Two Happy Campers

Life on the road

Home

Welcome to our travel blog!

We’re Mark & Michele, a couple of modern-day nomads perfecting the art of slow, perpetual travel.  We live on the road full-time in our 150 square foot home on wheels and believe that being debt-free and free to roam is the ultimate freedom.  This blog is where we share our travels as well as our insights in to this lifestyle that we absolutely love.  We hope you enjoy it!

There are two ways to be rich; acquire more or desire less.

Latest stories

Meet Claire & Brandon: 2 years traveling with 2 cats & 2 dogs in 200 sq ft

M

Some of our most treasured friendships are with fellow nomads that we’ve met while living on the road. Bonds tend to form quickly when you camp beside each other and hang out together for days, if not weeks, on end. Through this opportunity we get to move past the small talk and discover more about one another’s values, interests, and curiosities, and why we’ve come to live an...

Full-time RV living in 2022: Costs, Crowds & Climate Change

F

As many of you know, RVing has grown exponentially more popular since the start of the pandemic in 2020. We previously lived on the road full-time back in 2018 and as we embarked on this second chapter of full-time RV living in 2020, I couldn’t help but wonder if it would be more difficult. Not only are there more crowds, additionally everything is getting more expensive, and dangerous...

Northbound: Our last 10 days in Baja

N

After spending a night in Los Barriles, it was time to say goodbye to our travel companions and begin the journey back North. While Seth & Drea had another entire month to bask in all that is good and wonderful about Baja, we, on the other hand, had to be back in the states in 9 days time. We didn’t NEED 9 days to get back to the border but we like to travel slow, allowing ourselves the...

Baja California Road Trip Week 4: People-watching and whale-spotting in Todos Santos

B

The start of week four and we had made it to Todos Santos, or “Todos Gringos” as our friends lovingly called it.  I’d heard rave reviews of this town for years and was excited to experience it for myself.  A public beach, a couple miles north of town, though populated with several other campers, ended up being our home for five beautiful days.  While this beach didn’t grab me at...

Baja California Road Trip Week 3: LaPaz and the land of gringo campers

B

It didn’t take long for me to start contemplating how and when we could make the trip back to Baja next winter.  We now had a taste of what was here and that wasn’t something we would soon, if ever, forget.  The beaches and climate are what drew us in, the food, the people, the slower pace, the lower cost of living, are what have made us feel right at home. With two and a half weeks...

Baja California Road Trip Week 2: Slowing down in Loreto

B

It may sound silly but it wasn’t until Day 9 that this trip felt real.  It had finally sunk in, this wasn’t a dream I was going to wake up from.  I was truly in Mexico, camped steps from the ocean.  The sound of calm seas lapping the shoreline had been putting me to sleep at night and waking me up every morning for the last 9 days.   Over the years, many of our friends have...

Baja California Road Trip Week 1: Sensory overload in the best way

B

Ever since arriving in Mexico it feels as though time has slowed down. From the speed limits to the customer service, nothing happens fast around here. Mark & I always feel as though we’re moving at a slower pace than the rest of the world around us so we immediately felt right at home. While I’m still digesting and acclimating to the wonder of this trip, I wanted to share with...

Baja here we come!

B

After a lot of shuffling, we are finally ready for the road trip of a lifetime. We’ve temporarily moved out of our larger trailer and in to our more robust and off-road capable utility trailer, and tomorrow cross the border for five weeks in Mexico!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I have dreamt of a Baja road trip for longer than I can remember. Tomorrow, when we cross, I will probably be the most nervous...

Where we’ve been, where we’re headed, and why we’re back!

W

Hello hello hello! It has been a while, I know. We last left you in May 2020 when we decided to sell our house in Idaho, as well as our plane, so that we could buy an RV, and return to full-time RV living. I’m happy to report that life on the road has been treating us extremely well since then. If you’ve been following our journey over the years, you know that we’ve had several...

Our favorite Colorado hikes of 2021

O

In my opinion, there are few things in life more awe-inspiring than standing on top of a mountain or on the shoreline of a high alpine lake. High altitude environments, where the climate is so unforgiving and oxygen so little that trees no longer are able to grow, have an enigmatic quality to them. If you time your hike just right, standing on a 13,000′ peak can feel like paradise. The sky is a...

About

Hi!  We’re Mark & Michele, a couple of modern-day nomads perfecting the art of slow, perpetual travel.  We believe that being debt-free and free to roam is the ultimate freedom.  This blog is where we share our travels as well as our insights in to this lifestyle that we absolutely love.  We hope you enjoy it!

Subscribe

Subscribe to receive new posts in your inbox.

Follow us on social:

Recent Posts

Categories

Contact