From September 26, 2012, to January 25, 2013, I was on what I called a “never-ending roadtrip.”

That September, I sold my house in Washington, DC, put everything I owned in storage, and just drove around the country/continent for a bit. Doing freelance work (and writing), it didn’t matter too much where I was. And it was a great opportunity to give a lot of talks on responsive design at meetups and other events in several different cities.

The never-ending roadtrip ended sooner than I’d planned. I got married and moved to Montreal, which it turns out is in a whole different country! And they speak French there! It’s pretty crazy.

I met a ton of great people in every city I visited, and a lot of them asked me where I’d been and where I was going, so I put up this page for everybody who asked what I was up to.

If you’re wondering what it’s like to live out of your car, it’s AWESOME. No, I didn’t sleep in my car. I mostly stayed in Airbnbs. It was challenging to decide what to bring with me; I have a small hatchback Scion, so there wasn’t very much room! Imagine packing for a trip, but trying to figure out everything you might need for several months.

These days, my roadtrips are shorter. But I feel like I could keep going forever.

Never-ending Roadtrip Itinerary (i.e., Where I Spent the Night)
Location Date(s)
Washington, DC Sept. 26-28, 2012
Bremerton, WA* Sept. 28-30, 2012
Seattle, WA* Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2012
Washington, DC Oct. 3-14, 2012
Leonardstown, MD Oct. 14-18, 2012
College Park, MD Oct. 18-20, 2012
Philadelphia, PA Oct. 20-23, 2012
Brooklyn, NY Oct. 23-25, 2012
Pittsburgh, PA Oct. 25-29, 2012
Cleveland, OH Oct. 29-31, 2012
Ann Arbor, MI Oct. 31-Nov. 2, 2012
Des Plaines, IL Nov. 2-3, 2012
Wisconsin Nov. 3-15, 2012
Lansing, MI Nov. 15-16, 2012
Toronto, ON Nov. 16-18, 2012
Kitchener, ON Nov. 18-20, 2012
Montreal, QC Nov. 20-26, 2012
Quebec City, QC Nov. 26-29, 2012
Bangor, ME Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 2012
Bar Harbor, ME (Acadia) Dec. 1-3, 2012
Boston, MA Dec. 3-6, 2012
New York, NY Dec. 6, 2012-Jan. 3, 2013
Hyattsville, MD Jan. 3-Jan. 22, 2013
Brooklyn, NY Jan. 22-Jan. 25, 2013
Montreal, QC Jan. 25, 2013

*Washington state is not officially part of the roadtrip, since I flew there.

States visited: Connecticut, DC, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Wisconsin.

Provinces visited: Ontario, Quebec.