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“We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – unknown

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Currently we travel around the United States in a camper van. This website and our YouTube Channel is where we share our travel stories and experiences with special appearances from Leo, our rescue dog. Thanks for stopping by!

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Camper Van Life FAQ Camper Van Life FAQ – Answers to Popular Questions About Camper Van Life - After we downsized from the Class A RV to a Class B van, the questions have been flooding in about what it's like to live Read More
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RV Hacks Simple and Cheap 10 RV Hacks To Help You Stay Organized in a Small Space - Life in a small space can go from organized to cluttered mess in a New York minute. Organization is even more important now that we Read More
RV Surge Protectors Progressive Industries EMS Top 5 RV Surge Protectors – Prevent Electrical Damage To Your RV - RV electrical systems are very sensitive. Costly damage can be done if these systems are exposed to surges or low voltage. We started our search for Read More
RV Living tips 12 Tips to Survive RV Living – How To Make It Through the First Year - The first year of full time RV life flew by in the blink of an eye. As we make our way toward the two year Read More
Apps for RVing Top 10 Apps for RVing – Apps That Make Full Time Travel Less Expensive and More Enjoyable - Full time travel in the digital age means we have an array of mobile apps at our disposal. In the first year, we found ourselves Read More
Small Travel Trailers Small Travel Trailers Under 3,500 lbs – From Teardrop Campers to Fiberglass Trailers - In our journey to downsize, we looked at quite a few small travel trailers. The number one requirement was the camper had to be lightweight. Specifically, Read More
Class B RV Manufacturers List Class B RVs – Complete List of Class B RV Manufacturers - During our search for the perfect camper van, we discovered many Class B RV manufacturers in the United States and Canada. Some of these companies make Read More
New vs Used RV New vs Used RV – Pros, Cons & Why We Bought a New RV - "Never buy a new RV!" "Don't you wish you had bought used?" "I bet you learned your lesson, didn't you?" Those are some of the Read More
RV Living costs RV Living Costs: Full Time in a Motorhome for One Year - After a year of full time RVing in a Class A motorhome, we sat down to look at our RV living costs. Some costs are calculated on an Read More
Must have dog gadgets Must Have Dog Gadgets Approved by Leo the White Husky - Leo is our White Siberian Husky that we adopted from a local animal shelter in 2010. He has used and tested many dog gadgets since then and Read More
Class B Camper Van for Full Time RVing Class B Camper Van for Full Time RVing - After full time RVing in a Class A gas coach for over a year, we are ready to downsize. About five months in, we realized we had Read More
Kitchen Gadgets for RVs Favorite Kitchen Gadgets for RVing - These are our favorite kitchen gadgets for RVing. The best part is, you don't need to live in an RV to enjoy most of these Read More
dispersed camping Free camping in national forests Dispersed Camping – How to Find Free Camping in National Forests - Dispersed camping in National Forests is a great option for campers who want to get away from developed campgrounds. These primitive camping spots offer no amenities, Read More
RV-Checklist for motorhome RV Checklist: Pre-departure – Prevent Damage or Valuables Left Behind - One of the first things we put together after we bought our motorhome was a pre-departure checklist. We use this every time we pack up the RV Read More
Extend WiFi range Extend WiFi Range – WiFi Booster and WiFi Repeater - Traveling full time means we don’t always have consistent reliable internet access. When we stay at a place with WiFi, the signal will be weak/slow Read More
Must Have RVing Gadgets Top 10 Must Have RVing Gadgets For Full Time RVers - Whether you RV full time like we do or take your RV out part time, there are some items that are essential for RVing. We Read More
Berkey Water Filter Review – Get Rid of Harmful Chemicals - In many major metropolitan city, the water is treated with a variety of chemicals including fluoride. We wanted to find a water filtration system that would remove these chemicals Read More
How to Flat Tow a Jeep Wrangler How to Flat Tow a Jeep Wrangler - This post details how we flat tow a Jeep Wrangler behind a Class A gas RV. In our opinion, Jeep Wranglers are one of the best Read More