Rules and Respect

July 18, 2018 | 32

I was talking with two fellow solo women full-timers recently and the conversation turned to how we all got started RVing, and one of the gals brought up a point that really stuck with me. She said she had been struggling with downsizing out of her house, and how overwhelmed she was feeling at the…

What It’s Really Like Living in a Casita Travel Trailer

July 4, 2018 | 17

First off: Yes, I am still getting the teardrop and I can’t wait to have it! But, as I’ve been saying since the original announcement, it won’t be ready until this fall. So in the meantime, I’m continuing to enjoy my Casita and today I have an answer to a question I get asked often:…

Saying Yes! to Challenges

June 22, 2018 | 9

Going full-time RVing. It’s a scary goal, paved with a lot of hard work and uncertainty. Deciding what RV to buy (and then actually buying it), downsizing out of a house, getting the logistics of mail, banking, and insurance sorted, not to mention the question of how to earn a living on the road, it…

For Those Who Can’t Travel Full-time Yet

June 5, 2018 | 19

I get a lot of wistful comments and e-mails from people who would love to do what I do, but there are very solid reasons why they can’t at this point in their life. These reasons aren’t just excuses because they don’t want to put in the effort. I get plenty of answers like that…

Health Insurance for Full-time RVers, 2018 Edition

May 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Health Insurance for Full-time RVers, 2018 Edition

Ahh, health insurance as a pre-medicare full-time traveler. To me, this is the #1 hardest thing about this lifestyle, even harder than the question of how to earn money on the road. And spoiler alert: I don’t have a perfect solution. But as with the question of internet on the road, I’ve done enough research…

Testing Verizon’s Unlimited Plan for Full-time RVing

May 15, 2018 | 35

In this day and age staying connected is vitally important, and when you’re living on the road it’s not as easy as calling up your local internet provider, or asking your neighbor what cell carrier has the best coverage in the neighborhood. So since I hit the road in 2012 I’ve written periodic updates on…

Where A Casita Can Go

May 1, 2018 | 22

Here’s another question I get asked frequently: “Where can you go in a Casita?” And by that people mean, how capable are they on dirt roads. What you’re using for a tow vehicle matters too of course, but for this post we’re going to focus on the trailer itself. Part of the answer depends on…

Living on 100 Watts of Solar

April 17, 2018 | 37

So I mention quite frequently that when I boondock, which is over 90% of the time these days, I live on 100 watts of solar. The next question asked is usually: “What can you do with 100 watts of solar?” So today I thought I’d answer that. Why 100 Watts First it’s probably important to…

How to Have a Great Caravaning Experience

March 27, 2018 | 18

Those who’ve followed me a while know I’m a die-hard solo adventurer. For years I have enjoyed meeting up with other RVers at one location, and then happily moved off on my own again when I felt the itch to travel. So after the unofficial Xscapers meetup in Anza-Borrego State Park, my decision to caravan…

That Time We Got Our Campground Neighbor Arrested

March 13, 2018 | 24

One other thing of note happened while our caravan of five was at Oak Flat Campground near Castaic, CA. We had to call the cops on one of our neighbors. The number one biggest reservation I hear from single women thinking of hitting the road is personal safety, And this incident was exactly in line…

Balancing Blogging and Travel

February 21, 2018 | 19

When I go to someplace I’ve never been before, lets say a new national park, there are always conflicting thoughts about how to document my experience there. If I take a lot of pictures and video, I’ve captured the moment to share with the internet. But because I’m focusing on how best to share the…

Reduce Your Mental Burden

February 8, 2018 | 22

Okay, so I’ve talked before on IO about the mental load that you carry from having a lot of material possessions, and that after downsizing, as painful as the process might be, everyone agrees that they feel freer and lighter. It turns out, this principle applies to more ephemeral burdens too. We carry a lot…

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