A Different Type of RV Living

Having lived in our motorhome for more than 3 years now, we’ve begun to reflect on the different ways we have utilized our home on wheels. We started life in the motorhome with a lighter version of RV living. In 2015, we had sold our home and were parked in my parents’ driveway. We were…

Living a Stationary Life

“A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.” -Lao Tzu  We made it back to our hometown in Minnesota nearly 11 weeks ago. In that time, we’ve gone through all of our belongings and gotten rid of more things; I’ve found a job; and we’ve begun settling into a different…

Wet, Wet Motorhome

Living in a motorhome in a humid environment brings about a different set of difficulties than living in the desert. When we first came back, we noticed a distinct moist smell when we walked in the door. Our first step was to replace our moisture absorbing containers. We normally have one under the kitchen sink,…

Living the Lake Life

The Wandering Dolphin crew is slowly adjusting to life back in the Great White North — Minnesota. We’ve had a busy first month back, with a combination of seeing friends and family, attending a wedding, hosting a family reunion, and looking for jobs. A lot of Andy’s family came into town for the wedding weekend, and we…

When Driving Near a Motorhome…

After taking the long way back to Minnesota from California, Andy and I came up with a few things vehicle drivers may want to note when driving near a motorhome — especially if they don’t want to upset a larger vehicle driver. Andy was pretty adamant that we share these tips. I have tried to write…

RV Responsibilities

We may be parked near a lake in a driveway, but we still live in a motorhome! Though we are showering indoors (mmmmm, water pressure), we are still mostly living in the RV, which means that we are running off of our water tanks. We have power, but we do not have full hookups —…

Living a Smaller Life

After getting back to Minnesota and settling into our new parking spot, we spent several days going through all of our stuff in the motorhome and what we had packed away in boxes at our parents’ houses. Having now lived in our RV for three years, we’ve grown used to the small space and lack…

Returning to Minnesota

The deep rumbling, sharp cracking of thunder and bright flash of lightening have Teddy bolting upright in bed. It’s his first real midwestern thunderstorm since he was just a baby. And it’s our most recent one in the RV. Rain and hail pound down on the roof, bouncing water through the ceiling vents and causing us…

When You’re in North Dakota

If there’s one state out there that I find more boring than all others, it has to be North Dakota. My grandpa said it well when he said, “You can see further and less than any other place.” I came to this realization years ago when, on a trip to buy a new love seat,…

Oh Montana, Montana

Leaving Idaho, we decided to tackle our longest drive of the journey so far. We typically try to keep days around 300 miles or less, but we were feeling ambitious. So, we went for a long one. After the breathtaking drive through western Montana and a not-as-stunning drive toward our campground, we finally reached our…