Posts in Limitless Living
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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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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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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Purchasing a "Heart Centered" RV

Purchasing a new RV is a deeply personal experience. There are so many things to consider, and you will ask yourself a lot of hard questions. What type of RV do I want? What type do I really need? How am I going to use it? How often am I going to use it? What can I afford? As I went through our process with Chantelle and Champlin, we began to discover an important criterion that we had not seen on any of the many lists that we discovered and distilled—how do you find an RV with which you connect emotionally and expresses your personality and aesthetic?

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Adventures of the Golden Snail

Moving is no big deal, right? Um, no! There’s a lot that goes into a RV relocation. You have to lift the motorhome jacks, close the slides, retract the canopy, take down the flags, and you need to secure EVERYTHING inside the motorhome so you do not have a disaster to clean up once the move has been completed. Sounds easy enough, right? Well, that was not the case on MY moving day. I struggle with daily, ongoing, pervasive fatigue that is exacerbated by stress. Guess what? This was a very stressful feat. So, I had to get up especially early to give myself plenty of time to achieve all the duties and to take ample breaks in between each accomplishment.

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