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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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Trip to the Northwoods

June 20, Tuesday At 10 am this morning, my parents and I pile into their van and drive two hours north on 51 to Minocqua, WI. We depart Rapids in the rain, a soaking kind of rain that threatens to last all day. But while the band is wide it’s not all that long, and […]

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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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12 Tips for Making Travel Days Easier

It’s fun getting to explore new areas on a regular basis (and having your own bed with you while you do), but the actual process of moving from one location to the next with an RV can wear a person out. Here are some tips for new RVers on how to make travel days easier […]

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Arches National Park, UT (part 2)

April 27, Thursday At 7:02 am, Marshall, Kelly, and I are through the fee booth and into Arches NP for our hiking excursion. Because of repaving, the park is closed overnight on weekdays right now. The gates open at 7 am, so we’re among the first ten or fifteen cars into the park. Our destination […]

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The Element of Surprise

Some of my best memories as a nomad have come from experiencing things I had no notion existed ahead of time. My recent post about Tower Arch is a good example. Discovering there was a huge arch within walking distance of my camp was a joy. There’s something to be said for the element of […]

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More photos from Valley of the Gods, UT.  Because it's so pretty!

Hitching up, Backing up, and Dumping

It’s funny how often the things that stress us most about a new a endeavor end up being so much easier than we imagined once the time actually comes. One of those classic ‘making a mountain out of a molehill’ scenarios. Learning how to hitch up, back up, and dump the waste tanks are three […]

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Trail Making

March 29, Wednesday Spring is a tricky time of year for RVers. When I arrived in Sedona two weeks ago it was to escape 90 degree heat in southern AZ, and Sedona was getting up to 80. After the rain came through temperatures dropped and 70 was the average high. Tomorrow night, another cold front […]

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