People often ask which is my favorite season. “It’s not one of the four, but rather the changing that I love” I reply. Surely I would tire of any one season after too many months, so why would I migrate to create an endless summer? No, give me winter, give me peaceful snowfall! Continue reading “Winter Camping: Keep Cozy in your Teardrop”→
2016 was a year of challenges that lead to great change, discovery, adventure, and new friendships.
Whether I have had the honor to meet you face to face, or merely through this virtual world of letters that form words, I can honestly say that I would not be where I am today without your support. Each and every one of you reading these words right now help to keep me company when I am lonely, give me someone to share my adventures with, and support me when I am down. For all you do – THANK YOU. Continue reading “The Best Bits of 2016”→
One of my greatest passions – second only to photography – has become discovering the wonders of living on the road. Since moving to the road I have learned endless lessons about life, discovered happiness, and fallen back in love with myself. I never thought I’d say this, but when the opportunity arose for me to attend an RV show in Louisville, I was excited! (not to mention its in Bourbon country!) Continue reading “The new T@B 400 and other Tinys!”→
Often times the best things we find in life are not the things we are searching for. Such was my experience when I went searching for my ancestry.
In my last video blog I made a point about my place in life being attributed to hard work rather than luck. While I stand by that wholeheartedly, there is one area I consider myself extremely lucky… my family.
My parents went to great lengths to have my sister and I using a sperm donor. I have always felt loved and supported in every endeavor I have pursued. I grew up with the most amazing sister anyone could ask for. We bickered, we fought, we didn’t share our toys – we did all the ornery things sisters should do. In the end we became best friends. Continue reading “My DNA and me.”→
It’s okay. Go ahead. I won’t be offended. Ask. “Mandy, how do you afford to live on the road?” Well, I’m glad you asked. It’s about time I spelled out my master plan for everyone. For without a goal, how can we measure our success?
When I was growing up, family vacations were most frequently camping trips. My Dad and I would hike the most popular trails, and then we would often point to a random peak and say “Let’s climb that one”, and then we would. I am grateful my Dad instilled in me a love for hiking at a young age, and still today it is where I do my best thinking. Continue reading “Zion’s most popular hikes”→
What’s that old saying about turning lemons into lemonade? Well, despite my natural love for lemons, that’s exactly what I did this week.
After finding myself marooned in Las Vegas of all places, I took advantage of my forced hiatus from mobility. Just one night on the strip reaffirmed for me that nature is indeed where I belong. I ventured out to Red Rock Canyon, Zion, and the Valley of Fire – all of which blew my mind in a cool refreshing blast of mental lemonade. Continue reading “What Happens in Vegas…”→