What’s it really like RVing full-time with kids while trying to stay in state parks with a big rig?
Marquette, MI offers the sweet combination of a historic & eclectic downtown, the outdoorsy feeling of mountains & beaches, and just the right amount of tourist trap. We love exploring this place!
So what does it cost to live and travel full time in an RV? It depends. In this episode, we break down what RVing might look like with a budget of as little as $2k a month up to four or five thousand dollars a month.
We do something this week that we’ve NEVER done before, and boy does it pay off!
Exploring awe-inspiring places like Tahquamenon Falls are some of the highlights of full-time RV life, but it’s not always glorious. Sometimes it’s a huge mud puddle and an off-road mess. When that’s the case, we remind ourselves that it’s all part of the journey.
We get plenty of strange looks as we roll through the tent section of the state park with our big rig. Once we get settled, we explore the lighthouse, shore, and shipwreck museum at historic Whitefish Point, MI.
Looking for that perfectly level campsite with jaw-dropping views? Travel pace, RV size, and how far in advance you plan are major factors in whether a campsite is magical or “meh.” Whichever we get, we do try to make the most of it.
“Don’t miss Mackinac Island!” These are words we hear every time we mention going on a Michigan route. So, we grab our bikes and hop on the ferry to explore the island and eat our weight in fudge. 👉 Our 2019 Open Range 374BHS: https://lessjunkmorejourney.com/openrange/
In last week’s episode, we had some trouble squeezing into a tight campsite. While that park wasn’t actually the worst, this campground in Mackinaw City IS near the top of our favorites list. There is so much to do that we hardly have to leave the RV park at all. When we do, we hunt…
We sure do miss our nimble Airstream as we squeeze into this campsite! Once settled, we have a great time exploring the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
We have seen dunes at a distance, hiked on dunes, sandboarded on dunes, but until now, we’ve never ridden on dunes. Wow! We have the very best time at Silver Lake Dunes, MI.
Have you ever dreamed of RVing in the Netherlands? Well, Holland, MI might just be the next best thing to actually doing so. On the other hand, it might not be. We’re not sure. We enjoy our time there regardless.
If you’ve watched our videos for any amount of time, you probably already know we aren’t always as prepared as we could be. That started from the very beginning of our journey, and we tell you all about that story in this week’s vlog.
After the work crew leaves for the day, we get an exclusive look at the latest Grand Design Solitude prototype and an in-depth tour of the factory. We’re impressed with these RVs and wonder if one might be our next tiny home on wheels.
When you live in an RV full-time, it is highly likely that you’ll want to make a few changes that can make both RV life a little easier and your home more personalized. Our friends, Project Trek and Finding Our Someday open their tiny homes on wheels to give us a look at some of…
Once we’re all settled in right across from the campground’s playground, we realize we just can’t stand staying in that site any longer. Why? It’s the strangest thing! We get ourselves moved and take an awesome hike exploring Indiana Dunes National Park.
Sometimes you’re at the right place at the right time when something breaks. Being almost in Lippert Components’ back yard allows us to take a tour of the LCI Technical Institute while our awning is replaced.
Enjoying RV living is largely about having the right expectations. It can be easy to think things won’t break or that you have everything together, but an unexpected change in weather can bust that belief.
Things certainly have changed since we last visited one of our National Parks! In this time of self-guided, socially-distanced tours, we give one a try at Mammoth Cave.
We think we are ready to hit the road for our next route! After the longest time we have ever stayed still since we started RVing full time, we shift into travel mode, and it pretty much feels like starting over.
There are some must-haves and some nice-to-haves when it comes to RVing tools and accessories. As we prep to leave for our next route, we show you some of our favorites. ? Nomad Near Me iOS app
Here’s a look at how we are transforming our 2019 Open Range fifth wheel RV from dark and drab to a family-friendly, light-filled, super-functional tiny home on wheels. GEAR IN THIS EPISODE – Article Couch: https://bit.ly/2BPGra7 – Walmart Mainstays White Baskets: https://bit.ly/3eEvoiB – Rubbermaid 16 Cup Container: https://amzn.to/2YEIaIA – Rubbermaid 10 Cup Container: https://amzn.to/3eLGeni – Subway Sticky Tiles: https://amzn.to/2Vpb6Cp –…
During our five years of living full-time in an RV, we’ve received tons of questions from people interested in starting a similar journey. In this episode, we walk through five questions we think you’ll probably want to consider before hitting the road if you are looking for an RVing dream and not a nightmare.
For our eighth wedding anniversary, we reflect on our journey to full-time RV life and share some of the reasons people who don’t start off wanting to camp choose to do so.
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While Marissa gets the truck ready with two fresh tires to tow our new RV back to TN, Nathan takes off to inspect and finalize the purchase. In the process, we are reminded that there are givers and takers in this world; we see them both along this part of our journey.
We embrace change, so while we are stationary at our home base in TN, it’s a good time to switch things up. We set off on a journey to buy our next tiny home on wheels all while maintaining social distancing. Things DO NOT go according to plan.
RVing in 2020 has certainly gotten more complicated. But the travel itch is real, and we sure have it. We are dreaming of scenic drives, invigorating hikes, epic views, and even a few tourist traps.
What’s it like staying put with two kids in a tiny house on wheels? How are we dealing with the unknowns and social distancing? What’s a day in the life of a full-time RVing family really like right now? Here’s a peek.
Projects in an RV seem to be a constant part of this lifestyle. So while we’re hunkered down at our home base in TN, we tackle a few of our to-dos. A new bed for JJ, a water filter for the fridge, propane for hot showers, and a super special soap top our list.