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The politics of road-tripping during a pandemic

I can’t understate how terrifying and isolating Manhattan was in March and April 2020. During that spring, 1 of every 300 New Yorkers died of COVID. Thoroughfares were deathly still except for the blare of ambulance sirens. Morgue trucks parked on Manhattan streets, and a tent hospital sprang up in Central Park. Midtown was deserted […]

SummitForDays does Canadian Powder Highway

“The Powder Highway” has a pretty appealing ring to it, no? When we headed out on our #vanlife extended road trip, we booked it to Canada for the freshies. For the most part, our Canadian destinations were guided by the known powder spots. Below are some highlights and recommendations for the powder hounds and vehicle […]

Moving from winter to summer, in van terms

In the last two weeks we’ve driven from stormy British Columbia to sunny California, transitioning from winter to summer along the way.  The increases in temperature have meant changes to our lifestyle, measured in van terms: -5F: Engine starts on first try 0F: The interior metal surfaces form dew, not frost 10F: Don’t need to […]