Off the Grid

Check out my article for Gossamer Gear about living off the grid here in Big Sur!
Off the Grid & In the Moment

Absorbing the sun's rays

Absorbing the sun’s rays

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Toward a Minimalism of the Mind

boronda ridge, big sur

One of my favorite places to clear my mind: Boronda Ridge in Big Sur

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Man does not simply exist but always decides what his existence will be, what he will become in the next moment. […] every human being has the freedom to change at any instant.
— Viktor E. Frankl
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Much of what materializes in the physical world begins in the mind. The same goes for minimalism. More than just getting rid of things and minimizing what you own, a minimalism of the mind not only allows for true transformation from bulky habits but it also creates a sense of peace and clarity. Minimalism begins in thought, reaches through intent, surfaces in language, and actualizes in action. Continue reading

Wheel & Heel: Coast to Coast to Appalachian Trail

A quick history of our beginnings: Durango, Colorado was our launching pad to continue our explorations once we had found each other. Shortly after meeting, David began his long-planned adventure of motorcycling from Colorado through Arizona, California, Nevada, and back. He landed in Big Sur, California for longer than anticipated and quickly fell in love. When he returned from his motorcycle trip, we knew what to do: Sell our possessions, live out of the truck, and save money to move to Big Sur. And that’s exactly what we did. We have been in Big Sur for about a year and a half, and now new journeys are tugging at us wildly! Continue reading