Live Lightly Tour Featured in New York Times

We are featured today in the New York Times…check it out here! It’s a great article that covers several “green RV’s”, including Ty Adams and his bioTrekker Tour. We had the chance to spend a day with Ty when we were in Portland (watch the blog for photos and journals from our West Coast journey soon). He’s a great guy and he definitely knows his stuff.

Have a great day!


  1. Congratulations!

    Comment by Isle Dance — November 7, 2008 @ 1:12 pm

  2. You guys, this is awesome! Great article. I want your PR agent!

    Comment by Rene — November 7, 2008 @ 5:14 pm

  3. It is an honor to have been recognized by the New York Times as we share our vision for enjoying nature & treading lightly.

    Comment by Brian Brawdy — November 12, 2008 @ 3:48 pm

  4. Hi! Congratulations on your adventures. Driving around the country, seeing the sights, and meeting different people has to be really interesting.

    The NYT article raises some questions, and some detractors and bloggers are wondering how traveling approximately 20,000 miles in a vehicle that gets 8 mpg translated into an estimated cost savings of $25,000 by using free vegetable oil rather than diesel?

    Is there more to the equation than:
    20,000 miles / 8 mpg = 2500 gallons used
    $25,000 / 2500 gals. = $10 / gallon diesel (which seems extremely overpriced, even given this past year’s prices, and thus calls the $25,000 cost savings into question)?

    from the article:
    “Having traded up to their 1998 Western Alpine Coach in September, they figure that they have traveled about 20,000 miles in all and resorted to diesel fuel just once, outside of Austin, Tex.

    “It was our fault,” Ms. Janssen said. “We didn’t start looking early enough.”

    She estimates that they saved about $25,000 using the kitchen grease instead of conventional fuel. “We wouldn’t have been able to do the tour if we had had to pay for gas,” she said.”

    Please shed some light on the numbers!!


    Comment by cathy — November 19, 2008 @ 6:26 am

  5. Hi Matt and Sara,

    Thanks for the mention and the link. It was fun to be mentioned in the same article with you. We’re really excited for you both to have some resting time in Bozeman. We’ll be headed that way in a week to be home for the holidays with family. Wishing you lots of great snow days!

    Highest regards,

    Ty and Allison

    Comment by Ty — December 12, 2008 @ 2:31 pm

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