What's a gg bear?

Fair question: gg bear is me…

Much like naming my cat, when it came to naming this blog – I panicked. I had high hopes – wanting something super clever & catchy. So naturally what popped in my mind was not that.

“Greta Bear” & other variations of that were nicknames of mine growing up. So I settled on “gg bear.” 

And since I’m still going for “catchy” I figured I’d throw a rhyme in there… 

BUT, not a lot of van-related things rhyme with bear. However – since I’m traveling with both a cat & a dog -> the van is their LAIR (get it?!) (I had to double check that lair really does mean habitat. (I guess it also means a burial plot in a graveyard….)).

 So, I settled on: gg bear & the van lair. 

(other suggestions welcome, but also then I’d have to change this blog name & it was hard enough setting up a website to begin with…) 

And what's going on here?

Also a great question…

I’m taking my little converted van on a road trip. TBD for how long (8ish months?) & TBD exactly where (“out east” -ish?), BUT I thought I’d document my travels in some way. And since I have zero chance at being an IG influencer – a blog seemed like a good spot to start? 

AND since I’m on a mission to find the best ice cream everywhere I go + get normal to sponsor me: I’m also writing ice cream reviews, and comparing them to normal. So, yes more probably 75% of this blog is going to be ice cream reviews… 

Where to?

Okay, people keep asking me where I’m going, and I have really vague answers like “out east.” 

And I don’t really have a plan per say but I DO have this map plotted with where I’ve slept each night thus far. 

So maybe this will help me answer the question of “where to” ..?

Or maybe it won’t. Idk the best way to do this.

 (The picture is linked if you want to zoom in!) 

What about bathrooms?

I kind of equate this question to that little phrase: “any pizza is a personal pizza if you have enough ambition” …

I’ve come a long way since I was 4 years old & flat out refused to use a porta potty (& instead squatted at a local park, sorry neighborhood families…) To be clear: I’ll still squat about anywhere, but I’m also no longer afraid of porta potties. Nor am I afraid of: gas station bathrooms, rest stops, skin tracks, the woods, in between car doors at trailheads, my designated Nalgene water bottle (aka my Nalpeen). 

So – don’t you worry about me & my bathroom situation.