About Us

Hi, and thanks for stopping by! We are Kevin and Laura and, since 2016, we’ve been on a mission to see as much of the United States as possible while traveling full time in our motorhome. We came to the realization many years ago that the things we valued most in life weren’t things at all, but rather the places we went, the things we learned, the foods we ate, and the people we got to know. Armed with a healthy appreciation for our own mortality and realizing that we could walk our own path, we came up with a plan to turn our dream of full time travel into reality.

The Rig

We love our home on wheels, a Tiffin Allegro 36LA, and have found it surprisingly easy to adjust to life in less than 300 square feet. We’ve come to appreciate exactly what it is that we need to be happy and we’ve jettisoned all the other unnecessary ‘stuff.’ We’ve been extremely content with our choice and haven’t missed our old “sticks and bricks” house for a second. You can read more about our RV here….

The Roadtrip

We love cities, but we also enjoy getting away from it all. Therefore, we try to balance our visits to cosmopolitan, diverse, and engaging cities with visits to places that allow us to get out into nature – usually by hiking, but also by biking and the occasional kayak trip. This effort to balance cities with state and national parks also helps us balance our budget. We prefer to travel slowly, spending at least a week in most places, but sometimes, extending our stays to a month or more. Finally, our goal is to chase 70 degrees, though, at times, that’s easier said than done. You can see where we’ve been and what we’ve been up to on our maps page. In the meantime, here are a couple highlights from our past travels (click for larger photos)…

The Reality

While we’ve thoroughly enjoyed our travels, catching up with old friends and making lots of new ones along the way, life is still life and sometimes bad things happen. From Laura breaking her leg, to unexpectedly losing our beloved dog, Dixie, to managing a particularly challenging 2018, we take the bad with the good and find our way through the tough times. We are endlessly grateful for this opportunity to travel and always try to maintain a positive outlook, no matter what life throws at us.

Chapter 3 Travels

The goal of this blog is to help us remember our experiences, keep our friends and families updated on what we’re doing, connect with like-minded travelers, and assist folks who are thinking about taking the plunge themselves. Poke around the site, subscribe to new posts, connect with us on Facebook and Instagram, and feel free to contact us directly with any questions or comments.

Laura, Kevin, and newest pack-member, Thor

Thanks for stopping by. We’re glad you’re here!

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Additional articles written by Laura for other websites:

Obtaining Medical Care on the Road published by Escapees.com

9 Lessons From 2.5 Years on the Road published on Chickery’s Travels

Tips for Fulltime RV Living published on Hecktic Travels

Broken Bones, Breweries, and Bucket Lists published on The Virtual Campground

 

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