In a secluded campground in Alabama where I spent part of the winter, I got a knock on my van and got up to answer. “Hey man, are you really traveling all over the world?” “Yes sir, I am,” I said smiling. “Want to come and see some of the south with a real southerner?” “Hell yeah!” I said and grabbed my boots. I met Bradley briefly earlier in the day, where he and his friend Josh where riding their all terrain vehicles down the numerous trails of the surrounding area. I hopped into Bradley’s brand new side-by-side and we started down a trail. “Yeah,Read More →

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 →

The End Becomes the Beginning When I returned home after backpacking 3000 miles in 2016, I knew what my next step was going to be, building a camper van. The goal being to build myself up by being able to take more equipment on the road. Since carrying around 30 lbs of film equipment on your back in addition to your camping equipment is not ideal. Learned that one the hard way. I knew that with the van not only would I be able to take more equipment with me and be able to write more, but I would be able to travel faster. Going fasterRead More →

Richelle Smith

Author: Richelle Smith Website: I lived a normal life just like most people in the world. I commuted to work, got stuck in traffic, had the “same shit, different day” feel, and worked the 8-4 Monday through Friday job. I also hated it! I felt stuck, angry, depressed, had anxiety and was filled with boredom. So I left! I wasn’t an asshole about it. Instead of putting in my two weeks, I put in my six week notice. Even though I quit my job and left, I still did planning. I actually planned for six months. I needed money to do what I wanted to do.Read More →

Seth Stivala Rise superhero fly leap jump bestseller

Bent on a Bestseller! At the time of writing this, I have 226 days to write a bestseller. The timeframe being before I turn 30 years old. So what’s the hurry? Well, as we all know turning 30 is a turning point in our lives. Some people freak out. Others reflect on all they’ve learned. However, most try to do something extraordinary either before or on the day they turn 30. I intend to do both (I will announce something on my 30th that I will be doing in 2018). This article is my before hand. The reason I’ve chosen this is that I’ve alwaysRead More →

Date: 01/07/2015 There was once a child with a limitless imagination. A undeniably happy child much like yourselves, no doubt, at that young age. The world was new and anything was possible. However, time went on and the child began to learn as we all do. The world began to teach him. Some of it was good. How things worked, where to go, and what to do in different situations. But the child grew into adolescence and the world began to weigh on him. The happiness faded. He didn’t fit in. His imagination was put on the back burner for more concrete facts, numbers, andRead More →

Date: 01/07/2015 Today we join our hero working towards his dream as usual. By further planning his journey, researching new places, and letting you fine folks know what he’s been up too. Lets listen in on what he has to say, shall we? Since the start of the New Year, I have had off a week and a day. Now, it is nice to have time off from work, especially when you typically work 60-70 hours a week at a job that would drive normal men mad. Luckily, I am not normal and am already quite mad 😉 However, the reason I’m distressed is becauseRead More →

Date: 01/23/15 Today we join our hero in high spirits despite his current circumstances. Let’s find out what he’s been up too… Hello My Friends! It has been a little while since my last post, so let me catch you up.  Work has been going off and on. If you read my last post, you know how important it is for me to have full weeks of work to maintain my timeline, so that I can head out on May 1st. Currently, I just found out that I have off another week and a half. Yet I am not deterred or discouraged. Why you ask?Read More →

Date: 01/23/2015 Hello again my friends! So I realized that I should give you all the complete rundown of my trip plans. So you can see what all I will be doing, where I will be going, and how I will be getting there. First, I will start with the route I will be taking. It took me a long time to come up with this. The idea was to be north during summer and south during winter. When I was trying to figure this out I kept winding up in Minnesota in December hehehe. But I eventually figured it out. So without further ado, here is myRead More →