How it all began...

The idea had been circling in my head for years. But the time was right and I could no longer fight the wanderlust that had built up. I bought a 1977 GMC NuWa motor home, threw a solar panel on top and started getting it ready for the open road. My main goal: to wander around North America, catching up with old friends, visiting new places and experiencing things I haven't before. This is my story...

Where I'm Going Next...

April 11, 2010 - Well, I now have somewhat of a plan for the next 6 months!  I am in Pahrump, Nevada right now and will be heading to Bakersfield, California in the next few weeks.  Then I will head north towards Fresno, California in order to start my new job!

March 2010 - It was suggested by a friend (thanks Betty!) that I post my travel plans, thus allowing those who read my Blog to give me advice about certain area.  This "advice" could be anything from a great place to eat, a beautiful lake to hike to, unusual places that I just can't miss (I'm thinking the World's Largest Ball of Yarn, or something to that affect).  So posted here is a map of some places that I would eventually like to visit.  I don't have a time frame as to when I will visit these places, but advice would still be appreciated!


  1. Dude- I am sooooooo jealous that you are doing this! haven´t heard from you in a long time, haven´t seen you since p-town, new years, driving Dans van.
    I am in Spain now- but will be back in NYC for June- let me know if you head that way

  2. Brian,
    You are invited to stop by if you make it North to Phoenix. I would love to introduce you to the kids.
    What an enlightening journey. We all need to experience solitude.
    Happy Trails,
    Kyle Dando (

  3. When you make all the way up north, do not forget to stop by at Whidbey Island for a while! Would love to see you! It has been ages.
    your old friend from Glacier Bay Cruises
    801-318-0947 (I still have the same cell number though:)

  4. Brian... trying to find an old friend. Is your Dad's name George? Did you live in Nampa, ID as a kid?

    If so, can you put me in touch with your Dad? akulbe at gmail dot com

  5. Hello Brian,
    I love your story! I am a first RVer. Just bought my RV yesterday, and I am more than excited. I am going to start off part time for a couple of months then eventually move up to fulltime. I live in Arizona in Mohave County. Are there any places you would recommend going in NV, AZ or So-Cal? I would like to go to Slab City in the winter. I've always wanted to do this, then being inspired by the book Into the Wild...I just couldn't get it out of my head. Good luck on your journey!