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
We cover every type of RV, including vans and travel trailers, and what they’re like to travel full-time in + how to look through one when you buy it and so very much more!
How Everything in an RV Works
From electrical wiring to dumping your sewage, the unabridged guide to everything RV.
How Much Does RV Camping Cost per Night?
Charts and statistics on every state in the United States. How much private and public campgrounds cost, as well as free camping, focus on RVs and vanlife.
How to Make a Living on the Road
A plethora of information from initial steps to actual positions that are traveling compliant to stories of people who are already doing it. We live and work on the road, so can you!
A Complete Guide to RV Camping in State Parks of the United States
Every state park in the fifty United States which offers camping suitable for RVs. Info on fees, hookups & more.
Discount Programs for Full-time RVers & Vandwellers
Covers the best clubs for saving money while RVing, especially if you full-time.
What to Expect from the Internet while Traveling
We review several methods of connecting to the web, rate them, and discuss the pros and cons of each. From tethering your iPhone to coffee shops and more.
The Post Office, Mail and Bills
Various ways to receive mail as a full-time traveler with no fixed address, as well as tips on paying bills and how to digitize everything.
Showering & Bathrooms
Where to find hot, clean showers and how to relieve yourself for those travelers who have no built-in shower and bathroom.
Having Sex in RVs
The lost art of copulation while living in small spaces with children around. How can you have sex if you’re a full-time traveler with young kids around? Tie them up outside? Blindfolds and earplugs? Hmm…
Living in an Airstream
The tale of four different Airstreams and their occupants. Traveling the nation, living in style and making the most of life.
Eco-friendliness of living in an RV vs. a House
When you hear someone state “I live in a vehicle that gets 7mpg”, do questions of how environmentally friendly the full-time RVing lifestyle can be come to mind? There are a plethora of ways to travel this world. Vandwelling, RV living, hotels, backpacking. Some are easier on Mother Nature than others, but I want to
Is Full-time RVing Safe for Kids?
It’s a common argument when families tell their friends and extended family, “We’re going to live in an RV!” “But,” the response undoubtedly arises, “isn’t that dangerous?” And it’s a valid question, often posed out of love. Grandma doesn’t want little Johnny getting snatched up by these evil border hoppers or Suzy Q. getting bitten
Interviews with Full-time RVers
Mali Mish Airstream
An interview with a family of five who travels the United States in their Airstream travel trailer.
Chase and Mariajose: Tio Aventura
Mariajose and Chase live in a converted school bus and plan to travel the world.
Exploring the Local Life
Jessica and Robert, along with their two children, two cats and dog, travel the Southeastern US in their travel trailer as Robert works as an airline dispatcher.
RV Wanderlust: Raising Teens, Toddlers and Driving Around the World
A family with children of vastly differing ages, some already off to adulthood at this point, begins anew with a toddler while traveling the US in an RV and the world in a Jeep.
Small Room Collective: A Traveling Boutique Shop
A young couple living and working out of their mobile Airstream boutique / thrift store.
Drivin’ & Vibin’: Airstream Life with a Newborn
Kyle and Olivia Brady have been on the road out of a travel trailer since 2015. In 2019, they discovered they’d be having a baby. Did this change their minds about life on the road?
A couple’s attempts at traveling, sustainably. Can you live in a vehicle and still consider yourself eco?
Tiny House, Tiny Footprint
A couple meets online and ends up moving into, along with their dog, a small camper.
The Real Buslife of Cheshire
A Brit and an Australian were traveling by van when they decided to mix things up – with a skoolie! Check out their homesteading lifestyle in England out of their converted school bus.
More Articles About RVing
The Right Steps to Ship an RV
Information on shipping an RV to a new destination.
Best Wineries to Visit via RV
New York, California and more – a wine lovers guide to RV destinations.
Discover These RV-Friendly Golf Courses In North America For A Quick Family Tee Time
Golf courses with RV parks attached – a golf lover’s guide to RV destinations.
Why Travel Full-Time? To Spend More Time with Your Family, to Truly Live? One Family’s Journey into Nomadic Living
One family’s journey into living on the road, in a vintage coach bus.
How to Find the Perfect Home on Wheels
A brief look at all of the homes you can find on the road, from tiny houses to RVs and vans, and explanations of them all.
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
Is it expensive to travel full-time? Or can it actually be cheaper?
How to Find the Right Home on Wheels
Helpful resources on where to start looking if you’ve decided you’d like to live full time on the road.
Families on the Road
When I was but a wee young budding parent, the joy that my little man Tristan brought into my days was rivaled only by the reality slowly seeping into my brain that my days of traveling had ended before they’d even really begun. I went on that way for a few years before one day,
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