In May of last year, Green Living magazine featured my secret. Our driver’s license and our business are still Arizona based; however, we live full time in a motorcoach traveling the U.S. Two years ago, we sold everything, grabbed our clothes and two cats and hit the open road oblivious to what we needed to know. We have learned a lot in these two years.
I am writing this from a Casa Grande coffee shop. Our maiden voyage was from Sun City to Nevada, with my husband in the driver’s seat and me in the passenger’s chair. Two years later, by the time you read this, we will be driving toward Nevada. This time, I am in the driver’s seat, newly seasoned and still oblivious to what we need to know. But our flight plan will be different. I have to chuckle, driving a 45-foot bus with all its checks and switches is like a pilot’s pre-flight checklist. I had no idea there was so much to do before take-off.
During the last two years the pandemic changed our plans. This year, we are planning to travel as far east as possible in the U.S.A. I am looking forward to hugging the Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Ocean highways to experience the coastal towns, all the way to Maine and its surrounding islands. I have family in New Brunswick, Canada, so it’s tempting to share my childhood memories with my husband.
I used to plan out months in advance. Due to monthly trips to Arizona, repairs, weather and circumstances such as a pandemic where in some states we were not welcomed, understandably, I have learned to be flexible. In fact, I usually don’t know where we are staying until the day before.
I have been wanting to share my experiences to a larger audience but wasn’t sure if anyone was interested. I asked my Instagram followers what they wanted to learn about for the next year through my articles, I was shocked by the responses. Although there were a few health queries, most wanted to read about travel destinations, my adventures, life on the road and behind the scenes of the RV life. Guess, what? That is exactly what I am going to share with you.
There are so many things I can talk about, such as, how do you keep two cats happy in 500 square feet? How do we get our water? How are we sustainable? What apps, tips and tricks to share, and what does trains, planes and RV’s mean? No subject is off limits. I will share it all.
Thank you for reading and following my journey. Happy New Year and I look forward to sharing my world with you.
Karen Langston, Full Time RV’r, Holistic Nutritionist, helloKarenLangston@gmail.com