Howdy! Thanks for popping in to learn out more about Val in Real Life.
If you’d like to place a label on me, you have many to choose from: traveler, motorcyclist, photographer, artist, writer, or naturalist come to mind first. In a nutshell, I’m a curious-about-the-world adventurer type. And I share my experiences here in all the styles, shapes, and forms they come in.
This little project is a warts-and-all adventure lifestyle blog if you need to plop it into some sort of category. It has evolved quite a lot over its dozen-or-so years in existence so it’s a moving target.
As life stands right now, I’ve settled down in Silver City, New Mexico after a short stint as a full-time nomad living in a 200-square-foot toy hauler with my dear man and our 75-pound adventure dog. That wasn’t exactly the plan, but that’s how life shook out for us.
In this dance through life, I succeed, I make mistakes, and I face life’s challenges just like everyone else. Some of them are funny. Some are quite serious. But folks seem to find some inspiration, knowledge, humor, or a little bit of themselves in the stories and experiences I share.
So welcome. Have a poke around and drop in a comment to introduce yourself. I’m glad you’re here.
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