Your Virtual Pilgrimage: Spiritual Journeys Living Full-Time in an Airstream
Come with me on on a journey to visit shrines and religious sites across the United States. I write about the places I go, the people I meet, and spiritual aspects of my travels. On my pilgrimage route, I visit with old friends and new and occasionally work or volunteer in a location where I think I can make a small difference. I live among full time nomads, a population that continues to grow. You can read all about how I became a Tin Can Pilgrim and my life on the road in my book Journeys with a Tin Can Pilgrim. You’ll find helpful RV tips and spiritual reflections combined with entertaining stories. The book covers everything from downsizing to towing to trip planning to pandemic travel — plus what I’ve learned about how to trust God and grow in detachment, peace and joy through my journeys.
For the first two years, my feisty Chihuahua Penny accompanied me as co-pilot of the truck that tows our home. Penny is a fluffy, long-haired Chihuahua with the typical protective Napoleonic attitude of a fiercely loyal small dog. She’s now retired from Airstreaming for age and health reasons, but continues to inspire me on my travels.
My Airstream is shiny aluminum, inspiring my blog name Tin Can Pilgrim. Read the story of Bruce and Veronica if you’d like to know how my first truck and trailer got their names. Check out Second Chances to learn what happened to them and how I acquired my current 19 foot Airstream trailer named Alvie with a 2012 RAM truck I call Jose.
For most of my life, I worked as a lawyer in Washington, D.C., in both private practice and for the federal government. After staying home with my kids for a while, I served on the business side at a faith-based, non-profit medical practice in Northern Virginia for many years. In 2018, as an empty nester, I sold my townhouse, left my full-time work, gave away most of my possessions, and embarked on this marvelous adventure. If you’d like to know more about what led me to become a full-time wanderer, read the book or take a look at my Summons post. or this video and article from the Arlington Catholic Herald.
Many of the folks I’ve met so far on my travels have asked to follow me virtually, so here I am. I’m available to speak on a variety of topics and to sign books on my current book tour. Feel free to get in touch to comment or share your ideas about places to go or topics you’d like to hear more about. May God bless you and keep you and may you find peace and joy in your own journeys!