The Art of Joyful Living

inspiration for a life well-lived

Our last day as homeowners!

Today is our last day in our house.  We're one day away from setting off on our new life on the road.  Our head’s our full with our endless to-do lists.  Between keeping on top of our business during it’s busiest season and packing up our house, there’s hardly been a...

We’re finally doing it!

Our trip to Idaho a few weeks ago was a failed house hunting mission. We'd been planning a move since Mark was offered a dream aviation job. But our wild, mountain spirits couldn't find anywhere we wanted to settle in the dry, agricultural valley where we would need...

Content worth sharing: Jedidiah Jenkins 7,000 mile bike ride

We all know how easy it is to get caught up in the mass of junk that consumes the internet these days.  I spend more time than I'd like to admit going down a YouTube rabbit hole.  But every now and then I come across a video or an article or a website that captivates...

Travel Interview with Watsons Wander

Our latest travel interview is with Amanda Watson of Watsons Wander.  Tim & Amanda have been living full-time in their 25' Airstream travel trailer since 2012, criss-crossing the country several times and experiencing all the beauty this country has to offer. ...

Travel Interview with Megan & Michael of Fresh Off The Grid

I've been captivated by Fresh Off The Grid's mesmerizing photography since they began their journey living full-time out of their Ford Focus hatchback in 2015.  Not only is their photography stunning but their website is my go-to resource for camp meals and recipes. ...

Interview with Seth K. Hughes | Full-time Airstream living

For years now we've contemplated what we want this website to be.  How to make it more than just a travel journal.  How to create content that is authentic and meaningful.  I can tell you that I don't want this to be a campsite directory, I think the search for the...

Happy Marriage. Happy Life.

Let's talk about marriage. You know the saying "happy wife, happy life"?  We hear it nearly every weekend (we photograph weddings for a living), it's the go-to ending for every father's toast.  While that saying always gets a good laugh, it's true.  But that's only...

Say “Yes!” and add more life to your days

Remember Jim Carrey's movie "Yes Man"?  A few weeks ago while visiting my family in Arizona I adopted that idea, the idea of saying "yes" more instead of no.  This somewhat subconscious thought was inspired by my adorable nieces.  Let me explain. I am not a kid...

10 components to the perfect spontaneous road trip

I constantly feel the need to be planning, following a schedule and keeping track of every little thing on a to-do list.  Professionally and personally.  After a while it gets exhausting.  This is what I've come to love about camping and road trips, you don't always...

Simplify Your Life

Last month we were in Los Angeles visiting family when my cousin asked us "How do you live such a simple life?".  I stirred on that question for a week and came to the conclusion that there's no simple answer.  We all have the ability to simplify or complicate our...

A gentle reminder this holiday season

This morning Mark & I were sitting at camp in Nevada having a conversation when we remembered...it's the holidays.  I'd completely forgotten.  Then, what immediately came to my mind were the millions of people running around frantically attending holiday parties,...

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