WHAT IS MINIMALISM ANYWAY?

Owning 100 items … TOTAL? Living in a tiny house? Having a “capsule wardrobe” with only 33 items? Minimalism CAN be based on those guidelines above, but it doesn’t only have to be about those. Rules like that are somewhat extreme examples, and are fun games on the road to living with less for some, but […]

MOVING INTO A TRAVEL TRAILER DOES NOT MAKE YOU A MINIMALIST

So we did it. We jettisoned most of our personal possessions to start an open-ended adventure exploring the Pacific Northwest in a travel trailer. Part sightseeing tour and part existential journey, purposely shaking up our lives to see what falls out. We would pursue our passions while diving deeper into a minimalist lifestyle, looking for […]

GET SIMPLE. SLOW DOWN. GET OUT IN NATURE.

I have always been a self-proclaimed “city girl.” I love to walk, and I love to be able to walk to do errands, to go to coffee shops, or to meet up with friends. Considering myself an “urban hiker,” I was one of the few people I knew who actually walked in Los Angeles, and […]

SMALL SPACE WORKOUTS

How I work out living full-time in an RV. Living in a small space can present challenges to working out. Thanks to a couple of apps on our Apple TV, and walks in the country, I have found a way to workout without ever having to leave the trailer. Having a dog gets me up […]

Nut cheese Alfredo Primavera on adzuki bean pasta

RV LIFE – COOKING ON THE ROAD

Eating on the road has to be more than an endless stream of fast or convenient food – especially when living full-time in a 24 ft. travel trailer. ~~~ A standing joke among foodies is that you never have to ask someone if they’re vegan, because if you wait long enough … they will tell […]

RV LIFE IS RELATIONSHIP CONCENTRATE

   … you can’t “blame” the condition. Change happens. New jobs, relocating for work or love, getting married and so on. ~~~ We were under no illusions that moving into a 24 ft. travel trailer would be easy on our relationship.  How could we, with friends laughingly sharing such encouraging words as, “I’d kill my […]