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We share behind the scenes into our life and our experiences with this lifestyle.

RV Life – Summer 2020 Was Amazing; Find Out Why
January 13, 2021

In the summer of 2020, we started full-time RV life and had an amazing summer! Find out where we spent the summer and why it was so good!

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What You Need to Know About Water in La Paz, Mexico
December 2, 2020

Water shortages? We are sharing what you need to know about the water in La Paz, Mexico and it affects if you choose to live here.

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New Expat Experience: Going to The Vet in Mexico
November 4, 2020

We had a new expat experience: going to the vet in Mexico! In this post, I share the details of our first vet trip in Mexico.

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How to Make Money as a Snowbird
April 4, 2020

How to make money as a snowbird – this is the burning question everyone has. In How to Make Money as a Snowbird, the third blog post in our series How to Become Snowbirds by Age 30, we will be answering this critical question. No mystery, no scam – just real answers how you can

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Snowbird Freedom: It’s Cheaper Than You Think
March 16, 2020

Snowbird Freedom: It’s Cheaper Than You Think is the second post in our series How to Become Snowbirds By Age 30. If you haven’t already, go back and take a look at last week’s post about finding your Perfect Home Location. Each week, our blog series will give you the tools to become snowbirds before

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Perfect Home Location: How We Found Ours
March 7, 2020

The first post for the series How to Become Snowbirds by Age 30! Finding your perfect home location is a critical step in becoming snowbirds.

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How to Become Snowbirds by Age 30
February 29, 2020

Traditionally, snowbirds are retirees that escape northern winters and snow by migrating south for the winter. They maintain family and friends in their home town/country as they return during the summer. Traditional retirees (and therefore snowbirds) are 65+. So how does one become a snowbird before they turn 30? We are going to let you

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Important Downsizing Tips You Want to Know
February 24, 2020

Whether you are moving into a travel trailer or RV like us, into a smaller condo, or just want to take back your space, there are four important downsizing tips you want to know. In the past six years, we have had varying size homes. When we first met, we both had one bedroom. Kendall

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Km 14 Centenario Restaurant: Must Try
February 16, 2020

If I had a last meal, I would make it Km 14 Centenario Restaurant in El Centenario, Mexico. Km 14 Centenario restaurant is simply one of the best places we had the pleasure of trying while visiting La Paz. It has authentic Mexican food, prepared and served by a wonderful family. Km 14 is only

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Coffee Shop Talk: Batalla Cáfe
February 8, 2020

One of our first ideas when we envisioned Dashboard Drifters was traveling to different coffee shops and writing about the experience. Coffee Shop Talk is a series of blog posts that will be focused on the love of coffee and amazing coffee shops we find.  We were told about Batalla while traveling in La Paz,

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Intentional Living
January 4, 2020

How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. Annie Dillard According to U.S. News & World Report, 80% of resolutioners fail. With such an overwhelming failure rate, maybe we need a new tradition. Instead of creating an overwhelming list of new year’s resolutions, that let’s face it, probably won’t make

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The 5 best things about RV life according to Instagram
December 7, 2019

December is flying by. I can’t believe it! With the end of 2019 drawing near, the countdown for our own send off into RV life is approaching. I think that the months leading up to June will go by even faster because we will have so much to do. Leading up to full time RV

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3 irrational fears about full-time RV life
November 23, 2019

We are T-minus 195 days until we move into our travel trailer and start our adventures as #FullTimeRVers. There is a ton to plan and do still and we are super, super excited. Underneath the excitement, there is a tiny amount of fear. These are the three semi-irrational things that I am scared of.  1.

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The excitement to downsize is real
November 16, 2019

One of the biggest things with moving into an RV is downsizing. There is virtually no way to comfortably fit all of your household possessions into a trailer (unless you are a hoarder). From what I have seen, there is a lot of anxiety associated with this process which is understandable. For me, I am

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Weekend warriors in Canmore and practicing the blogging lifestyle
November 9, 2019

We spent the weekend in Canmore, Alberta with three objectives in mind: 1.       Celebrate six months of marriage 2.       Spend time together after Kendall had been gone for six weeks 3.       Live like “bloggers” and how we plan to live come June 2020 The first two are easy to achieve. Really, we just wanted to

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What the heck is the plan?
November 2, 2019

Since announcing we were planning to move to Mexico, we have received several panicked phone calls. From the sounds of them, you would think we were leaving in the dead of night tomorrow. Word to the wise: tell your family before you annouce your plans to the internet. Apparently, we forgot that step.  So what

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Why we are leaving it all.
October 27, 2019

The decision to pick up and live a nomad or remote lifestyle is definitely shocking to some. For us, it is a means to the end where we live in freedom and can experience our best lives.  For the last five or so years, we have been talking about living in Mexico or somewhere else

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