How to Make Coffee on the Road

When I first hit the road back in 2017, making a good cup of coffee every morning was a struggle. At the time, I was living in AirBnBs or out of the back of my 4Runner. That meant some days I had no refrigeration (say goodby creamer!). Other days, I would struggle with being able to boil water. Since I need my morning cup of coffee in order to function, coffee was one of the first things I needed to figure out! Enter the Primula Brew Buddy. I had been searching for coffee makers on Amazon and this small device…

Tea for Life on the Road

When I first started this blog, I envisioned it as a place to share tips and tricks for living a simpler life filled with adventure.  I never intended to use it as a way to promote other brands or to earn an income.  For this reason, over the past few years of blogging I have always veered away from affiliate relationships with companies that have reached out.  I don’t feel right promoting a product that I myself am not already using and enjoying. Which brings me to my first affiliate relationship with a small business.  After finding True Honey Teas…

How Much Does it Cost to Live in an RV?

One of the big questions about living full-time on the road is “How much does it cost?”.  When I was researching RV living, this was one of my biggest concerns.  Would I be able to afford it, and would I actually end up saving money over living in an apartment?  I spent hours trying to find an exact budget and breakdown, but back in 2017 when I hit the road, I was only able to find one blog post with this information. That post was from a couple who traveled in a very large RV and stayed in RV parks. …

Boondocking 101 – Beginner tips for RV Camping Off-Grid

When I was looking at RVs, I knew I wanted something that could go off-road.  We had been boondocking in the back of the 4Runner and loved it.  So, our new home in an RV had to be capable of boondocking as well.  I looked at the Airstream Basecamp for the full-size tires, rear departure angle, and smaller length for easier maneuvering.  But the one thing I never thought of was fresh and gray/black tank size! The first time I tried to stay in the Basecamp without hookups, I ran out of water and filled my gray/black tank up within…

How to Find Campsites While on the Road

Living in an RV is extremely freeing, as you are towing all the comforts of home behind you.  Your comfortable bed and favorite pillow are just waiting for you after a long day of driving.  But then the question comes down to, where do you park?  We’re all worried about getting that 3a.m. knock on our RV door telling us to move (luckily this has not yet happened to me). So what can you do to ensure you have a safe and comfortable spot to park and rest your head?  Luckily, there’s an app for that!  Actually, quite a few. …