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Julie grew up making cross-country road trips, and has always loved to travel. She dreamed of one day retiring and living in an RV while traveling. Finally, she realized that you can't wait to live the life you want, and there was no reason to wait. As a freelance writer and marketer she realized as long as she had internet she could live anywhere! So, she did.

Map of travel - year 1 - RVwithUS

One year full-time RV Living

On September 7, 2019 we drove from Huntsville, Alabama to Ft. Myers Florida to pick up Bessie (our 5th wheel). We immediately towed her four miles to the nearest campground so that we could attempt to figure out RV life. It’s been one year of full-time rv living for us and we are still trying to figure it all out, but we love it. When we bought Bessie, we...

2nd month of full-time rv travel - Piedmont to Pueblo

2 Months Full-time Travel

Second month by the Numbers Dates: July 21-August 21)3 states5 campgrounds550 miles$3836 spent If you’ve not already, be sure to read about our first month on the road. To give a little recap, in month one we covered five states, and spent about half as much as we did this past month. Keep reading to see why our costs went up despite slowing down. How we spent...

Heartland RV Park in Hermosa SD

When I first began doing research into campgrounds and RV Parks in the Black Hills, I ran across Heartland RV Park. It looked really awesome, but it was a bit expensive for us, with posted rates at around $80/night. But, the reviews were glowing and it had amenities that looked amazing. In our efforts to find a lower cost alternative, we pushed Heartland RV Park out...

Elk Creek Resort in Piedmont South Dakota

Have you ever wondered what makes a resort a resort? Yeah, me too. The more “resorts” we stay at the more I wonder where that name comes from. In the case of Elk Creek Resort, I believe it might have been a nice little resort back in the 70s or 80s, now it’s just a campground. We stayed at Elk Creek Resort in Piedmont, SD (about 20 minutes north of...

First Month on the Road

We just wrapped up our first full month on the road and while we don't expect this will be indicative of our entire trip, we thought we'd share our experience so far, how far we went, where we stayed and how much it cost us.