callie betz pederson



I Quit My 9-5

There have been plenty of stories about people quitting their day jobs to take the road less traveled - be it working from home, starting their own business, or traveling. I am among that brave group who had a good,... Continue Reading →

Alone in Portland

I love traveling and I live for road trips. I am most at peace when I am out in the wilderness sleeping under the stars. But I am always with someone, never alone. When I decided to take this two... Continue Reading →

Fall Road Trip – Jackson Hole WY

October 2016 After an 8 hour drive from Boulder to Jackson, I arrived just as the sun was going down. That first night I decided to take it easy and get some sleep after a long day on the road.... Continue Reading →

September Road Trip – Wine Country

September 6 2015 The rain had cleared up by morning so we were able to make a small fire and defrost while eating some breakfast. We packed up camp, stopped briefly to cast to some trout, and then we were back... Continue Reading →

September Road Trip – San Juan National Forest

September 5 2015 It was pouring down rain and we were driving down a dirt road the guy in the fly shop told us about. We were looking down on a massive lake and making our way deeper into the... Continue Reading →

September Road Trip – Telluride

September 5 2015 Telluride is the truest "wild west" cowboy mountain town that I have seen. Everyone was wearing cowboy hats and boots, flannels, the whole get up, while looking classy and high end at the same time. We were... Continue Reading →

September Road Trip – Dolores

September 5 2015 Dolores was an unexpected but much needed stop. We pulled over to a local park with a playground filled with kids playing and picnic tables where families were gathered eating lunch. We got out and found a... Continue Reading →

September Road Trip – Durango

September 5 2015 No surprise here, Durango is beautiful. After a few hours on the road we stopped to explore the Animas River. There had been a recent spill in the river and the pollution turned the water yellow. Luckily... Continue Reading →

September Road Trip – U.S. Route 550

September 5 2015 The drive west from Ouray can only be described in one word: breathtaking. It was literally breathtaking from the thin oxygen at the high altitude. We were in the clouds on U.S. Route 550, a road commonly known as... Continue Reading →

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