Last week when we decided to evacuate Savannah as Hurricane Irma approached, I wasn’t happy. The next day as we drove west to Macon, GA, we found out Rivers End Campground on Tybee Island, where we had been staying, had [Read more…]
To everyone who has ever said that RVing requires flexibility…
I really don’t want to hear it.
No, really. My husband will attest to the fact that I’ve basically been throwing the adult version of a toddler’s tantrum. [Read more…]
“What has been your favorite place to visit?” For the past two+ years, our answer has been Hot Springs, Arkansas. We had the best time when we visited in spring 2015. Our campground was beautiful; we loved the historical bathhouses at the national park and the Gangster Museum of America, and we frequently indulged in the burgers and cocktails at The Ohio Club.
So it was interesting to return more than two years later, with so many miles in between. It isn’t our favorite place anymore, though it’s still in our top 10, if not top 5. It’s not that there’s anything wrong with Hot Springs. It’s just that there’s so much [Read more…]
Everything has been breaking lately. We purposely went to see our mechanic before leaving Central Texas, and pretty much the second after, the issues started. I won’t go into all of them now, but you can watch us talk about them with a sense of humor on our Facebook Live video.
One of the things that broke during our last drive was our wardrobe rod. The only support, a wooden piece in the middle with four screws, came loose and all our clothes fell [Read more…]
We moved out of our Austin apartment and into our RV on February 21, 2014. Two days later, we started a radically different lifestyle of fulltime travel as we left Austin for our first adventure. At the time, we knew almost nothing about RVing, and we certainly didn’t know what to expect from our choice.
Coming up on three and a half years later, I’ve changed. It was noticeable when we returned to Hot Springs, Arkansas last week. It was like going home after your first semester of college–the scenery is the same, but you’re different.
If you’re wondering what this lifestyle could mean for you, hop into the RV Wanderlust time machine to see how time and travel can transform a life. [Read more…]
We knocked out our work this morning to get packed up. By 11:30 a.m., the RV and Jeep engines were running, and Caspian was in his carseat. I happened to look under Meriwether before telling Eric, “The front jacks are still down.” [Read more…]
Normally we get all our repairs and maintenance done at the end of each year when we come back to Texas for the holidays. Of course, we make exceptions for repairs that can’t wait. But 2016 was different. We knew we were going to be in one area for months, and we didn’t want to invest in too much RV stuff when we had a baby about to arrive. (Secret: the baby was cheap. The new Jeep wasn’t.)
We decided to save the things we needed done before our next adventure, and make one last visit to Iron Horse RV in San Antonio before leaving Texas for our 2017 trip. As planned, we headed south from Austin last Wednesday. We didn’t get to Iron Horse [Read more…]
I knew I would have to come back to Austin for the remainder of my pregnancy. I knew we were going to need to stay for Caspian’s vaccinations through six months. But I didn’t understand how long 11 months in one region would actually feel.
We’re now in our fourth year of full-time travel, and it’s in my blood. Our routine of moving every two weeks has become as natural as the Circadian. Mess with the cycle, and everything gets off-balance.
I have the utmost respect for everyone who lives in an RV full-time, but isn’t a full-time traveler. Some people stay in one place out of necessity. Some stay because they’re actually where they want to be. But full-time RVing without travel is not what I signed up for. As our departure date is finally within grasp (June 1!), I’m reflecting on the past months, appreciating the ability to travel more than ever.
Here are a few reasons I prefer full-time RV travel. [Read more…]
Some of you have probably been wondering whether we’re ever going to get back on the road. Now that we have a baby with us, maybe we’ll decide to put down roots and abandon the fulltime RV lifestyle.
Eeeek! Even writing that sentence grates my sensibilities like fingernails on a chalkboard. We have been dying to start traveling again!
Let’s backtrack. We arrived in Central Texas at the end of July 2016. I was at the end of my second trimester and needed to be close to my OBGYN for appointments. After Caspian Theodore was born on Dec. 3, 2016, we had to stick around for his doctor’s appointments and vaccinations.
…We were itching to travel somewhere around August.
Oh, we’ve ping-ponged around a bit. San Marcos, Austin, Fredericksburg, Corpus Christi, back to San Marcos. It’s all been good and necessary, but we haven’t sniffed out any new trails in forever.
So we’re definitely traveling again. That’s settled. But when, and to where? Plans for the rest of 2017 are still tentative, but we have an idea of our general route. And we’re ready to share it! [Read more…]
We’re more than a quarter into 2017, but it’s never too late to disclose how much it costs to maintain a used RV! In all seriousness, we don’t regret buying used. We haven’t had an unexpected breakdown since our first year–2014. Since then, the only unplanned repairs have been minor. We try to save our repair and maintenance items for our annual trip to Iron Horse RV in San Antonio around the holidays. We rarely get out cheap, but–in better news–we get to travel full-time in a home on wheels.
Here’s the rundown of the repairs and maintenance we had done in 2016. [Read more…]
Welcome to RV Wanderlust! We're Eric and Brittany Highland and we're on a pretty amazing adventure. As of 2018, we're starting our fifth year as fulltime RVers and we've been transparently documenting the journey all along the way. In December 2016 we … Keep reading