All posts by Nadia

An itinerant entrepreneur, Nadia travels slow and low in search of clean eats, dirty Jeeps, and good vibes. Meanwhile, she works with entrepreneurs and organizations to create memorable and successful brands.

Mexico’s Sonora State: Driving throug...

Feb 13, 20141 Comment

We entered Mexico through the Nogales border crossing in Arizona (where we filled up at $3.05 per gallon – the cheapest we’d seen yet).  Although

Bloody Mary’s Sexy Younger Sister

Feb 12, 20142 Comments

When people hear Caesar, what comes to mind varies.  Some think of the salad, the Roman Emperor, or even the instigating primate from Planet of

Santa Nella Motel 6

Feb 12, 2014Comments off

We thought our first motel was bad, but it had nothing on the one we stayed in last night! Located in the middle of bum-fuck-nowhere,

World’s Best Dog Salon

Feb 11, 20142 Comments

Feeling the heat in La Jolla and, let’s admit it, wanting a few hours to ourselves, LJ and I sent Sophie to the groomer.  Ahem,

San Francisco Bay Nightmare

Feb 09, 20142 Comments

We arrived in San Francisco in the heart of a torrential downpour.  In sync with the traffic, the turbulent weather had gotten worse all morning. 

Pacific Coast Scenic Byway

Feb 09, 2014Comments off

LJ and I left Newport bright and early, freshly pressed Kicking Horse coffee in hand.  Under different circumstances the town was probably lovely, but with

Happy Endings at Hunter Creek

Feb 08, 20141 Comment

We’d been following Route 101 along the coast all morning and had stopped at a gas station in Gold Beach, Oregon to fill up.  The

A Crazy Day in the US Pacific Northwest

Feb 07, 2014Comments off

The first part of our drive down the US west coast was over, and we were safe and sound in Newport, OR.  It had taken

Cutting It Close: Insurance, International ...

Feb 06, 2014Comments off

We had planned to Canada tomorrow, but after a series of delays it wasn’t looking likely.  My license, which I renewed a month ago, hadn’t

International Driving Permits

Feb 06, 2014Comments off

An International Driving Permit (IDP) is a special driver’s license that allows licensed motorists to drive in other countries without further tests or applications.  It