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The Car-Camping Guide: Road Trip Tips and Tricks

Before I left on The Pacific Northwest Tour, I shared my road trip essentials… the things I do to prepare from a safety standpoint. Now for a random selection of […]

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The Pacific Northwest Tour: Sunset Crater and Wupatki

As a largely indy traveler, I always revel in finding groovy little destinations that aren’t overrun by crowds. I love iconic places as much as the next person but hoards […]

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Overland Expo West 2014

My first official destination of the Pacific Northwest Tour was Overland Expo 2014 at Mormon Lake in Arizona. This was my second year attending and after my first visit last […]

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The Pacific Northwest Tour: Redux

So it’s been a full week since I’ve returned to “normal” life back at Camp Granola HQ after the Pacific Northwest Tour. My glamorous post-trip activities have involved the likes […]

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Postcards from Real Life: 48 Days

This past Sunday, I wrapped up the Pacific Northwest tour my longest road trip ever, 48 days. Given the type of people I often associate with, the overlanding and dirtbag […]

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The Pacific Northwest Tour – Week 7

Week 7 of the Pacific Northwest tour marks the end of our journey this time around. I wish I could say it wasn’t mostly just driving but we did try […]

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Postcards from Real Life: Backroads

The Camp Granola crew is winding down the Pacific Northwest tour but still facing over 1,600 miles to get home in the next 3 days. But here’s what’s counter-intuitive… I’m […]

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The Pacific Northwest Tour – Week 6

It’s now been six weeks on the road in the Pacific Northwest tour and we’ve finally made it to Canada… and started moving back eastward. What I’ve been up to… […]

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Postcards from Real Life: Another Solstice on the Road

Another summer solstice is upon us tomorrow. The length of the days here in northern Washington and the extreme arc of the sun through the sky are foreign to me […]

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The Pacific Northwest Tour – Week 5

So I’m now at five weeks on the road in the Pacific Northwest tour and Fred and George have been with me for the last 18 days. Our travel has […]

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Postcards from Real Life: Milestones

I had an entirely different postcard written for today but I’m scrapping that in favor of getting a little bit sentimental because today marks a pretty big milestone for Camp […]

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The Pacific Northwest Tour – Week 4

Today marks the end of the four weeks on the road in the Pacific Northwest tour and we’ve had some amazing fun between Salt Lake City and Portland. What I’ve […]

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The Pacific Northwest Tour – Week 3

Three weeks into the Pacific Northwest tour and I’ve collected Fred and George in Denver for Stage 2… the actual Pacific Northwest part. What I’ve been up to… 1 final […]

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The Pacific Northwest Tour: Week 2

Two weeks into the Pacific Northwest tour and I’m still in the southwest. After Overland Expo, I ventured to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve where I’ve been hanging […]

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The Pacific Northwest Tour: Week 1

I’m one week into the Pacific Northwest tour and I find myself in Cortez, Colorado. I’m currently hunkered down in a hotel room trying to catch up on work. The […]

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The Car-Camping Guide: Road Trip Essentials

You’ve probably figured out by now that I spend a lot of time on the road. There are a great many facets to making a road trip come together and, […]

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Postcards from Real Life: Swept Away

As you know, on Tuesday I head out for another big adventure. This is possibly the loosest I’ve ever planned before. With only the skeleton of a route sketched out […]

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The Pacific Northwest Tour: On the Road Again

So now that I’ve finally finished chronicling the Overland Expo to TBEX trip… it’s time to set out on another journey. On Tuesday, May 13th, I’ll be heading out to […]

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Overland Expo to TBEX: Post-mortem

Back at the end of the Overland Expo to TBEX expedition, I gave a break-down of the journey in numbers and a couple of the larger take-away points. After chronicling […]

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Overland Expo to TBEX: Last stop… North Carolina

After nearly six weeks on the road in the Overland Expo to TBEX expedition, we decided to cut the trip short by a week to accommodate our weary teen traveler. […]

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