I am traveling across the country in a Chevy Road Trek Van that I moved into with my dog, Summer!
My home-on-wheels has a total living space of 96 sq. feet. 😉
Although that may seem small to some, it is amazingly comfortable and has all the amenities I am accustomed to. I have an indoor and outdoor shower, a 2 burner stove, a sink with running water, a toilet that flushes, a generator for back up power, a refrigerator, an AC, a solar-powered back-up battery pack, seats that swivel and convert into a “living room” and a TON of storage.
I’m making sure that my travel plans are not too rigid. Generally speaking, I’m avoiding highways and taking as many back roads I can find!
In order to make my road trip more fun, I will be taking my time and spreading the trip out onto more days than I need. I feel very fortunate to have a career that affords me the flexibility to work remotely.
I will be managing my business, MAYO Designs, as I have been…just remotely (I can only do this because my team is SO amazing!). Along the way, I will be capturing my adventures and sharing them below.
The numbers marked on the map correlate to the blog posts below. We’ll update the map once a week with Carrie’s new travel – stay tuned.
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Meteor Crater & Mesa Verde
Sadly I had to leave Sedona… I say “sadly” because it was absolutely beautiful and...LEARN MORE
Climate gathering in Sedona
I joined a group of local Sedona activists on Friday during their Climate Action Corner Rally and it...LEARN MORE
Sedona Arizona... a sacred & powerful place
I absolutely LOVE Arizona and everyone I have talked to has suggested that “if” I can...LEARN MORE
My future & the power of visualization
Sight is seeing with our eyes what is… Vision sets us free from the limitations of what the ey...LEARN MORE
My favorite road apps
I would love to share my favorite apps that I use to plan my journey, find amazing places to visit a...LEARN MORE
Finding Love & Wisdom in Hellhole Canyon
Hellhole Canyon is a hiking trail that leads to a place called Maidenhair Falls located in the Anza-...LEARN MORE
The Colorado River & Arizona Hot Springs
Over the holidays I spent quite a bit of time in Nevada and the surrounding National Parks area. Dur...LEARN MORE
First & Last Sunrise
2019 has officially come to an end… I spent the last day of 2019 on BLM land at Lake Mead and ...LEARN MORE
A Dream Come True...
Since I was a teenager I have dreamt about seeing the Grand Canyon! Over 25 years ago this dream sta...LEARN MORE
Hoover Dam is a modern wonder!
1 word to describe Hoover Dam… WOW! I heard people say that the Hoover Dam is the ‘Eight...LEARN MORE
I fell in love with Vegas
I have to admit… I was skeptical about visiting Las Vegas… Up until now, I have only bee...LEARN MORE
A Roadrunner ON my Van...
I have had a few animal encounters along the trip… some have been from a distance and some hav...LEARN MORE
California has so many homeless people… I actually found out that California has the most home...LEARN MORE
California has shown me the MOST bizarre weather I have ever experienced! Sand Storm in Joshua Tree&...LEARN MORE
BLM land is FREE!
There are so many options to choose from in regards to where I will stay… I have stayed at so ...LEARN MORE
A road trip is NOT a road trip with out breaking down!
5 hours after I dropped my mom off at the airport, I pulled over on a scenic outlook on the edge of ...LEARN MORE
Traveling With My Momma!
My mom flew into San Diego on Day 41 of my trip! It was SO good to see her and spend time together...LEARN MORE
Heart of the Samauri
I spent a week in San Diego staffing a leadership & character development course called: Heart o...LEARN MORE
Just crossed into California!
5200 miles 14 States 34 Days Wow! What a trip so far! I have been so fortunate in my travels… ...LEARN MORE
As many of you already know, I own a marketing company called MAYO Designs and I feel as though I am...LEARN MORE
Running from a snow storm...
On the day my marketing conference ended the weather was warning us of: Snow, Snow & More Snow...LEARN MORE
It's Easy Being Green In Denver
Although I’m not a city girl… I was interested in what Denver had to offer from a “...LEARN MORE
For the next 5 days Denver is my home.
I am having mixed emotions about being here because I am NOT a city girl… so while here, I hav...LEARN MORE
Crestone Colorado is a melting pot of world religions and the most beautiful place I've visited so far!
I’ve been on the road for 23 days and I have been looking forward to visiting Crestone Colorad...LEARN MORE
I LOVE this Billboard!
Although I am in the world of marketing… I often do not like to see Billboards… There is...LEARN MORE
BEST Summer Ever!
I’m sorry to share this news… Yesterday my dog, my companion, and my best friend Summer ...LEARN MORE
WATER = Life
Oklahoma feels like a BIG state… especially since I decided to drive down into it from Missour...LEARN MORE
WHAT A WEEKEND...a tortoise, a rabbit, a possum, and a blind raccoon!
Okay, Oklahoma you surprised me! By now I have come to appreciate the fact that 99% of the time I ha...LEARN MORE
25 minute "Traffic-Jam" caused by Bison!
WOW! This is the only word to describe what I “stumbled-upon” while visiting Land Betwee...LEARN MORE
Oh no...the van broke!
I feel like a REAL “road-warrior” now…I’ve had my first mechanical failure! ...LEARN MORE
I made it to Ohio!
So far I’ve gone through 5 states…ME, MA, VT, NY, PA and now I’m in OH. Each time ...LEARN MORE
Day 5...I'm still in New England!
What an interesting trip so far…whew! It’s been 5 days and I seem to be traveling really...LEARN MORE
My trip has officially started! I left Maine at 5am and headed for Foxboro Stadium to kick off an ev...LEARN MORE