Family on the move, currently in Tenerife!

Welcome to Nomadly in Love!

Hi, I'm Stevie-- mom, wife and chief storyteller here. Thanks for stopping by.

Eight years ago, we moved into our converted Sprinter van and abandoned home for the open road. 20+ countries and a baby later, we're still cruising.

We share our journey through photos, essays, and recipes with the explicit intention of inspiring others to live their passion. We write posts ranging from daily life updates to stories about personal transformation, road-schooling, and nomadic life. Sign up in the upper right hand corner for our postcard from the road, and right away we'll send you our super awesome "Secret to Happiness," because who doesn't want that?

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Recent Posts

Sicily: A Road Trip to Cefalu, Taormina, Noto, Modica, and San Vito Lo Capo

Perhaps it's because I'd already been to Rome ten years before, or because my mother's side of the family hails from that volcanic rock being kicked by the boot; either way, our week spent in Sicily was my favorite part of our "Christmas in Italy" trip.  As soon as we left the Palermo airport and set out on a three-quarter circumnavigation of the island, we saw a rainbow--surely a good omen sent by an ancestor :) Still, I tried to empty my mind of … [Read More...]

Christmas in Rome

We kicked off our holiday celebration in early December with a beautiful "fake plastic tree" in Tenerife. I never thought a Radiohead song would feel so Christmassy.  Soleil didn't … [Read More...]

Mount Teide: Our Very Own Active Volcano! (Yay?)

When we moved to Tenerife, there was a lot about this island we didn't know about, like the old vine wine region (score!) or the active volcano (....yay?). Teide hasn't blown since 1909, and we … [Read More...]

Marrakech, Morocco: Our First Trip to Africa

When we landed in Marrakech, and I walked across the tarmac into the curvaceous white concrete airport with large glass triangle windows flanked by gold paneling with star-shaped cut-outs -- … [Read More...]

We moved to the Canary Islands! Here’s why.

Remember the post about our first year plan in Europe? Ridiculous. I can't believe I wrote this: Our idea is to head to Eastern Europe (Bulgaria and Croatia? Suggestions?), then drop down into … [Read More...]

We fell in love with Millau, France. Here’s why.

We decided to spend the first half of summer in Millau for three reasons. To get my French back up to speed. (I went to Le Lycée Francais de Los Angeles from 1st to 9th grade and used to … [Read More...]

How to Honor Love? Ask a 4yr old.

Although most little kids couldn't define honor, they know how to honor the people they love. And we grownups should take notes.  How to honor love like a 4yr old:  1) Give … [Read More...]

San Sebastian: A Little “Pinxto” of Heaven

  There are two things to know about San Sebastian:   1) It's not Spain. Well, it is, technically--but not really. To the people who live there, San Sebastian is called Donostia … [Read More...]

A Quick Stop to Smell the Roses in Madrid

After a standout week in Seville, we hit the road to Madrid, about a 5.5 hr drive. Along the way, we passed Trujillo in Extremadura, where hundreds of the conquistadors hailed, including some of … [Read More...]

Six Must-Dos in Seville: 1) Smell Horseshit Mixed with Car Exhaust

I don't usually write these "must-do!" travel pieces, mostly because they lack narrative and I'm all about the story, or even just rambling, but our week in Seville fits the format. So here we … [Read More...]

Climbing in Soleil’s Cragdom

I think when we're old, Tree and I will look back on our family climbing days as some of the best days of our lives.  Sure, it's a lot of effort. I have to get up extra early, make lunches, … [Read More...]

Malaga, Spain: This is what “high livability” looks like

A view overlooking Málaga from atop Castle Gibralfaro.  Our time in Málaga, an Andalusian port town hailed for its high "livability," has been pretty spectacular. At first I was annoyed by … [Read More...]

How to Homeschool WITHOUT a Home: Road-School

If I had euro, dollar, or peso for every time someone asked about Soleil's education, we'd have an okay college fund started. I think most people are just curious. They want to know the nuts … [Read More...]

3 Things Spain Does Better Than Us

A few months before I met Tree, as a pre-30th birthday present to myself, I backpacked solo around Europe--8 countries in 5 weeks. While I managed to see countless museums, historical sites, and … [Read More...]

6 years married, 10 years together. We celebrated with Picasso.

Last week was our 6yr married, 10yr together anniversary, but because of weather and climbing we couldn’t celebrate until today. And what a day it was! I LOVE our anniversary. The truth is that Tree … [Read More...]

The Jewel of Barcelona (Hint: name starts with G)

"Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator." - Antoni Gaudí  I've always appreciated architecture, but not so much that I remember … [Read More...]

Holidays in Barcelona — and what we missed out on as American kids

  Merry Christmas from Barcelona!!!    As we were walking through the Christmas markets on the 23rd, I kept seeing figurines of a little man crapping right next to the typical … [Read More...]

Siurana: A medieval village in Spain

As we walked (you can't drive) through this medieval village with cobblestone streets and winding passageways, I tried to picture the Moors in the 11th century fighting off the Christians, … [Read More...]

We surrender Spain! Now can we have some fun?

I made my own meme. It was ridiculously easy to do and took about three minutes. No wonder these things are all over the Internet. (Dear Tree....#ImaMillenial #BAE!) Anyhow, this pretty … [Read More...]

This is what moving to Spain looks like

Hey everyone!  Exciting news: I'm staring to vlog (video blog) about our adventures in Europe. Here's my very first one! Please be sure to subscribe to our channel so you won't miss a trip to … [Read More...]

The Itchy Witch in France ‘n’ Disco

While we were in San Francisco applying for our residency visas in Spain, we left our tiny Chinatown hotel room to take Soleil to Pier 39 at Fisherman's Wharf. "The coldest winter I ever … [Read More...]

Hookers, Rushmore and Limestone: Badass South Dakota

I read the above Vonnegut quote while in South Dakota and found ample opportunity to heed its message.   I think Soleil did, too. Hallelujah! she said, as she hiked the mile uphill to the … [Read More...]

Update: Bounder SOLD!

AS OF AUG.13TH, OUR BELOVED BOUNDER IS SOLD!    Looking for a great deal?    We are selling our 2003 Fleetwood Bounder 35R RV In good condition with tons of extras Price - … [Read More...]