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This ground cover in North Dakota stayed green long after everything else was bare branches. No idea what it is.

A Full-timer’s Secret Weapon

Tonight I’m parked at a Cracker Barrel in Sioux Falls, SD, waiting to go back into the repair shop tomorrow morning to address a new concern the shop created when they fixed the original problem. I can tell you all the whole story in a future post once it’s over, but really it won’t be […]

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Back Into Traveling Mode

By the time you read this on Friday I’ll be on the road again for my first big move since I arrived in Wisconsin in June. I’ve found during my time as a full-timer that three months is about as long as I like to sit stationary and I get hitch itch after that, and […]

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On the internet at Badlands National Park.

Mobile Internet Update

It’s been over two years since I last posted about how I stay connected on the road, and it’s changed since then. Time for an update! First, some history. For the first three years living in the Casita (2012-2015) I relied solely on public WiFi and mooching off of friends for getting online. If you’re […]

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Thoughts on RV Projects

There is always, always going to be something that needs doing on your RV. It doesn’t matter how good of shape it’s in, or how new it is. And for tinkerer types who enjoy fixing and improving things, that can make an RV a really great project. But, a lot of us don’t fall into […]

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Owning the Mess

What I had intended to be a quick announcement earlier this week about my upcoming plans generated a lot more response than I expected. It really touched me how interested all of you are in what I’m up to in my little corner of the world. It also made me a bit uncomfortable, because many […]

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Lakeside view at a Walmart in South Carolina

Answered: Is Parking Overnight at Walmart Safe?

I travel alone and have been on the road nearly five years now. During that time, I have overnighted at Walmarts, truck stops, rest areas, and Cracker Barrels all over the country. I personally have never had an incident in the dozens of times I’ve done it, and I’ve stayed at Walmarts from Atlanta to […]

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Managing Analysis Paralysis When Traveling

When I hit the road as a full-time RVer, I anticipated many of the challenges of traveling solo, from loneliness to fear of failure to safety concerns. One thing I didn’t anticipate? Analysis paralysis. We’re fortunate to live in a first-world country, and have a lot more options on how to live our lives than […]

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The Grass is Not Always Greener

It never ceases to amaze me how much variety there is in this wonderful lifestyle. I hang out with folks in large motorcoaches with all the bells and whistles, and those who’ve converted old vans to the purpose. And by and large, both are happy with their decision to hit the road, no matter the […]

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An Idea for Choosing the Right Size RV

One of the most important questions you’ll ask yourself early on when shopping for an RV, before you even get to brand or floorplan, is what size is right for you – and it’s not an easy question to answer. Touring an RV on a dealer’s lot for ten minutes is not the same as […]

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Happiness Is An Open Road

A couple days ago I posted on social media that rainy days were made for curling up indoors with a pen and a map and plotting your next adventure. As it turns out, they’re also for thinking up silly RVing games. Maybe two months or so ago, I finally got a shower after a long […]

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Summer RVing Without Reservations

Ah, summer. The season of outdoor grilling, family bonding, and fun in the sun. It’s also the busy season for travel, when many tourist destinations experience their highest volume of visitors. With the increase of RVs on the road this time time of year, trip planning takes on a new urgency. Those who full-time RV […]

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Tips for Visiting Badlands National Park

Longtime readers will know that I worked at Badlands National Park in the summer of 2013. Boondocking out here the past two weeks has been fun and I’ve gone into the park a couple times. Rather than write a travelogue about where I went and what I did, which would be repeating stuff from four […]

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