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Top 5 Severe Weather Tips for RV Owners

We had a couple near-misses with deadly tornadoes recently while living in our RV, leading us to wonder “What are the best severe weather safety tips for those of us living or vacationing in a home on wheels?” Ultimately, even the weather experts can’t prepare us for every scenario. A lot of the responsibility to be prepared still falls […]

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To Each Our Own Type of RV

I was inspired to write down a few of my musings tonight while sitting here in our 7 foot by 26 foot travel trailer, observing that we’re the smallest rig in this RV park by many linear feet and flaunting considerably less width and height as well. You can even see for yourself how tiny we […]

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How We Stay Online on the Road

This is an updated January 2016 version of an article that was originally published in December 2013. Traveling full-time and living in a small space has enabled us to simplify and streamline our lives in countless ways. Staying connected to fast, reliable internet is unfortunately NOT something we’d place in that “simple” category – though it […]

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The 10 Weirdest Things About Full-Time RV Life

With some time under our belts now living on the road, we felt it was time to compile a list of some of the biggest adjustments we’ve made and the things about living on the road that continue to be weird to us: 1.) Waking up each day and needing a moment (or several!) to […]

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First Impressions of Nomadic Life

Just under two weeks ago, we packed almost everything we owned into a pickup truck and 26’ Airstream travel trailer, handed our house keys over to our great new renters, and took off on the adventure of a lifetime. I thought it might be fun to do a blog every so often that reflects back […]

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What it Feels Like to Sell All Your Stuff

This past weekend we sold most of our stuff at a yard sale, then donated the leftovers to charity. Yes, pretty close to everything: like 80% of what we owned! I’m now sitting on our single remaining couch (to be given to my brother in the next couple weeks) watching TV on our computer because […]

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How We Decided to Sell Everything and Move into an RV Full-Time

At some point around the middle of last year, it occurred to us that the need to pay for our house and all the stuff in it was the only thing keeping us from doing what we truly loved – being together as much as we’d like, living a simpler life in touch with nature, […]

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The Inaugural Trip Begins

Well, we finally did it: a day later than we hoped to be rolling due to an unforeseen brake issue caused by a bad truck-to-trailer cord, but we are on the road! The feeling of seeing the trailer lurch forward and begin rolling out of our yard was akin to watching a child take its […]

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Time for the Essentials

We knew we wouldn’t have time to finish up the water and propane systems before leaving for our first journey on May 30, so we got down to work on the other essentials, now that wheels were ready to go. First up was our lower bedroom walls, so we could build a bed. The old […]

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