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The “D” Word

Well here we are. Yesterday was the shortest day of the year, winter has officially started. When I was a kid, I loved winter. I grew up in Wisconsin and winter was ice skating, sledding down the hill behind our house, and hoping every time a snowstorm was predicted that school would be canceled. I […]

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Full-time Travel Isn’t Comfortable

Five years I’ve been on the road now. Five years of explaining to strangers I meet in my travels about what I do. Five years of hearing people say they wish they could do that too. Five years of asking why they don’t. Some of these people have given travel serious thought and have concrete […]

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Happiness Per Dollar

When I was preparing to hit the road I made a list of the necessities for RVing, both things I thought of, and what other people said were must-haves. The list became so big that not only was it not affordable, it wouldn’t all fit in the Casita. There was an important lesson here: not […]

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Why “Buy Your Second RV First” Makes Me Cringe

When someone new asks in an RVing community for advice on what RV to buy, it’s become common to see at least one “buy your second RV first” response. The idea behind this sentiment is to spend more money for a better RV right out the gate, so that you don’t have to deal with […]

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Life as an Experiment

You would think that with such a novel lifestyle as a traveler has, that it would be impossible to fall into the kind of day-after-day routines that one experiences living a stationary life. But that isn’t the case. Oh, the routine has more variables than one of a person living a stationary life, but it […]

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An Observation on Self Employment

A few months ago I wrote about how having a schedule really helps a nomad keep a good work/life balance when working remotely for themselves. Today I’d just like to briefly interrupt your holiday weekend to point out one other related point that has come to my attention since I started working from my computer […]

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Teardrop Build Reveal and Patreon Info

The order form for Hiker Trailer is four pages long, which I suspect could be quite intimidating for an RVing newbie. As for myself, when I received it my eyes lit up, it was like Christmas had come early. Highly customizable was just what I was looking for. I spent days perusing the Hiker Trailer […]

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The Emotional Side of RV Selection and More on Hiker Trailer

If you missed Tuesday’s big announcements about the rig purchase and Amazon Affiliate account termination, read that first! Given our love in this day and age for solutions that are practical and orderly, I’m sure everyone would like a nice, sound, scientific reason why I chose a teardrop over other RV types when I decided […]

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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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Grafton day shift 2017 group pic (taken at the end of our shift which is after sunset). I'm second to left.

Sugar Beet Harvest Job Descriptions and Recap

Today (Saturday the 14th) was my last day working the sugar beet harvest, woohoo! Our last truck came in at 11:37pm last night, so today day crew just came in for four hours to clean the machines well. A task that would have been better if it hadn’t been cold and raining this morning, but […]

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A photo from South Dakota, as I haven't visited North Dakota yet!

About the Sugar Beet Harvest

Here it is, my informational article for the sugar beet harvest! Expect this post to get updated as I learn more on the job. What It Is American Sugar Crystal Company (ASCC) is a Minnesota agricultural cooperative that hires over 1300 workers to assist with the sugar beet harvest in northern Minnesota, North Dakota, and […]

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Lessons on Starting a YouTube Channel

First off, happy nomadiversary to me! Five years ago today I left Bluffton, SC with a shiny and clean (boy that didn’t last long) Cas and Bertha and I never looked back. Wow how time flies. Next, you would have to have been hiding under a rock somewhere (i.e., not keeping up with recent posts), […]

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