This past July, we ventured into the state of Maine for the first time and enjoyed exploring both the interior and along the coast. Knowing that we wanted to carve out some time to explore Acadia National Park, we figured the 4th of July holiday would be a good time to explore that area and take […]
Short on time, but rich with the desire to explore, we narrowed our White Mountain explorations down to the Franconia State Park area, and specifically on: the Flume Gorge, the Basin, and the former site of the Old Man of the Mountain. All three areas are very popular for local tourism and have nice parking options. We […]
Every lifestyle has its quirks and camp life certainly has no shortage of quirkiness. We are coming up on our 11th month of camp life, and while we are masters of nothing, we have managed to glean a bit of experiential wisdom along the way. In that spirit, we are putting together installments for what […]
Before we even bought our camper, we knew that one of the first modifications we wanted to make was to replace the flush toilet with a composting unit. This option works best for us so that we don’t have to deal with a black tank and allows us to double our grey water holding capacity. […]
Family, friends, and people we meet on the road frequently ask me how we navigate road life and how we decide where to go. It hadn’t occurred to me until I was asked to detail our process, just what an intricate one it was, and articulating it felt like nailing Jell-O to a wall […]
“Boondocking”- a cute moniker for squatting somewhere for free and the ultimate end-goal in cheap, alternative, living. When we first took to the road, we were keen to take advantage of our solar paneled, composting toilet equipped, self-contained camper and duck “off-the-grid” for as much free boondocking as possible. And then, reality set-in.
In October, we spent a few weeks in southern Utah and had the opportunity to explore several National Parks. Starting in the Moab area, we covered Arches and Canyonlands and then saw Capitol Reef, Escalante National Monument, Bryce Canyon, and finished up at Zion. Arches, Bryce and Zion command easy name recognition. These parks […]
“Can a tow truck handle us?” was one of the first questions I had had before we even set out to live on the road. Traditional methods of towing, with the car propped up on an angle and dragged along neutral would absolutely not work as the camper would certainly drag along the ground. […]