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Discover What You Believe In

March 26, 2012 |

Progress on the RV continues, more about that is yet to come.  But today I’d like to talk about something else, personal values. Not specific things like your dreams and goals, but the code of conduct that you hold true too. How many of your values are things that you decided were worth upholding, and…

The Five Week Countdown

March 19, 2012 |

As it turns out, I will be living in my Casita sooner rather than later, starting near the end of April in fact. My roommate and I are breaking our lease four months early and will be saving ourselves a good deal of money by spending those four months living in a local RV park…

Video: First Night in the Casita

March 12, 2012 |

Just a short little video taken Thursday night, after picking up my Casita in Florida earlier in the day and starting the drive back to SC.  I used a flashlight and my old point and shoot camera didn’t pick it up very well so it’s mostly just audio. (Edit 9/13/2017: Old raw video has been…

Making The Purchase and Bringing The Casita Home

March 12, 2012 |

Herein is a full account of how I went about purchasing my RV from a private seller out of state, including what paperwork needed to be filled out, how to legally drive it home, and how to go about registering it when it is home. Also included are pictures of my very first fix: patching…

The RV Hunt

March 5, 2012 |

On Wednesday I saw a Craigslist ad for a RV that I was interested in. Today I decided to buy it. So what all happened during those five days to get from the point of seeing the posting, to deciding to buy? A lot. I’ve devised a walk-through of the process, for those of you…

Truck Camping in Tampa

February 27, 2012 |

This past weekend my roommate and I took Bertha (yes, she has a name) out for another truck camping excursion, this time down to Tampa, FL. My birthday was last Wednesday, and this’ll be the third year in a row that I’ve celebrated by going to the Bay Area Renaissance Festival. I’ve been a big…

Make the Journey Enjoyable

February 20, 2012 |

Psst, I have a secret to share with you. Are you listening? Good. Here it is: Life shouldn’t merely be about getting from point A to point B. Between those points are where the actual living happens. The journey should be as enjoyable as the destination. In fact the way I see it, there really…

Ingredients for a Meaningful Life

February 13, 2012 |

While I talk about the importance of following your dreams a lot here at IO, the truth is that it’s only one piece of a bigger puzzle. Many times, people think that achieving a big life-long goal such as rambling full-time in an RV, finally writing that novel, or being a millionaire will magically fix…

Hunting Island State Park, SC

February 6, 2012 |

Perhaps the most visited state park in SC, Hunting Island is a sub-tropical barrier island in the Atlantic, and features over 3 miles of uninterrupted beach and the only lighthouse in the state that is open to the public. I first visited it the weekend I moved down to Beaufort in 2009, and instantly fell…

What To Do When Your Plan Falls Apart

January 30, 2012 |

First off, in the immortal words of Douglas Adams: Don’t Panic. Ahh, plans. They’re good to have, because they give structure to a dream (and your life in general, for that matter) and give you measurable steps to work on. Great! Without measurable goals, how do we know that we’re making progress at all? They…

A Full-timing To Do List

January 23, 2012 |

So, what exactly does one need to do to prepare for full-time RVing? Glad you should ask. Everyone’s situation and needs are going to be a little different, but here is a peek at my personal list for anyone who might be curious.  For those of you embarking on your own full-timing journeys, feel free…

The Only Predictable Thing is Change

January 16, 2012 |

Time for another mid-month update on my plans, and this one is pretty significant. As I have mentioned in comments a couple times, I gave my 2.5 weeks notice last week to the job I hate. My last day there is going to be the 27th, hooray! There’s just a couple things to work out…

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