This is a blog about transient lifestyles. I'm fascinated by people who live on the road for extended periods of time and I want to document what kinds of objects people decide to bring when there is limited space.  I'm particularly interested in asking about objects with sentimental or aesthetic value. What are the excess possessions that people bring for comfort or decoration, and what might this say about their character and identity? 

Joshua Tree National Park attracts a lot of interesting travelers and I want to share the stories of the people that I encounter here.

 

Corey

April 15, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Corey lives in L.A. and was just in Joshua Tree for the weekend, but has owned his van for 6 years and taken it on various extended road trips. He’s worked in the music industry and has toured with bands on and off for the past 10 years, so he’s no stranger to life on the road. He took a 2 month road trip from Seattle to L.A. in 2012 and wrote a bl...
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Barry

April 15, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
The Walmart parking lot in Yucca Valley is also a hotspot for RV’s and vans since they allow overnight parking in their lots, and are generally the only place locally to stock up on supplies. I had to make a shopping trip there and I ran into Barry who was parked next to me. He lives in Alaska and has been flying into different regions in the lowe...
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Wesley

April 08, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
Wesley is from Alberta, Canada and likes to take road trips for about a month at a time. He’s a climber and had been to Joshua Tree before. He planned to spend about a week here climbing and then would explore some more parks out west. When I asked about his sentimental object, he said the only extra “non-essential” item that he has is a small t...
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Wandering Rose

April 02, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I got to sit down and have coffee with Pat and she told me about her adventures so far on her 1 year road trip. She sold her house and most of her possessions last year, bought a truck camper, and started planning her extended road trip. She said it took her about a year to downsize and sell most of her belongings. But she also mentioned that all o...
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Canadian Couple

March 29, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
I forgot the names of this sweet Canadian couple. They are from Quebec and they’re on a three month road trip through the U.S. The interior of their vehicle was very clean and organized. They seemed to have pretty minimal possessions and their sentimental objects included two stuffed animals. One was bought for their daughter when she was a kid, an...
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