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:…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Patreon Launch and What an Average Travel Day Looks Like

November 21, 2017 | 14

As you read this on Tuesday, I’ll be preparing to get back on the road. Since the start of the month I’ve been moochdocking in my friend Misty’s driveway in Texas (a regular occurrence when I come through this part of the country) and it’s been great to sit still while working on a solution…

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…

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