Portable Solar Panel and Charger Review

No doubt our biggest challenge working remote is keeping all of our technology charged, especially when making our home at campgrounds. To that end, solar power has been a great asset to helping us stay charged. Today I’ll share with you our experiences with portable solar technology: what we have, how we use it, and what else I think we need to ultimately realize our goal of getting off the grid. Continue reading

Our Engagement Adventure

Lisa here…Sorry folks for the long delay!  Definitely a lot of adjustments and of course, some unexpected circumstances shortly after we embarked on our project.  We will be writing more soon and telling you about what we’ve learned and experienced.  Our latest news is that Steve impressively figured a way to propose (miraculously with a correctly sized PURPLE engagement ring)!  Here’s a little video to share about it:

Preparing for Our Working & Living Remote Launch

  • Launching
  • Pre-pay eggs at a gas station in route
  • This is Not a Toy!
  • Dinner with THE SF gang!
  • Dinner with Rod, Kathy, Luke & Mark
  • Boo & Lu!
  • Our initial launch car set up
  • Our new bicycle license plates!

Fortunately both Steve and I roll well with a bit of chaos because that is exactly what ensued after we made our decision to experiment with living and working remotely from national park areas. We made the decision on 1/31/15 and the next day both of us informed our respective housemates that we were terminating our month-to-month leases. I needed to be out of my space in 2 weeks and Steve by the end of the month. So began the quick planning and scheming. Continue reading

Recap and Pulling the Trigger 2015

  • Where Steve & I Met - Campground in Austria
  • Good Bye SF - We love you!!
  • Our initial launch car set up

By way of a recap, Steve and I met in passing at a campground in Austria this past summer while bicycling.  He began his bicycle touring adventure in Ethiopia, then flew to Greece and bike up through the Balkan countries over the Austrian Alps to where I met him (www.dafarafet.com).  I married my bicycle last March, 2014, then cycled down the coast of Northern California, and then flew into Paris and was cycling east through Europe and about to cross the Alps when I met Steve. Thus, we were heading opposite directions when we met in passing in a campground in Austria.  Continue reading