Living in an RV and traveling around the United States and Canada, even some of Mexico, can be one of the most beautiful ways to turn a life into a flower, always growing, seeing more, living well.
It’s a gorgeous thing to witness the big mountains, trees and open roads of the American West. To slumber into the history of everything east of the Mississippi. To find freedom on the road in a life lived more simply.
Here are our guides to living such a life.
Full-time RVing Articles
The Complete Guide to Choosing and Buying RVs for Full-Time Traveling
How Everything in an RV Works
How Much Does RV Camping Cost per Night?
How to Make a Living on the Road
A Complete Guide to RV Camping in State Parks of the United States
Discount Programs for Full-time RVers & Vandwellers
What to Expect from the Internet while Traveling
The Post Office, Mail and Bills
Showering & Bathrooms
Having Sex in RVs
Living in an Airstream
Eco-friendliness of living in an RV vs. a House
Interviews with Full-time RVers
Blog Posts About Full-time RVing
Yay, We’re Full-timers! Now, Where Should We Go?
Some quick ideas on how to figure out where you want to go once you’ve decided you’re going to get gone!
Save $4,476 a Year by Living on the Road Full-time
How to Find the Right Home on Wheels
Families on the Road
The RV Community
Is there such a thing as “the RV Community”?
On Choosing Places to Stay
A short summary of how we typically find a place to stay, of the plethora of locales available to the modern American familia du gypsy..
One of my favorite aspects to traveling so frequently is waking wherever. Opening eyes to the random sounds of whatever landscape surrounds us, sometimes chirping birds over the hum of a distant highway, sometimes the banging of construction over the bustle of a city’s morning commute, or the pristine quiet of a state park waking,
President Obama Mentions Plugin Hybrid Tech for RVs
Today the President mentioned that there is money on the way to those who would seek to develop a battery that would allow for hybrid RVs. Nifty.
RVing in Phoenix, AZ reserved for the Rich and Old
If your license doesn’t read 55 or older and your RV doesn’t shine like a pig’s ass, don’t plan on finding a place to RV in Phoenix.
A flat tire and a busted water main in the RV park. Times are tough, but no tougher than a veggie burger.
Piloting an RV
Regaling the adventure that is actually driving the RV, maneuvering America’s back roads, taking it as slow as she wants and otherwise thoroughly enjoying the scenery. America can be a great and diverse place, a land utterly sheer in beauty and opportunity for exploration, if only you know where to look (not to mention to actually look.)
An RVers Guide to South Austin
A Google Map and brief guide to some of the better coffee shops, bars, restaurants and outdoor activities in South Austin. Meant to serve as a primer to those who might be just getting into the area or thinking of passing through.
What is it Like Living in an RV?
A little bit about what it’s like to live in such a small home, from finding space for ourselves to keeping it clean to finding time for the adulting.
RV Parking Secret in Pittsburgh
A place to park your RV in Pittsburgh, though not exactly a traditional RV park or anything, it’s in the heart of one of Pittsburgh’s most happening neighborhoods and likely your best (and only) bet if you’d like to visit the city while living the RV lifestyle.
Web Working from the Road (Part 3): Creating a Wireless Network in Your RV
Some working examples of how to set up a wireless network in your RV and some of the nifty things you can do with it once it’s set up. This article focuses on using Apple’s Time Machine and Airport Express to get some of these tasks accomplished, but these items could theoretically be substituted for other similar products.
Web Working from the Road (Part 2): Connecting to the Web via a Wireless Carrier
In this second installment in a four part series on accessing the Internet via the RV lifestyle we’ll explore connecting to the Internet via wireless providers like Sprint or AT&T.
High Technology: Web Working from the Road (Part 1)
The first in a four part installment covering our experiences with accessing the Internet on the road, the joys, the sorrows, the endless download times…
8.4 MPG, Highway
Today we struck out from Memphis and began the long journey to Austin, TX. Like rushing fools, we drove all day and wee into the night, crossing state lines, Bill Clinton’s birthplace, and even enjoying a most authentic Mexican slab of corn flower, retried beans and “seriously, is that chicken or…?” salsa melted cheddar. Our
Geico RV Insurance: A Review of our First Claim
When our RV’s transmission broke down and we needed roadside assistance, Geico did end up paying us back for all of the towing that was required, but took exceptionally long in doing so. They kept most of their promises, but not without a little extra complaining in the meantime.
Leaving Pittsburgh, Part 4 of the Truly Neverending Saga
The RV’s transmission is acting up again. Oh yeah, and we’re still in Pittsburgh! So much for this being a year on the road. 🙂
Leaving Pittsburgh, Part 3 of the Neverending Saga
I’m going on nearly a week of living out of this trusty red backpack now, as I make my way through a crispy early morning Shadyside to catch the 500 downtown and back into the Amtrak station’s waiting arms. It’s all considerable fun of course, even the constant consecutive early morning wake ups, all in
Major Setbacks of the Transmission Variety
After a week of waiting to find out what exactly was wrong with the RV, we found out today that the transmission is totally shot. No forward, no reverse, nothing. So our first setback is proving to be quite the major one. The tranny will cost about $5000 to fix and will take another week
Chapter One: We’re Still in Pittsburgh
What grand adventure doesn’t begin without a bit of misfortune? And so we found ourselves without home or the means to propel ourselves forward as we checked into the 11th Floor, 21st Room of the Holiday Inn just off Highway 30 and Interstate 376. We managed to find some exotic seafood, the kind that I
Roadside Assistance Required
Today we began our journey, after a long week of packing and 6 long months of planning, saving up enough money and anticipation. The trek began quite stalwartly and we had almost escaped the city of Pittsburgh as we approached the on ramp that would have put us on 376 E to wherever. The RV
Wireless Internet Options for Boondockers
There are loads of options for getting the Internet while in your RV, from having your own satellite dish to “borrowing” an open WiFi connection. Some are free and some are quite expensive. Similarly, some are easy and reliable, while other methods rely on luck and hope. Here I’m going to look at two options
Comparing Satellite Internet for RVs
While investigating how we would get the Internet into our laptops and keep the coffers filled, I looked at multiple satellite Internet service providers. Here’s a chart to help you compare these services as well as some information below to fill in any blanks. HughesNet WildBlue Dish Network Equipment Cost $199.99 $249 $199 Monthly Service
Searching for RVs to Buy
Once you’ve decided on your budget and the type of RV that you want to buy, actually finding vehicles that fit into both categories can become quite the daunting task. We’ve found that there are three primary sources for locating and narrowing down your RV selection. Craigslist This is my preferred stop as Craigslist is
Why We Chose to Find a Class C RV
After much debate and consideration over the size of RV that we should purchase, our family reconciled on a larger model of the Class C variety. One of the largest concerns was that we would need plenty of space if we’re actually going to be living in a vehicle, while I was more concerned about
Free and Cheap Places to Park Your RV
While in the process of attempting to figure out what our approximate expenses will be, and therefore understand how much RV we can afford, I’ve been researching cheap or free places to camp in an RV. Boondocking is the term for parking somewhere without hookups. Search the Web and you’ll find out that Wal-Mart seems
Choosing the RV
It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of the prospect of living in a different city every month or meeting new people every couple of days, exciting enough to allow the actual purchasing of an RV to slip to the back-burners, but eventually, if you want to live in an RV, you’re going to