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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...

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...

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...

8 essentials I carry for comfort & safety in the wilderness

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About 10 minutes in to our evening walk, Mark decided to go back to camp since he wasn’t feeling great.  As I continued down the road without him, I realized I had nothing with me that I usually carry when venturing out alone.  Mark knew exactly what route I was taking and it was only a couple of miles so I decided to not worry about it.  However, it got me thinking about the handful of things I...

Why we chose a toy hauler for our next full-time RV

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This past winter we spent two months traveling around Arizona in our truck camper.  When the weather was good, we couldn’t have been happier.  But on the days when the weather left us no other choice than to hide out in the camper, we were reminded just how small of a space it really is.  The wind was relentless for the couple of weeks that we spent in my hometown of...

A few things we’ve learned from 6 months living on the road

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I can hardly believe that it’s been 6 months since we sold our house and set off to try our hand at full-time RV living.  Without a doubt there has been a learning curve and we still become a little better accustomed to this lifestyle every week.  There have been good days and bad as well as a lot of learning about ourselves and life on the road. Here are a few things we’ve learned...

One night in Pahrump, NV & what our resupply days are like

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My favorite thing to share on this website are pretty pictures of all the scenic places we go.  However, that is hardly a look at the ins and outs of life on the road.  Managing resources and route planning are two large time consuming components of our travels, so I was thinking it might be fun to share with you guys what our resupply days look like. About once a week, we dedicate an entire day...

Our rules of the road plus stops in Prescott NF & Oatman, AZ

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From Cottonwood the plan was to make our way back to Havasu where our new lift kit and shock kit were waiting installation.  It’s a simple 240 mile drive primarily via Interstate 40.  If Google showed you the way, it would only take you 4 hours to make the trip.  But we have a few rules and they don’t in any way correspond with Google’s calculations.  Our...

RV Camping Gear Guide: Boondocking Favorites

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I’m beginning to think I love sharing our gear with you guys as much as Mark loves sourcing it.  What happens is, he thoughtfully researches every purchase (something he is really good at and I am not) then I get to use or benefit from said purchases.  THEN…he undoubtedly finds the coolest stuff and I immediately think, you guys, our awesome readers, should know about this stuff! ...

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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!

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