Having recently completed our Solar RV upgrade, we have just started spending considerable amounts of time unhooked or boondocking completely off grid. We can stock at least enough food and water to last about 7-10 days before we have to dump tanks, re-fill water and re-stock the fridge.
After having spent the better part of the last two years primarily in parks with at least partial hookups like electric and/or water, we had grown pretty accustomed to cooking and eating full, made-from-scratch (or mostly from scratch) meals right from the trailer. We are primarily plant based, whole food eaters that occasionally indulge in fish, seafood, eggs, dairy and potato chips. Meat however, has happily been off of our menu for a number of years and we don’t miss it a bit. Continue reading
We spent the final two weeks of the year camping in Arizona in our newly solar powered home on wheels after having crisscrossed the country twice in a little over two years of mostly full time traveling. From Colorado to Florida to California to Maine and back again with a few stops inbetween it has been quite a journey. We spent some time this week reflecting on this strange and at times challenging lifestyle, what we have given up to maintain it, as well as what all it gives us back in return. Continue reading
We finally got around to completing the Solar portion of our RV power upgrade and it actually works! I have placed a dedicated page to cover this modification here.
This is the time of year that those of us who live the nomadic life begin to scurry around to prepare for winter. As the weather in the southeast began to deteriorate into a wet, chilly fall we found ourselves hightailing it westward. Continue reading
Although as I write, we again find ourselves immersed in a 72+ hour tropical depression, it is hard to complain considering our surroundings for the week.
We are going to let you in on a little travel secret today here at Livebreathemove.com. The absolute best time to go to the beach on the Atlantic is in the weeks immediately following Labor Day weekend. The weather is still good, the water is warm and the hoards of people and kids are back to wherever it is all these hoards of people go after Labor Day. Even rules such as whether or not dogs are allowed on the beach often change in our favor right about this time.
After New York, we had to decide if we wanted to take the inland route south and visit Baltimore and Washington DC or if we wanted to hug the coast and bum around the beach for a few weeks. Since we spent a months worth of eating out money in a weekend in New York and because we have both already visited Baltimore and DC, we decided to check out some beaches that were new to us. We stared in Tom’s River, Near the famous Jersey Shore. The warm water small crowds and big surf were a fun challenge for swimming.
Although we had read plenty of good reviews to go along with the typical negative, we were still hesitant about visiting New York City via RV. Well we did decide to check in to the electric/water parking lot of a park known as the Liberty Harbor RV Park in Jersey City.
After Maine, Robin had a couple of weeks of work in the Boston area so we set up first at the Minute Man campground outside of Boston in Littleton. This was an above average campground that we primarily experienced from our office windows. The wooded campground provided good shade from some hot days and overall we enjoyed our week and the park.
As we wrote this on Labor Day, which is the unofficial end of summer for most folks, we found time for a little reflection on our summer in the Northeast. Our photos reminded us of how fun it was to explore during the summer! Acadia National Park on Mt. Desert Island provided many wonderful opportunities to be out and about in nature, once we figured out how to avoid the summer crowds.
It seems like we are constantly figuring out new things about ourselves as we explore this beautiful country. One of the things we have learned recently is how much we enjoy kayaking/canoeing together and with friends.
We have always known that it is something we enjoy but after having 3 outings in the last month, we have realized how much we enjoy it.