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Nikki standing in MOAB

boy meets girl; a brief introduction


Please allow me to finally and not-so-formally introduce myself. I am Nikki. Joes girlfriend, confidant, lover, life-and-travel partner, best friend and last but absolutely not least, soulmate. I’ll be jumping onto his (now our) website quite a bit. In other words, you’ll mostly see my writings paired with Joes incredible photography from here on out! We’re going start sharing regularly with ya’ll the inner and outer workings of our world as we navigate our way through this life and across the United States in our tiny home.

Nikki and Van hanging out in Lou-Lou, the van

the big picture

Joe and I are travelling together in Joes Sprinter van that we’ve recently named Lou-Lou. Joe converted Lou-Lou into a unique and beautiful tiny home when he first started his travel adventures. For those who are new to the site and as many of you already know, Joe lives in Lou-Lou full time, and has for the past 3ish years. I live in Lou-Lou with Joe part-time and part-time with my little humans in a small apartment in Portland, Oregon. We’ve been living this way for just over 6 months now and it’s working out wonderfully. (I’ll save the whos, whys and whats of that part of our world for a more detailed post later).

blessed are we;

Simply put; my life is absolutely incredible. It truly is just as I’ve always hoped and dreamed it would be. I am beyond blessed to be able to exist within the very best of two completely different worlds. My city world holds my tribe that I so completely and utterly love and adore, and my van-life world holds my Chosen Family and my Soulmate who loves me endlessly and whom I love more than I can even begin to describe. Occasionally these beautiful worlds of mine collide and that becomes a whole ‘nother level of awesomeness.

Nikki on the river twirling her dress
Nikki and some of the Chosen Family at the Tonto River, Arizona

our world, our life, our journey

So, please, follow along and share in this beautiful, anomalous world of ours filled with traveling, van-life, skateboarding, kids, roller-skating, pups, writing and photography. In other words, buckle up, hold on tight and enjoy the wondrous, albeit sometimes bumpy ride of our unprecedented journey together throughout this amazing universe.

Nik and Joe hand holding at Two Gunz KOA
Joe & Nikki: American Gothic 2021 at Two Gunz, Arizona.


  • Alex C
    June 20, 2021

    I am so happy to see this. I can’t wait to meet you in person. Take care of my little big brother.

    • Nikki
      June 24, 2021

      I can’t wait to meet you as well! It’s been so fun getting to know Joe’s world. He’s my absolute favourite and his world is wonderful. I’ll take very good care of him, I promise ❤

  • Heidi hernandez
    June 21, 2021

    It’s so nice to meet you. I love my cousin Joe Joe yes I call him Joe Joe always have always will. He is a wonderful man and I’m so happy for you both. Stay safe. Pet Van for me.

  • Joe
    June 21, 2021

    I am so Happy for you Both! Joe is one of my oldest friends and eventhough we dont see each other often and talk.. I follow his adventures on IG. I AM so happy that he has you in his life…You sound amazing and I can see why Joe loves you…Thank you

  • Sedition
    June 21, 2021

    Oh, hell yes.

  • Sharron Muldoon
    June 21, 2021

    I am ready to join you digitally on your journey, Nicole.
    Love you bunches!!!

  • Chi
    July 26, 2021

    Can’t wait to meet ya! Always welcome in the Bay Area (as long as I’m here)!


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