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A New Way of Looking at Things

  “One’s destination is never a place, but rather a new way of looking at things.” – Henry Miller in Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch (1957) At Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo, Japan – rumored to be the busiest intersection in the world (and definitely in Japan)     Advertisements

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Travato’s First Tire Change

Is this because I bragged about not having a flat on the trip to Alaska? 😀 Silver lining: it’s a lot easier to change a tire ourselves on this van when needed, versus those on our bigger motorhome or trailer, previously. A parking lot is also far more preferable to have this happen in than […]

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Our Once-In-A-Lifetime RV Road Trip to Alaska

We crossed a major item off our travel bucket list last summer: we drove our RV to Alaska from the lower 48 United States! We spent two full months exploring Alaska, plus a couple additional weeks traversing western Canada en route. It was an epic journey in every sense — mind-blowingly gorgeous, awe-inspiring, humbling. At […]

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Gimme a Break: Why We’re Making the Switch to Part-Time Travel

Three years of full-time travel in an RV – and living in four different RVs during that time – sure has taught us a lot, as you might expect! We’ve driven our various homes-on-wheels to 44 states and two Canadian provinces so far. There are some great destinations within easy driving distance that we still […]

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Honey, I Shrunk Our RV: We Travel in a Van Now!

What on earth would possess us to try to fit two adults, three dogs, and all our earthly possessions into a camper van while traveling? I think we’ve officially lost our minds – Jason Maybe we have lost our minds. But we’ve been doing this for a few weeks now, and loving it so far! […]

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Have Online Job, Will Travel: But Is It Worth It?

Confession time: we regularly ask ourselves if a nomadic lifestyle is worth it if we still have to work full-time. From the outside, a traveling lifestyle looks pretty darn carefree, even if you have a job as you roam. This belief is perpetuated by travel bloggers (ourselves included!) posting jealousy-inducing photos of themselves working near the beach, in swanky […]

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Balancing Travel + Life: Avoiding The Dreaded Travel Burnout

There’s definitely a balance and rhythm to travel that takes a long time to figure out – if you ever do! One day, travel is so awesome that you feel like you’ve got the absolute best life imaginable…and the next, you’re ready to pack it all in and go home (except for us there isn’t really […]

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Myths Versus Reality – Driving Your RV to Alaska

This is a guest post by fellow RV travelers and bloggers Ben and Rebecca of His and Hers Alaska. Having moved to Seward, Alaska a few years ago from the lower 48, their willingness to share their experiences and advice has been instrumental in helping us plan our own trip up there this summer. When […]

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Why Travel?

“Being wealthy is having the freedom to maximize one’s life experiences.” – Mark Manson I’m currently writing this blog from a bedroom in Barcelona, Spain – we’re on a business trip for Jason’s employer, Automattic, and I’m here too on a “working vacation” of sorts, thanks to their generous policy to let me stay in […]

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