2024 Travel Plans

nomadic adventures in Glinda

2024 Travel Plans

nomadic adventures in Glinda

We're not in Kansas anymore!

In November when we purchased Glinda, we expected to be traveling by April. April turned to May and May turned to June. We had to not only finish Glinda’s makeover, but also pack all of our belongings into a storage unit and start the process of selling the house we had once thought would be our “forever home.”

In the last three years, so much has changed.

As we put all our final pieces in place and hit the road, we cannot help but reflect back on all the amazing moments that have led our lives to this new adventure.

The goal is to travel nomadically for two years. (At minimum a year and a half!) While, I am 100 percent sure there will be speed bumps and roadwork along the way, we’re up for the drive.

In 2023, we were able to tackle so much of the Western U.S, but we still missed many spots due to wintery weather or wildfires/smoke-filled skies. We’re going to try our best to fill some of the gaps. Unfortunately, I don’t think we will return to Utah to complete the remaining four of the “Big 5” – Arches, Bryce Canyon, Canyonlands, and Capitol Reed. But we already have plans to do a shoulder-season (also known as the off-season for parks) trip to complete the Utah list, hit up Death Valley when it doesn’t feel deadly hot, swing by Big Bend again, and then probably go back to Yellowstone/Grand Teton for the opening of the season because I have so much FOMO about all the babies being born.

But I am getting ahead of myself. Let’s focus on our rough path of what we *think* 2024’s travel season will bring. So much of this could change due to weather or other life events. But our optimistic view will be to reach California by July, Canada by mid-August, be in Maine for the fall leaves, and following the leaves changing down to Florida where we’ll find a short resting place as we plan for what comes next.

2024 Route Map