Author: Julie Bennett

What we are most Thankful for

We tend to be pretty reflective and grateful about our lives on a daily basis, but as this is our first Thanksgiving on the road in our RV, we thought we’d share some of our thoughts on how we plan to celebrate, what we’re most thankful for, our favorite Thanksgiving foods and whether or not we plan to shop on Black Friday!

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Rocking Halloween 80s style + Bloopers

Halloween is Marc’s favorite holiday, so every year we dress up, go out and always have a blast.This year, we left the rock star tour bus back at the campground and headed downtown to Cloverdale, CA to grab some beers, meet the locals and rally up some new fans as our alter egos – A.T. Rocker (aka Marc) promoting

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Recipe: Amazing Pumpkin Spice Pancakes (GF)

As many of you may know, I (Julie) am very fortunate in that Marc loves to make us a special breakfast every weekend. His speciality is the “hearty” breakfast which includes very delicious heart-shaped pancakes (gluten-free) and this past month – being fall and pumpkin season – we took the pancakes up a notch. By adding some pumpkin and spices

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Walking among giants: the magical California Redwoods

Experiencing the ancient redwoods has long been a bucket list item for Marc. It’s one of the things we enjoy most about this lifestyle – the ability to achieve many of our bucket list dreams and goals amidst our everyday life. During our research, we learned that redwoods grow from Big Sur to the Oregon border, but it’s only on the California Redwood Coast

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Converting our RV bunkhouse to an office

One of the main reasons we chose our specific coach was so that we could convert the existing bunkhouse (two bunk beds) into a separate, dedicated office for Marc, who continues to work full-time (virtually) at his regular 40 hour a week job during our travels. Marc has always placed a high value on work-life balance, health, wellness and on being a

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A night on the farm with Harvest Hosts

When it comes to unique and memorable stays, we fondly remember our night at Giusti Farm in Robbins, California. If you read last week’s blog post which introduced you to our Thousand Trails campground membership, you’d have learned a bit about how we manage to travel and live so affordably. Another program we recognized the value in joining was

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Time to slow down. We’re tired!

This pretty much sums up how we’re all feeling right now Or, why traveling a Thousand Trails has led us to where we are today! Since leaving Colorado 14 weeks ago, we’ve clocked over 2,600 miles in the coach and driven it more than 100 hours across 7 states. We’ve stayed in 25 different locations. We’ve been out and

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Video: Our first 3 months on the road

It was only a couple of weeks ago that we shared our feelings and experiences since hitting the road – in our blog post “The truth about how we’re adjusting” – in a Q&A format with perspectives from all 3 of us. In this video, we sat down for a bit of face to face time to talk casually

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The simple things that made a perfect day in Long Beach, WA

While some days can be pretty mundane, some can take you completely by surprise and end up being an unexpected trip highlight. What made last Thursday so awesome for us? Upon reflection, we realized it all came down to a series of simple little things that added up to our idea of a perfect afternoon. So while we

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Meet the Holcombes: Synchronicity by the river.

The Holcombe Family, their RV and kayaks. Photo Credit: Peter Holcombe Photography Why was our chance meeting with a full time traveling/working/kayaking family on the American River such a synchronous one? It’s one of the things we love most about our travels – we never quite know what’s going to happen next, what surprises might come our way and who

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The truth about how we are adjusting

Gazing over Crater Lake, Oregon Now that we’re 11 weeks in, we’ve had time to reflect on how we’re feeling about our decision, how we’re adapting, our biggest challenges, how it’s affecting our relationship, what we miss, what we love the most and more. As we began writing this, we realized the changes we’ve undergone these past few

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12 things we love about Lake Tahoe + a few tips

Having thoroughly enjoyed our two weeks there, it’s easy to see why millions transcend upon beautiful Lake Tahoe every year. With spectacular weather, stunning scenery and loads of recreation activities to choose from, we were never short of things to see and and do during our summer stay. We’ve shared the highlights in this short video where we showcase 14 days of fun

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