We are Eliane and Damian, a professional couple who works remotely while roaming full time throughout the US and beyond. We love nature and the great outdoors and aim to live eco-friendly and mindfully. We like to share our love for green living, green travel, green food and green technology. Thank you for reading!
On our travel through Florida we visited Millwood Flower Farm, a sustainable and organic flower farm. We had the honor to speak to one of the owners Seth Lyons who invited us for an interview on the farm to talk about sustainable agriculture, no-dig farming and organic flower farming. Millwood Flower Farm is located in Reddick, Florida and sells its flower bouquets at the Farmers Market in Ocala and directly to customers who order their flower arrangements on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly basis for their office or home.
After three months of non-stop travel from Florida to Nevada in our self-converted van with lots of exploring in Colorado, Utah we welcomed a winter-break for work in Las Vegas and enjoyed the change in pace and environment. After living in a small van for three months, it was great to stay at a studio apartment with a real kitchen, a toilet and hot water! Which is a luxury when living minimally in a van.
Spending the winter in Las Vegas is a fun way to enjoy mild temperatures, plenty of sunshine and lots of great outdoor activities from hiking, running, biking, swimming, kayaking, outdoor workouts and more. On our time off we loved camping and hiking at Valley of Fire State Park, trail running in the Las Vegas hills and surrounding desert and wild camping at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
These were our favorite running and hiking trails in and around Las Vegas:
Boondocking at Lake Mead National Recreation Area and camping at Valley of Fire State Park are one of our favorite places to enjoy the Nevada USA desert near Las Vegas!
We got stuck in the sand at Lake Mead and were so grateful for the group of overlanders from Germany who also camped out nearby at the Lake. They helped us out to get our van out of the loose sand. Other than that it was a very peaceful couple of days of dry camping at Lake Mead and at the nearby Valley of Fire State Park where we also enjoyed a couple great hikes.
Boondocking at Lake Mead National Recreation Area is free with an annual America The Beautiful Pass and Valley of Fire State Park has first-come, first-served only sites.
We loved hiking in Bryce Canyon National Park on the Peekaboo Loop Trail. The trail is listed as a strenuous hike due to changes in elevation from the trailhead to the canyon floor. The loop is 5.5 miles long and moderately trafficked.
The hike leads to a landscape that looks like out of a fairy tale where hikers can admire multiple rock windows, hoodoo spires and incredibly beautiful rock formations ranging from pink and apricot to white and brown shades. Check out the National Park page for more info: https://www.nps.gov/brca/index.htm