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  • Well hello there! Glad you've stumbled upon Wandering Footsteps, the travel journal of a nomadic couple on a slow overland trip around the world. With thirty years of travel experience between us and a round-the-world trip already under the belt of our trusty 1988 Toyota-cum-camper van, this journey is bound to be interesting! Join us in our global wanderings - we've saved an extra seat just for you!

    - Brittany and Bruno

Here I am, for only a second time in Mexico, having my senses utterly overwhelmed again by the traffic, dirt, taco stands, street dogs, garbage, potholes, and staccato Spanish of another Mexican town.  After spending over a year in Europe, Canada, and the United States, Mexico has come as a shock – even if it is just Mexico-light, as they call Baja California.

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  • rcs - I remember the dirt in PV but the places you are visiting look quite clean and attractive.
    Happy travels.ReplyCancel

    • Brittany Caumette - It’s funny you remember the dirt in Puerto Vallarta. Was that your first time in a “developing” country, perhaps? You’ll have to revisit Mexico now that you have so much more travel experience – you could do it in your new RV!!ReplyCancel

Bruno and I are not the only ones who live their lives on the road: introducing a couple of young Greek overlanders we met three years ago at a little campsite in Kenya, and who have continued their travels in two vehicles, 40+ countries and 100,000km! They’ve just written an e-book about their lifestyle, with tons of practical info on how you, too, can live the traveling life of your dreams!

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This month, Bruno and I have continued working full-time on our bus conversion, but from Baja California, Mexico, rather than Arizona, USA. We’ve gotten a lot of important tasks accomplished – so much so that we’re just about ready to hit the road in our new home-on-wheels!

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  • Steve & Lorena - Hi, Bruno & Brittany,

    We met briefly at the Grand Teton Visitors center the other day and I thought I would check out your website. It made great reading and I enjoyed the post on the renovations to the bus. My wife is from Mexico and we have been down the Baja a number of times. I am sorry I did not pop out to the car park for a look at the finished job. I think you mentioned you were heading to Yellowstone and if you are going to still be there next Thursday let me know and maybe we can meet and share a beer.

    You make us feel like novices as we only have nine years on the road.

    Looking forward to when our paths cross again.

    Steve & LorenaReplyCancel

    • Brittany Caumette - Dear Steve and Lorena,

      Thank you so much for checking out our website and especially for writing to say hi! It’s great to hear from you both, and was especially great to meet you!

      We’ve just left Yellowstone after a WONDERFUL several days there. Special place. We followed your geyser advice, so thanks a bunch for that! Guess we’ll have to take a rain check on the beer, as we’re about to enter Canada… let us know when you both are back in N.A. after Ecuador and New Zealand – we’ll be here awhile!

      Best wishes and happy travels!

      Brittany and BrunoReplyCancel

  • 33Betty - I must say it was hard to find your blog in search results.

    You write awesome articles but you should rank your blog higher in search engines.
    If you don’t know 2017 seo techniues search on youtube:
    how to rank a website Marcel’s wayReplyCancel

  • Auntie Freya - You both are doing a great job. I love reading you blogs. I’m hoping you’ll get a chance to drop down in NY on your way back East. I’m home until the middle of June. I’m still waiting for your answer on my last email! Political as it might be, you did ask. I’d love your input. I’ve been busy cleaning out the house, but I have several trips coming up. That keeps me going. I look forward to hearing from you.
    Much love,
    Auntie FreyaReplyCancel

    • Brittany - I didn’t reply? My goodness, I don’t know where my brain has been… actually, I DO know! It’s been on this DANG bus! Can’t wait until my brain is out on the open road again – I am guessing I have a fair few emails to reply to! Haha!!ReplyCancel

      • Freya Gnerre - Dear Brittany and Bruno, You are really making progress. When you finally hit the road north to visit the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone, you will probably go thru Green River and/or Rock Springs, Wyoming. That is my tramping grounds. My Mother was born and raised there and I still have a lot of family there. It’s a great area and full of old western history. Let me know what you think when you travel thru. The bus is looking great – and I love your blogs. Much love, Auntie FreyaReplyCancel

  • Leslie Brown - X – That’s my crossed fingers. Looks like you have some great travels in front of you.

    • Brittany - Thank you for the fingers! We need every single one we can get! Are you sure you don’t want to go out and buy another trailer and come hit the road with us? :)ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth S - Wonderful! So glad you are finished the ‘big stuff’ and are soon to be back on the road. See you at the end of July and meanwhile enjoyReplyCancel

    • Brittany - I may have spoken too soon about being done the big stuff – forgot about windows, awning, kayaks, and the heater/AC system in the driver’s area…. ay yay yay!ReplyCancel

  • rcs - Things are looking up…for both Big Blue and your travels.
    I, too, miss the “wide open roads”.ReplyCancel

    • Brittany - Good thing we have a fun summer RV itinerary planned! :)ReplyCancel

An honest take on what it’s like to be a HelpX host – the good and the bad. What it’s like to host strangers, what I’ve learned about being a good host, and whether or not Bruno and I will ever host again.

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  • Kati Brown - Hola, thanks so much for sharing your experience. Im currently volunteering in colombia and i couldnt agree more on setting expectations early on :)ReplyCancel

The most unbelievable thing happened today – Bruno asked me to go for a walk along the nearby beach with him. This post gives an update on the work we have done on our bus conversion in the last few weeks, and explains why Bruno’s request to walk along the beach signifies an important turning point in our project.

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  • Les Brown - Very wise to rest, refresh your plans and enjoy what you have accomplished. A Good project always takes time..Are you heading north for the summer?
    Love, GrampaReplyCancel