Hi ROAR network and friends! It's Jeff and Angela - a vagabond couple from Reno/Lake Tahoe. We are so lucky that when (we aren't on the road) that Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountains are our backyard and playground.

Jeff’s a fly-fishing nut

And Angela is a stand-up paddle-boarding aficionado.


One of our favorite things in the world is our 1974 Toyota Chinook pop-up camper.

Our home on wheels lets us ramble around the U.S. doing the things we love –flyfishing, skiing, stand-up paddle-boarding, mountain biking, cooking by the campfire and generally spending as much time as possible outside and in nature. It's good to unplug!

We both love photography and to document our travels so we can share them with our friends, family, and other travel geeks all over.

We've also done a bunch of international travel. Last year we traveled 8 months in a full circle around the world! We visited 20 countries and explored something like 85 cities!!

Our trip started in Europe where we rode trains, ate gelato, drank champagne, explored local markets and caused as much trouble as we could.

After Europe we were ready to rough-it a little. So we hopped over to Nepal and then worked our way down India. We made our way from the Himalayas, to desert Bazaars, and finally to the beaches of Southern India. It was beautiful and challenging and we loved every minute!

We spent the next 4 months in South East Asia living the beach bum lifestyle.  Enjoying the pristine beaches and jungles in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Indonesia. 

After learning to cook traditional Thai curries, riding scooters through monkey forests, scuba diving in Raja Ampat and surfing in Bali we thought we would maybe never come home!

But of course after many months we started to itch for some mountain air.  Nothing beats the crystal clear water Lake Tahoe back home. 

This summer we are trying our hand at “vanlife” in our Chinook. We plan to cruise through the Canadian wilderness and some amazing National Parks. After our stint on the road we are heading out to Black Rock City for another year at Burning Man! This always marks the end of summer for us, then 48 hours after Burning Man we are hopping over the pond to Europe/Morocco for another backpacking extravaganza.  

Follow along with us on our blog Passports-and-Champagne.com or on Instagram @tahoe_runaway and @jeff_edwards 

Thanks for letting us share our story with you! See you on the road somewhere!

Angela & Jeff