Welcome to the Barefoot Tumbleweed

Welcome to the Barefoot Tumbleweed

A blog about living simply, intentionally, & adventurously

Recent Posts

I Suck at Commitments: Why I Ditched my 52 Hike Challenge

I Suck at Commitments: Why I Ditched my 52 Hike Challenge

It’s the middle of September now, so I feel like the time has come to formally admit defeat and write this post. I failed at the one New Year’s Resolution that I thought I could actually keep. January 1st, 2017 was a really weird day. […]

This Post will Make me Sound like a Dirty Hippie: Thoughts in the Wake of Hurricane Irma

This Post will Make me Sound like a Dirty Hippie: Thoughts in the Wake of Hurricane Irma

This isn’t remotely the post that I had planned to publish today, but since we’re sitting in the wake of a major hurricane, how could I not address the state of affairs in Florida? Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or knee deep in […]

Traveling with Depression: 8 Ways to Cope

Traveling with Depression: 8 Ways to Cope

If this is the first blog post of mine you’re ever reading, great. I’m glad we’re starting off on a really honest and real note. Also, I am thrilled that you’re here. I want to start this post by saying that I am extremely happy. […]

When Are You Allowed to Call Yourself a Minimalist?

When Are You Allowed to Call Yourself a Minimalist?

Have you ever decided to make a huge change in your life only to realize that a ton of other people arrived at your epiphany waaaay before you did? That’s pretty much the story of how I stumbled backwards into minimalism. Yeah, I’m embarrassingly late […]

Reflecting on Life: Why I Started a Journal

Reflecting on Life: Why I Started a Journal

Yep, it’s true. I finally got around to starting a journal. After sinking into a pretty gnarly depressive episode after this summer in the van came to an end, I felt like I needed a way to get those memories out of my mind and […]

So You Want to Take Your Dog to Canada, Eh?

So You Want to Take Your Dog to Canada, Eh?

This post is for all of my crazy dog peeps out there who love traveling with their pups, but don’t know where to start as far as crossing an international border with them. In my last post, I shared some pictures of our trip to […]

Planes are Lame: A Defense for the Dying Art of Road Tripping

Planes are Lame: A Defense for the Dying Art of Road Tripping

It’s probably not going to come as a shock to anyone that I enjoy taking trips in my car. I’m not really too sure if there was a specific point in my life when driving became my preferred method of traveling, but I think it […]

Van Life Will Break Your Heart: The Aftermath of the Best Summer Ever

Van Life Will Break Your Heart: The Aftermath of the Best Summer Ever

Trigger warning: in this post, I’ll be talking a lot about my experiences with depression. Hey, howdy, hi! It’s been a while, huh? It might seem like I totally forgot I had a blog for a little bit, but I promise I didn’t forget. In […]

Setting Intention and Finding Direction: How Van Life Changed Me

Setting Intention and Finding Direction: How Van Life Changed Me

This summer, my husband and I spent a few months traveling full time in our van. Although our traveling days aren’t quite over, (we’ve still got one more van trip in the works before we settle down) these past several weeks we’ve spent on the […]

12 Days in California: Van Life in the Golden State

12 Days in California: Van Life in the Golden State

FINALLY A NEW POST! Since my last post, Troy and I have traveled across seven states and we’ve packed adventures into every second. Unfortunately, most of those adventures were a little lacking in the Wi-Fi department, but luckily I found myself some internet in a […]