RV & Camping Insights

10 elements to the perfect boondocking campsite


Our first few months of living on the road has been divided between campgrounds and boondocking.  We thought a week boondocking with limited resources followed by a week at a campground with amenities would be a nice balance.  While it’s been working out great, we’re definitely craving more boondocking.  And since Mark has gotten us all set up with solar and other gear...

RV Camping Gear Guide: Travel trailer essentials


If we’ve learned anything thru owning a truck camper, 30′ travel trailer and now a 17′ travel trailer, it’s that you’re just getting started when you purchase your RV.  No matter what you get, they never come outfitted to serve all your comforts and needs.  Outfitting your RV to make it the most fun, functional and comfortable is a project, but the more it...

Mark’s Favorite Camping Gear (and his attempt at choosing his top 10)

favorite camping gadgets

The night I was trying to wrap up the article I’d written about our Top 10 Favorite Pieces of Camping Gear, I sat down with Mark to compare our top 10 favorites to make sure we were on the same page before I hit publish.  After about an hour of Mark listing out every piece of gear that he loves and wouldn’t want to camp without (which is many things I might add), I finally got him to...

Our Top 10 Favorite Pieces of Camping Gear (or so I thought)


A quick note:  This post was written before buying our Casita and moving on to the road full-time so it’s slightly out of context to our current situation but still applies! Our Four Wheel Camper combined with an awesome array of gear is what makes our camping trips so much fun, we never want to go home.  Since truck camper travel means limited space, every item that gets packed must have a...

Downsizing from a house to full-time RV living: a few tips

decluttering for RV living

Downsizing from a 1600 square foot house to 200 square feet of RV space is no easy feat.  And there’s nothing more effective at making you face the reality of what material items in your life are truly important.  This process proved to be so much different than a traditional move.  Instead of packing our belongings, loading a truck, moving to another location and unpacking...

Cold-weather camping in our Four Wheel Camper

cold weather camping gear

We’re officially out of our house but not driving off into the sunset…at least not yet!  This month we’re finishing up some jobs in Colorado before heading South for the winter.  Before this month even began, I knew it would be an adventure given how volatile the weather can be at high elevation this time of year.  Sure enough, our third day out of our house it snowed 5″...

Our last day as homeowners!


Today is our last day in our house.  We’re one day away from setting off on our new life on the road.  Our head’s our full with our endless to-do lists.  Between keeping on top of our business during it’s busiest season and packing up our house, there’s hardly been a moment to spare.  If I sit around and dwell on all the changes we’re making, it’s easy to get emotional.  Luckily, there is...

Why we chose a Casita Travel Trailer for full-time RV living


Back in 2013 we made our first attempt to live on the road full-time.  Thinking we needed as much room as possible to fit our house in to an RV, we bought a 30′ long travel trailer and the very thing we bought to live in turned out to be the very thing that killed our desire to live on the road.  That trailer was so large and cumbersome, it took a lot of fun out of the travel for...

What is dispersed camping, dry camping and boondocking?


There are various terms that are common in the RVing and camping community that we’d never heard of before we got our truck camper.  Today I thought I’d talk about a few of those terms that describe how or where you’re camped.  If you’re new to camping, whether it be with a tent or motorhome, it’s a good idea to think about what you need/want out of a campsite before setting out to find one.  Do...

Questions & Answers: struts, furnace, cooking and more

four wheel camper lift assist struts

We get so many questions from readers on various topics that I’d love to start sharing our responses in hopes of possibly helping others as well.  I’m not one for technical answers but I’m happy to share our experience and anything we’ve learned from 4 years and a few hundred nights in our Four Wheel Camper! Q:  I too have a Hawk camper on my ford truck.  I opted for the...


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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