Who Are We?
We are Ari and Jessi. We are adventurers, explorers, and wanderers. We travel in a 30-foot Airstream Flying Cloud Office towed by a Chevrolet Express 3500 (1-ton van).
We ride bicycles, we paddle kayaks and paddleboards, and we often lace up our hiking boots (and running shoes, in Jessi's case).
They all have their uses and they all allow us to prove time and again that "Not all who wander are lost."
So join us for some casual conversations about the camping, hiking and traveling treks we are undertaking.
We aren't here to impress, we're here to help either by inspiring others or offering straightforward information about how we do what we do and how you might undertake some of your own treks.
- What's the point of surviving life when you could be living it?
- What's the point of taking the path everyone else is on when heading off the beaten path can be so rewarding?
- What's the point of having all the creature comforts when you simply become a creature of habit?
- What's the point of knowing what's around the next corner when discovering the answer can be so exciting and fulfilling?
That's our approach: look forward, not back. Because forward is the direction we are going.
Those philosophies mean we're always trying new things, visiting new places, and testing out paths others might fear to trek. And when we're done, we're sharing what we saw and what we learned.
Maybe it will inspire you to visit where we've been or participate in some of the activities we've discovered. Or maybe it will show you places you would never want to spend time or things you would never want to do. Either answer is great -- because we're doing what we want, and so should you!
2022 Airstream Flying Cloud 30 FBQ Office
We tow our 2022 Airstream Flying Cloud Office with a 2022 Chevrolet Express 3500 1-ton commercial van. It's currently set up primarily for storage but we are slowly working on it for better overnight use for those times we want to break away from base camp.
You can read about how we ended up buying the new van and Airstream here.
Our former rig was a 2008 Roadtrek 190 Popular 4x4 that we traveled in extensively throughout the U.S. for nearly 7 years. You can read about that rig here.
Roadtrek featured us in one of their "Owners Moments" videos
and we were thrilled to tell our story and why we enjoyed traveling in a Class B RV.