waterfall in OR

Loaded Questions Vol. 1

“So, what do you do all day?” We drive. All the time. Gotta see the world … That’s a dirty rotten lie. We try to avoid long driving days if we can, preferring to get “somewhere” and then go outside to play. We do a lot of things, really. Stand up paddle boarding, for instance, … Read More

Sawtooth Storm Shot


Did I ever tell you about the time we were robbed? For real, Nico was broken into. In the driveway. While we were in the house. Yes, we’d left the door unlocked – our fault. But according to my favorite lawyer-brother it still counts. Anyway. Here’s what was stolen: LifeProof Fre iPhone case — waterproof … Read More

Nico the Van at the Tetons

Daily Entertainment

We do a lot of driving. Well, we do a lot of exploring and general hanging out, but we have to get there somehow. The way to “there” is certainly scenic and sometimes stunning. We have “oh, wow” moments and remark on how unreal it is to watch the landscape change so dramatically. Or the … Read More

SUP Sanibel FL

Beached II

Beached. Yes. But let me say this about that: on Sanibel Island, it really wasn’t all that bad. There are still loads of things to do on the island, fully functioning limbs or not. With a few ultra-adhesive bandages and layers of CoBand to keep it in place (just in case) you can: Stand Up … Read More

Florida Sunset


Beached. Like a whale. Blistering and stinking in the sweltering Florida summer sun … Here’s a little piece of advice: when you’re in Florida, especially on Sanibel “Shell Island” in Florida, wear your damn sandals in the water. There we were, playing Splat Ball in the bath-water-warm Gulf, inching further and further out to the … Read More

Newport Nico

No Smoking

We have Colorado license plates on Nico the Van; this clearly means we’re carrying drugs. At least that appears to be what people think. These have been our most memorable experiences (so far): Arkansas We were pulled over by a State Trooper a little bit outside of Hot Springs. When the officer approached the driver’s … Read More

Shakespeare Print

Reading in Western MA

We’re in Western Massachusetts where spring is just beginning to  … spring. Daffodils sprawl along driveways in a hushed, settled community – yellow and white and sometimes both, hinting at the bright season to come. But for now the air still bites when it rushes through the thick stretches of trees, brushing new leaves against … Read More


Hatchet Technique

Please adhere to proper hatchet usage guidelines at all times. Please remember that a hatchet is not an axe. The head on your hatchet – you know, the sharp end – is much closer to your person than that on an axe. And please, just in case, carry a first aide kit. Bumpas just completed … Read More

2016 KC


In 2005 I took a chance on myself and moved to Galway, Ireland to study abroad. While “studying,” traveling and generally causing a ruckus I met some really, truly amazing people. We found ourselves constantly together, having chosen Ireland for the same general reasons: a new scenery for discovery of the world and of ourselves, … Read More

Nico the Van San Diego Bay

Fu*k it, Dude. Let’s play Cribbage.

What do you want to do? Oh, anything. What do you want to do? Where should we go next? I don’t know, wherever you want to go. Should we sleep here tonight? Sure, if you think it’s OK. OK … so what do you want to do? I dunno. Whatever. Babe. Babe. Babe. Fuck it. Let’s … Read More