Back To Basics : Life On The Road

Lake Tahoe
A View Of Lake Tahoe – Along The State Line Of California And Nevada

 

Since posting about our travels around California last year on Into The Eco we have received a lot of questions from friends, asking us how we got around and for any tips, we learned along the way. So while we currently have no upcoming holiday plans, I am feeling like writing more about our American adventure, this time about the in-between parts of our trip. I hope it helps answer any questions people may have, or spark many more, maybe even inspire you to take a trip of your own. Please always feel free to ask away.

While Josh and I were on our travels we stopped at some great places (read about Yosemite and San Francisco) but most of our time was generally spent on the road, seeing what some might say the real America. Travelling with destinations in mind and stopping off where ever took our fancy along the way. This might be some peoples idea of hell, but we really enjoyed the feeling of freedom this enabled us and I loved stripping down to the bare basics for a while.

 

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If You’re Going To San Francisco

If You’re Going To San Francisco

 

Earlier this year Josh and I embarked on a pretty epic American road trip. Although we could only spend just over two weeks travelling due to our jobs, we sure did pack lots into our adventurous trip around California, Nevada and Arizona.

Everything I previously knew about the west coast was very abstract, I have seen the cliché of LA beaches and the famous Yosemite mountains on my computer screen, but the reality of seeing these places first hand was so much more than we could ever have expected, and the journey itself was filled with challenges. I genuinely think our lives will forever be enhanced because of these experiences and I hope you enjoy reading.

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What Do Loved Shoes Look Like?

What Do Loved Shoes Look Like?

 

Those who know me, know that I don’t go many places without a pair of a trusty Dr Martens on my little feet. This pair in particular! They look very different now from when I first bought them. Fresh out of the store they were shiny silver, almost mirror like, but over time they have cracked and scuffed, the laces have become frayed and threadbare and the soles are wearing thin.

 

dr martens new shoes shiny
Brand New

Those age lines only make me love them more. I love that they look well worn, like they have been on a journey, they tell more of a story than the fresh shiny pair they once were, and they have come to represent me. So I would like to show them to you, my most loved and most worn item, probably ever.

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Yosemite

Yosemite

When planning our road trip sat on our warm comfy sofa in November, Yosemite was one of the places on the agenda I was most excited to visit.

Maybe it is because as a Mac user at work and at home, I see the beautiful El Capitan mountain entering my subconscious everyday. It could also be the lovely Ansel Adams book we have in our flat, featuring the mountains in black and white beautiful imagery. Either way I couldn’t believe we were about to embark on a trip where we would be able to see them for ourselves, first hand. What a privilege!

These are the kinds of trips that someone like me always dreams of taking, I honestly never thought I would actually get to make these dreams a reality. When we finally made it there driving into Yosemite felt no less like a dream, I felt like a child looking at everything with amazement and awe. In all my life I have never seen such beautiful landscapes. Continue reading “Yosemite”