Assuming nothing has gone horribly wrong, our site should look very different today. (If it says “Error 404,” let’s just act like this never happened, and check back tomorrow. K? Thanks.)
As we mentioned in our year in review post a few months ago, we recently decided to change the look and feel of our site to be more user friendly and to offer what we hope will be helpful content for current and aspiring RVers. When we were planning to make the leap into this lifestyle, we spent enormous amounts of time reading blogs and websites, and this is our attempt to pay it forward.
These maps, which you can find on the side and top bar of the site, show our route. If you click on them, you’ll be able to see the exact path we traveled between locations (click on the route line itself to see all our GPS information), as well as links to my blog posts and campground reviews for the places we’ve visited (click on an individual site to see the relevant links). We’ll keep adding to the routes and linking back as we go.
Under the “campground reviews” tab, you’ll find our reviews of the various places we’ve stayed. At the bottom of (almost) every one, you’ll find a gallery of photos. At the top of each review is a link to a post where we explain what our criteria is, and why. (Note: as of March, 2017, we have only posted reviews for places we visited in 2017. I’ll write ones for our 2016 campgrounds over the next several weeks.)
These are items we’ve bought, use, and love. They are divided into different categories – outfitting the RV, items for daily life, travel gadgets, etc. Please note, the links provided are NOT affiliate links… not because we don’t want to make tons of money off this website, but because (a) we’re pretty sure that’s not gonna happen, and (b) I really don’t want to turn this blog-writing hobby into a job. We are simply trying to provide honest, helpful information to others in the community. Also, our list does not include every single item a new RVer needs because we figure there are plenty of those lists out there already. These are simply the things that we love and feel others might love too.
Our Instagram Feed
Instagram is where we typically post photographs we really like or that capture what we’re up to. It is our favorite social media platform and the one with which we’ve engaged most with folks who are doing what we’re doing. Now, when we post something on Instagram, it will show up on our website as well.
Travel Archives and Musings Archive
The Travel Archives contain a list of all the states we’ve visited and the associated blog posts I’ve written about them. This way, if someone is going to be traveling to a state and wants to see where we went and what we did, they can easily find the right posts, rather than scrolling through tons of unrelated content. The Musings Archive is where you’ll find my past blog posts that are not specifically destination or travel related.
These are the websites, blogs, and online forums we regularly rely on for information and assistance.
In addition to making some minor changes to our “About Us” page, we’ve added an “About Barney” page, so new visitors can learn more about our RV.
I will continue to chronicle our travels and poke fun at ourselves as we continue to find our way in the full-time RV travel world. We’ve been pleasantly surprised by the traffic we’ve been seeing on this site, and we’ve really appreciated the positive feedback we’ve received. So we’ll continue doing what we’ve been doing in addition to adding to these other resource pages as we go. Speaking of which, for people who’ve subscribed to our mailing list, my blog posts will continue to arrive like usual. For RV specific information, like campground reviews, maps, and RV resources, we’ll just put that stuff up on the site so we’re not burying people in emails they don’t care about.
So…stop by, have a look around, and don’t be shy if you have other ideas of things that might be interesting or helpful (you can contact us by clicking here or feel free to comment below… or anywhere else. We like comments.) Also, please let us know if you run into any broken links or pictures that won’t load or anything like that. Finally, if you like our site, please share it with others. If you don’t like our site, please share it with others anyway.
Thanks again for following us!
-Kevin, Laura, & Dixie