Our History

In 1980, Mike saw the mountains for the first time at the age of 16. It was love at first sight, and he longed for the mountains ever since. For the next decade, he did tent camping with family members in the mid-west states until he married Jeanne in 1990. From there, they both traveled together covering many state and national parks along the eastern US; including a two week tent camping trip in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in 1997.

Since the late 1990s, they began tent camping in the western US for family vacation with their two young daughters. About every two or three years, they would visit Colorado periodically until they were gifted with a brand new 2004 Fleetwood Cortez travel trailer. The pop-up tent made traveling easier with their children, two dogs and two cats. They took many western US trips with their new pop-up, learning how to travel lightly, utilizing limited storage spaces, and soon packing became an art. Every item had a place; including luggage, pillows, sleeping bags, coolers, folding chairs, gas grill and everything else just in case.

For the next decade until mid-2010s, they used their travel trailer from early spring to late fall. Occasionally they would get snowed on and have camped under 10 degree weather; surviving with layers upon layers of blankets. They one thing they were missing was winter camping, or the ability to travel during the winter season when the crowds have dispersed. It was not easy to setup a pop-up camper in the sub-freezing weather. The canvas would become nearly too frozen to fold when packing it up. That’s where the idea of a RV would begin to play in their minds.

Finally in the fall of 2015, Mike and Jeanne traded their toting pop-up camper for a 32'' Tiffin Allegro motor home. The possibilities of traveling at all seasons of the year soon become a reality.  With the convenience of modern day technology, traveling has never been easier. Such a far distance from those pioneers who traveled by coach wagon and horses across the Oregon trail.

Thus begins their journey of living the RV life, "blending volunteer and travel on the open" road across US and Canada. Be sure to follow their stories, blogs, and photos as they travel on the endless roads chasing their lifelong dreams.

Our Mission

Our personal mission is to blend volunteer and travel while on the road.  Over the years, we have traveled to many great places in the U.S, hiked on many trails, camped at many parks, and enjoyed some spectacular views.  It is for this reason that we want to give back to the land for future generations to enjoy.

Our Bios


Mike enjoys the outdoor life wherever he travels. His true passion is heading to the mountains taking the road less traveled. It is there where he enjoys the solitude, scenery, wildlife and diverse landscapes. Mike enjoys hiking in the national forest and wilderness areas. He is also a volunteer wilderness ranger for Poudre Wilderness Volunteers supporting the United States Forest Service in north-central Colorado.


Jeanne enjoys hiking and volunteering for both Poudre Wilderness Volunteers. She is also a volunteer wilderness ranger like her husband, and enjoys taking photographs of all things outdoor.  She also likes baking goodies, and has been known as the "Cookie Lady" at the campground where she camp hosts.


Koda Bear enjoys chasing his ill-deflated (and now split-into-two) basketball. While most dogs loves to romp around the field, he is fixated on his ball, ball, ball. When he’s not occupied with his ball, ball, ball, he enjoys taking evening walks and backpacking with his human companions. He carries his own dog pack and is proud to be hiking with a mission.


Keera Boo enjoys attacking her canine companion when he’s chasing his ball, ball, ball. She is a normal dog who loves to romp through the tall grass and open prairie fields. When she’s not romping around, she loves to chase squirrels up the tree or pick up on a rabbit scent. She has a built-in, internal clock and knows when it’s time to eat. We call it “Keera Time.” She also enjoys her evening walks and has her own dog pack when backpacking.


Galaxy is the newest traveling companion who is slowly getting comfortable with traveling on the road. She enjoys sleeping, chasing the laser light, sleeping some more, eating, and cuddling in the evenings. She gets along well with her canine brother and sister. She thinks she’s a prima donna and rules the roost.

My Favorite Quotes

The mountains are calling and I must go. - John Muir

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. - Chinese Proverbs

The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders. - Edward Abbey

I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order. - John Burroughs

Not all those who wander are lost. - J.R.R. Tolkien

To travel alone is risky business, especially into a wilderness; equally risky is to have dreams and not follow them. - Robert F. Perkins

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