Back to the Beginning of Stevie the Vagabond Roll back to the first year of my travels as Stevie the Vagabond in the summer of 2013. I was halfway across Canada already, playing guitar on the streets while living out of my car. There was a big youth conference hosted by the Baha’i Community in Toronto with thousands of youth… Read more →
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EP Shadows Tour Wrapped Up – Key West suprise
As Gustaff and I parted ways on April 23rd in Florence, Colorado I couldn’t help but feel grateful for this unique experience in my life. I never could have imagined that one day I would be traveling around the United States playing guitar and sharing my music for crowds of all kinds. I left Key West early February not sure what… Read more →
Colorado – Our final State!
In the evening of April 16th Gustaff and I arrived in Grand Junction, Colorado for our first stop in the final State of our 82 day music road trip across the United States. We had planned to stay 2 days and performing just one show, but our hosts convinced us to spend one more night so that we could perform “one”… Read more →
Salt Lake City, Utah – Reunion with friends!
The drive through south Montana and Idaho to Utah was spectacular. Gustaff and I made sure to stop when we saw anything worth soaking in. Our favorite was this frozen lake in Idaho called Henrys Lake. We arrived at our destination after daylight once again, but this time we were greeted with friends of Gustaff’s whom he hadn’t seen since before… Read more →
Livingston, Montana – Finding Hope in Tragedy
On April 11th Gustaff, my parents, and I set off on a long drive towards Livingston, Montana. The speed limit was high and the roads were winding. We made a few stops for some wonderful views and a lot of pee breaks (we were well hydrated), and this caused us to spend a lot of time driving after daylight. We… Read more →
Washington State – Visitors from Canada!
For the first time in as long as I can remember I was having a bad allergic reaction to, I’m guessing, all the pollen in the air. So when we arrived on April 6th in Gig Harbor, Washington, just outside of Tacoma, I went straight to bed for an hour long nap. I woke up feeling a bit better, but… Read more →
Portland – Coffee, laughter and a yurt.
Not having Romi with me was and still is an adjustment, but life must continue and there is just so much to be grateful for. On our way to Portland, Oregon Gustaff and I decided to hop off the I-5 and get over to Hwy 101. The only road we found was Hwy 36 through a thick forest. It was such… Read more →
California Continued – LA, Visalia, Sacramento
Continuing in California: On our way to LA we took a short break in Santa Barbara to see the Santa Barbara Mission and the Stearns Wharf. We arrived at our apartment for the night in Los Angeles, unable to avoid traffic, just before sunset on March 21st after dropping Gustaff off at his friends home. The drive had exhausted us,… Read more →
California – We made it to the west!
Gustaff and I made it to California at 2:00 in the morning on March 26th, 18 hours after leaving Flagstaff the day before. On our way there we had a lunch break in Las Vegas at the Bellagio Hotel with a pit stop on the Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge to see the famous Hoover Dam. From there we b-lined it… Read more →
Arizona – Pleasantly surprised.
Our first stop in Arizona was at the Native American Baha’i Institute (NABI) in the Navajo Nation. We only got to spend one night there, but it was a wonderful night spent with some locals, staff at NABI, and a group of university students from Salt Lake, Utah. As soon as we arrived we joined a few friends for sunset… Read more →