traveling + working + camping

Hi! We're Marie and Josh, two nerds who love being outdoors, exploring new places and enjoying all life has to offer. We bought an RV, sold our house and hit the road full time in 2014. Join us as we traverse the US and chronicle the adventures of working nomadically.

Glidden Tropical Lagoon

RV Makeover: Bathroom Edition

Even though there’s a growing population of young folks — especially families — buying RVs and even going full-time, the primary target demographic remains a bit older than us. So to spruce up our RV’s interior a bit, we’ve started painting and reupholstering. Cue the new Ardent Camper blog post series intro music. It’s time for… RV Makeover: Bathroom Edition! Before…

Goodbye, Houston

Goodbye, Houston!

Ardent Camper’s website may have been quiet for the last few weeks, but life has been anything but. On Saturday, we officially left Houston. And we don’t expect to be back until the holidays. It’s a bittersweet feeling, knowing we’re adventure-bound but leaving family and good friends behind. But first, let’s back up a little bit, because the last time…

Sunset from Pace Bend Park Lake Travis

Pace Bend Park in Texas

I’m excited to be hitting the road soon, but I’m sad to be leaving friends here in Houston. Jessi of Outbound Adventurer and I have been camping and hiking in Texas state parks and other public lands since 2010, and this past weekend was our last chance to explore together in the scenic Texas Hill Country. Pace Bend Park With the Veterans…

Sale Pending House

RV Transition Update

It has been a wild few weeks as we have been getting ready to trade our stationary lives in Houston for a non-stop, full-time-working adventure on the road. Here’s what’s up. We moved We finished getting everything out of our house, which ended up being a huge endeavor — even despite having gotten rid of a lot of stuff through a garage…