Houston is growing a van community, and it is awesome to watch! Check out the Facebook page- Texas Vanagons – and join up if you are in Texas! We started our visit to Houston with a parking lot meetup with new van owner CJ and his dad and the notorious cabinet-man, Abel. (moment of silence … More Houston Texas- and a temporary halt
Upon leaving Big Bend we made a stop in Del Rio, Texas. This cute little town is just across the river from the famous “Heard it on the X” radio station! Our hosts were great folks who we found on the website http://www.boondockerswelcome.com They offered us a cozy overnight, out of the howling Texas wind. If … More Austin, Texas
This park is reportedly larger than Rhode Island! However, with the free map and a few drives along the main routes, you quickly capture the layout and realize the opportunities that lay before you! Admission to the park allows a visitor to stay for 7 days. There is an additional fee for camping at the improved … More Big Bend National Park- Texas, USA
After a few days of spending too much time at the border, we were ready for some tourist attractions. This area does not disappoint! We used iOverlander www.ioverlander.com (great app for finding camping and other resources while on the road) to locate Pancho Villa State Park. This is the location of a battle that never … More New Mexico to Big Bend
We were able to wrap up business and pleasure in the Verde Valley within good time. The weather was amazing for us, while we were there which allowed us to get a lot of work done. This visit had some highs and lows, losses and gains along the scale of human relationships. Of special note … More Borders, borders, borders!
The slow car fast house momentum has ceased. We are pleasantly surprised to know that some of you noticed, and wrote us to check in. Thanks for caring! We packed up the dogs and headed Rocky Point (Puerto Penasco, Mexico) to meet up with Mom and hang out at the beach for a few more … More Alta goes to the spa (or the dogs)!
A few weeks ago I posted a blog about “Money on the Move”. That one talked about the costs of our travel as full-timers in the van. (Here is a link to that post- http://slowcarfasthouse.com/2015/01/04/slowcarfasthouse-expose-second-installment-money-on-the-move-part-1/ ) Part two is about how we manage the money in terms of obtaining, storing and a bit about … More Slowcarfasthouse Expose’ installment three- Money on the Move part two
SAFETY: Don’t do this; don’t do that–it’s dangerous. Stay home! I hear this over and over. Really?! The longer you drive out of the country, the more you realize that most of the rhetoric is BS. Talking head stuff designed to terrorize you. Read what the travelers are saying. There are a lot of blogs, … More Some thoughts on van-life in Mexico: A post by Mike
I have been preparing the expose’s and forgot to post an update about where we are! We have been moving around Baja. Mostly headed North, but going slowly and really enjoying some exploration. After some fun in the water in Cabo Pulmo we went to La Ribera and had an American style Saturday night date. … More Cruising around Baja!
There are several aspects of our money management that I will feature in the next few installments. This one will be about the costs of travel in Mexico as a full-timer in the van. The costs of living on the road can vary greatly depending on your style. We have determined that living in Mexico … More Slowcarfasthouse Expose’ second installment- Money on the move (part 1)