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Downsizing Adventure: 10 Lessons Learned Selling on Craigslist

October 13, 2014 by Marie filed under Informational

A good strategy for downsizing your possessions is to sell items on Craigslist. Check out these 10 tried and true strategies for selling effectively. Learn More →

5 Bucket List Hikes

October 6, 2014 by Marie filed under Journey

These five hikes have long captured my imagination, so it's my aim to see them all. From the US to Nepal, it's my goal to achieve great heights. Read More →

You Too Can Become a Digital Nomad!

September 29, 2014 by Marie filed under Informational

Interested in traveling full time but just don't see how? We debunk myths and offer strategies for uprooting your life and shaping your nomadic future. Learn More →

Taking the Plunge: Selling Our House

September 22, 2014 by Marie filed under Journey

On the day our house went up for sale, I reflect on how far we've come and how much still needs to happen. See our progress on our nomadic style prep checklist. Read More →

Take a Home-on-Wheels Tour and Learn Why We Bought a Fifth Wheel

September 16, 2014 by Marie filed under Journey

Welcome to our new home! It's not the Class A motorhome we were expecting, so come check it out and learn why we bought a fifth wheel. Read More →

Garage Sale Pros and Cons and Lessons Learned

September 8, 2014 by Marie filed under Informational

Having a garage sale to downsize to an RV is effective but exhausting. Check out the pros and cons and the lessons we learned over the weekend. Learn More →

Welcome, Garage Sale Shoppers!

September 6, 2014 by Marie filed under Informational

You probably didn't realize, as you were browsing the books and knickknacks, that you were helping us achieve our dream of becoming full-time travelers! Learn More →

How to Camp at Home

September 1, 2014 by Marie filed under Informational

Sometimes when you have the camping bug, circumstances are not in your favor. But don't let that stop you — just turn your home into a campground! Learn More →

Prepping for Hammock Camping

August 25, 2014 by Marie filed under Journey

I'll be trying hammock camping for the first time this year. Learn about the pros and cons of sleeping in a hammock, and the materials needed for a comfy evening under the stars. Read More →

Let the RV Shopping Commence

August 11, 2014 by Marie filed under Journey

In preparation for a nomadic lifestyle, we're starting to identify the qualities we like and dislike in motorhomes. Read More →

Have Your Breath Taken Away on the Mount Evans Scenic Byway

August 4, 2014 by Marie filed under Journey

The Mount Evans Scenic Byway is a great way to experience a 14,000 foot summit before acclimating to high altitude. Be warned: it's not for the faint of heart! Read More →

Love to be Outdoors? Visit Chattanooga, Tennessee

July 28, 2014 by Marie filed under Journey

There's a reason Chattanooga, Tennessee is gaining notoriety as a great place to visit and live — especially among young, tech-savvy and outdoorsy types. Read More →

For Camping Travel, Think like a Texan

July 21, 2014 by Marie filed under Informational

Have you ever been held back from a camping trip because it seemed too far away? Then this article is for you. Do yourself a favor and read it now. Learn More →

Return to Longhorn Cavern: A Place for Stories

July 14, 2014 by Marie filed under Journey

Some sites are known for their beauty or challenging trails. Longhorn Cavern State Park in Texas has me coming back for its stories. Come learn about a few! Read More →

Five Books to Inspire Campers

July 7, 2014 by Marie filed under Informational

When not on the trail or relaxing at the campsite, check out these top five books for camping and glamping inspiration! Learn More →

Planning for a Nomadic Future

June 30, 2014 by Marie filed under Informational

We're planning on ditching the house and living nomadically in an RV. Learn more about all the considerations we're facing to make our dream a reality. Learn More →

How to Make the Most of a Rainy Camping Trip

June 23, 2014 by Marie filed under Informational

Rainy days getting you down on the trail? These suggestions will keep you and your friends having a great, safe time, no matter what Mother Nature throws your way. Learn More →

Review of Great Outdoors Food

June 2, 2014 by Marie filed under Informational

Ever wished for a one-stop-shop for backcountry food? Great Outdoors Food is what you've been looking for. In our review of the web-based service, we tell all! Learn More →

Join the Outdoors Community through Twitter Chats: Here's How

May 26, 2014 by Marie filed under Informational

A great place to find an online community of outdoor enthusiasts is Twitter. Use this step-by-step guide to learn how to participate in scheduled Twitter chats. Learn More →

Liebster Award Nomination

May 19, 2014 by Marie filed under Journey

Thanks to Outbound Adventurer for nominating Ardent Camper for a Liebster Award! It was created as a way for bloggers to promote and get to know one another. Read More →

An Interview with Laura Gallenbach, Owner of Great Outdoors Food

May 12, 2014 by Marie filed under Informational

Laura Gallenbach established Great Outdoors Food in 2014 to fill a need of outdoor enthusiasts for a go-to store for all their high-quality backcountry food needs. Learn More →

Review: Big Agnes Copper Spur UL4

May 7, 2014 by Marie filed under Informational

The Big Agnes Copper Spur UL4, a four-person, three-season tent, is my favorite piece of camping equipment. Read on to find out why! Learn More →

A Photographic Journey through Big Bend National Park

May 5, 2014 by Marie filed under Journey

Come visit Big Bend, one of America's least-visited national parks, through photographs. Its natural beauty and ecologic diversity is stunning. Read More →

Four Essential Camping Tips for Big Bend National Park

April 28, 2014 by Marie filed under Informational

Camping at a national park comes with some extra considerations, but never more so than in a desert. Check out these tips to make the most of your vacation. Learn More →

Preparing for Desert Car Camping

April 21, 2014 by Marie filed under Informational

Faced with camping in a new environment—a desert—I struggled to decide how to pack. In the end, I chose a hybrid between backpacking and car camping supplies. Learn More →