A Summer Adrift: Life on the road hasn’t been immune to the challenges of this past year.
At the beginning of 2020, I would have told you that we’re fiercely independent travelers who hardly rely on anything but ourselves. In March, at the onset of COVID-19 in the US, we quickly realized how vulnerable our life on the road really is. It was a matter of days before we lost access to water, reliable groceries, and other basic necessities. The loss of those resources gave us no option other than to find a way to get off the road so we could go into quarantine.
When things warmed up around the country in the spring and travel restrictions started to lift, we felt that it was time for us to get back on the road. Instead of going solo, we decided to travel in a small group of our friends as we all simultaneously left our respective quarantines. The idea was that it would make life easier if we combined our resources so we could go more remote for longer. We all had plans to head up to either Canada or Alaska as soon as the borders opened, so we saw traveling together as a good way to kill time while we waited and enjoying our friends’ company.
As the summer went on it became clear that the borders weren’t going to open, but we started to realize that in these tough times, it was better to focus on what we can do rather than what we couldn’t. That realization made the dark cloud over the year start to dissipate. Yes, 2020 has been a dumpster fire of a year, but we still made something wonderful of it. Having our friends Karissa and Linhbergh (known as @gondirtin on the internet), Peter and Shruthi (@holidayatsee), and Chase and Aimee (@tightloopsfly) along for the ride kept our thirst for adventure alive.
A Summer Adrift is a sixteen-episode video series on YouTube that documents our summer together from leaving Quarantine until we parted ways in September. The series captures what it’s been like to live on the road during a challenging year while remaining focused on staying happy and healthy.
A Summer Adrift goes live on YouTube every Sunday at 5 PM PST.
A Summer Adrift is ad-free and presented by our wonderful sponsors:
Battle Born, Branwyn, Four Wheel Campers, Main Line Overland, OnX Offroad, and Toyo Tires
Pater and Shruthi of Holiday at See – IG
Chase and Aimee of Tight Loops Fly – IG & YouTube
Karissa and Linhbergh of Gon Dirtin – IG & YouTube
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