weretherussosWelcome to our travel blog about RV Living & Van Life! We’re Joe and Kait Russo.

Currently we travel around the U.S. in a camper van. This website and our YouTube Channel is where we share our travel stories and experiences. Thanks for stopping by!

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RV Apps Best RV 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
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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
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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
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Harvest Hosts Review – Overnight RV Camping at Wineries, Farms and More - Looking for unique overnight RV camping experiences? How would you like to wake up on a vineyard in California or on a farm in Florida? Read More