Road Tripping in America is a podcast about life on the road, brought to you by two restless souls, Lisa and Paul. We’re exploring the US in a pickup truck with a camper – we named our setup The Bobs.
We’re in search of off-the-beaten-path adventures and new experiences. If you daydream about long-term travel or overlanding or #vanlife – or maybe you’re already on your own adventure – join us every two to three weeks as we share our stories from the road.
You can also read and see more on our blog, Driving Inertia, where we post photos from our journeys.
We release new episodes every two to three weeks, usually on Mondays or Tuesdays.
If there’s anything you’re curious about, you’re looking for road life advice, or you have suggestions for places we need to visit, we’d love to hear from you – email us at info(at)roadtrippinginamerica.com.
Ride along with the Bobs as we drive from City of Rocks to Albuquerque, chasing green chiles and New Mexico truths along the way. The fires in the state may be preventing us from camping and hiking, but they can’t keep us from eating up everything else as we make our way north.
Learn more about New Mexico cuisine, how a town famous for its name got its name, where to find sparkling wine in New Mexico, the tastiest green chile cheeseburgers, heroic hot shot crews, how we save money on splurge days, and more.
Continue reading “S4:E5 – New Mexico Truths”
Bisbee or Jerome – do you have an opinion on the best Arizona mining town? In today’s “What is it about this place?” we compare the two towns and declare our ultimate, all-time winner with a Drunk History-level, very scientific analysis. And, an RIP to an unlucky Arizona hiker.
Continue reading “S4:E4 – The Arizona Mining Town Smackdown”
Another five weeks in Utah! Today, a What is it About This Place? with my top ten most memorable moments from those five weeks. From spider eyeballs to the time that Paul moved my foot and almost killed me – it was unforgettable. And in the latest Stocks and Vagabonds installment, Paul compares our costs from this round to our time in Utah last fall – did we achieve that $2,800/month ideal spend again?
Continue reading “S4:E3 – The Utah Episode”
We’re coming up on a year of no-job roadlife. Today, it’s an unsolicited advice smorgasbord – what kind of advice are people giving us? And what advice do your two favorite unshowered dirtbags feel qualified to give you? Money, life, relationships…it’s all on the buffet table.
Suggested reading: The Shockingly Simple Math Behind Early Retirement, by Mr. Money Mustache.
Continue reading “S4:E2 – One Year of Early Retirement”
What’s it like to actually live the #vanlife? Ride along with us in the Bobs as we explore Utah’s San Rafael Swell and try to find a sheltered campsite on a very windy day – a typical day in our road-based life.
Continue reading “S4:E1 – Back West”
Series four will be starting soon! In series four, we will continue to share updates from the road including “days in the life,” where we’ll take you along on a typical day on the road. We also hope to bring in other voices, including stories about why other people are on the road, their travel nightmares, and their inspirations. If you have a story you’d like to share to get us started, email us at info(at)roadtrippinginamerica.com. We’d love to hear from you.
Series four is taking a bit longer than expected to get started because I have been working on a print version of The White Heart of Mojave story – and it’s out today!! It’s available in Kindle ebook format now and will be available in paperback format in a couple days – both on Amazon.
We can’t wait to bring you along as we see what’s out there next.
Continue reading “S4:E0 – Series Four is Coming Soon!”
Is there anything more bittersweet than the end of a good adventure? Find out what Edna and Charlotte took away from their desert experiences and what they did next as we close out the final chapter of The White Heart of Mojave.
Continue reading “S3:E12 – Backtracks, Chapter 12: The End of the Adventure”
Mojave is not going to let Edna and Charlotte go unscathed. She throws snowstorms and sandstorms at them as they begin “the going home.”
Continue reading “S3:E11 – Backtracks, Chapter 11: Snowstorm and Sandstorm”
Edna and Charlotte embark on their long-anticipated adventure of climbing Telescope Peak, where they stand on top of the icy, shiny world for a few all-too-brief moments.
Continue reading “S3:E10 – Backtracks, Chapter 10: The High White Peaks”
Edna and Charlotte find glorious water, an abandoned gold mining town, lost burros, and a route up Telescope Peak.
Continue reading “S3:E9 – Backtracks, Chapter 9: The Mountain Spring”