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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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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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Camp-Inn Teardrop Factory Tour

Last month, while Julie and I were volunteering in Enchanted Rock State Natural Area in TX, a couple pulled into the park with the neatest teardrop trailer I’d ever seen. It was aluminum skinned like an Airstream, had panoramic windows in front and old-fashioned white-wall tires and fancy curved fenders. I pulled the golf cart […]

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The Birthplace of Casitas

Tuesday, March 31 And we’re off! The sun is shining, the hills are alive with the sound of music spring greenery, and Bertha almost flies down the highway after the wheel alignment and shock replacement. Gee, it feels nice to be on the road again. It’s hard to keep to 60 mph today, the speed […]

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All About My Casita

It’s getting close to two years now since I drove down to Tampa and picked up my Casita, and it occurs to me that in all that time I’ve been writing and Cas still has never gotten a blog post all to himself. Time to fix that I think, especially because I get e-mails asking […]

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Positioning Yourself for Full-timing

When I look back at the crazy year an a half it took me to get on the road, I realize that I definitely had a couple advantages over other folks who dream of full-timing. Not that it was easy for me, after graduating from college it’s probably the second hardest thing I’ve done in […]

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Choose Experiences

People I meet for the first time are usually surprised when they discover that I’m a full-timer, being as young as I am. They give me a look and are quiet for a moment, I can only imagine they’re trying to sort out for themselves how I manage it. Sometimes what follows is a “Good […]

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Top 9 Things to Know About Full-timing

Last week I got an e-mail in from a reader asking me what I thought the top ten most important things to know about full-timing were. It seemed like a good thing to make a post out of, and so I did. Yes, there are nine items not ten. I was looking for broad things […]

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A Place For Everything

  Well, everything is now officially out of the storage locker. A small pile of my things still sits at Julie’s apartment, but the past few days I have slowly been moving it over to the Casita and organizing it as I go, it’s felt a bit like a game of Tetris. I suspect my […]

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Looks Like Progress

What a busy week! The closer I get to departure the faster time seems to be moving. My to-do list is shrinking, but not fast enough for my liking. I did make pretty good progress with my days off work, and still took yesterday as a true day off to see a couple more things […]

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The Right Choice

Right now I’m doing my typical day off routine of laundry in the morning while I write a blog post. The thing that makes today different is that instead of being at the campground (where they charge $1.50 for a load of wash and $1.00 for drying – remember to factor the cost of laundry […]

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…It’s What You Do

So if you read last Thursday’s post I left off with the simple statement that experiences trump possessions hands down when it comes to leading a happier, more fulfilling life. Now to delve into the how and why. Happiness As I mentioned before, the intense happiness I got from my iphone purchase was fleeting at […]

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