Inflatable Sea Eagle Kayak the Size of a Large Suitcase

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Downsizing into an RV touches EVERYTHING you own, including boats and floaties on the water. We love to kayak and we’ve taken our hardshell kayaks from Georgia to Upstate New York, and to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, and …

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Other People’s Houses

If we’d have walked into a 5th wheel after this last road trip instead of going home, we’d have been blown away as if entering a grand palace, even when comparing it to the one full-sized ranch house we stayed …

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Everything New is Old Again

I didn’t realize until we walked through several 5th wheel RVs that I felt as if our lives were broken down. Walking into our great big house after looking at fifth wheels was intensely depressing, and it took several hours …

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Sticks and Bricks Signs: The Jellyfish

I had no way of gauging whether Bear was receiving the same signs that I was as far as living in a sticks and bricks house. You have to be in tune with your inner voice in order to hear …

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Declutter Your House the Easy Way

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Having a sheriff traipse through your house with eyes on EVERYTHING is like somebody shining a spotlight through a magnifying glass onto a pimple. Suddenly, you see every embarrassment that you’ve hidden away, every secret stash of unmentionables. But sheriffs …

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The Pare-Down Project

Once you start thinking about selling almost everything you’ve spent years collecting, all of your worldly possessions except for what might fit in a single pickup truck load, the reality of this gargantuan decision sets in. As you walk through …

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The Peanut Gallery: RV naysayers

As with anything in life, the minute you start telling people about this crazy plan to sell everything and ride off into the sunset in an RV, they’re all free with advice. Most of it comes from people who’ve never …

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On The Lot: Our First Look Inside the RVs

It was time to get Up Close and Personal with a few RVs because we’d never even set foot inside one before, not unless you counted ratty old campers a gazillion years old, permanently parked with weeds anchoring down the …

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Apocalyptic Visions

Let me preface this with my high school nickname: “The strange little girl who lives down the street.” At least that’s what my best friend’s father called me. Perhaps all those years of extraterrestrial visitations imprinted strange thoughts in my …

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The First Trigger

For me the main trigger was our homeowner’s association (HOA) and everything it stood for. There were repair issues within the subdivision which our HOA had been battling for over a decade, and it was coming to a head. Our …

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