Gear we own and recommend:
treking pole in river

We enjoy using our Montem poles when hiking for the stability they help provide. If you're in the market for outdoor gear, check out all they have to offer. If you use our affiliate link and code LNT10, you'll get 10% off!


When you're looking to travel, whether part-time or full-time, staying on top of your budget is essential. We've been testing out YNAB (You Need A Budget) and have been impressed with its interface and usefulness, both on the web and via its mobile apps. If you need a budget -- and everyone does -- consider trying YNAB with our referral code. 

Other stuff we have that's available at Amazon:

2008 Roadtrek 190 Popular

We drive a 2008 Roadtrek 190 Popular 4x4 that is a full conversion RV produced in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada on a 2007 Chevrolet 3500 Express Van.

The 4-wheel drive system is a Quigley that was installed during the conversion. In addition to the extra traction, the 4x4 edition also means we gained a couple of inches of ground clearance, something that can be crucial when you boondock the way we like to.

We bought our rig in December 2015, after doing a ton of research and narrowing down what we thought would and would not work for what we wanted to do and how much we could afford to pay. Ari wrote a blog post about buying our rig that originally appeared at You can find the full write-up on our site here: How (And Why) We Bought Our Roadtrek.

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If you're going to shop at Amazon anyway, consider going there through this link, and maybe even bookmarking this as your home page for shopping. We are Amazon Affiliates and if you shop from our link, we get a few pennies tossed our way to help fund -- what else -- buying more stuff at Amazon!  🙂

Converting interior lights to LED

The before picture, with our dim fluorescent tubes.

The after view, with the LED tubes providing more light while using about 1/3 of the watts.










We did a conversion on our 2008 Roadtrek 190 Popular, swapping out the original fluorescent light bulbs for LED bulbs. Now this might sound simple, as in remove one bulb and install another. But when you're changing from fluorescent to LED, you aren't just changing the type of bulbs but the way they are powered, as well.

The project isn't really that difficult, and the results have been great: more light for less battery power, which is a vital measurement if you like to boondock a lot like we do.

A detailed write-up and photos of the conversion are posted at, which you can find here: Let There Be Light (For Fewer Watts)

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