Ruined for Suburbia

“You can’t go home again.”

Ever hear that?

It’s from the title of a Thomas Wolfe novel, published posthumously in 1940. It’s the story of a novelist who writes a book and portrays his home town poorly. The people still living there are unhappy with his work to the point of sending death threats.

He can’t go home again.

Behan Gifford and her family sailed out of the Pacific Northwest in...

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Choosing Joy

You know that old saw “Time flies when you are having fun”?

That’s true.

But it’s also false.

Time also flies when you are standing still.

We’re convinced that the slower we move, the faster the days go by. And when each day is mostly like the next they quickly blur into one unremarkable stream, punctuated only by drama.

What kind of drama you ask?

We were working as camphosts at a...

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How to Use a Gas Station While Towing a Fifth Wheel RV

How do you find gas stations that are RV friendly?

Is there an app for that?

Well, yeah. The Allstays Camp and RV does show all of the truck stop type stations.


We don’t drive a diesel truck. And not all of the truck stop gas stations are gasser RV friendly. Flying J is (often with dedicated RV lanes). Love’s is not (the pumps are placed too close to the building for us to fit...

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Ditching Suburbia Sticker

Ditching Suburbia Sticker Sticker up your RV, boat, or water bottle with these Ditching Suburbia stickers from StickerMule.

They're approximately 3" x 3" and made from premium vinyl designed for outdoor use. They can even be run through a dishwasher.

I Hate Running

That title is a bit extreme. I dislike running. I like having run.

I’ve been running for years, on and off. I’ve completed several 5Ks. I get bored running longer than 5K, so that’s my limit.

But I need some form of exercise. I appreciate the simplicity of running, and it can work well with our travel lifestyle.

Recently I had a gap. I hadn’t been running in months. We were new to being...

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Our First RV Rally - Lessons Learned

Is a Rally of RV Families Worth Going To?

New to the road? Or thinking about it? Or have been on the road a while and not met any other traveling families?

Attending a rally might just be what you need.

We attended our first RV family rally last week and lived to tell you about it.

The Road Can Be Lonely

It’s true.

We don’t know for sure how many ditched families are out there. It’s...

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Scenes From A Laundry Room

We interact with a lot of families while they are shopping for an RV to ditch the suburbs in. For many of these families, having a washer/dryer on board is a “must have”.

Convenient? Sure. Doing laundry at laundromats means bagging up and lugging heavy dirty clothes bags. And keeping a supply of quarters on hand. And killing a couple of hours in a place you’d rather not.

But I’m glad an...

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