Once you develop an identity, it’s never easy to shake yourself free. This is why career pivots feel like such big risks, and new mothers struggle to find themselves amidst late nights and dirty laundry.
We’ve claimed an identity since February 21, 2014, as full-time RVers living on the road. This identity has given us access to everything from membership clubs to public speaking opportunities. It’s bonded us with strangers around campfires.
We aren’t full-time RVers anymore.
We just moved out of our 25-foot Winnebago View, as we prepare to drive around the world.
Some of you know we’ve sort of done this before. At the end of 2018, we put our first RV up for sale and moved into our Jeep Wrangler. We spent two months driving through interior Mexico. We started building a new identity as overlanders.
Even then, we knew we weren’t finished with the RV lifestyle. It only took about three months before we found our dream Winnebago and moved in. We were still full-time RVers.
This time is different. We’re taking our nest egg and investing in a new global overlanding build. We’re crossing the border back into Mexico, then Belize and beyond. We’ll be worlds away from the life we’ve known in the United States as we drive around the world for the next 10-15 years.
But the RV chapter of our lives is something we get to take with us. Even though we may not be full-time RVers anymore, the past seven years of full-time travel have given us the experience and confidence to open this new chapter.
Guide to Our Best RV Articles
If you’re just beginning your RV journey, then we want to be a resource. Here is a curated guide to our most useful RV-related articles from the past seven years.
What We’ve Learned as Full-time RVers
- Top 10 Life Lessons Learned in Our First Year RVing
- What It’s Like to Work on the Road as a Full-time RVer
- Planning Our RV Travels and the Evolving Quest to Find Balance
- The Difference Between Full-time RVing and Full-time Traveling
- How More Than 3 Years of RV Travel Have Changed Me
- To Everyone Who Has Ever Said RVing Requires Flexibility
- Our Final Two Weeks Living in This RV
- The Long Game: How We’ve Worked 10 Years to Reach Our Travel Goal
RV Tips and Tricks
- Is Harvest Hosts Worth It?
- How to Liquidate Your Possessions for RV Life
- Why You Need to Do Your Own Annual RV Roof Maintenance
- 3 Cold Weather Tips for a Diesel RV
- Tackling Mold in Our RV
- How to Protect the Front of Your RV
- Spouses, Can You Move Your RV in an Emergency? (I Just Got Tested)
- How to Properly Clean and Maintain Your RV’s Washer/Dryer Combo
- 6 Ways to Battle Mice in Your RV and Win
Some of Our Biggest Adventures as Full-time RVers
- Full-time RV Breakdown: What Happened and How It Was Resolved
- We Survived Our First Full Week of Dry Camping (and You Will, Too)
- Can Full-time RVers Travel Internationally?
- When Your Tow Vehicle Gives Out During a Cross-Country RV Trip
- Coping With a Medical Diagnosis on the Road
- Our Hurricane Irma Evacuation Saga
- How This Full-time RVer Ate Himself Out of Type II Diabetes
- 3 Straight Weeks of RV Dry Camping in Moab, Utah
RV Destination Highlights
- Hot Springs, Arkansas
- Natchez Trace Parkway Guide From Mile Marker 0 to 444
- Tucson, Arizona
- Sedona, Arizona
- RVing Through Monterey, California, and Along the Pacific Coast
- Ashland, Oregon
- Asheville, North Carolina
- Savannah, Georgia
- Flagstaff, Arizona
- Our Most Beautiful RV Camping Spot Ever: Upper Teton View
- Buried in South Dakota’s Black Hills for Weeks
- Go South From the Beaten Path to Bisbee, Arizona
- 7 Favorite Harvest Hosts Experiences (West U.S. Edition)
- 10 Favorite Harvest Hosts Experiences (East U.S. Edition)
National Park Adventures
- Death Valley National Park in One Day
- Sequoia National Park in One Day
- One Day in Capitol Reef National Park, Utah’s Hidden Wonder
- West Yellowstone, Base Camp for National Park Exploration
- Dry Camping Just Outside Glacier National Park
- Off-road Adventures Through Big Bend National Park
- 3 Unforgettable 2-Mile Hikes in Yosemite
- What to Expect at National Parks During the COVID-19 Era
RVing With Kids
- What First-time Pregnancy Is Like for a Full-time RVer
- Welcoming Baby Nomad Into the World
- Making Room for Baby in an RV
- Making Room for a One Year Old in an RV
- Am I Crazy to Combine Cloth Diapering With Full-time RV Life?
- Making Room for a Toddler in an RV
Nuts and Bolts
- 2014 in Review: Stats, Photos, Adventures
- 2015 in Review: Stats, Photos, Adventures
- 2016 in Review: Stats, Photos, Adventures
- 2017 in Review: Stats, Photos, Adventures
- 2018 in Review: Stats, Photos, Adventures
- 19 Favorite Moments of 2019, Our Sixth Year as Full-time RVers
- 2019 in Review: Stats, Photos, Adventures
If these articles bring up any questions for you or you want to chat about a topic you don’t see here, then don’t hesitate to reach out in a comment! We’ve always put effort into being transparent. Facades don’t help anyone.
To those of you who have been with us since the beginning, thank you. We love you. We hope you’ll stick with us as we embark on our next adventure. We expect it to be a Good one.
P.S. Our beautiful 2016 Winnebago View 24J will be up for sale in a few weeks in Corpus Christi, Texas. If you want to be notified when it’s listed, then make sure you’re signed up for our email list.