The Week I Traded My Van For 2 Backpacks

This Week:

  • What it looks like to drive across the U.S.
  • My first time sleeping in a house in over a year.
  • Packing 2 backpacks and heading to the (international) airport.

July 2023

Su M T W Th F S

Where In The World Was I?

  • 🚐 Ottawa, KS (outside Kansas City, KS)
  • 🚐 Missouri, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York, Vermont, Massachusetts
  • Acton, MA
  • ✈️ Barcelona, Spain

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Road Tripping Across The U.S.


I stopped at a rest stop in Missouri and ended up meeting this couple that were also in a van! They had some pretty bad problems with theirs, but it was so pleasant to meet and chat with others living on the road.




I stopped just outside Cleveland at Fairpoint Harbor for a quick bite to eat (Tommy’s Subs – Super Philly Cheesesteak), ice cream, and to walk around.


New York



Back Home

After something like 3000mi and 40+ hours of driving, my Denver to South Dakota to Kansas to Massachusetts road trip was complete.

I landed back with my parents at their house.

It was nice to be back in a house, to wake up, go for a quick walk, come back, and meditate, to have a slow start to the day.

Coffee, conversation, walks around the neighborhood, and wonderful meals around the table.

I cleaned out the van top to bottom, said my goodbyes (to the van and my parents), and packed my 2 backpacks.

And so that’s where I’ll leave this week’s update.

Off to Barcelona, Spain!


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