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Sun Sep 1, 2013, 06:07 PM

12. Travel writer Blonde Coyote's USA back country adventures living in a teardrop trailer

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I've enjoy reading the adventurous travel stories of The Blonde Coyote, Mary, a young woman who lives in, and works out of, a small teardrop trailer. She travels, with two dogs as her adventure companions, through the back country of the USA. They easily change locations nearly every day. Her photography of her travels is beautifully evocative. Her lifestyle is rent free as she very rarely pays for a camping space and enjoys the great outdoors as her living room and work space. A solar collector on the roof supplies power to her cell phone, notebook computer, and lights in her teardrop trailer. She house sits part of each year...Cape cod...New Mexico. Her's is a rich life by many measures.

The Teardrop Sees America
Last March, my friend Becky and I took a mini-road trip to Carlsbad Caverns in southern New Mexico. While tent camping at nearby Guadalupe National Park, I saw my first Teardrop trailer being towed by a Subaru. I pestered the couple for a tour and walked away convinced that I needed my very own Teardrop. For some time, I had been casting about for the next iteration of my life on the road. After 7 years of living out of my car in between house-sitting gigs, I was craving some personal space, but I wasn’t willing to settle in one place. The teardrop was the perfect solution!

For the next few weeks, I was a woman obsessed: I researched Teardrops, got a tow-hitch installed on my Subaru and scoured Craigslist and all manner of online Teardrop trailer forums before I found a classified ad on Teardrops.net for a homemade Teardrop for sale in Lincoln, Nebraska. This Teardrop was different. Instead of just having a bed inside, it had a little extra space: a full-sized bed with a memory foam mattress and storage space underneath, a fold-up table, two feet of floor space, drawers, cabinets, counter space and a pop-up skylight and a slide-out kitchen/galley area with plenty of storage space for pots, pans and food and a propane burner for cooking.



About theblondecoyote
Mary Caperton Morton is a freelance science and travel writer with degrees in biology and geology and a master’s in science writing. A regular contributor to EARTH magazine, where her favorite beat is the Travels in Geology column, she has also written for the anthologies Best Women's Travel Writing 2010 and Best Travel Writing 2011. Mary is currently traveling the backroads from New Mexico to Alaska, writing and living out of a tiny Teardrop camper. When she’s not at the computer she can usually be found outside -- hiking, climbing mountains and taking photographs. Visit her website at www.marycapertonmorton.com.


Mary, The Blonde Coyote, has scores of well illustrated stories to read and enjoy.

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