Welcome to the Barefoot Tumbleweed

Welcome to the Barefoot Tumbleweed

A blog about living simply, intentionally, & adventurously

Recent Posts

A Love Letter to the Places I’ve Never Been

A Love Letter to the Places I’ve Never Been

Dear unnamed wilderness, Dear Himalayan Mountainside, Dear shifting Saharan sands, Dear Tasmanian coastline, Dear wine dark Mediterranean sea, Some people might wonder, “how can you love someplace you’ve never been?” But the way I feel is, you love someplace you’ve never been the same way […]

Taking Cues from my New Hobby: Learning to Embrace my Roots

Taking Cues from my New Hobby: Learning to Embrace my Roots

Trigger warning: In this post, I describe anxiety attacks that I’ve had in the past and talk a little bit about my depression and anxiety in a larger conversation about how I manage those things. The adjustment from van life to “real life” certainly hasn’t […]

I’m Back with a Major Life Update

I’m Back with a Major Life Update

Normally when I sit down to write a post, the blank page staring back at me is daunting. But today is a completely different story. I feel like I can’t type fast enough for all of the words that are vibrating around in my brain. […]

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 […]