We’ve always struggled a bit with the best way to produce destination-related content. While we may be over-the-moon for Savannah, Georgia (it’s actually my favorite city in the United States), the reality is you probably won’t read my in-depth, 2,000-word article unless you’re anticipating your own trip to Savannah.
Over the years, we’ve come to realize this fact. So if we’re going to write or produce videos about travel destinations, then how can we make them more relevant to you?
Introducing our master map of travel content. It represents nearly eight years of full-time, vehicle-based travel in North America. With it, you can zoom into your region of the world or a particular place you’d like to visit, and find our related content.
Using the Hourless Life Master Map
There are four map layers:
- Dark blue: United States travel from 2014-2020
- Green: Interior Mexico travel in 2021
- Yellow: Baja Peninsula travel in 2020
- Orange: Interior Mexico travel in 2019
Using the map is easy. With the plus (+) and minus (-) symbols, you can zoom in and out. Then click on a marker on the map to view links to our articles and YouTube videos for that location.
Things to Know
A few of our articles gather travel tips for a region, rather than one specific city or location (example: Colorado Springs). So make sure you click around in the area you’re interested in. (You can also use the search feature on our blog to search for a specific location.)
During our eight years on the road, we have been through several phases of life. From 2014-2020, we were RV owners. Because of this, many of our articles from that time are written from an RVer’s perspective. But everyone loves a good local restaurant or wants to know the best things to do in a national park! So we hope you won’t let RV references deter you.
We started off-roading in 2016 with our Jeep Wrangler, so some of our articles are related to off-road trails.
And then there’s our overlanding chapter, which began in 2018 and unfolded into our drive around the world that we launched in 2021.
We hope your exploration of our map will inspire you to visit a wonderful place that’s new to you.
One more thing. Over our years of travel, we’ve spent at least one night in all 48 of the Lower 48 United States. Our son met that milestone when he was four. Unfortunately, we don’t have articles about all the places we’ve been (which you can see on our map).
This is regrettable, but it was unavoidable. We built five businesses to sustain our travels, and our travel blog was the closest one to a hobby. Not to mention we had a baby while we were traveling full-time and sustaining our businesses! So there were inevitable gaps, when we had to let some of the juggling balls drop. You understand.
All that to say, just because you don’t see a destination on the map, doesn’t mean we can’t give you some pointers! Feel free to contact us with your destination questions. We’ll do our best to point you in the right direction.