2 Years of RV Repairs & Service Costs

2 Years of RV Repairs & Service Costs

Ever wondered what it costs to repair and service an RV each year? This was one of our big questions when planning to buy an RV and live in it full-time. As our 2 year anniversary of coach ownership coincided with our visit to Tiffin in Red Bay, Alabama, we figured it was a good time to share our RV repair history and expenses. Of course,Continue Reading

Suspension Upgrade Improves Our Gas RV Ride

Suspension Upgrade Improves Our Gas RV Ride

After 2 years of full-timing, driving over 20,000 miles across 40+ states, we decided to upgrade our RV suspension. Marc began considering this in the fall of 2015, exploring the many options available and finally, after reading an article in Motorhome Magazine about an ‘airless airbags’ solution called Sumo Springs, got even more excited about improving the wayContinue Reading

Visiting Tiffin Motorhomes in Red Bay, Alabama

Visiting Tiffin Motorhomes in Red Bay, Alabama

Our two year anniversary of owning of our coach ‘Rocky’ (mid May) coincided with our inaugural visit to Tiffin’s HQ and Plant in Red Bay, Alabama. Naturally, we were keen to do the factory plant and paint shop tours we’d heard so much about, plus it was a good opportunity to get Rocky into the Service and Paint shops for a little TLC by the professionals whoContinue Reading

Digital Nomads Navigating Work & Timezones

Digital Nomads Navigating Work & Timezones

Now we’re back from our big trip down under we can answer the Big Question: How did we do working remotely from Australia on graveyard shifts? This was one of our big goals for the trip – assessing just how far we could take this nomadic / location independent lifestyle, especially with Marc working an 8–5 job for a USContinue Reading

TrailChat Q&A: Favorite Camping Gear and Places

TrailChat Q&A: Favorite Camping Gear and Places

This week, Thousand Trails invited us to participate in a Twitter #TrailChat about favorite camping places, gear and essentials, alongside leading industry brands Airstream, Coleman and Teton Sports. Marc was working so I (Julie) was the “chatter” and because TT asked great questions, we’ve shared them along with our answers – plus a few additions you just can’t fit in 140 characters! This was my view (not bad, huh?)Continue Reading

Wow! Half a Million YouTube Views. THANKS!

Wow! Half a Million YouTube Views. THANKS!

When we posted a video of Marc driving our motorhome for the first time back in 2014, we had no idea what would come next or who would want to follow our journey. This week, we hit a couple of big milestones on our YouTube channel RVLoveTV so we wanted to create a fun infographic to celebrate and say THANK YOU!Continue Reading

How to get best deal on a Thousand Trails Zone Pass

How to get best deal on a Thousand Trails Zone Pass

Every now and then Thousand Trails runs a Buy One Get One (BOGO) promo offer on their Camping Zone Pass, but even when they’re not actively showing this offer on their website, you can still probably snag not only this 2-for-1 deal but a couple of extra bonuses too. In this article, we share our tips for how to makeContinue Reading

Australian Adventure: Work & Travel Down Under

Australian Adventure: Work & Travel Down Under

One of the biggest advantages of creating a mobile lifestyle with the ability to live and work from anywhere is that it opens up the potential (and desire) for even more travel and freedom. As long as we have decent WIFI, we can work from almost anywhere in the world. So this month, we are going location independent in Australia!Continue Reading

What Happens on RV Packdown & Move Day?

What Happens on RV Packdown & Move Day?

One of the big questions we had during our prep and planning phase was just how much work and time would be involved when it came to packing down the RV for move day – that is, putting everything away in a safe place, unhooking and doing everything we’d need to get road ready so we could headContinue Reading

Review: TT Orlando RV Resort, Clermont, FL

Review: TT Orlando RV Resort, Clermont, FL

TT Orlando was our first Florida campground experience and had been highly recommended by friends – it didn’t disappoint. TT Orlando consistently rates among the top 5 of all Thousand Trails and Encore properties and it’s one of the nicest TT parks we have stayed at so far. We stayed 3 weeks on our first visit and 2 weeks on our second visit. ThousandContinue Reading

Australian Words & American Translations

Australian Words & American Translations

Ever wanted to know how to speak – or at least, understand – the Australian language? By popular request, here’s the list of Aussie words and the American translations that were featured in our recent video. These are just a handful of more than a thousand words than are commonly used down under – they areContinue Reading

Celebrating Australia Day in the USA

Celebrating Australia Day in the USA

It was Australia Day this week (January 26) – which is kind of like the American 4th of July holiday – and even though we’re here in the USA, we still like to celebrate it. This year, it was with Aussie style burgers for dinner, a pav (pavlova) for dessert and a video with Aussie wordsContinue Reading

Recipe: Family Favorite Pumpkin Pie

Recipe: Family Favorite Pumpkin Pie

This pumpkin pie is a family favorite that I managed to coax out of our sister-in-law. With a little more pleading, she agreed I could share it with you all here as well. It’s the Pumpkin Pie with Pecan Topping recipe I made in our Small Kitchen, Big Feast video. It’s really easy to make, completelyContinue Reading

Small Kitchen Big Feast With RV Convection Oven

Small Kitchen Big Feast With RV Convection Oven

Can you really make a big feast in a small RV kitchen? Julie shows you how to prepare an amazing meal in an RV without the need for an Oven or Microwave. Instead, she uses our RV Convection Oven, Slow Cooker/Crockpot, Ninja Food Prep and Propane Stove Top to create a gourmet meal fit forContinue Reading

15 Months on the Road: Update & Highlights

15 Months on the Road: Update & Highlights

We celebrated 15 months on the road, living, working and traveling in our RV during our time in Wells, Maine in late September. On our last morning in Maine, we recorded our updates, travel highlights and our east coast experience from beautiful Kennebunkport Beach. In the video, we recap on the events of the three months sinceContinue Reading

Driving a Gas RV: Our Experience, Advice & Tips

Driving a Gas RV: Our Experience, Advice & Tips

A common question we get asked is “How do we like our gas RV and did we consider getting a diesel?” The short answer is yes, we did explore getting a diesel coach – they are considered superior for many reasons (performance, ride, comfort etc) which is why they also have a much higher price tag which can be a premiumContinue Reading

Running from a Hurricane, Driving Fail & GPS Fail

Running from a Hurricane, Driving Fail & GPS Fail

For the most part, our travel days tend to go pretty smoothly, but last Thursday (October 1) was one of those days that ended up being both a comedy of errors and an adventure in itself ! While we managed to keep a good sense of humor with everything turning out OK in the end, it wasn’t without a few close calls,Continue Reading

Exploring Niagara Falls Part 1: USA Side

Exploring Niagara Falls Part 1: USA Side

En route from Ohio to Maine, we spent 2 nights at Niagara Falls, staying up at the lovely Branches of Niagara campground on Grand Island, NY. Marc took the Friday off and we spent the day exploring the Falls, packing so much into our day/night that we created 2 blog posts plus videos, to showcase the experience from both the USA and Canada sides.Continue Reading

Podcast: How to full-time and be a happy nomad

Podcast: How to full-time and be a happy nomad

I (Julie) recently had the honor of being interviewed for a Podcast by Ingrid Lantz of Chockalife – a website about “Living a Life Less Ordinary” – oh yeah, that tagline is right up my alley! As soon as I read the blog intro for Chockalife, I knew Ingrid and I would have a fantastic conversation, and we sure did! As a fellowContinue Reading

The People We Meet: The Nelsons “Free2RV”

The People We Meet: The Nelsons “Free2RV”

One of the best things about our life on the road is the incredible variety of people we meet from all places, backgrounds and walks of life. We hear so many interesting stories and want to introduce some of them so you can be inspired by them too. We’re delighted to bring you Leslie and Troy Nelson (now full-timers) who we metContinue Reading