Amber McDaniel lives on the road full-time. She and her partner are both freelance writers, so working remotely isn’t a problem for them. And they love the freedom to spend their days in America’s most beautiful natural places.
But what happens to van lifers when a pandemic hits? Where do you go, when campgrounds and public lands start to close?
On this episode, Amber joins us to talk about “staying home” when you don’t have a home.
On this bonus episode, we bring you tales from Out There’s live storytelling night earlier this month.
Each story touches on the theme of being a beginner in the outdoors:
Ashley White shares the story of his son’s injury on their first-ever backpacking trip together
Jessica Taylor explores the lessons she’s learning as she transitions from life in a house to a life on the road
Natasha Buffo reflects on the intertwined experiences of falling in love with backpacking, and losing a parent
Melanie Chambers loved traveling alone. So when she set off on a four-month solo bicycle trip through Japan and Korea, she wasn’t worried.
But almost immediately, loneliness set in.
On this episode, Melanie shares her story. It’s a story of trying to prove yourself, of discovering the limits of your independence, and of making sense of a worldview that prizes self sufficiency.
When Out There turned five earlier this year, we promised to throw a party.
That party is happening tomorrow, in the form of a live storytelling night. The theme for the evening is “beginners,” and five storytellers from across the country will share personal tales of first times in the outdoors.
On this bonus episode, we give you a taste of what you can expect if you join us.