5 Ways To Save Money While Traveling With A Van

Saving our cash isn’t absolutely necessary while we travel as we maintain some form of work, but we try to regardless, as frugalists planning for a future where we won’t have to work 60 hours a week until we die.

Here are the 5 easiest ways to save our bucks while traveling in a van across the United States (while still having a blast). Since I lost all my photos from San Diego after accidentally dropping my phone in the toilet bowl, this topic will replace my San Diego article of the journey (San Diego was absolutely great, by the way). Continue reading “5 Ways To Save Money While Traveling With A Van”

Los Angeles Digital Nomadic Style

During the time when we arrived in Los Angeles following Highway 1, I was freelancing for a French company. I needed to get work done three days a week with professional phone calls starting at 6 in the morning to match the European time zone. It was very hard, but it was a good deal considering I could still travel and keep making good money at the same time. For a few weeks in December 2017, we camped outside of L.A between Thursday and Monday, and rented Airbnbs in Los Angeles and around from Monday evening to Thursday morning. Continue reading “Los Angeles Digital Nomadic Style”

San Francisco Every Thirteen Years

During the fall 2017, Henri and I stayed for a month in the San Francisco Bay, thanks to the generosity of friends I’m incredibly grateful I met in NYC. I had visited the SF Bay thirteen years ago, back in the days when my English was very broken, I was traveling without a phone and moving here from a foreign country for work wasn’t really a concept yet. I fell in love, of course. After my second visit, I finally decided that I will never, ever live in San Francisco. But I will visit it at least every 13 years. Continue reading “San Francisco Every Thirteen Years”

Hiking Napa & Point Reyes National Seashore, California

Still catching up on Fall 2017’s adventures! Back in September, we had the chance to visit a friend of ours working in Napa, California. We took a hike in Point Reyes National Seashore during one of the most important seasons of the year: the mating season for tule elks. Tule elks, unlike some other species, are native from this region and mate during the fall. Continue reading “Hiking Napa & Point Reyes National Seashore, California”

Two Easy Hikes To See the Redwoods In California

Redwoods

If you’re planning on visiting the Redwoods in California for the first time, don’t go the Redwoods National Park. The trees there have been replanted and are young, which is too bad because a lot of the beauty of the redwoods lies in their advanced age. Instead, drive to the State Parks: Jedediah Smith Redwood State Park, and Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. Continue reading “Two Easy Hikes To See the Redwoods In California”

3 Very Important Things I Learned While Farming in Oregon

We’re back! Henri and I are alive and happy but have been busy. We signed up to start Wwoofing at a farm in Medford, Oregon during the summer and ended up staying two months with our hosts. Meanwhile, I got a new consulting gig that is keeping me busy three days a week. Everything combined left me with zero time for blogging. Now that we’ve left the farm for the San Francisco Bay Area after this rewarding experience, I wanted to talk a bit about what we did there and how it changed our perception about food and farming. Continue reading “3 Very Important Things I Learned While Farming in Oregon”