18 Camper Mods to Remodel your Home & Heart

It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

It doesn’t matter where you are, or what size your home is. Whether you live alone or surrounded by loved ones. We all need a place to call home – a place to belong. Read More

Getting Mail & Escapee-ing with Friends

I am often asked questions about how I accomplish many of the daily tasks that “normal” (or stationary) people do. The majority of the time, the answer is the simplest one – I do it just like you. But every now and then I do have a little secret… Read More

Winter Camping: Keep Cozy in your Teardrop

People often ask which is my favorite season. “It’s not one of the four, but rather the changing that I love” I reply. Surely I would tire of any one season after too many months, so why would I migrate to create an endless summer? No, give me winter, give me peaceful snowfall! Read More

The Best Bits of 2016

2016 was a year of challenges that lead to great change, discovery, adventure, and new friendships. Read More

Winterize Shminterize: Thawing out my T@G Teardrop

I am a list keeper. One of my unintentionally longest lists is “lessons I’ve only had to learn once”. I hate adding to this list as it usually implies something has gone terribly wrong. But I’ll admit it is better than adding to its evil step-list, “lessons I never learn”. Read More

The new T@B 400 and other Tinys!

One of my greatest passions – second only to photography – has become discovering the wonders of living on the road. Since moving to the road I have learned endless lessons about life, discovered happiness, and fallen back in love with myself. I never thought I’d say this, but when the opportunity arose for me to attend an RV show in Louisville, I was excited! (not to mention its in Bourbon country!) Read More

My DNA and me.

Often times the best things we find in life are not the things we are searching for. Such was my experience when I went searching for my ancestry.

In my last video blog I made a point about my place in life being attributed to hard work rather than luck. While I stand by that wholeheartedly, there is one area I consider myself extremely lucky… my family. Read More

How to be successful on the road.

It’s okay. Go ahead. I won’t be offended. Ask. “Mandy, how do you afford to live on the road?” Well, I’m glad you asked. It’s about time I spelled out my master plan for everyone. For without a goal, how can we measure our success? Read More

Scorpions and Spiders and Cougars, Oh My!

More and more I have been receiving the advice “Be careful, Mandy!”. While I understand this comes from a place of caring, I have only this to say: I will be mostly careful. Read More

Zion’s most popular hikes

When I was growing up, family vacations were most frequently camping trips. My Dad and I would hike the most popular trails, and then we would often point to a random peak and say “Let’s climb that one”, and then we would. I am grateful my Dad instilled in me a love for hiking at a young age, and still today it is where I do my best thinking. Read More

What Happens in Vegas…

What’s that old saying about turning lemons into lemonade? Well, despite my natural love for lemons, that’s exactly what I did this week.

After finding myself marooned in Las Vegas of all places, I took advantage of my forced hiatus from mobility. Just one night on the strip reaffirmed for me that nature is indeed where I belong. I ventured out to Red Rock Canyon, Zion, and the Valley of Fire – all of which blew my mind in a cool refreshing blast of mental lemonade. Read More

An outsider’s perspective of life on the road

As much as I adore hanging out by myself and becoming “my own best friend”, I’m pretty sure I still prefer the company of other minds! When Labor Day rolled around my friend Cassie promised to join me for a visit, I promised her an adventure.  Read More