These topics include food, hygiene, sleeping, gear, hiking with our dog, trail magic, and our finances for the trail!
Episode 1: Welcome and Why Appalachian Trail
Our first episode we talk about why we decided to quit our jobs to travel full time and to kick off this life change with a thru hike of the Appalachian Trail!