How to Visit Rocky Mountain National Park

By Marissa | September 17, 2016

I am going to try and explain the beauty that is Rocky Mountain National Park, but let me first warn you there are no words to give this park justice. Majestic rolling mountains in every direction and beautiful trees hugging the mountainsides are just the beginning. The vastness and beauty you will experience when you explore…

To Reserve or not to Reserve, That is the question

By Marissa | September 12, 2016

This question has been our battle since the beginning of our RV experience. It’s a toughie. The age-old question of is it better to book ahead or leave your schedule open for flexibility when it comes to RV reservations. When we were new to the RV game over a year ago, we booked ahead and…

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RV Route Planning: A Bird’s Eye View

By Nathan | September 5, 2016

Before RVing full time, I didn’t plan on route planning being one of the  harder parts of RVing. I assumed we would load up, crank up the RV and hit the open road. Truth be told, route planning takes time. Without a plan, places you want could be booked up, places you didn’t know were awesome…

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How to Drive an RV in the Mountains

By Nathan | August 29, 2016

If there is one time I white-knuckle my steering wheel more than others it is mountain driving. I am nowhere close to being an expert on how to drive an RV in the mountains, but I feel like I have learned a couple of things along the way and I want to share those in this…

Not Good Enough

By Marissa | August 21, 2016

I have been struggling lately with not feeling good enough. I have to fight this struggle of inadequacy more often than I would like to admit. These thoughts start sneaking slowly in my mind like dripping water without me even noticing, until it is too late and I become drenched in insecurities. We put so…

Balancing Work and Travel in an RV

By Nathan | August 15, 2016

Working while living in an RV is way different than my last 9-5 job. Having boundaries and goals set out for you at a job makes working actually a bit easier in a sense. The constant pressure of figuring out your own deadlines, juggling times and places to work, and creating that separation of “I’m here, but…

Typical Day of RV Living

By Marissa | August 7, 2016

We recently reached our first year of full time RV living a few months ago and what a blast! I honestly didn’t know what was in store for us and although we have had a few hiccups along the way, this has been an amazing experience and memories have already been made that will last…

9 Tips for Making Pikes Peak Even More Awesome

By Marissa | July 31, 2016

Pikes Peak in Colorado is a majestic 19 mile highway, where you join the birds in the clouds as you approach the top. This mountain reaches a impressive 14,110 feet of elevation as you reach the summit. The drive up the mountain is absolutely breathtaking figuratively and literally with that elevation. I can say with…

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Traveling with a Toddler

By Marissa | July 26, 2016

We decided after the birth of our first child we wanted to spend more time together as a family. It made sense for us to downsize to make that happen. Why not live in an RV to do some traveling while we are it? We sold our house right after her first birthday and moved…

5 Tips to Having an Amazing Time at Great Sand Dunes National Park

By Marissa | July 18, 2016

Great Sand Dunes National Park, located in beautiful southeast Colorado, is a park like none other. This unique park contains the tallest sand dunes in North America. These amazing sand dunes line up along the backdrop of incredible mountain scenery to create an experience you will never forget. Dunes and mountains are the perfect mixture to creating a…

Trailers, Fifth Wheels, & Motorhomes. Oh My!

By Marissa | March 18, 2016

When we made the decision to move into a camper there was one little problem…We knew nothing about camping. Neither my husband or I had grown up camping (although he had done some tent camping as a kid) so we had nowhere to start besides from scratch. One of the best ways to get started…

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Texas is More Than Just Barbecue – Corpus Christi, Texas

By Marissa | March 15, 2016

When I used to think of Texas, I thought of great barbecue, cowboy boots, and some awesome waterholes. The beach was not what came to my mind. But after our Texas winter retreat of full time RV living, the beach is now a great Texas memory for me. Growing up in Tennessee, if we went…

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How to “Get Down” in Gruene, Texas

By Marissa | March 8, 2016

I come from a small town and consider myself a small town girl for sure. In my hometown we only had one red light until I was in high school. When they put red light number 2 in, you would have thought we struck it big-time. I love small towns and I am proud of…

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Lockhart Texas – The BBQ Capital of Texas

By Marissa | March 4, 2016

Lockhart Texas was not on our list of places to visit out west until we were told by MANY (okay ALL) Texans that we had to go there and try the barbecue. Lockhart is named the Barbecue Capital of Texas and they are not just claiming this to be true. This is a legit and…

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Texas Swimming Holes – Blue Hole – Jacob’s Well – Hamilton Pool

By Marissa | February 26, 2016

Texas is hot! The good Lord has a perfect plan and knew what he was doing when he gave them some amazing waterholes to cool down with. Let me tell you, just like it says in the song, “God Blessed Texas” and that he did with these aquatic beauties. So when we decided to hit…

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5 Things to Do in San Antonio with Kids

By Marissa | February 19, 2016

San Antonio is a beautiful piece of Texas history mixed with modern city flair. Not only is this city easy on the eyes, there are so many fun things to do. Living full time in our RV and traveling with a small child limits some of the activities we can partake in as we adventure…

The Austin Zoo

By Marissa | February 16, 2016

Since being on the road and traveling in our RV that we’ve made home sweet home, we have been to quite a few zoos these days. While in Austin, we checked out the Austin Zoo. This zoo is a non profit organization filled with the rescue animals. The animals in this zoo come to them…

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The Perfect Day in Austin

By Marissa | February 9, 2016

We wanted the perfect outing in Austin Texas and with so much to do and see where does one even start? Might I suggest Zilker Park. This was one of my favorite Austin stops and with 350 acres to spare, this park has it all and something for everyone. The Sports Enthusiast – If you…

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What the Thinkery in Austin Got Me Thinking About

By Marissa | February 5, 2016

Do you remember what it was like as a kid making a new friend? It was so exciting and a great accomplishment finding that buddy on the playground who wanted to play with you. This memory came back to me after watching our daughter play at the Thinkery Children’s Museum in Austin. She was so…

Keeping It Weird in Austin – Marissa’s Birthday Food & Fun Marathon

By Marissa | February 2, 2016

One of the most exciting benefits of a traveling lifestyle is you can choose when and where you want to be at a certain time of the year. This really comes in handy when you want to celebrate your birthday in a new city full of intriguing adventure. This was a milestone birthday for me…

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State Park Camping Pros/Cons – McKinney Falls State Park

By Marissa | January 29, 2016

State and National Parks offer some of the most beautiful camping experiences that you will encounter. This type of camping is like no other and allows the public to camp in some of the most breathtaking parts of the country. It is land that is so beautiful it cannot be bought with monetary value, it…

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Discovering Dallas – Things to Do in Dallas Texas

By Marissa | January 22, 2016

Waking up in a new city is an exciting feeling. I look out the window and see a different view from the comfort of our RV home and the day is full of adventure ahead. It is a blank slate of new experiences and I can’t wait to soak it all up with my family…

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Working Out on the Road

By Marissa | January 19, 2016

Working out and staying healthy on the road while traveling does make it a little more difficult to stay in shape. Especially as a mom, we are always on the go. While traveling, it’s hard to keep a gym membership anywhere because you are picking up and leaving frequently and it’s difficult to retain any…

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5 Reasons Florida Keys is Worth the Drive

By Marissa | January 1, 2016

The best part of traveling is not only meeting new people on our travels, but reconnecting with old friends. As part of our honeymoon over three years ago, my husband and I decided to join a group from our church on a mission trip to Honduras, Mexico. Kind of a weird gesture, but we thought…

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4 Tips When Visiting Fort Wilderness Disney Campground

By Marissa | December 26, 2015

One of the benefits of living in an RV is we can literally park our home at the most magical place on earth…Disney World! Fort Wilderness Disney Campground allows you to bring the two world’s of camping and Disney together to create a unique experience called AWESOME! This resort made Yahoo’s list of 10 RV Vacations…

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Why Your Family will Love St. Augustine

By Marissa | December 18, 2015

[do_widget “YouTube Subscribe Button”] If you read our post, What If Your Journey South Goes South?, then you know we had some DIFFICULTY on our first adventure when it came to pulling the camper. Let me get you up to speed. Fifteen minutes into the trip, our truck blows going up Monterey Mountain. We were…

Holidays Stressing You Out? 5 Ways to Keep Christmas Simple

By Marissa | December 9, 2015

[do_widget “YouTube Subscribe Button”] 364 days away! I remember thinking that sad thought as a kid when I realized Christmas was over and that was the number of days left until we got to celebrate again. Think back to being a child on Christmas and how exciting that experience was. I couldn’t sleep due to…

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9 Steps for Simplifying Life with a Capsule Wardrobe

By Marissa | December 2, 2015

[do_widget “YouTube Subscribe Button”] “I have nothing to wear!” Sound familiar? This is probably the most famous line of any female getting ready. My husband often refers to me as Taz, the Tasmanian Devil from the cartoon Looney Tunes as I get dressed. As much as I want to be offended by that, because who…

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Thanksgiving is About Being Thankful, Not Having Our Cart Full

By Marissa | November 25, 2015

It’s the “most wonderful time” of the year once again. A time for macing fellow shoppers over Xbox’s, trampling and stepping over people who collapse (and sometimes later die), and stabbing others over a parking space. It’s Black Friday time! Ok, who am I kidding. It’s Gray Thursday. Some retailers are already opening at 8am on…

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What if Your Journey South GOES South?

By Marissa | November 13, 2015

Our first journey did not go as planned and yours may not either. In this post, we share how our journey went South and also explore 3 ways you can stay positive if yours does as well.