Mallory Paige & Matt Get Married

Love is an Art

Following the forested path, leaping over the trickling creek, I think about how we got here. Back to that first meeting years ago. To the night Baylor the Dog uncharacteristically pulled me into an unknown group, sensing something I didn’t yet know. Walking onto the sandy shore, I smile, remembering. …

Mallory Paige | Boating in Alaska

The Limitation List

I used to have a long list of all the things I could not do. A mental document outlining self-imposed limitations. I couldn’t travel alone. Too lonely. I couldn’t fix things. Too hard. I couldn’t go out to eat solo. Too awkward. I couldn’t camp by myself. Too scary. I …

Mallory Paige Van Life

You Can Have It All. Just Not All at Once.

We like to think in cumulative terms. Imagining all that we’ll do in the future without ever considering all we’ll need to give up in order to get there. I’ve traveled to foreign lands, lived in a van, settled in a tiny home on wheels, criss-crossed North America, piled up …

Mallory Paige gets Chickens

Circling Round

I thought life was supposed to be direct. Had been taught the path should be linear and efficient. But that didn’t match my experience or interests. I wanted to dabble. To experience more. To have the ability to dive deep into a subject, absorb as much as possible and then …

Operation Moto Dog's Favorite Gear for the Sidecar Dog

Favorite Gear for a Motorcycle Sidecar Dog

After spending more than 400 days motorcycling across North America with my awesome dog Baylor (read more about that here), I’m often asked for advice on gear for your furry sidekick. Below you’ll find 9 of our favorites. Hope this helps! 1. Ruffwear Load Up Harness – Meant as a …

Mallory Paige & Baylor the Motorcycle Dog

Building a Sidecar FAQ

Please Note – I am not an expert. For from it, in fact. Prior to building my rig and riding across the continent I had never driven a motorcycle, had little experience camping and no mechanical know-how. What I provide here is information about what I did. I hope it …

Mallory Paige Builds a Bed

The Necessary Resistance

Tools spread out around me. I cursed under my breath. Kicked the uneven hunk of wood across the driveway. By then, 3 hours in, I thought I’d be further along. Instead I’d spent the afternoon fighting with a saw, yelling at unruly tools, cursing annoyingly large lumber. And all I …

The Only Option is to Feel all the Feels

It’s not the pain, loss, or sadness I worry about most. It’s the temptation to safeguard. To build a wall around our heart in the hopes of protecting it from any further ache. To avoid the dark and simultaneously miss out on the light. I fear the hard times will …

In Loving Memory of Baylor the Dog

Ode to Baylor the Dog: In Loving Memory

Writing anything less than happy feels difficult. Writing nothing leaves me stranded in a place of swirling, isolated sadness. I’m not sure how to begin or even end. I lack the right words, can’t seem to find the ideal sentences, but sometimes all we can do is make an effort, …