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The Coast of Highway One in California. post image

The coastal area of highway one between Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay in California is a fifty mile stretch of beautiful coast land. It's an area of serene peacefulness. Spending a night on the beach is a wonderful experience on the coast of California, the sound of the waves is one of the most Continue Reading ...

Tonight I am in San Francisco. I took public transportation all the way from Santa Cruz which proved to be an interesting experience in itself. I know one thing I will be getting in very good shape with carrying my backpack around. Arriving on the BART into downtown San Francisco was a rush in itself Continue Reading ...

Just to let you all know, who ever might be in the area to visit the springs; starting this month they have a deal, if you stay one night you get the next free. Only Sunday through Thursday from now until April. They just started this deal this year.Very nice surprise, I got two nights Continue Reading ...

Sierra Hot Springs is my favorite place in California. They do have a small room of dorm beds in the main lodge or very nice private rooms, there are three shared bathrooms for the whole lodge. If a person can not get a room at the main lodge, the historic Globe Hotel is available in Continue Reading ...

Here is a picture of Minneapolis, taken from Fort Snelling, south of the city on the Mississippi river.I am at Sierra Hot Springs and on my last leg of transition before I leave the country. Everything has been going great. I flew in from Minneapolis Monday night and drove to Sacramento and stayed for two Continue Reading ...

I have been having a real good time in Minneapolis. Much of it has changed from the time I move in 1994. Lots of new buildings and such things, but of course there are a few things that haven't changed. Minneapolis does have a lot to offer, theater, music, dance, within the area of the Continue Reading ...

Life is like a deck of cards, you never know what will be dealt, or is it like a box of chocolates? So far starting out has been better then expected here in the USA. The first two nights at Pigeon Point I was in the dorm myself. Out here at the Yosemite Bug, the Continue Reading ...

The Yosemite Bug is an amazing place to stay for $15.00 a night. It's a whole resort. They have a serving kitchen-bar lounge room. There are many private rooms and also tent cabins. The private rooms range from $55 and on up and the tent cabins range from $35 and on up. Although the dorm Continue Reading ...

The day has arrived and everything I own is in my truck which isn't much. I am off to a great start, at Pigeon Point I am in the dorm by myself, it's wonderful for my first two nights.If anyone asks "what do I do"? Answer - I'm retired. I am now a traveling nomad Continue Reading ...

Today a person left me a note on my truck having an interest in buying it - I don't have a for-sale sign on it. A young lady in need of a truck, I called the number and they were over within fifteen minutes and left me a deposit for the truck and will pay Continue Reading ...

Getting down to the nitty gritty in life. I find that smaller items are ending up in my backpack. It's OK for now because I know that I will just decrease when need be. The biggest problem is packing books. I must limit the number of books; two should be the max, one travel book Continue Reading ...

Two weeks to go and I have everything sold except my truck (I started to write this post 9/30/07). The lady that bought my bed for her daughter is interested in my truck. At the moment she is in need of transportation and is willing to wait until November ninth for the sale. Selling things Continue Reading ...

Here are a couple of more shots of the van art. I thought of writing about a few concepts of what people have said, based on perception, regarding my plan to travel for so long. Considering that everyone does have their own perception, using a listening ear, I have found it to be very interesting Continue Reading ...

This is a picture of a van art I shot down in Santa Barbara. Everything is winding down fairly quickly for my departure into a lifestyle of a nomad. I have decided to leave my housing situation October 16th. I am going to visit Yosemite from the 16th through the 22nd. The HI-Midpines hostel is Continue Reading ...

This is the beach at Cambria. During my four in a half day excursion, I stayed at four different hostels. The Bridge Street Inn Hostel in Cambria is the best of the best. Within the network of hostelling international, and half way between San Fransisco and Los Angeles, this hostel is the perfect stop during Continue Reading ...

When I was down in Cambria staying at the Bridge Street Inn, the owner reveled an incredible resource, which will be key, at longevity; living the life of a nomad. I have been wondering for awhile now, about working on farms, for an exchange of room and food. I know myself quite well, I will Continue Reading ...

Here are a few pictures of Santa Barbara. It is a truly beautiful area. Lot of tourism during the summer. Very much like Santa Cruz. Santa Cruz does have a nicer wharf though.The picture was taken from the wharf which gives great views of the city. One thing I was very surprised over was the Continue Reading ...

My four day excursion was very nice and relaxing, in actuality it was four in a half days. I was able to leave Sunday afternoon. I drove down to Nipomo, which is just north of Santa Maria. I had planned only Wednesday and Thursday night with reservations, which was in Cambria and Monterey. Decided to Continue Reading ...

Ninety days left until I leave the country, although I am really leaving my home situation October twentieth. I am in the process of getting rid of everything. I have a strong prospect considering buying my truck just before I leave. I am feeling so good about not having anything in my life, except for Continue Reading ...

I have come across an excellent resource which I found out from another blogger living in Rome. Couchsurfing.com; Basically people from all around the world on this site offer travelers a couch. Of course each situation is different. The site is based on ratings of each person and a description of the area they have Continue Reading ...