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3 Reasons Minimalism is Worth the Effort

By Nathan | June 27, 2017

Minimalism is all the craze today. Much like my MC Hammer beach pants in elementary school, the word “minimalism” could just be a fad, but I do believe the concept of minimalism is here to stay. What is minimalism in a nutshell? To me, minimalism is saying “no” to good things so you can say “yes”…

Life Lessons from a Father Who Cried His First Day of RVing

By Nathan | June 20, 2017

I’ve always tried to not envision myself a certain way as I’ve gone through life. Thank goodness I didn’t see my future self as a filthy rich entrepreneur with six-pack abs at 37 years old. If you lift up my shirt or check my bank account, you’ll quickly see that neither of these have come true.…

Full Time RV Living Meals, Tips, and Recipes

By Marissa | June 13, 2017

I feel like such a pioneer woman while we are boondocking and I am trying to plan and prepare meals for the week in our RV. I’m sure that statement would be mildly offensive to a real pioneer who has to grow and hunt their own food prepared over a campfire. Maybe preparing food while…

Our 2 Year Nomadiversary! What RV Living Taught Us After 2 Years on the Road

By Marissa | June 7, 2017

The month of May marked the end of our 2nd year on the road of full-time RV living and June kicks off year number 3! They say time flies when you are having fun, so you can imagine it is in warp speed while RV living. We are having a BLAST! I wake up each…

Where is Your Treasure? How to Downsize Memorable Items

By Marissa | May 30, 2017

Downsizing was by far the toughest part of transitioning to the RV lifestyle. I knew it was going to be challenging, but I don’t think I understood how difficult letting go would be. When we made the decision to downsize our belongings and move into an RV to live full-time, I was late 20’s, recently married,…

A Look Back After 2 Years on the Road

By Marissa | May 23, 2017

This Month marks our 2nd Nomadiversary! It is hard to believe it has been 2 years since we said goodbye to our first home as a married couple and as parents to hit the open road. I can still remember the emotions of walking around the now empty house that was once filled with our…

How to Visit the South Rim of the Grand Canyon

By Marissa | May 17, 2017

The Grand Canyon is known world-wide for it’s vast beauty and greatness. The mighty Colorado River carved into the canyon creating a masterpiece people from all over the world travel to witness and gaze upon each year. It is literally breathtaking, but can be overwhelming when trying to plan a trip to this impressive landmark. We…

Why RV Living is “Worth it”

By Marissa | May 9, 2017

Living a life of travel in an RV is not always luxurious. There have honestly been times we question our sanity for making this leap. Don’t get me wrong, RV living is amazing, but it can be stressful at times. So let me explain what makes it difficult and why it is worth it! Small…

3 Reasons Why You Should Visit Sedona Arizona

By Marissa | May 2, 2017

On our way out to the Grand Canyon, we made a stop in Sedona, Arizona. This stop was not originally on our travel plans, but after a few people recommended the detour, we thought we would swing by for a peak. Can I just say WOW! We were blow away. Sedona has a stunning backdrop…

A Penny Saved…

By Nathan | April 25, 2017

I’ve been reading a book called the Slight Edge. The focus of the book revolves around a parable told at the beginning of the book involving 2 sons and their dying father. On his deathbed he gives his sons two options: Receive 1 million dollars today or Receive a penny a day doubled every day for…

How We Cook in an RV

By Marissa | April 18, 2017

Before moving into an RV, I was somewhat concerned about cooking in one. Let’s be honest, I am not a gourmet cook. This is no surprise to anyone who knows me. Cooking has always been one of those things I do not enjoy and unfortunately I am married to someone who feels the same way.…

Living Without Fear – A Lesson From a 3 Year old

By Marissa | April 11, 2017

Three years ago today we gave birth to a beautiful 6 lbs 6 oz blue eyed baby girl. Her birth was just the beginning of an amazing journey for us as a family. After years of prayers for her arrival, she was finally here and I can not believe it was 36 months ago today that…

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Why Visit National Parks?

By Marissa | April 3, 2017

Two years ago when we decided to follow our crazy dream and live the full time RV lifestyle, I started a travel list. I am sure most of you know what I am talking about and you’ve probably created such a list of places you dream of exploring. I am continually adding to this ‘list…

RV or Tiny Home?

By Marissa | March 27, 2017

This week we attended the Tiny House Roadshow in our hometown of Cookeville Tennessee. We love traveling, but it is also nice to get back to our roots and visit friends and family. You might be wondering why we would attend a tiny house show when #1 we are not in the market for a…

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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…