About Ell

When I was little (after realizing I could never grow up to be a professional race-car driver), I decided I’d grow up to be a field journalist. I wanted to interview people, learn their stories, and then write about them. This trek is a realization of that dream.


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Crosstrek Retrofit

A 2019 Subaru Crosstrek (named Angelica) is the car camper I use when trekking America to interview ordinary Americans.


Here's the place to see video tours of Angelica while car camping.

Take a video tour of Angelica at night, ready to camp.

This is how the insulated window covers install.

These are three videos showing how the potty works in the Crosstrek.

Video 1

Video 2

(I did switch to leakproof Glad kitchen bags!)

Video 3

This is how the sunroof bug screen is installed.