Two geeks, two cats in an airstream.

Posts for Life as a Nomad Category

Airstream Kitchen Basic Tools for the Foodie

Cooking in an Airstream kitchen is about as small as they come. But that won't stop me because I'm also a bit of a foodie…

Wisdom and Travel

I see wisdom as an understanding of what it means to be a human being. Wisdom helps us navigate our lives, both giving us the…

Traveling the US, Politics, and Safety

2016 / 2017 has been an interesting year for politics in the US. Trail and I tend to run in liberal circles. We come from…

5 Romantic Stories Of Real Life Adventure

Romance and Adventure two wonderful life experiences made all the more exciting when paired together. Trail challenged me to come up with a Trail and Hitch…

2017: Is the year of…

So, instead of new years resolutions, I do themes for the year. Picking a theme helps me reflect on where I want to go in…

Trail’s Favorites from 2016

Whew! 2016, what a year. As South Korea and Brazil impeached their presidents, America elected a one-percenter with a powerful brand name, and the Philippines…

Hitch’s Favorites from 2016

2016 has been a bummer year for many we know, but for us, it was an amazing span of time. We spent an entire calendar…

Schlub Life – Will your trailer make you trashy?

One of the less inspiring aspects of trailer life has been the effect it's had on my personal grooming, fashion, and hygiene. While I have…

Best RV and Airstream Gifts

This gift giving guide is not quite like the others. I wanted to not only suggest a list of products but to really reflect on what…

Airstream Thanksgiving: A year of travel, a night of thanks

Thanksgiving holds extra significance for us now. When we set out on our traveling adventure we stuck around Seattle long enough to celebrate the 2015…

Celebrating 14 years of being Hitched

Today, Anne (Trail) and I have been married 14 years. I'm writing this the day before our anniversary and reflecting on the meaningfulness of our…

One year of living in an Airstream

It's now been more than a year since we moved into our Airstream. It seems like a good time for a little reflection on where…

Getting Organized: Kanban and Trello

Organizing life is something everyone must do, not just those living the RV life. I often feel overwhelmed by the number of things I need…

Pokemon Go on the Road

Pokemon Go is sweeping the nation, perhaps the world and Trail and I are among the very many playing this game. If you are curious…

Attack of the RV Swoosh Hooks

Swoosh Curious Prior to taking off and living full time in our Airstream, Trail and I paid little attention to the RVs we saw from time…

RV Relationships: Experience and Advice

Living full time in an RV can certainly have an impact on the relationships of those living in the RV. In our case, it is…

6 Underrated National Parks to Visit

I watch as the line of cars extends nearly a mile beyond the park boundary and onto the highway itself. Traffic cones beam day-glow orange…

Thoughts on Conservation and Exploitation

When visiting national parks I can't help but think about the general topic of conservation, the nature of life, and humanity. Exploitation of nature is…

RV Life and Personal Health

Living full time in an RV and traveling the country seeing the great outdoors has taught me just a bit more about my own state…

Tea With Your Travel Sir?

Yes, please! One cream and two sugars if you will. Ahhhh, that's delicious! My love affair with tea goes back to my childhood though I can't point to…

Trail’s Six Month Check In

Has it been six months already? It feels so long ago since we've already seen so much and done so many things. I do remember…

Hitch’s Six Month Check In

Trail had the notion that as we have just passed 6 months as full timers we should each create a post about how things were going…

Travel Blogging Basics

When we decided to set out on our adventure one of our first thoughts was, "let's do a travel blog and make some money!" This…

Local News, Politics, and Travel Choices

One of the things I find interesting to do while traveling is to watch the local newscasts in the places we stay. Typically, I don't care…

Dealing With Adversity: Hitch Style

I think everyone faces life's challenges in different ways. I didn't truly understand this until I was married and was able to intimately observe someone…

Arizona Elections: A Traveler’s Discovery

As we have been traveling around we happened to be in both Arizona and Nevada while they were holding their presidential primaries. I'm something of…

Making a list and checking it twice

I am a forgetful person. I seem to have a hard time holding many thoughts in my head at once and thus many just slips…

Perfect Moments

Driving back from visiting the Salton Sea today I was struck by a singular wave of emotion. I'm not sure exactly what triggered it. The weather…

Shipping & Mail

For the Holidays, I got a Amazon few gift cards. I will admit that I was an avid Amazon shopper for the past 7 years.…

A theme for 2016

I've never been one for new years resolutions but I do feel the urge each year to make some change of direction for the new…

Fast Forward

One of our goals is to take our time while traveling. For one thing it's cheaper, but more importantly there is an awful lot to…

Life in the slow lane

Life in the slow lane sums up a fair bit of trailer life. In the literal sense you tend to drive in the slow lane…

Stuff Part 3: The Benefits of Having Less Stuff

I can tell you from first-hand experience that downsizing can be hard work. It can be physically, mentally, and emotionally draining. I can also tell…

Stuff Part 2: Five Principles to Purge By

To go on our journey we had no choice but to dramatically downsize what we owned. Everything either fits in the trailer, the truck, or…

Learning to Be a Minimalist

I think it was in the last few years where I noticed a trend of needing less stuff in my life, and wanting more experiences…

Stuff Part 1: Conservation vs Consumption

For Trail, part of this adventure was changing to a lifestyle with less stuff. She had been reading about tiny houses, minimalism, and folks downsizing…

De-Crapify!

The past 3 days have been a downsizing whirlwind and boiled down to the following subroutines: 1. Sort It Each item gets categorized into piles.…