Bryce Canyon Pt. 1

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Long before I got Mander, Utah had been on my list of states I wanted to visit. I had several places in Utah pinned on my google map and I was planning on trying to see as many of them as I could.

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Arizona Hidden Gems

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Now that my family was gone, I left the campground and headed back to BLM in the Coconino National Forest. I continued north with loose plans to stop along the way. It turns out, luck was on my side because I ended up in one of the best free campsites I’ve ever been to!

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Family Time

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As soon as I finished work in Phoenix, I headed north towards cooler temperatures. I had some time to kill before my family arrived, so I bounced around to a couple of BLM spots and waited. I made sure my introvert tank was topped off so when they arrived, I had all the energy to do all the fun things!

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A Month in the Big City

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Before I left MN and started travelling full time, I had a job as a brand ambassador. I would go to health food stores and demo natural and organic products. Technically, I was a independent contractor but I worked through a staffing agency. I am still friends with the ladies that run said agency, so we stay in contact and catch up with a phone call every once and a while. We were having one of those catch up conversations when I found out they needed to staff a brand for some demos in Tucson and Phoenix. The job was mine if I wanted it.

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White Sands National Monument

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The first time I saw a picture of the White Sands National Monument years and years ago, I knew I had to see it with my own eyes. Before I left, people often asked me where I planned to travel and I would say, “Everywhere!” but when pressed for specifics, White Sands was always one of the first places I mentioned. Continue reading

Van Horn

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Mander is known for her spittin’ and sputterin’, so at first I thought it was just another plugged fuel filter. Luckily, I have long since learned to travel with extra filters, so it wasn’t no thang. I pulled into a rest stop, swapped on a new one and was on merry way.  Continue reading