The Sprinter Life!
We have a number of first with this feature in our 7 questions project. The first, first is this couple! They are “awesomely crazy!” So here is their story: they tricked out a 2006 Mercedes Benz Sprinter Van and lived it and drove all over the globe! The run a blog called: http://www.sprinterlife.com. Be careful with this one…dont be drinking any kind of hot liquids when you go to open the page…you will bust out laughing. You were warned. The second first? is the use of color in their responses to our now famous 7 questions. Kinda fits with this couple! FUN! The third first is, this is the first couple to pose in full star trek uniforms! Scroll to the bottom of the post to check it out! Tree and Stevie are the kind of folks the we hope to meet out there on the road! Oh and best part yet, they car FIGHT! So impressed.
Please check out their blog! http://www.sprinterlife.com
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1) How many countries visited between the two of you? 25 with many more to come2) If you had to travel with someone else besides your travel partner,
who would it be? (this person can be living, historical or
He Said: Sacagawea
She Said: Werner Herzog. Just once, I’d like to live in one of his bizarre documentaries.
1000Fights: Mike LOVES Werner Herzog! One of his most interesting moments was screaming: “I want my Opera House!!!” on the edge of the Amazon river while in Peru!3)What has been your favorite destination in your wanderings?
He said: Cuba
She said: Cuba
4) If you had to eat one last meal, what/ where would you eat?
He said: Stevie’s Eggplant Parmesan, on the beach with a bottle of St.Supery Cabernet Sauvignon.
She said: The Lamb Cannelloni from Pomodoro’s in Seattle- maybe two of them- with a bottle of Brunello and a piece of dark chocolate mousse cake with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream for dessert.5)How do you pick the places you visit? Spontaneous vs. planned?
He said: I’m a planner. But planning only goes so far in nomad life. Let’s just say I’m always reworking plans, sometimes so often that it might appear to the untrained eye that our decisions are spontaneous, but make no mistake, I planned it, if only moments before.
She said: We know we’re going around the world, and we usually know which country is next and what general areas we’d like to explore, but our plans are loose enough to allow for Big Bang style spontaneous expansion. We meet locals and fellow travelers who make suggestions, one place leads to another, we get lucky, shit happens, something else amazing happens, and we wind up experiencing way more than we could have ever planned.6) If you could solve one problem in the world what would it be?
He said: I would solve the “you know what I mean” and the “are you even listening” problem
She said: Holy shit, only one? I’m going to have to paint in broad strokes here. I would solve the environment problem, BIG stroke, which would encompass solving overpopulation, the exploitation of natural resources (i.e. widespread destruction of our landbase), the unsustainable nature of modern civilization, pollution, ignorance, apathy, and greed. And just for good measure, I’d get rid of religion too. I’ve never met a river or a tree- or even a person for that matter- that actually needs it….you know what I mean? Hello? Are you even listening?7)You knew it was coming….What has been your greatest travel fight/disagreement?
She said: The drunken iPhone fight. We were on a four month self-guided wine tour from California to Canada when Tree’s sister, bless her heart, thought she’d help us out by giving us an iPhone loaded with Google maps. The only problem was that every time Tree needed me to use the thing, I was drunk. The map was always either too close up or too expanded, and when I’d go to fix it, I’d lose our tiny tracking dot just as we were supposed to do something crucial like exit the freeway or make a sharp turn. Well, one day after a wine passport in Napa valley, that exact scenario played out, we got a little lost, and Tree flipped his lid and called me a bad navigator who didn’t even know how to read a map. I got so mad!!! Drunken woman mad. I called him a sexist pig, hexed him with wrong turns and traffic jams for life, and went on co-pilot strike indefinitely.
I love the raw dynamic between the 2 of you!
Keep up the happy/comedic travels.
Thanks Stephania! ‘Raw’ is a good way of putting it. I like thinking of our marriage as fresh, green, and high in fiber– or maybe juicy, red, and full of iron.
Start Trek FTW!
*I mean Star Trek -___-