Seth Stivala at the summit of Mt. Elbert


During my three and a half months of exploration, I found tons of fun things to do in Colorado, despite traveling during the apocalypse. By that I mean during the Covid-19 pandemic or just 2020 in general. So get ready for one big heaping bowl of awesome because I’m proving you can a good time even in tough times starting with: 10. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park This place wasn’t even on my radar until I spoke with locals about what I should check out while I was in Colorado. The more people I asked, the more I realized that I needed toRead More →

Seth Stivala and the finished Beardmobile


At long last, the Beardmobile is finished and I’m hitting the road once more to continue my journey through all 50 states! It’s been a long road to get to this point. Since I started the build, it’s been 2 years and 2 months. However, physically working on the van its been exactly 1 year. The amount of stuff i’ve learned during the build feels incredible. Before I started, I had no idea how to do any kind of electrical work or solar and now I can do this: Learning how to do this was one of the things that took me awhile during theRead More → Note: This interview got so many things wrong. I had already paid off my student loans before I started backpacking. It had been 2 or 3 years since I was in Australia. And I’m not traveling to have my faith in humanity restored. I already had that happen when I was backpacking the US in 2016.Read More →


10. Vedauwoo Located near Laramie Wyoming, Vedauwoo is a rock climber’s dream. Beautiful mountains of granite cover the landscape. Combined with the wildlife (mule deer, elk, marmots, pronghorn, coyotes, and mountain lions), the hoodoos (tall, thin spires of rock that protrude from the bottom of an arid drainage basin or badland) give this place a magical quality. It’s easy to see why the Native American’s named it Vedauwoo because it means “Land of the Earthborn Spirits”. It’s also easy to imagine western outlaws hiding out in the countless nooks and crannies. Vedauwoo has a lot of outdoor activities to offer (hiking, mountain biking, and rockRead More →

In 2016, I backpacked 3000 miles through five states and out of all those states, Maine was my favorite. Why? Because Maine is one of the few places that I’ve been in my travels where you can actually get lost in the woods. This is a quality that I look for in a world where untouched places are so hard to find. So get ready for an adventure in the pine tree state, starting with: 10. Portland Head Lighthouse When I flew into Maine with my buddy Harley, we landed in Portland. Since I had already prepared for Maine by thoroughly researching it, I knewRead More →

After 16 years, I finally published my first book! The idea for it started back when I was in high school. I have no clue where the idea came from, but I do remember writing it down in my green spiral notebook. It was about a page and a half and then I forgot about it until I went to college. I found it going through my old school supplies looking for more notebooks. After reading it, I remember thinking that it was a pretty good story, so I transferred it to my computer. I worked on it off and on for years, until IRead More →