I was browsing the Lonely Planet forum the other day and stumbled upon an interesting question: “Do you have any regrets about taking an extended family vacation?” The poster was considering heading out with her family for a year or more and was wondering if any of us would make a different decision now that […]
About Nancy Sathre-VogelAfter 21 years as a classroom teacher, Nancy Sathre-Vogel finally woke up and realized that life was too short to spend it all with other people's kids. She and her husband quit their jobs and, together with their twin sons, climbed aboard bicycles to see the world. They enjoyed four years cycling as a family - three of them riding from Alaska to Argentina and one exploring the USA and Mexico. Now they are back in Idaho, putting down roots, enjoying life at home, and living a different type of adventure. It's a fairly sure bet that you'll find her either writing on her computer or creating fantastical pieces with the beads she's collected all over the world.
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Today’s post comes from a friend of mine in the hopes that more families will choose an outdoor vacation. Kirsty loves the outdoor world and bringing the wonder of it to her kids. With her blog, Get Kids Outside, she’s hoping to inspire others to do the same and get their kids outside more. I’ve been […]
I can’t wait! In only six weeks, I’ll be heading up to Pendicton, Canada for the Family Adventure Summit! I am so honored to have been asked to speak at this conference, and am thrilled to share my knowledge and expertise about roadschooling with parents who want to take their kids on the road. What […]
A cool, gentle breeze revitalizes me as I lay on my back gazing at the heavens. The solitude and pureness of the desert is almost as incomprehensible as its peacefulness and tranquility. As the moon rises, illuminating and giving depth to the towering sandstone cliffs which surround me, their enormity threatens to engulf me. It’s been […]
Your kids are capable of more than you give them credit for. It’s us parents who limit our children. We are the ones who tell them they aren’t big enough, strong enough, or capable enough to do hard things. Think about it – have you ever met a child who thought he or she could […]
John hiked the 500-mile Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango in the fall of 2016. This is his journal and photos from the final leg of his journey. You can read from the beginning here: Leg 1: Denver to Breckenridge Leg 2: Breckenridge to Leadville Leg 3: Leadville to Princeton Hot Springs Leg 4: Princeton […]
John hiked the 500-mile Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango in the fall of 2016. Here are his journal entries and photos. Leg 1: Denver to Breckenridge Leg 2: Breckenridge to Leadville Leg 3: Leadville to Princeton Hot Springs Leg 4: Princeton Hot Springs to Lake City Day 29: September 7 Hiked 9 miles Got […]
In fall of 2016, John hiked the 500-mile Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango. Here are his journal entries and photos. To start reading from the beginning, go here: Leg 1: Denver to Breckenridge Leg 2: Breckenridge to Leadville Leg 3: Leadville to Princeton Hot Springs Day 21: August 30 Hiked 15 miles Yah-who! I […]
In the fall of 2016, John hiked the 500-mile Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango. Here are his journal and photos. You can find the first leg from Denver to Breckenridge here, and then onto Leadville here. Day 17: August 26 Hiked 15 miles Although I only went 15 miles, it was a long, hard […]
In the fall of 2016, John hiked the 500-mile Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango. This is his journal and photos. You can find the first leg of the journey from Denver to Breckenridge here. Day 8: August 17 Hiked 0 miles Today I moved from the hostel to a motel room which I shared […]
In the fall of 2016, John hiked the 500-mile Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango. Here are his journal entries and photos. Day 1: August 10 Hiked 10 miles The first day on the trail went pretty good. I was really tired because I’m not properly acclimatized. That won’t happen for apparently a week or […]
We lived in Taiwan for a couple years when our kids were small, and I have fond memories of hikes in the jungle, visits to Buddhist temples, and more delicious food than should be legal. So when the Taiwan tourism board asked me to help them promote bike touring in their country, I jumped at […]
Every trip you take is a leap of faith, but each one varies in degree of difficulty. Take, for example, a family trip to the beach: you might not know how the weather will hold out, but ultimately, it’s a safe bet that everyone will have a good time, relax and bask in familiar and […]
You might be incredibly smart, with the IQ score and the degrees to prove it. You might have scored impressive grade point averages all through school. You might hold a very high level job or make a huge amount of money – both indications of smartness. Smart is as smart does, though. Smart people tend […]
First things first. I agreed to write a review for the RoadAir Mini Pump since we haven’t used a new pump for several years and were hoping that some new features had been developed. I was disappointed in that regard, but this is a good solid pump that will serve you well on the road. […]
It’s Christmas. Again. It’s funny how I mark the years as our sons have grown up according to where we were for Christmas. And now – we’ve been in Boise for five years. Five years? Really? It doesn’t seem possible that we arrived back here from our PanAm journey nearly five years ago. And […]
What are we doing now?
Nancy is an artist and metalsmith making wearable art from recycled metal and antique components.
John is busy either hiking or planning his next long-distance hike.
Davy is studying Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Boise State University.
Daryl is studying Computer Science and Software Engineering at University of Texas Dallas.