Go Big (or Go Home)

By Joseph / January 20, 2020

We bought a new rig. Or at least we ordered one. We went to the Tampa RV Super Show and after walking through every fifth wheel that had a mid bunk and rear living situation, we settled on a Heritage Glen 369BL. It’s a 43ft fifth wheel. We’re going from a travel trailer we specifically…

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5 Truths About Full-Time RV Living

By Joseph / August 11, 2019

1. Connectivity is variable, you need your own data infrastructure. You can NEVER depend on RV Park WIFI. It’s occasionally good, mostly terrible, sometimes serviceable, but never consistent. You need to have your own data infrastructure. I have an infrastructure consisting of 2 wifi hotspots (one on AT&T and one on Verizon), 1 mobile hotspot,…

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How not to smell like diesel every time you fuel up.

By Joseph Hinson / July 5, 2019

View this post on Instagram Quick tip for #deisel drivers out there. You know how nasty deisel is, if you don’t want to smell like it after fueling, use this tip. A post shared by Joseph Hinson ( on Jul 5, 2019 at 10:40am PDT

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We’re still here.

By Joseph / June 20, 2019

In this newsletter, I we talk about how great it was that we could pick back up with friends, how we’re feeling about 10 months of RV Travel, and as an experiment, have provided the audio of the entire newsletter. So let me know if that works for you guys — it’s sort of the audiobook version for all you audible learners like me.

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The Hoover Dam Really Surprised Us

By Joseph / June 18, 2019

We were going from Hurricane, Utah to Lake Havasu, Arizona — so naturally, I located the half-way point and searched for RV Parks nearby. Turns out — that’s also where the Hoover Dam is. This unexpected trip turned out to be one of our favorite experiences. I would call it a MUST.

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How to deal with RV parks being booked on holidays

By Joseph / May 15, 2019

When you RV full-time, weekends are sometimes a problem. It’s easy to find availability Sunday through Thursday, but Friday and Saturday are difficult. What’s worse though? Holidays. Memorial Day weekend, for example, was booked solid, no matter where we called. Here are a few strategies for dealing with holidays when you don’t have reservations. Get…

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Hannah got video of this black snake eating a lizard!

By Meagan / February 18, 2019

So this was really cool…but also…really creepy. So glad, and surprised that she caught it on camera.

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Our 5 (6) Month Update

By Joseph / February 17, 2019

5(6) Months!! I keep writing it that way because we intended to get this out at the 5 month mark, when in reality, two days from now will be 6 months, but I digress.

It’s been (let’s say) 6 months on the road. We finally got around to our update video, and I have a few other things to share, including a new series we’ve started that will be much shorter and informative, but also provide more frequent videos.

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Hinson High Five – Our 5 Favorite Trip Planning Tools

By Joseph / February 14, 2019

In today’s video, we’re bringing you a new segment we’re calling “Hinson High Five!”. In these videos, we’ll share 5 things we have learned or find valuable.

We have a lot of things planned for this series and can’t wait to share them with you!

Oh yeah, and our 5 month update is coming…you wouldn’t believe how hard it’s been to sit down and record that video! Stay tuned, I promise it’s coming soon!

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Hiking Mesa Arch & Whale Rock in Canyonlands National Park

By Joseph / January 26, 2019

This might be the shortest video we’ve ever produced. Coming in at just over 7 minutes, you can watch the entire thing while waiting for your eggs to boil (or something else in that time frame). Anyway, In this video, we went to Canyonlands National Park, and hiked Whale Rock. Whale Rock was SO FUN. The kids were free to scramble up the rocks, so that’s exactly what they did.

Bonus was that at the top of Whale Rock, you had a FULL 360 degree view of Canyonlands. This place is stunning. Thanks for watching! Please give the video a thumbs up if you enjoyed it!

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