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We’re so glad you’re here! We’re Jen and Eric, and as of July 2020 – we’re officially homeless, living in our RV full-time, and loving every second of it! So just how did we get here?

Our Journeyto Full-Time RV Life

RV Life

First, you should know that Eric is the anchor of this relationship. One might say he also was the one who chased me until I gave in – but that is a story for another time. So… Eric grew up doing all the things outdoors. Backpacking with his dad, sleeping in lean-to tents, climbing peaks in the Adirondacks with his family… you know, all the things with dirt and wildlife. On the other hand – I did not. In fact, I recall many summers when my parents would actually have to force me out of the house, into the backyard, and away from the TV.
Spoiler alert – things have not changed.

RV Couple
Eric and I celebrated 20 years of marriage in 2020. In those 20 years, we’ve raised 3 children together, moved our family from New York to Florida to chase the sunshine, and lived in the same home for the last 12 years before embarking on this new adventure. As our children grew up and moved out of our home one by one, we were left with just our 11-year-old Yorkie, Pita – and started to imagine what we could get into next. After trips to places like Key West, Florida, and Maui, Hawaii – we could picture ourselves selling everything and living like nomads. The simple life was appealing, but it didn’t feel perfect.

From Tent Campingto RV Camping

Camping

With a little more time on our hands, Eric was able to talk me into a couple of camping trips. In a tent.

I packed at least one baseball cap and three shirts per day, my dry shampoo and nail polish – and we set out on an adventure. It took just a couple of tent-camping trips for me to recognize the peacefulness of being in nature, while also recognizing the struggle of applying mascara in a tent with no AC. This was the leverage I needed to help Eric realize the benefit of owning a camper. In fact, the conversation went something like “Hey Eric, I think I could keep camping if I had a camper with AC, a small kitchen and a shower and maybe a….”

With a little more time on our hands, Eric was able to talk me into a couple of camping trips. In a tent.

I packed at least one baseball cap and three shirts per day, my dry shampoo and nail polish – and we set out on an adventure. It took just a couple of tent-camping trips for me to recognize the peacefulness of being in nature, while also recognizing the struggle of applying mascara in a tent with no AC. This was the leverage I needed to help Eric realize the benefit of owning a camper. In fact, the conversation went something like “Hey Eric, I think I could keep camping if I had a camper with AC, a small kitchen and a shower and maybe a….”

And Eric bought a camper the next day.

The Starcraft Satellite 17rb was the perfect size starter travel trailer, and it gave us the freedom to explore further away and for longer periods of time. One day on a trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains, I casually made the comment that I could probably “live” in the camper because it’s just so cozy. Eric’s wheels started turning.

Why do we choose to live in an RV

After many conversations, and almost 2 years of the weekend exploring in our first camper – we started to seriously consider what it would be like to become full-time RVers. We immersed ourselves in YouTube channels like Keep Your Daydream and Changing Lanes. Their videos kept us entertained, inspired, and motivated toward reaching our goals. We also watched hours of walk-through videos – comparing floorplans and must-have features. We gained so much insight from these videos, but it also really helped that Eric once worked as an RV tech years ago – making him familiar with much of this information. We ultimately landed on the perfect floor plan for our needs and purchased the 2020 Grand Design Imagine 2670mk in November 2019.

Why do we choose to live in an RV

After many conversations, and almost 2 years of the weekend exploring in our first camper – we started to seriously consider what it would be like to become full-time RVers. We immersed ourselves in YouTube channels like Keep Your Daydream and Changing Lanes. Their videos kept us entertained, inspired, and motivated toward reaching our goals. We also watched hours of walk-through videos – comparing floorplans and must-have features. We gained so much insight from these videos, but it also really helped that Eric once worked as an RV tech years ago – making him familiar with much of this information. We ultimately landed on the perfect floor plan for our needs and purchased the 2020 Grand Design Imagine 2670mk in November 2019.

How to choose the perfect RV?

Because I work in a remote role, the desk area in the Imagine 2670mk provides the perfect workspace for my needs. I love that it’s positioned in a way that it feels like ‘extra’ space, and it has a large window to enjoy the beautiful views while I work. (Depending on the site… this may be a forest, a lake, or another RV parked right behind us.)

In addition to the desk, my other wish-list items were: A kitchen island for extra counter space, a bed that I could walk around both sides of, and a shower large enough to shave my legs in. You know…the essentials.

Eric may have his wish-list items too – and they probably have more to do with functionality, warranty, weight, and other important things. I’ll leave a space here for him to share these. [Insert Eric’s thoughts one day]

Our RV Life Continues

Life

So here we are! As of March 2021, we are officially on the road full-time. We’ve since added a Husky to our family (Aska) and she and Pita are becoming professional travelers. We are traveling around the U.S., hitting as many State and National Parks as possible, dropping in on friends and family and we’re excited to spend time back in our hometown too.

What can you expect from us? Not a lot, ha! Really, we are a couple who just try to enjoy life to its fullest. For Eric, that probably means hiking with Aska until he’s surrounded by nature – and for Jen, that probably means enjoying the latest episode of Real Housewives with Pita on her lap and coffee in hand. What we will do is… share how living full-time has already begun to change our lives. We will share all about our travels and what it’s like to live and work remotely, how we store things, how we decorate, and how we make our favorite meals. Eric will probably show you some important stuff and I will share photos of Aska and Pita being cute. And if there’s something more that you are interested in, drop us a note through the ‘Contact Us’ option below!

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