I went on a solo 14,000+ mile road trip with my dog!

14,000 Mile Solo Road Trip Around the Western United States

After I got back to the States from backpacking around Costa Rica, I had no job. And no real commitments, so I decided to take a long road trip to the Western United States. I left May 1st and finished July 7th, with a total of 67 days on the road and an extra 14,000+ miles on my Honda’s odometer. I saw some surreal beauty that the western United States was hiding, became comfortable with camping solo, got even closer with my dog, and generally had a badass time.

Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

Monahans Sand Dunes State Park, Texas

Zion National Park, Utah

The Details

My dog, Brandy, and I started in Fort Worth, Texas and finished in Denver, Colorado. Our trip lead us through west Texas to New Mexico, then up to Colorado, and west to Utah where I met up with my best friend and I ended up meeting my current boyfriend :). After Utah, I continued west and a little south to San Diego, California where I ended up staying a week longer than anticipated due to illness. After I got better and out of the hospital, I continued driving around California heading north. After California, I continued north to Oregon, realized how tired of traveling I was and hauled ass through Idaho back east to Utah before finishing in Colorado and finding a new place to live.

WHEW! Even just typing all of that out seems like a lot! And it was. A good a lot ♥

Sequoia National Park, California

Needles Overlook, Utah

Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah

Slab City, California

Future Blog Posts

I am not going to do a post for every place that I stopped at on the road trip, (there would be hundreds of posts!!) but I am going to do short posts on some of my favorite spots. Including but not limited to:

Yosemite National Park, California

Joshua Tree National Park, California

Canon Beach, Oregon

Horseshoe Bend, Utah

Florence, Oregon

Stay tuned and get excited to see some true North American beauty!

onward and upward,





A 24 year old nomad who has explored over 30 countries. I'm a modern day hippie, star gazer, and yoga teacher. Cookie butter, handstands, and my dog make me happy! And these posts contain my stories and memories of traveling and falling in love with the world. Cheers!

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