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The Reward is in the Risk

By Nathan | March 20, 2017

My finger was hovering over the enter key as I thought through last second regrets for making this decision. Marissa was at work (We just pulled back into Tennessee. Our videos are about a week behind) and she was on the phone reluctantly giving me one last go-ahead for the launch. What were we launching?…

How to Live in a Small Space (And Not Go CRAZY)

By Marissa | March 13, 2017

I would go CRAZY living in an RV! This is actually a very common response when people find out we are living in small space. I am not going to say this was not a concern of mine as well. Time has shown after 3 downsizes and now currently living in a 31 foot Airstream,…

So Much More to Explore – Why We Love Florida

By Marissa | March 6, 2017

Growing up in Tennessee, we vacationed to Florida quite a bit. Everyone headed to the sunshine state for a beach vacation and this was a yearly trip for most Tennesseans in our area. When we started looking for a winter destination, locations are limited if you want warm weather while living in your RV. We wanted…

How to Save Money While RVing

By Marissa | March 2, 2017

Living in an RV is a GOOD way to save money, but not a GREAT way. Don’t get me wrong, we absolutely love living small and eliminating a house payment does free up extra cash. On the flip side, if you are RV living and traveling, there is some cost involved. Cost of fuel, lodging,…

How Do We Plan Our Travels?

By Marissa | February 20, 2017

Where are you traveling to next? It’s one of the most common questions we are asked. To be honest, we ask ourselves this question quite often as well. While it’s a great problem to have, it can be overwhelming planning out your travels. There are so many beautiful places the U.S. has to offer and…

Fulltime Families Rally

By Marissa | February 13, 2017

We attended our first Full Time Families Rally this week on a whim and it was an incredible experience. We have been full time living in an RV for 18 months now and in the beginning we had a hard time meeting families on the road. We referred to these families as “Unicorns” because although pictures…

Why We RV

By Marissa | January 30, 2017

When we decided to make the transition to full time RV living, we were often asked the question (with a strange look) “Why?” People where unsure why you would want to sell your house and stuff to live in a small space, a camper for that matter. I remember I dreaded this question, because if…

Why Attend an RV Show?

By Marissa | January 24, 2017

This week we attended the Tampa Super RV Show. The only way I know how to describe it, would be to call it the Disney World of RV shows. There is seriously a trolly that you can ride through the outside portion of the show. It is one of the largest in the country displaying…

Our Third Downsize. Can I Do This?

By Marissa | January 16, 2017

After a week of grueling downsizing and moving, we are finally on the home stretch! How does it feel to take a van load off from your already downsized motorhome life you may ask? AMAZING! We feel lighter than ever and a weight has been lifted off our shoulders. Yes we did have to get…

Our Favorite RVing Destinations of 2016

By Marissa | January 9, 2017

We had an AMAZING 2016 filled with beaches, mountains, sand dunes, and city lights just to name a few. 2016 was our first FULL year of RV living and it did not disappoint. We can honestly say it was one of the best years of our life and we are excited to see what 2017…

Saying Goodbye to 2016 and Hello to the New Year!

By Marissa | January 2, 2017

The person who started the phrase “Times flies when you’re having fun” must have been a RVer. That statement has never been so true in our lives. 2016 was our first FULL year of  RV living and travel. Looking back, it is amazing how fast this year has passed us by. But for the first…

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The Struggle (and Joy) of Working in an RV

By Nathan | December 27, 2016

There are definitely some things I miss about a house. One of them was having a dedicated office. I’ve worked from home/RV for several years now. During that time, my office time has consisted of managing rental properties, working with website clients, and recently editing YouTube videos. When you live in an RV, finding a…

Living in the Moment

By Marissa | December 19, 2016

All good things come to those who wait. I really hate that saying sometimes. Mostly because it is not the answer I want to hear when I am desperately wanting something to hurry up and happen in life. So many instances occur where the only answer is to just be PATIENT. The biggest example of…

Minimalist Gift Ideas

By Marissa | December 12, 2016

What to buy a minimalist for Christmas is never an easy task. Believe me I get it. Our family has been asking us what we want for Christmas the past couple of weeks. It’s tough explaining to them we don’t need much and what we do need makes for very uninteresting gifts. Nobody likes to…

Tips On Downsizing and Decluttering

By Marissa | December 5, 2016

Living small means more than giving up STUFF and SPACE, it means changing your mindset on what is needed in life. We have this idea that we “need” all this stuff in our lives, but once you are living without these things you think you “need”, you become more aware this is not the case.…

3 Reasons We are Thankful for RV Living

By Marissa | November 28, 2016

You know the saying “Time flies when you are having fun”? I have heard that phrase my whole life, but now I truly understand the meaning behind those words. I can not believe it has been 485 days since we traded our sticks and bricks for a home on wheels. Thinking back to all the…

Saying Hello and Goodbye While on the Road

By Marissa | November 21, 2016

When I became a mother a little over two years ago, I will never forget the moment I realized I had no idea what I was doing. I am a nurse and have worked in the Nursery and Labor & Delivery for years in the hospital setting, so I was prepared for what was to…

The Land of “What If?”

By Marissa | November 13, 2016

We bought an Airstream! I still can not believe it. From the very beginning when we made the decision to live in an RV full time, we fell in love with the riveted life these beauties offer. Looking back over our journey of RV living, although we have had several RV’s, we don’t feel we…

Why We Film Our Life On Youtube

By Marissa | November 8, 2016

  I have an idea! Let’s film our life and put it in Youtube! I actually cannot remember the exact conversation of how that became a reality, but I am guessing it went something like that. A year ago this week was the beginning of an amazing journey for our family. Once we made the…

Is it Brave or Crazy? What Can be Gained from Downsizing.

By Marissa | October 31, 2016

After a year and a half of living in an RV full time, we hear the phrase quite a bit, “You are so Brave!”. The funny thing is, I remember that same thought of others who lived this lifestyle when we discovered RV living. I have to say though, I don’t feel brave at all.…