Finding Your Way to Positivity

Creating a state of mind that is kind, upbeat, and non-judgmental allows all your personal interactions to become non-competitive, non-confrontational, and supportive decreasing stress in your life. The added benefit is that you will become more closely allied with the people with whom you interact allowing you access to their support and knowledge and, in turn, they yours.

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How To Climb A 14er: The Basics

Even the easiest of routes to the summits of Colorado’s fourteen thousand-foot peaks is physically demanding. The more fit you are, the easier and more pleasant the journey will be. Even the shortest routes are 6-7 miles round trip to your parking with half of that distance being uphill. Breathing, hiking, and climbing almost 3 miles above sea level will wear you out.

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Money, Money, Money!

Being a full time RVer is exciting, filled with opportunities for fun, but it takes money. I know, you are shocked, but seriously this is a fact of life no matter how you live. Those of us who travel full time are not independently wealthy, but each of us finds a unique way to support our freedom-based lifestyle. So, how do we do it?

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Five Steps to Avoid a Healthcare Crisis

Just like you, sometimes life does not function smoothly for us! Yes, we love Driving & Thriving but there are bumps in the road and challenges to overcome. Keith, Champlin, Piper (our 8-year-old niece), and I were enjoying a 12-day mellow summer vacation and that all came to a screeching halt last week.

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Your Wellness Awaits

Are you ready? Young Living has been making the most amazing oils since 1994. They have set the industry standard with their amazing Seed to Seal Guarantee, and they accept nothing but the best. They only distil their oils one time, and all the other companies can distill up to six times and still call them 100% pure essential oils.

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Xscaper Convergences

Keith, Champlin, and I had never attended a convergence, and we decided to take the plunge this year. We booked a convergence in Pagosa Springs, CO and a Habitat for Humanity convergence in Bayfield, CO. We spent a total of three weeks meeting new people, having adventures, and giving back to the community.

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Boondocking It Is!

Why should you boondock? Well if FREE living does not appeal to you, how about the unbelievable beauty? Or, do you want to experience things very few others enjoy? Does peace and quiet appeal to you? I could sit here and list a million reasons for you to consider, but ultimately your soul will speak to you.

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Whitewater Newbie

I remember my first river trip and it entailed paddling upstream all day with no rapids as a bedraggled preteen trying to fit in. This day was to be quite different: Gordon Grant probably possesses as much knowledge of North Carolina’s white-water as anyone around and has perfectly married his mad skills as a white-water paddler and teacher. Champlin was in for a treat and I so wanted him to have a great first experience.

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Gulf Shores National Seashore

The beaches are among the most beautiful in the United States. The warm waters of the gulf are clear and inviting. From the campground, you can walk to the beaches in minutes and there is none of the development seen in most areas of the Gulf Coast. The beaches remain as pristine as the ones I remember from my childhood in the Destin area a half-century ago.

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A Bit of Generosity

We all see cars broken down from time to time, but do we calm our lives for that moment and think about what we can do to be of service? I am sure you can say you have lent a helping hand at least once in your life. Do you do it enough? Is this service a vital part of your existence? Since we began our adventure almost a year ago, we shifted our focus from “us” as individuals to a focus on the world “around” us. By living a service-driven life, we are better people. And by being better people, we can make the world a better place

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Occam’s Razor and Battery Maintenance

First, a disclaimer. I am not a mechanic. I have never been passionate about working on engines of any sort, nor vehicles of any kind at all. When I was young, my buddies gave me my baby-poop yellow Pinto wagon’s radiator hose mounted on a wooden pedestal as recognition of my mechanical ineptitude.

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Abundance is Everywhere

The full-time RV life has allowed us to live intentionally and by living intentionally, we are able to appreciate the smallest of treasures. Our $10 gift from Source will be forever burned into our memory as is our appreciation for the amazing abundance that surrounds us every day. We keep that bill inside one of our cabinets that we use often to remind us of this lesson.

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Ready To Discover The Truth?

A big part of becoming nomads was centered on living more, being free, rekindling old friendships and creating new ones along the way. For us, our society has become so removed from what matters. So what matters? People do. People are what hold us together and those connections grow us in unexpected ways. When I first considered my motivations, I had no idea what the universe had in store for me.

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Should I Jump?

The point is it is okay to have a bad day, terrible attitude, or to fail miserably at whatever we are trying to accomplish. What matters is for us to recognize that the bad moment will pass and we cannot give up. Don’t let that “bump in the road” change your life. The thing about “bumps” is we always get over them. It is inevitable.

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Don't Call it Homeschooling

When we first began our travels, we started with a highly recommended homeschool curriculum and Champlin did quite well. That said, something was missing. It was not until we threw some of the books to the side and empowered him with his education, that his passion came alive. Once I gave up traditional homeschooling control, I learned that he loved history, archaeology, science, and math. What six-year- old knows all of the dinosaur ages (Jurassic, Triassic, and Cretaceous!) and different geological rock formations?
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