How I Stay Passionate about Life on the Road

November 13, 2019 | 14

A long-time reader reached out to me recently to ask what I do to keep full-time RVing ‘exciting’. They’ve been on the road for almost two years now, and while they still enjoy the lifestyle, they miss the intense enthusiasm and joy they experienced their first year on the road. The unwritten question was: is…

Autumn Meandering

November 1, 2019 | 13

After getting Tribble’s window replaced in Denver, I head north on I25… right out of the state. It’s time to visit a new-to-me boondocking area. September 18, Wednesday Hellooo Turtle Rock! I’ve driven through this chunk of Medicine Bow-Routt National Forest along I80 in southern Wyoming a few times now. And every time I do,…

Bravery, Stupidity, and Tough Decisions

October 15, 2019 | 43

I feel it very important, in an internet filled with artistic pictures of smiling people in beautiful places, prose about the wonders of traveling where and when you want, and video clips of idyllic drives and expansive views, to keep it real on my blog by also talking about the bad days on the road.…

The Annual Southern Migration

December 2, 2018 | 16

After a nice stay with friends and fellow Xscapers Kate and Roger on their property near Mesa Verde National Park, including a nice weekend up in Fruita, CO to try my hand at mountain biking again, the cold weather pushing into Colorado finally forces me south. Other than a general direction, I have no specific…

Teardrop Trailer Living Space and Storage Solutions

November 16, 2018 | 21

Continuing my series on tiny trailer living, today I’m going to address another common question: how do I handle having so little space? This can be broken down into two subjects, living space and storage space. Living Space The simple answer is, when your living space is tiny, you change your definition of it. It…

Silverton and Ouray, CO

October 24, 2018 | 28

After setting up camp on 7/585 just north of Silverton, CO on Oct 1st, Kelly and I spend the next day cooped up inside due to rain from the remnants of a hurricane that pushed ashore down in Baja. The morning after dawns bright and clear, this is reported to be the one good day…

Teardrop Trailer Bathroom and Kitchen Solutions

October 19, 2018 | 52

Two posts ago I asked what your biggest questions were about tiny trailer living, and by far two most asked questions were: 1. What do you do for a bathroom? And 2. What do you do for a kitchen? There are several possible solutions for those who live in teardrops (and some kinds of vans…

Night Falls on Colorado

October 10, 2018 | 22

September 23, Sunday Last night was my first night sleeping in the Hiker Trailer, and I underestimated how many layers I’d need under me when sleeping. It’s getting quite cold at night here in Leadville, CO. Eventually I’ll get a custom sized mattress, but I wanted to wait to order until I figured out the…

Leadville Color and a Busy Two Days

October 4, 2018 | 35

September 13 (continued) After setting up camp just west of Leadville, CO, Kelly and I take her truck down to Twin Lakes where the aspen are in full color. Locals say autumn is about two weeks early this year due to the drier weather. Which makes sense to me, the same thing happened in Wisconsin…

Teardrop Trailer Living: First Impressions

September 26, 2018 | 70

So the cat’s out of the bag! If you’re a member of the IO Inner Circle on Patreon, you heard the news on Saturday. If you follow IO on Facebook or Instagram, you heard it on Monday. And if you’re not following me in any of those places, then I am pleased to announce to…

Finding Fall at 10,000 Feet

September 20, 2018 | 17

After the official Xscapers Convergence in Redmond, OR concludes on August 26, the unofficial post-convergence convergence runs in nearby Sisters, OR, for another almost two weeks. During that time I drive to Ashland, OR to visit a dear friend, try paddle boarding for the first time, attend a concert in Bend, and spend the rest…

The One Thing (It’s My Sixth Nomadiversary!)

September 14, 2018 | 24

It’s my sixth nomadiversary today, hoorah! Not the anniversary of when I started living in the Casita, which was late April 2012, but it was on September 14th of that year that I actually started traveling full-time. And in celebration, today I thought I’d share another tool that I used to make my transition to…

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