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:…

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…

An Idea for Choosing the Right Size RV

June 30, 2017 | 17

One of the most important questions you’ll ask yourself early on when shopping for an RV, before you even get to brand or floorplan, is what size is right for you – and it’s not an easy question to answer. Touring an RV on a dealer’s lot for ten minutes is not the same as…

Three Years In A Casita

September 24, 2015 | 40

While September 14th marked my third nomadiversary, it also marks almost three and a half years of living in a small RV. To this day I get incredulous looks that a trailer only 17 feet long from hitch to bumper provides adequate space to live and thrive in, but I can now say in no…

Camp-Inn Teardrop Factory Tour

April 21, 2015 | 51

Last month, while Julie and I were volunteering in Enchanted Rock State Natural Area in TX, a couple pulled into the park with the neatest teardrop trailer I’d ever seen. It was aluminum skinned like an Airstream, had panoramic windows in front and old-fashioned white-wall tires and fancy curved fenders. I pulled the golf cart…

The Birthplace of Casitas

April 3, 2015 | 39

Tuesday, March 31 And we’re off! The sun is shining, the hills are alive with the sound of music spring greenery, and Bertha almost flies down the highway after the wheel alignment and shock replacement. Gee, it feels nice to be on the road again. It’s hard to keep to 60 mph today, the speed…

All About My Casita

February 2, 2014 | 62

It’s getting close to two years now since I drove down to Tampa and picked up my Casita, and it occurs to me that in all that time I’ve been writing and Cas still has never gotten a blog post all to himself. Time to fix that I think, especially because I get e-mails asking…

Positioning Yourself for Full-timing

September 3, 2013 | 31

When I look back at the crazy year an a half it took me to get on the road, I realize that I definitely had a couple advantages over other folks who dream of full-timing. Not that it was easy for me, after graduating from college it’s probably the second hardest thing I’ve done in…

Choose Experiences

August 3, 2013 | 33

People I meet for the first time are usually surprised when they discover that I’m a full-timer, being as young as I am. They give me a look and are quiet for a moment, I can only imagine they’re trying to sort out for themselves how I manage it. Sometimes what follows is a “Good…

Top 9 Things to Know About Full-timing

December 7, 2012 | 29

Last week I got an e-mail in from a reader asking me what I thought the top ten most important things to know about full-timing were. It seemed like a good thing to make a post out of, and so I did. Yes, there are nine items not ten. I was looking for broad things…

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