My lifestyle of Freedom, Experience and Opportunities .   Minimalist Living .  NEW Blog Post . Food in the North
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The road up to Sourdough Mountain, Keno, Yukon

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A welcome to all the new subscribers. Thanks for your interest in my travels.

It's over a year since I sold my ranch and I have the freedom to travel the wide-open roads. The longer I do it the more I like it. It's not always easy but it’s an amazing way of life.

There are different reasons people choose this lifestyle. For me, it’s freedom, experience, and opportunities. It made me into a minimalist and I learned to live with the basics. Whatever I have in my car I use, even my umbrella I used up in Prince Ruppert and my winter hoody I pulled out in Keno City.
Don't leave home without a stove and a big axe!
It’s a great lifestyle. I can go where ever I want to, I can stop whenever I want, spend time with whomever I want, settle down again whenever I want. It's total freedom.

A few days ago I came back from the Yukon. Temperatures started to drop at night. The locals talked about winter coming and freeze-up and I knew it was time for me to head south. I wasn't prepared to spend the winter in the Yukon.

It was time to leave Keno City behind and start my 2300 km journey south to Williams Lake, BC. The trip took me nearly a week. And that's where I'm now.
Historic buildings in Keno City, Yukon
This year's travel took me to remote places I didn’t even know existed. These are the destinations I like best and I will always remember. It’s the remoteness, the unique settings, but mostly it’s the local people who make those places special.

Travelling back to the Yukon was like coming home for me, to a place I love. I already travelled through the Yukon three years ago. This time I explored new off the beaten track places.
I learned once more what “the Spell of the Yukon” means. Once more I got hooked by the spell, and somehow it doesn't let go!

What did I miss travelling as a minimalist?

Not much. All I needed I had with me in my car. Everything I had with me I used.

After a few trips to the North, I know what I need and what I don't need and I travel with a minimum of gear. And still, I live comfortably happy in my RAV4 miniature home.
On top of Sourdough Hill, near Keno City, Yukon.

NEW Blog Post: Toyota RAV4 Camper Conversion for Minimalists

Converting a RAV makes a comfortable mini camper with lots of space for one person. It's just about perfect.
If you would like to know how I did it, read on.
My miniture home on wheels!

What about food in northern towns?

Something I do miss when I travel to the north is the abundance of fresh produce we have in the south.
In Yellowknife and Whitehorse where the big food chains are located, you can buy nearly everything. Unfortunately, until the fresh produce gets to the small communities, it’s already a few days old, in addition, the price tag of fresh produce is insanely high.
To reach northern Canada, food suppliers must travel long distances. This jacks up grocery prices.

I didn’t buy much cheese up there, yogurt was a luxury and I only glanced at the Okanagan grown apples.
On the road to Dawson City and the Klondike goldfields, historic Moose Creek Lodge

House sitting 

For another week I’m housesitting near Williams Lake looking after dogs, cats and horses. I have another house sitting job after that. By the time I'm done with this, it will be late October. Now it's time to think about where I want to spend the winter. Stay tuned!

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She was born in Switzerland, lived and worked on different continents and has travelled the world. Yes, that's me, an Entrepreneur, wilderness nut and animal lover who prefers off the beaten track places. You can reach me by Email or via Website
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