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Allstays Pro -- campgrounds, fuel, parking, washes and more. This is one of our go-to apps whenever we are on the road and need information about where to grab propane, find a dump station, or locate a spot to park overnight.

 

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If you're looking for a fun way to stay overnight at wineries and other farm-type locations across the country, consider joining Harvest Hosts. We have enjoyed using this service to discover new places we may not have considered before, not to mention outstanding wines and other products. If you use our affiliate link, you get 10% off the membership price!

Clothes and Outdoor Gear



Jessi just about lives in Skirt Sports products now. From running to hiking, from city streets to woodland trails, women can find skirts, shorts, capris, tops and more to help them trek comfortably. Click the image above and use Jessi's ambassador discount code 7MINIJ to snag a 15% discount!

treking pole on trailIf you're looking for some great hiking poles that can be collapsed for easier travel, we use and recommend Montem Ultrastrong Cork Trekking Poles. When you  follow that link, use our code (LNT10) for 10% off your order! 

If you need a hammock, hammock accessories, or other backpacking and camping gear -- and want to buy from a company that plants trees with money from every sale -- then check out Madera Outdoor.

RV Resources

EPIC: Empowering. Positive. Inspiring. Collaborative. 

What have you done today to make sure at least one if not all four of those criteria have been implemented to elevate yourself or those around you? Join us at the EPIC NOMAD NETWORK and find out why thousands of RVers are experience a whole new way to connect.

 

Ari completed a home-study course on RV Maintenance Training and he recommends it for anyone looking to know more about the systems in their RV, how to tackle maintenance issues yourself instead of paying someone else to do it, or if you have an interest in diving deeper into becoming an RV inspector or technician. It's a great way to take a class at your own pace when time permits, right from your own Mac or PC computer. The videos and written documentation provided are a nice package. If you use our link, you have some bonus offers available, as well. If you wouldn't mind doing us a favor, please mention Ari Adler as your referrer when you sign up!

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 Roadtreking.com, which you can find here: Let There Be Light (For Fewer Watts)

Business Resources

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. 

Need business cards? You should try Moo! They have awesome print products and cool design finishes. Plus, you can get 20% off your first order!

We have found the more we use Trello, the more we find new ways to use it. This has become our go-to for all sorts of lists, projects, and overall activity organization. Available for web, iOS, and Android, it syncs flawlessly so it's always at your fingertips. Plus, it's free!

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Do you have a YouTube channel? Are you getting the most out of it? Consider adding TubeBuddy -- it's like having a digital assistant who lives and breathes YouTube to make sure you're doing everything you can to make the channel perform better.

Looking for a platform to teach others what you know? We're fans of Teachable. Check it out to see if it's right for you as a place to share your knowledge.

Need a great news reader or a place to store web pages to read later? We use Inoreader and replaced several different programs.

If you use our referral code (7321C648), you'll get 10% off a Premium subscription!

Shopping at Amazon? 

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!  🙂

Whenever we buy something, we always try to use our American Express cards. There are multiple versions available to help you earn Amazon reward points or Delta Skymiles points. If you use our referral link, you can earn bonus rewards, plus we get some rewards for the referral. We have owned Amex cards for years and never found a credit card company with better customers service.

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RV and travel books worth reading plus podcasts to listen to on the road:

Tales from the Black Tank by our friend Liz Wilcox from The Virtual Campground

The RV Podcast with Mike and Jennifer Wendland

 

 

Presidential, a history of the U.S. presidents

 

The RV Entrepreneur with Heath and Alyssa Padgett

 

 

Constititutional, a history of the U.S. Constitution and amendments

Check out these great travelers and the stories they are telling!

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