On this page I'll point you to some of my favorites RV travel blogs. Each reflects a unique situation, lifestyle, realization of a dream, or reason for traveling and they are the best of the lot that I've found so far.
The only better way to find out is to just do it - stop procrastinating and hit the road yourself.These days it seems that almost every traveler feels compelled to write a blog. Many of them, initially intended only to keep family and friends up to date, have taken on a life of their own. They've replaced trip diaries and, for many, they are as therapeutic as journaling.
The following web logs (that's where the word blog comes from) belong to the true REAL unsung heroes of the open road - those who have decided to live their travel dreams now and share the details so that we can all be inspired to live ours.
If nothing else, you may be amazed at how many people are "out there" bucking the system, and just doing it "their way."
Jason and Kristen Snow got rid of nearly everything they owned and hit the road full-time. They both work for Automattic, the brilliant minds behind WordPress - no wonder their blog is so excellent!
Take to the Highway: Traveling full-time and alone, Suzanne is "living her dream" and setting an example for other solo travelers: "You, too, can do this!" For a bit of added fun, she weaves inspirational lines from popular music into her writing.
Poorest Tourist: Buck and Penny blog about their adventures while living rent-free in a tiny apartment on wheels - a vintage Toyota RV. Yes, rent-free means they "camp" whereever they can find a free parking spot.
Loafin Around and Kanoe Tripping: Passionate about camping, canoeing, and adventurous travel, this Canadian couple has explored much of North and Central America (currently in a truck-camper, going everywhere there are roads and, where there are none, on foot or by water). Beware: reading this blog may make your adventures seem rather "wimpy" by comparison.
Diversity: Karen and Greg share the adventures of a wandering lifestyle that's taken them through the lower 48 States, Canada, and Alaska.
RV Love: When Marc’s new job allowed him the opportunity to work virtually and Julie launched her own business, they decided it was a brilliant opportunity. They are now traveling full time in an RV. Their YouTube video blogs depict A Slice of RV Life.
We're The Russos: Fresh to the lifestyle, this young couple has jumped in with both feet - full time RV travel and a great blog. I particularly like that they're posting their monthly expenses.
Two Happy Campers: Mark and Michele, two avid photographers, chronicle their adventures with the hope it will inspire others to get outside and live life to the fullest.
Wheeling It: Living the RV Dream with 12 Paws, 40 Feet and the Open Road. In 2010 we quit our day jobs, packed our lives away and moved into a 40-foot tin-can home to follow our dream of living an alternative life and exploring the US on wheels.
Life Unscripted: Peter writes in thought-provoking detail about the full time RV lifestyle and every day situations - not glorifying the good or masking the bad. I love every word he writes!
The Road Less Travelled: Barbara and Ron met through a popular RV singles club, WIN (Wandering Individuals Network) and now travel together.
The Learning Banks: A simplified traveling life; earning and learning; this young couple shares it all.
Startrek Far West: For the many French Canadian RVers who follow my web site, I link to this excellent blog in recognition of Canada's "other" official language.
Gone with the Wynns: Jason and Nikki describe themselves as perpetual travelers, RV’ers (for now) and modern day documentarians. Since 2010 when they hit the road full time, their blog has gained one of the highest followings on the RVing circuit. They're young, fun, quirky, adventurous and impromptu. I'm hooked!
Winnie Views: After her mom died in 2013, Lynn knew it was finally time to quit her soul-sucking corporate job and start living a life of her own full intentions. She ran off to discover Mexico for the winter and gave full-time RVing a final test-run. By August, 2014 she had sold her Chicago home and became a full-time RVer.
The Long Long Honeymoon: Instead of jaunting off to honeymoon on a posh Pacific island, these newlyweds hitched up their trusty Ford diesel truck to explore America. Their long, long honeymoon journey has stretched over 30,000 miles, camping in every conceivable environment, attracting a fair share of media attention... "Because life should be a long long honeymoon".
Technomadia: Two "Domestic Nomads" traveling the USA. My favorite feature: "Answers to common excuses not to travel full-time."
Devoes On The Roll: The Devoes describe themselves as "The adventures of an ordinary family discovering the new American Dream. We sold it all, left behind our careers and packed into a travel trailer to head into the great unknown!"
The Path Less Beaten Hiking, backpacking, camping, road tripping, cycling, cave exploring, snowshoeing, and more. This couple's adventures are set in the western states.
Living and Boondocking in Mexico An American seizes an opportunity - and writes about the adventures and challenges of living, working, and traveling between two countries.
Life's Little Adventures: Jim and Gayle packed up in 2008 and have been traveling full-time since then in their Lazy Daze RV. They say they plan to keep traveling for as long as they're having fun - reading their blog, it's pretty obvious they still are.
In the Direction of our Dreams: Sherry and David retired early when the great recession hit to hike and kayak all the country’s National Parks and National Wildlife Refuges.
Ardent Camper: This young couple work full time while traveling all around the country. Today's technology and telecommuting make it all very possible.
Lively RV: When the Lively family (mom, dad and six kids) hit the road for full-time RVing, friends and family thought they'd last three to six months. They've proved them all wrong and are still going strong.
Life of Leisure: Marilyn and Brad, Canadians traveling, hiking, and boondocking in the southwestern states (regularly following the routes outlined in my Frugal Shunpiker's Guides).
Rick and Joanne's RV Travels: Like Randy and I, Rick and Joanne travel in their RV for months at a time and, in between, return to a home base. Lately they've added some volunteer camp-host positions in beautiful settings.
Rolling in a RV - Wheelchair Traveling: Provides information about accessibility for people with physical limitations but this extremely well-organized site is crammed full of helpful facts for all RVers whether they need the accessibility information or not.
To Simplify: All I can say is, you have to visit this blog! Glenn Morrissette is an amazing and talented professional musician, decent amateur photographer, and excellent writer. His blog, his art, and his life philosophy are a joy and an inspiration to all who are living or contemplating a simplified lifestyle.
Where's Weaver? The Weavers (Paul and Marsha) have been on the road since 2009. A quote from a post made after their first year: "Over-all, we are living much cheaper than when we lived in our home and are seeing this awesome country of ours."
RV Sue and her Canine Crew: RV Sue has just (2011) embarked on her fulltime retirement dream. Beautifully written - a joy to read.
NC Motorcyclists: Jim is a full time RVer who's into motorcycles and ATVs. He's a great photographer with a wry sense of humor.
The Good Luck Duck: These two ducks, Roxie and Annie, have just flown off (May, 2011) - it's an adventure just to follow theirs! "We want to spend a lot of time boondocking. A WalMart parking lot is fine now and then, but that's not what we're talkin' 'bout."
Live. Work. Dream: In 2007, Jim and René sold their California business and home to travel and decide "what's next?" More than two years later, these young RVers are still criss-crossing the country as digital nomads, sharing their road trip experience with others who dream of embarking upon a similar adventure someday.
The Professional Hobo: In 2006, Nora Dunn decided to take the plunge. She sold her financial planning practice in Toronto Canada, and got rid of all of her belongings for the adventure of a lifetime. Since then, she has been traveling and discovered more than she could ever imagine. With no end to her travels in sight, enjoy the entertaining chronicle of her adventures.
Roads Less Traveled: Mark and Emily, full-time adventurers, discovered the joys of boondocking and how it can stretch the travel budget. If their adventures and fantastic photographs don't inspire you, nothing will.
Geeks On Tour: Two computer geeks live, work, and travel in their motorhome. While seeing the sights, they spread computer education everywhere they go. (For instance, they can teach you how to start your own RV travel blog.)
Life On The Open Road: Diana has been a full-time RVer for 10 years, primarily "boondocking," camping free without hookups, in the Western US.
The Bayfield Bunch: Kelly and Al live in Southern Ontario in the summers and, like many snowbirds, travel to the southwestern states in the winter. The photography on the site is nothing short of amazing!!! A favorite Al quote: "Only thing better than right now will someday be the memories of right now."
Somewhere In Time: Joe and Sherri are new to this. Their RV retirement dream is just beginning (May 2009). Share it as it unfolds, one adventure at a time.
The Airstream Chronicles: Rich has transformed his passion for the outdoors and photography into a life of traveling the countryside in an Airstream RV. Naturally, he posts some pretty amazing photos.
Mark and Chris's Phaeton Place: Follow the trail of a Canadian couple as they learn about full-timing. Mark and Chris started RVing 2 years ago and only recently (summer of 2009) became full timers when they headed off to Alaska for their first big adventure.
Hit The Road Jack: On a wing and a prayer....full-time RVers since February 2005 - and sharing all they learn while living their dream life.
Me and My Dog ...and My RV: Barbara can handle a wrench and a new computer program with equal ease - valuable assets for her lifestyle which includes lots of boondocking. She's been traveling full-time with her dog, Katie, since 2011.
Taylored RV Traveling: Like many full-time RVers, this couple breaks the routine by traveling for a few months and then camp-hosting in one location for a while. Whether on the road or static, Andy's always got something interesting to muse about.
The Adventures Of Tioga And George: George, called himself the greatest vagabonder of all time. He survived a battle with cancer in 2003 which prompted him to immediately assemble "his team" and hit the road. Although he left RVing behind a few years ago, his writings inspired so many and are still a valid point of reference. lifestyle? George rarely payed for camping and he listed his travel income and expenses for all to see.
The One Year Road Trip Join Matt and Eva Webb, as they take their three young children on a yearlong adventure across the US to interview kids in all 50 states who are making real change in the world. And in the process, the Webb family expects to be transformed as well. Kernut The Blonde: Here's someone you have to meet: Kernut is blonde, delightfully whacky, and on the road.
Into the Mystic: A traveling photographer finding amazing images and musical experiences along the way.
Retirement Dreams: Offering pointers for living life as a part-time traveler during your retirement.
A Life By Design: A young Canadian gal who traveled by RV through Canada and USA for years, has redesigned her life once again. She now spends winters in Mexico (without the RV).
Scenic Pathways: While living and traveling in a Rialta RV, Ross and Jo have write a blog that doubles as an on-line travel resource - listing scenic drives and beautiful places across the USA and Canada.
Five Spoke Wheel: A happy marriage running on a well-balance wheel. Besides sharing moments from their RVing, camping, kayaking, and other travel adventures, David and Lucy share insights from 44 years of a blissful relationship.
The Wandering Wishnies: With absolutely no previous camping or RV experience, on a whim, Fred and Jo shed the trappings of "normal life" to go off to see the world in a fifth wheel. Through their RV travel blog, they share it all with you - the good, the bad and the ugly.
I'm constantly finding new favorite RV travel blogs to add to this blogroll. If you are currently on the road yourself and write an RV travel blog, or if you know of other exceptional or unique blogs that would contribute to showing the diversity of travelers who are "living their dream" please let me know so I can add them to the above list and follow their travels myself.
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