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...]

Is School Ruining Our Children?

On our way to Colorado, we stopped at Crawdad Canyon, a manicured "rock climbing park" on private property in St. George, Utah. We pulled up to the locked gate at 9am and, as requested, … [Read more...]

A Period of Juvenile Prosperity: Musings on Mike Brodie’s Photography

We don't own our suffering.  It feels like we do. Like it belongs to us. As if it were a lump of clay, sculpted by our own hands, each curve and indentation revealing the pain moving through … [Read more...]

From Heroin to Heroine: How a Good Man Made All the Difference

“If you treat an individual as he is, he will remain how he is. But if you treat him as if he were what he ought to be and could be, he will become what he ought to be and could be.” –Johann Wolfgang … [Read more...]

Climbing with Kids: Beth Rodden Interviewed Us!

A few months ago, while we were in Yosemite for 3 wks, we had the lucky opportunity of meeting Beth Rodden. Our families converged at the same "warm up"  boulder at the same time, and … [Read more...]

The Meaning of Life in Argentina

Our last month in Buenos Aires was bittersweet. As I wandered the streets of San Telmo, with one eye looking outward taking in the architecture and street art, and the other eye trained … [Read more...]

Goodbye Sprinter, Goodbye South America

It's true. We're leaving South America. Tickets are bought. The van is gone.  The Pan-American road trip is coming to an end. Honestly, it's hard for us to wrap our brains around this enormous, … [Read more...]

I’m Coming Out! Culturally Ambiguous

I was walking back from climbing the other day with Soleil in the kiddy-pack, and a guy I'd never seen before crossed our path from the opposite direction. As we passed, Soleil's tiny hand started … [Read more...]

Gracious Goes the Ghost of Kiki

In August of 2012, we found out that Kiki had terminal heart and liver problems and was given six months to live.  (Read the post here).  She defied the prognosis and lived for nearly two more years. … [Read more...]

Home Is Back on the Road

It's always strange leaving the comforts of an apartment and moving back into the Sprinter. Each time before we hit the road again, we can't help but wonder how we'll fit everything back in the van, … [Read more...]

Save the Boobies! Save the World?

I was sitting in a Mexican restaurant eating chips and salsa across the table from my former boyfriend, who, for the sake of brevity, we will call Dipshit.  I reached over to grab another chip when I … [Read more...]

We Did It For The Wild

I wrote this blog post as a present for Soleil on her 1st birthday. This is the story of how she came to live the nomad life. -Stevie = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = … [Read more...]

The Risks We Take

  Dear Soleil, It was June, 1997, and whitewater kayaking was experiencing a golden age. All disciplines of the sport were peaking, from freestyle to slalom racing, and at the front of the … [Read more...]

I Am Awesome: The Meaning of Life

I'm sitting here on the beach at Puerto Inca -- a tiny fishing village in the south coastal desert of Peru nestled into a beautiful, protected bay. It's rugged. Part Planet of the Apes, part … [Read more...]

Heroin(e): A Love Story

This is different than anything I've posted on Sprinter Life before.  It's long, confessional, and due to content and language, possibly inappropriate for children. It may not even be appropriate … [Read more...]