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…

The Future of RVing

February 3, 2018 | 38

Recently, I received an e-mail from a reader that brought up a topic I haven’t addressed on IO before: the future of RVing. And I thought my opinion on the subject was something worth sharing, so here it is. More and more people are hitting the road – full-timers, part-timers, and vacationers. Making reservations in…

Xscapers Bash Part 2 and How to Make Friends on the Road

January 30, 2018 | 14

January 19 (continued) This year the Xscapers Annual Bash is set up differently than previous years. Instead of two weeks spent in Quartzsite, there’s a part 1 and part 2 to the event, with the first week being in Q, and the second week being down near Winterhaven, CA along American Girl Mine (AGM) Road…

The “D” Word

December 22, 2017 | 52

Well here we are. Yesterday was the shortest day of the year, winter has officially started. When I was a kid, I loved winter. I grew up in Wisconsin and winter was ice skating, sledding down the hill behind our house, and hoping every time a snowstorm was predicted that school would be canceled. I…

Full-time Travel Isn’t Comfortable

December 18, 2017 | 59

Five years I’ve been on the road now. Five years of explaining to strangers I meet in my travels about what I do. Five years of hearing people say they wish they could do that too. Five years of asking why they don’t. Some of these people have given travel serious thought and have concrete…

Happiness Per Dollar

December 14, 2017 | 21

When I was preparing to hit the road I made a list of the necessities for RVing, both things I thought of, and what other people said were must-haves. The list became so big that not only was it not affordable, it wouldn’t all fit in the Casita. There was an important lesson here: not…

Why “Buy Your Second RV First” Makes Me Cringe

December 6, 2017 | 24

When someone new asks in an RVing community for advice on what RV to buy, it’s become common to see at least one “buy your second RV first” response. The idea behind this sentiment is to spend more money for a better RV right out the gate, so that you don’t have to deal with…

Life as an Experiment

November 28, 2017 | 23

You would think that with such a novel lifestyle as a traveler has, that it would be impossible to fall into the kind of day-after-day routines that one experiences living a stationary life. But that isn’t the case. Oh, the routine has more variables than one of a person living a stationary life, but it…

An Observation on Self Employment

November 24, 2017 | 37

A few months ago I wrote about how having a schedule really helps a nomad keep a good work/life balance when working remotely for themselves. Today I’d just like to briefly interrupt your holiday weekend to point out one other related point that has come to my attention since I started working from my computer…

Teardrop Build Reveal and Patreon Info

November 17, 2017 | 52

The order form for Hiker Trailer is four pages long, which I suspect could be quite intimidating for an RVing newbie. As for myself, when I received it my eyes lit up, it was like Christmas had come early. Highly customizable was just what I was looking for. I spent days perusing the Hiker Trailer…

The Emotional Side of RV Selection and More on Hiker Trailer

November 3, 2017 | 69

If you missed Tuesday’s big announcements about the rig purchase and Amazon Affiliate account termination, read that first! Given our love in this day and age for solutions that are practical and orderly, I’m sure everyone would like a nice, sound, scientific reason why I chose a teardrop over other RV types when I decided…

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