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Gallatin National Forest Camping

Well, it’s getting to be that time again. After four and a half months of working in Yellowstone National Park; the nights are getting cooler, the aspen are losing their leaves, and visitation is (finally) slowing down. It won’t be long now. Last Monday (the 21st) was the south district going away party, held at […]

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Three Years In A Casita

While September 14th marked my third nomadiversary, it also marks almost three and a half years of living in a small RV. To this day I get incredulous looks that a trailer only 17 feet long from hitch to bumper provides adequate space to live and thrive in, but I can now say in no […]

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RV Tires and More Yellowstone

Friday, September 4 Did I mention that after that big 10.8 mile hike I did yesterday that I couldn’t rest when I got home? Instead, I dumped tanks, stowed away all loose items in Cas, and hitched up so I could depart early this morning. No, not for a weekend getaway or anything exciting like […]

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Moving Back To A Fixed Home

Don’t worry, I’m not giving up RVing yet. This is just an intellectual exercise to lay to rest one of the fears I hear from prospective full-timers on occasion: how easy would it be to go back to sticks ‘n bricks living after being a full-timer? People who are contemplating getting off the road probably […]

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Fall and Winter Plans, and a Request

Christmas comes early in Yellowstone. No, I’m not referring to the weather. It isn’t getting that cold at night yet fortunately, I’m referring to the annual August 25th Christmas celebration that most of the lodges and stores participate in in the park. There is a story behind it, it’s not entirely a marketing gimmick. The […]

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Top 10 Things to Know About Full-timing

Eons ago, when I’d been on the road for almost three months, I wrote an article called “Top 9 Things to Know About Full-timing“. Looking back now I still think I did a reasonably good job on it, but it was always my intention to revise it once I had more experience. So here it […]

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Going On A Trip (Game)

I had such grand plans for my day off today. I was going to get up early and go hiking in Lamar Valley with Jayne and then write up a post about it this evening complete with pretty pictures. Then I got sick and hardly slept last night. I had to text Jayne and cancel […]

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As I was perusing my photo albums yesterday I realized that in many places I’ve camped, I had a picture with a black frame around it: a photo taken from inside Cas looking out. I made a sort of mini-album of these pictures and others with one big rule in mind, the picture had to […]

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RVing Wardrobe

I’m not a material girl, as I’m sure you’ve all deduced by now. I don’t need a lot of stuff to be happy and when it comes to clothes I’m more about what’s comfortable than what’s stylish. But every now and then I get the desire to dress up, either for special events or because […]

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You Must Be Crazy

Lately there’s been a lot of comments and e-mails from new readers who are just starting to look into the RVing lifestyle (welcome!). Back in March I wrote a guest post for another blog (CheapRVLiving), and it occurs to me I’ve never shared that content with all of you here at IO. I thought it […]

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