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Full-time RV Travel

Our path to full-time RV travel was far from straightforward. We’ve tried part-time and full-time travel with various rigs since 2012. It’s now been four years since we last lived in a house and we can’t imagine going back. Here we share a candid account of what it’s like to travel full-time.

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

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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...

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

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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 summer working & RV-ing around Colorado

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It feels like a big statement to say that this was the best summer of my life…but I think it might have been. We make a living photographing destination weddings throughout the Colorado Rockies. In summers past, we would photograph 1-2 weddings every weekend for 18 weekends straight. During the week we would edit and manage the business. We never saw our friends, we very rarely went camping, and...

7 weeks getting to know our property

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It was mid-April when we made our way back to our property. We hadn’t been since late October when we closed escrow and spent two quick celebratory weeks before migrating south for the winter. We were eager to get back, to get to know the area and the property itself more, and to see if this place would be everything we hoped it would be. Spoiler alert: It was. What we were hoping for was a...

How to not have fun RV-ing

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We managed to get a pretty sweet campsite here at Valley of the Gods.  We had an okay spot for the first two days we were here but when the guy left the site we’re at now, we jumped on it and moved the mile or so down the road to snag it.  We’re perched up on a hill, at the base of Rooster Butte, with panoramic views of Valley of the Gods and Monument Valley in the distance.  A lot...

How we plan our travel days

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It’s been about 10 months now since we sold our house and began living and traveling full-time in our RV.  As many of you may already know, this isn’t our first time, it’s actually our 3rd.  All the previous experience has culminated in a wealth of knowledge that is making our travels more enjoyable than they’ve ever been.  Planning routes, locating campsites, knowing how often and...

Six weeks in the Verde Valley

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A few years ago, I never could have imagined us camping in the same area for six weeks.  Our house has wheels so that we can move.  Why would we stay put for a month and a half?  I think it has to do with a lack of urgency.  When we owned a house and went on trips in our truck camper, there was always an end date.  Whether the trip was a week long or a month long, there...

A Sedona sunrise hike

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We woke at 4:20am.  We were on the trail before 6:00 and arrived at our destination 20 minutes before the sun rose.  Our timing worked out perfectly. I had casually said to Claire & Brandon a few days prior “we should do a sunrise hike to the cave”.  I was merely filing the air with words, I hadn’t really thought that hard about it.  Mark actually laughed out loud, this is...

All the weird & random things that happened in Ajo

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I actually kept a list. By the time the third weird/random thing happened I decided it was time to keep tabs. It started with the night we genuinely thought the world might be ending. I’d stepped outside for a moment when a wildly bright light in the sky quickly caught my eye. Bright enough it was casting shadows. Yet it seemed to be quite a ways away. We spotted a smoke trail behind it and then...

Finding community where I least expected it

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We had some technical difficulties while trying to get a photo of us with Anne before we part ways. It resulted in some fun photos though. In 2017, when we were living on the road in our Casita, I had the realization that I was craving community. An unfamiliar feeling for someone that has gravitated towards solitude and independence for most of her life. My very introverted nature has rarely...

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We’re Mark & Michele, modern-day nomads perfecting the art of slow, full-time travel.  Our tiny home on wheels and slow-paced travel style allows us to minimize our expenses while maximizing our freedom.  May our unconventional way of life inspire you to design a life that you love.

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