Volunteering at Wild Sun Rescue Center in Costa Rica

March 22, 2019 | 12

There will be more travelogue type posts coming about how I’m spending my free time, but today I’d like to talk more about Wild Sun now that I’ve been here a while. For anyone needing a reminder from the initial announcement post I made about visiting Costa Rica, Wild Sun Rescue Center is a non-profit…

Far From Home

February 20, 2019 | 22

This blog post chronicles my trip to Costa Rica ,where I’m volunteering for 12 weeks at Wild Sun Rescue Center on the Nicoya Peninsula. Feb 9, Saturday I’m awake before my alarm, which is a shame. I’m pretty much guaranteed to get no or very little sleep tonight and it would have been nice to…

Costa Rica Trip Planning

February 5, 2019 | 33

So, four days until I fly out to Costa Rica. In this post I’ll be talking about what I’ve been doing to prepare. None of this should be taken as expert advice because the facts are, this is my first such trip and I’m learning it all as I go. Consider this more a recording…

Teardrop Trailer Bed Solutions

January 22, 2019 | 20

Continuing with the tiny trailer living series, today we’re going to talk about beds! (Non-teardrop people, you can scroll down to the bottom for a little update on what I’ve been up to the past week.) In a standard RV, the bed isn’t usually something a new owner needs to think about, as just about…

Big Travel Plan Announcement!

January 5, 2019 | 30

So far, this winter’s travels haven’t strayed much from my normal southwest routine. After leaving Snyder Hill BLM area near Tucson, AZ, I moseyed down to Darby Wells Road near Ajo, AZ to get my fill of big cacti. After that, I landed at American Girl Mine (AGM) Road near Winterhaven, CA for my annual…

Focusing on the Journey

December 20, 2018 | 25

Today, I’d like to tell you all a little story. In this story, a wannabe full-timer learns of an RV that sounds right for them. They think, ‘this is it, this could be The One’. They get excited at the prospect of having found their dream RV, but at the same time, they also start…

The Annual Southern Migration

December 2, 2018 | 16

After a nice stay with friends and fellow Xscapers Kate and Roger on their property near Mesa Verde National Park, including a nice weekend up in Fruita, CO to try my hand at mountain biking again, the cold weather pushing into Colorado finally forces me south. Other than a general direction, I have no specific…

Teardrop Trailer Living Space and Storage Solutions

November 16, 2018 | 21

Continuing my series on tiny trailer living, today I’m going to address another common question: how do I handle having so little space? This can be broken down into two subjects, living space and storage space. Living Space The simple answer is, when your living space is tiny, you change your definition of it. It…

Mesa Verde National Park, CO

November 6, 2018 | 14

After stocking up on supplies in Durango, CO, I take 160 west to the small town of Mancos, where my friend Kate is celebrating her birthday. Her and her husband bought property in the area where they park their RV in the summer, then in the winter they travel around the south. They happen to…

Silverton and Ouray, CO

October 24, 2018 | 28

After setting up camp on 7/585 just north of Silverton, CO on Oct 1st, Kelly and I spend the next day cooped up inside due to rain from the remnants of a hurricane that pushed ashore down in Baja. The morning after dawns bright and clear, this is reported to be the one good day…

Teardrop Trailer Bathroom and Kitchen Solutions

October 19, 2018 | 52

Two posts ago I asked what your biggest questions were about tiny trailer living, and by far two most asked questions were: 1. What do you do for a bathroom? And 2. What do you do for a kitchen? There are several possible solutions for those who live in teardrops (and some kinds of vans…

Night Falls on Colorado

October 10, 2018 | 22

September 23, Sunday Last night was my first night sleeping in the Hiker Trailer, and I underestimated how many layers I’d need under me when sleeping. It’s getting quite cold at night here in Leadville, CO. Eventually I’ll get a custom sized mattress, but I wanted to wait to order until I figured out the…

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