No house. No property.
No storage, debt or plan.
Just living in Beauty
for as long as we can.
We travel full-time in Beauty, our 2001 30′ Airstream Excella.
2689 days ago we began our ongoing mission to pursue an open-ended location-independent retirement un-plan.
It took two years to divest all that did not serve this new life – such as selling our homes and over forty years of accumulated possessions – so we could be LIBerated to enjoy our senior years without the burden of property, maintenance, and debt.
We drive the backroads, shun fast-food, convenience stores and reservations.
We brake for craft breweries, gardens and farmer’s markets.
Dog-friendly dining and activities are a priority.
True, we’re shamelessly in love with travel and the simple life, but we’re honest to a fault.
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Launching Year 8 – Today, July 18, 2023, we wrap up our 7th year of full-time travel. Tomorrow we enter our 8th year on the road. It’s been an amazing 7 years.
Locked Out! – There’s never a good time to be locked out of your trailer, but some are better than others …
Groovin’ to the 4-3-2 – Jim’s universal code for full-time travel.
Roadside Debacle Busters – Are you ready for a roadside emergency? Don’t be scared, be prepared!
Harvest Hosts – An Elegant Alternative – Harvest Hosts – a membership model that joins old-world hospitality to grass-roots commerce resulting in a complimentary camping experience for travelers and small businesses.
Water, Water … – RV water conservation techniques, tips and suggestions. How do YOU save water while dry camping or boon-docking?
Business is Business – Let’s get down-and-dirty with ideas, suggestions, tips, and procedures to keep our black water tank at a high level of Liquidity and on the happy side of our Balance Sheet
Travel Map and Facts – No B.S. – just The Facts.
Over the Rainbeaubeaux – A ‘behind-the scenes’ view of how our 2-minute mini-documentary about traveling full-time in our Airstream was made.
Campground Reviews – Here is a list and review of some of our favorite campgrounds
Airstreaming to Alaska – Final Chapter: Lessons Learned – Here is our open book of the details – things we learned which you may find interesting, or even serve you as you plan your own unique overland adventure to the 49th State.
Café Beaubeaux – How to make the perfect cup of coffee on the road.
It’s Just Stuff – Carmen’s dad’s 3,500 square foot home burns down and we discover deep lessons about “hanging on.”
The Clearing – The whole crazy divestment experience in a (silver) nutshell.
Our Kayaks – We love our lightweight, inflatables!
We Met the Enema and It Is Us – Blocked black water tank! You can’t knock it out, suck it out, blow it out, or beat it out. You just gotta bend over and flush ‘er out. Let it flow.
The Blowout of Destiny – 100 degrees in the Mojave. It pays to travel with cold beer and a full water tank.
Trapped! – Our Airstream loved us so much she wouldn’t let us out! But, if there’s a window there’s a way.
The Elephant In The Trailer – Life expectancy is an unavoidable subject when deciding whether or not to launch a pre-medicare retirement, or when to sign up for social security benefits, or if one should adopt a pet.
The Rig – Our first post – January 19, 2016
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