For quite a few years my trusty Subaru Forester has served as the main adventure-mobile for my explorations with Fred and George. She's been in semi-retirement as life has moved on but this week … [Read more...] about A Jillion Miles with a Thule Roof Box
As you know, we here at Val in Real Life like to learn when we're traveling. Fred and George don't travel with me as often these days but when they do, I still like to sneak in some learning that … [Read more...] about Roadschooling at Arizona’s Meteor Crater
I recently wrapped up another western adventure. This road trip chimed in at 31 days, 5,890 miles, and spanned 11 states, making it one of my smaller undertakings. I spent 18 of those days exploring … [Read more...] about Western Adventure Road Trip Wrap-Up
I've been debating what to write about Overland Expo this year... about writing anything at all, actually. Because it was such an unusual and trying endeavor this time, I've spent the last few weeks … [Read more...] about Overland Expo West 2015
I've gotten in the habit of naming my longer trips. It's a label that makes for easy reference. Over the last few years we've taken on George's Birthday Adventure, Geowoodstock to TBEX, Overland Expo … [Read more...] about Embracing My Wheelhouse
Seems it's that time again... to review one year before beginning another. With the 2015 calendar staring at us and inspiring introspection, I marvel at what 2014 held for me as well as my … [Read more...] about 2014: Real Adventure. Real Life.