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Blogging Thoughts

I'm fairly proud of our blogging efforts to date and we've learned a few things along the way. I thought it was time to reflect…

Writing for a Living (sort of)

Many of my life's passions are those that don't make the most lucrative or reliable careers. I love playing games, acting, writing, and arguing. While…

Save money on RV parks: Escapees RV Club

There are quite a few RV discount clubs you can join. As full-timers, we've found them a good way to save money. Our experience with…

Save money on RV Parks: Good Sam Club

There are quite a few RV discount clubs you can join. As full-timers, we find that nearly any club we join is going to save us…

Save money on RV parks: Passport America

There are quite a few RV discount clubs you can join. As full-timers, we find that nearly any club we join is going to save us…

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…

RV Electricity Basics

For a person who's livelihood was rooted in computers, I knew very little about electricity. Early in our RV adventure, we did some mooch-docking with friends,…

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…

RV Tire Pressure

Whether you have a truck and trailer or a motorhome tire blowouts are one of the most common causes of RV road accidents. Keeping your…

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…

8 Reasons to Go Full Time RV

Deciding to live full time on the road is a big, life-changing decision. To help you decide to go for it, here are some of the…

Kekovar’s Six Month Check In

Oh dear, this is scary. Hitch says I need to make a blog post or we won't be able to afford any more salmon treats.…

Kia’s Six Month Check In

Hello. I've not written on the blog before. My name is Kia, or more properly High Honeybear Princess Kia Thisledew the Silky-Soft. I am a…

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…

Fighting Trailer Sway

If you have driven a trailer of any size you know first hand what trailer sway is about, if you have not, it is something…

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…

What Type of RV to Buy: Part 3

In What Type of RV to Buy: Part 2 we did some self-reflection on what you needs and desires are. Here we put that into…

What Type of RV to Buy: Part 2

In What Type of RV to Buy: Part 1 of this series we discussed the huge range of RVs currently on the market. Now we…

What Type of RV to Buy: Part 1

When you decide to get an RV for a full-time lifestyle like ours, or just for going on vacation, the options can be overwhelming. Ultimately,…

Why Buy an Airstream?

If you are shopping for a trailer or RV there are lots of options out there. Trail and I decided early one that we would…

Things I learned Selling Our House

To head out on our grand adventure we had to sell our house. When I bought it in 2003 it was the first I owned and I…

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…

Trail & Hitch vs The Fading Furnace

We were staying in Williams, Arizona, just 1 hour outside of the Grand Canyon South Rim and this is the moment when our Airstream furnace…

Raiders of the Lost Airstream

You may recall the time we trapped ourselves in the Airstream. Well, we did it again. This time, I sprung the trap and managed to…

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…

Becoming a “Truck Person”

Setting out on this adventure I was curious to discover what personal changes I would undergo. Typically while we often hope for one change or…

Death and Taxes (Hold the Death)

I've done my own taxes since I was first on my own, I think at the age of 19. In the early day's I was…

We Locked Ourselves in Our Airstream

Every RV has its own "special qualities" that you get to know better and better as you travel with it. Everyone can imagine that an…

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…

Traveling on your Stomach

One think I share with a great many people is my love for food. It's simply one of life's great pleasures and my passion for…

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…

Airstream Repairs

“Les Petit Soucis” which I think means “The Small Problems.” Hitch and I decided to stay through Thanksgiving for a few main reasons:  One, to…

Hitch vs Hitch: The Fountain of the Foul

When we bought our Airstream we were given a lengthy introductory tour by a member of the service department, himself a longtime Airstream owner and…

Airstream Cats: Kia & Keckovar

Introductions Kia is a tiny american short-hair tabby-calico with incomparably soft fur and sharp claws. Kia likes to patrol for shadow creatures, ghosts and other…

Thanksgiving!

In a few days, we head off into our maiden voyage, but before that, we spent Thanksgiving with our favorite people and longtime friends on…

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…

Trail and Hitch vs The Immovable Implement

[caption id="attachment_263" align="alignright" width="200"] Atwood 3000 Power Jack[/caption] On a blustery Autumn morning, Trail (Anne) and I found ourselves once again with full sewage tanks…

Making Money with Affiliate Advertising

Trail and Hitch is more than a personal adventure blog, it’s also an attempt to make some money from our experiences and writing. Part of…

New Home Acquired: Airstream International

On October 19th we took possession of our new home, a 2016 30' Airstream International Edition Serenity with Oyster Trim. We are calling it The…

The House is Sold!

So we sold our house. This was the first house I’ve owned and thus the first I’ve sold so I didn’t know going into it…

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…