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Going from IT to the Outdoors: The Ultimate Digital Nomad Starter Kit

You can make money outside of an office or a house. Here's everything you need to know about becoming a digital nomad.
Oct 9·8 min read
Guest Posts

Living on a boat: Why I ditched traditional life for this crazy one

Living on a boat isn't a traditional life, but that's also what makes it unique enough to be thrilling, freeing and worth the cost.
Jun 19·7 min read
In Retirement

Living on the road isn't just about living small

Here's a challenge: Sell two different 1,600 square foot homes and move into a 200 square foot RV with your wife and two dogs. Then, tell me that you aren't just "living small". That's a challenge that I couldn't conquer when my wife Courtney and I decided to sell 99% of our earthly possessions (including a 1999 supercharged Corvette that I bought less than a year out of college ). Here's a picture of me and our
Sep 16, 2018·4 min read
RV

Living on the road: Nine lessons learned from full-time travel

After living on the road for more than two years, this whole experience almost feels surreal. There is so much out there to see. Our Airstream RV is our home, and we wouldn't trade it for anything.
May 14, 2018·11 min read
In Retirement

We haven't plugged into the grid twice since April

I know that I've said this before (countless times, I'm sure), but we absolutely love our solar system that sits gracefully atop our 2005 Airstream Classic. Since we set sail on a journey of full-time travel April 1st, we've only plugged in once. And that only lasted for two days. For the remaining seven or eight weeks, our power has come entirely from the 500 watts of solar we had installed last November in Oregon . We're out in the middle of the de
May 5, 2017·2 min read
Airstream

We live in an RV, not under a bridge!

After hearing that my wife and I live in an RV, most people are like: "Oh, so you guys must eat out a lot then, right?" Umm, no. Why do you ask?
Dec 12, 2016·4 min read
Airstream

Plotting our first summer of travel after retirement

"Where's the first place that you're going to go?" One of the first questions I get asked after spilling the beans on our Airstream and travel plans is where we're planning on taking Charlie, our house on wheels. Inquiring minds want to know! But, we don't. Nothing is set in stone, yet. Purposefully. As most of you know, I'm a "fly by the seat of my pants" kind of guy. My wife, on the other hand, is the planner. She needs to know what's happening. She likes to have a destination. A roadmap. I'
Aug 10, 2016·3 min read
Airstream

The downside of living in a 200 sqft Airstream

When we bought the Airstream, I promised to give you an honest assessment of how we like it. We are having fun in our new, smaller home, but I won't say that every day is like a vacation.
May 9, 2016·7 min read
How to Retire

State of Our Retirement: Getting ahead of the game

Behold, my fellow readers - my first installment of what I am calling the "State of Our Retirement" (SoOR) address, where I briefly give you fine people the low-down on what's happening and where we are in our drive towards financial independence and retirement from full-time work. It has been an amazing year thus far, and my wife and I have finally come to the conclusion that what we're doing is, well, fairly extreme. We don't personally feel our new lifestyle is all that extreme, but compared
Apr 20, 2016·5 min read
Change Your Life

I've had it! I want my big ass house back

I gave this whole "living small" thing a good college try, and boy, am I ever regretting this dreadfully ill-conceived decision! What possessed me to ditch our big ass house for this 200 square foot shack?
Apr 18, 2016·8 min read
Airstream

Our first night in the Airstream was a cold success!

It was the very first night in our Airstream, and things were looking promising. Our adventures in living small were exciting and new, and we were ready to settle in for the night. Every evening we take a walk with our dogs to enjoy the cool evenings before the Tucson summer hits us full blast. People here are exceedingly happy. They wave as we pass by. We also got our first "That's a beautiful Airstream!" compliment last week as we were cooking dinner outside on our patio. This place is nice
Apr 13, 2016·5 min read
How to Think

We're Airstreamers, but don't call us trailer trash!

Well, we've done it - we are Airstreamers. As of last Friday, we have officially moved out of our large 1600 sqft house and into our Airstream trailer , just a shade larger than a tenth of the size of our previous home. And so far, we're loving it. It's just my wife and me along with our two dogs who rest comfortably at night between the bed and the curved walls of the Airstream. Like most dogs, they like to feel nestled in and secure. It
Apr 6, 2016·8 min read