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Gear Review: Lowepro DroneGuard CS 400 is the Answer to 3DR Solo’s Problem

Gear Review: Lowepro DroneGuard CS 400 is the Answer to 3DR Solo’s Problem

One of our newest and most unique pieces of camera kit is our drone. We use a 3DR Solo Quadcopter, filming with a GoPro4 Silver. The drone allows us to get shots like these: The Solo is a very user friendly and easy to operate, […]

Gear Review: Schrade SCHF57 Full Tang Fixed Blade Knife EDC

Gear Review: Schrade SCHF57 Full Tang Fixed Blade Knife EDC

Whether on the road, in the woods, or around the shop, a good fixed blade work knife is essential. Most fixed blade knives with much quality cost over $100, but I may have found a budget contender for an excellent EDC (Every Day Carry) fixed […]

Bow Valley Parkway and Lake Louise:

Bow Valley Parkway and Lake Louise:

If you haven’t read the last installment of our blog, you should. See it HERE! After a short, beautiful drive up the Bow Valley Parkway, you should arrive at Johnston Canyon. Johnston Canyon was a favorite stop for both of us. The trail is easy […]

New VLOG Episode: Build Updates & Drone Footage

New VLOG Episode: Build Updates & Drone Footage

We have a new VLOG episode live giving an update of our progress on the bus conversion. We are roughly 50% done with the bus and it seems like projects keep getting easier and faster as we go. *The GoPro on the drone had an […]

Banff, AB: Okienomad’s Trip Through Canada’s Oldest National Park

Banff, AB: Okienomad’s Trip Through Canada’s Oldest National Park

Once we had picked up our rental RV in Calgary, we pointed the RV North and tried to get out of the city as quickly as possible. You can read about our experience with the RV rental in a previous Blog Post. We made a […]

Gluten Free: 5 Tips for Eating GF on a Road Trip

Gluten Free: 5 Tips for Eating GF on a Road Trip

One of our biggest challenges on road trips is eating healthy and gluten free. Rachael has a gluten intolerance that makes digesting wheat a truly miserable experience for both of us, but mostly her. I can eat Gluten, but my digestion is greatly improved when […]

Canadian Road Trip: Getting to Canada

Canadian Road Trip: Getting to Canada

  This post will be the first in a series of posts about our most recent trip to Alberta and British Columbia for our Honeymoon. The easiest and least complicated aspect of our trip planning was arranging to get into Canada from the US. Did […]

Travel on the Cheap: FAQ and Review of Renting an RV to tour the Canadian Rockies

Travel on the Cheap: FAQ and Review of Renting an RV to tour the Canadian Rockies

When we started brainstorming options for our Honeymoon, Rachael and I were both unaware of how much adventure we could cram into two weeks by renting an RV and road-tripping through the Canadian Rockies. Why Cruise America (Canada)? We researched a few other RV rental […]

7 Tips for an Overnight Paddling Trip

7 Tips for an Overnight Paddling Trip

We recently took off on a 2 night, 3 day trip on the Scenic Illinois River in Northeast Oklahoma. We floated from the Arkansas border to Tahlequah, OK. Check out the VLOG episode here! One of the most challenging aspects of an overnight trip is packing. […]

What to Pack for a Canadian Adventure-Gear Load-Out for Banff, Jasper, and Yoho National Parks

What to Pack for a Canadian Adventure-Gear Load-Out for Banff, Jasper, and Yoho National Parks

One of my favorite aspects of any adventure is the preparation. The route planning, researching local attractions and trails, and packing enough gear to survive and enjoy ourselves, but not so much that we can’t comfortably move in and out of airports, campsites, and local […]