Five Reasons for Boondocking Off the Grid Now

The art of Boondocking off the grid is popular by many van and recreational vehicle (RV) owners. Simply put, the people who boondock are choosing to camp without electricity, water or sewer hookups. Although this method of RV camping has it’s challenges, it has many advantages too. One of the biggest advantages to boondocking is […]

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When the Hike is more Than a Hike

Being in nature puts me in the best frame of mind and hiking is my favorite activity. I love the challenge, the physical pain and the vistas that hiking provides. The best treks for me have a reward at end like a waterfall or a lake. However, standing on a mountain ridge or peak is […]

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10 Tips for a Successful Road Trip

Are you planning a long road trip to your favorite destination? We have a few tips we have learned on how to make traveling more fun. 1. Planning for the Road Trip If you have read other posts on this blog, you know that we advocate for traveling slow through the countryside. The challenge with […]

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Convert or Buy a Van?

The Van Life culture is a growing movement that lures in people of all ages and income levels. The free spirit mindset that this lifestyle embraces is an indicator that people want freedom and simplicity in their lives. The inevitable question everyone asks is, “how can we do this”? There are many things to consider […]

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Plan Less, Experience More

How do you plan a trip when you want to make it up as you go? Our preferred style of traveling with Alice is to have as much flexible time as possible. We research an area pretty heavily when we decide on a destination. However, we have learned that no matter how much time we […]

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A Tour of Alice

It was a sunny and warm December day and we had been missing Alice so we got her and took a drive through the country outside of the Kansas City area.  It was a joy to see Alice again after being in storage for 6 weeks! Since many people have asked us what Alice looks […]

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The 5 Things We Learned Buying a RV

Our decision to buy a RV (recreation vehicle) was a mixed bag of emotions ranging from euphoria to mystified. To be clear, we did not have any idea what we were doing when we bought the van or what we were getting ourselves into. After 8-months of ownership we still have things to learn about […]

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Our 1,500 Mile Weekend

We left home Friday morning at 4:00am and 12 hours later we were in  Boise, Idaho in Alice (our RV Sprinter Van) headed back to Kansas City.  We had just bought Alice, had our one hour introduction to our first RV and were ready to get on the road.  We had 1,500 miles to cover […]

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From Boat Life to Van Life

A year ago, we were discussing our lives as boaters as we seemed to be at a crossroad. Twenty eight years earlier we had purchased our first boat when our kids were young and the new boat was something all of us enjoyed doing together. The question at hand a year ago was, what should […]

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