Leaving Miami in the Rear View – Heading North up the ICW!

It feels so fricken good to be back to our cruising lifestyle! Leaving Miami was a huge milestone for us after 5 weeks ‘living on the hard’ then juggling storing the boat while we pursued our RV trip to Texas. We passed our sea trial with flying colors, and then just like that – we were free! Starting The Cruise…

Leaving Miami and Resuming our Great Loop Cruising Season for 2018!

Now that our winter RVing season has come to a close and our bus is safely in storage in Texas – it’s time to get back to cruising! Our MINI Roadtrip took us back to Miami where we had left Y-Not after 5 weeks living on the hard to attend to damages from the submerged channel marker and some boat projects & upgrades. Leaving Miami First, the video version of this chapter (at about 15m long) with some cool time lapse video going down the Miami River taken with our new Garmin VIRB camera: Delayed in …

A Cat, a MINI Cooper and a Road Trip – Last Bus Stop in Austin and Return to the Boat in Miami

Wow, you blink and it’s over already. That was a quick 6-ish weeks on the road in the RV and the time had come to store Zephyr and return to our cruising season. Here’s our video recap of our last stop in Austin and the road trip back to Florida (caution: lots of cat video!): Last Stop: McKinney Falls State Park – Austin, Texas We planned our last stop to be in an old favorite – McKinney Falls …

Traveling Through Florida – Back on the Road in the Bus

The time and the miles are flying by as we’ve made our way to Texas.  But first, let’s get you caught up on the first part of the trip. Last we left you, we had just gotten the bus out of storage in Melbourne and hit the road. First Stop: Silver Springs State Park We selected Ocala as our first stop, a good day’s driving at 150 miles away…

Hiding out in Texas – Getting Ready for The RV Entrepreneur Summit

When we were imaging our road trip from Florida to Texas, we had in our minds we’d be able to squeeze in several 3-4 night stops in awesome places along the way. We’d have time to chill out in wooded campsites, enjoy nature, hiking trails and get some work …

Getting Ready to Get Back on the Road (and The Mobile Internet Handbook Launch!)

For the past couple of weeks we’ve been in transition from our boating season back to returning to the bus for a bit. After the holidays with family we actually brought our Mini Cooper back to Miami to make this next phase a lot easier. Before leaving the area, …

Hurricane Irma Update: Y-Not Floats & Getting Back to Marathon

It’s been a long week since Irma hit the state of Florida and beyond – for all. Not just us. Given the word was that it could take weeks for residents to be allowed back into the middle Keys – we opted to stay up in Alabama a few more days. Hurricane Irma Escapees – Chris & Jim of GeeksonTour.com, Chris &amp…

Hurricane Irma Update: Marathon Takes the Brunt

We could not sleep Saturday evening as the hurricane started to impact Marathon. Our remote security camera (a Zmodo Pivot) we left behind running on our AT&T Unite Explore hotspot was sending us chilling images and sounds. Wind whooshing, creeping, knocking, banging. We hoped with all hope we had done all we could to secure Y-Not. Did we set enough lines? Did we set enough chafe guards? Did we secure everything? Did we leave enough slack in…

Sometimes Nomads Need to Grow Some Barnacles (Two Months in Fort Myers)

We generally keep a fairly hyper-mobile lifestyle – changing locations every few days to every few weeks. But every so often, we feel the call – to slow the heck down for a bit. By the time we were ramping up our boat hunt last fall, it was shouting loudly in our ears. But stopping would have meant putting the boat hunt on hold, which was an…

Shifts in our Social Media Focus

Chris and I have been online interacting socially since before the internet was called the internet. It’s part of who we are, and being online forms a vibrant part of our social lives. But we have to admit, some days, we feel a little spread thin trying to keep up with all the places we share. Last summer on the blog, …

We Tied the Y-Not!

On Monday evening at sunset, aboard our new vessel Y-Not, we made our relationship partnership legal to the state of Florida. It was a small intimate zany marriage license signing event (some might call it a ‘wedding’) with just our parents and a local notary. My father, who passed four years ago today, I know was smiling down from heaven to join us. …

Our 2016 Travel Route & Year in Review

Ah, end of the year. That time when we look back, remark on how fast it went by, how much we did, and what’s ahead. Our 2016 Travel Route Snapshot For us road nomads, we usually wrap it up with a route of our travels. So, presenting our 2016 travel map (below is a larger embedded and interactive map, you’ll need to click over to the original blog post to see it if you’re reading this in email or RSS): The map is created by …

Happy New Year (Ooops, a Bit Late?) – Holidays in Melbourne & Arcadia Bus Rally

It seems like just last evening we were toasting each other with NyQuil (of the cherry vintage) to bring in the new year.  And wow, now it’s the 9th. Just how does the time fly so quickly?? Yup, we started our new years off ever so romantically, both of us fighting some sort of crud we picked up over the holidays. We’re just now really shaking it off actually. …

Looking for Peace & Quiet? Skip Lake Manatee State Park – Bradenton, FL

Snagging last minute spots in the high season is kinda fun if you’re willing to go with the flow. Sometimes you score big time with an awesome site (like our last stop – Oscar Scherer State Park), and sometimes… well… Lake Manatee State Park – Bradenton, FL Oops.. shoulda noticed the Motorsport Park. I was excited to be able to snag a reservation over a holiday weekend in a state park nearby…