Alex and I made the plunge, like, 5 days ago. Now, I know many bloggers write first impression posts, including lots of negative ideas about things they didn’t expect. And though we too have experienced our own challenges over the past several days, let me assure you of something, dear reader: the benefits ALWAYS outweigh… Read More Full-Time Airstream Living: The First Days
Taking the plunge to live fulltime in an Airstream is, shall we say, a big decision. But it can be done! Have you been thinking about it, but just can’t find the perfect moment to actually make it happen? Guess what: there is no perfect moment. If you wait for that, your dreams of… Read More So…You Think You Can’t Fulltime?
I recently ran across an article that Airstream posted in their social media outlets. It was about something called “transformational travel,” a new term to me, but one that makes a lot of sense. According to my reading, this type of travel happens when thoughtful persons go from place to place in an attempt to… Read More What is Transformational Travel? A Christian’s Perspective.
Remodeling an Airstream is full of many struggles and, hopefully, long-lasting rewards. While away from home one day last fall, I sent Alex a text with a simple, spur of the moment idea, “What do you think about living and traveling in the Airstream?” She responded in the affirmative. Immediately we began prepping for a… Read More The Ups and Downs of an Airstream Remodel
The mountains are on fire. I woke up this morning to terrible news reports of the Smoky Mountain communities of Gatlinburg, Wears Valley, and Pigeon Forge ablaze. Like many others, it broke my heart to see the area in flames. The Smokies have become a second home for many in the rural South, including my… Read More Smoky Mountain Memories
Alex and I have been attracting the attention of a lot of “minimalist” people, and that’s ok. But I wanted to share with you faithful readers why our page name “Living Bite Sized” is not about minimalism. Plus, I want to introduce a thought I may explore more in depth in a later post: I… Read More Minimalism? A Brief Criticism of a Modern Fad
Criticism can be a good thing if it helps point one’s thinking in a more proper direction. But unwarranted and unnecessary negativity is a dream wrecker. Few people will ever be the absolute best at what they think they’re good at. There’s always someone better at it than you are. But that doesn’t mean that… Read More Handling Negativity When Deciding To Travel Full Time
Grandpa loved Airstreams. He used to talk about them all the time. The problem was, Grandma didn’t. She preferred big motorhomes, with all the fancy gadgets, multiple slide-outs, pretty paintjob, and a big enough bathroom to accommodate her slight rotundness. Although I am writing a doctoral dissertation these days, my parental unit homeschooled me, and… Read More Grandpa’s Parting Gift: An Airstream
When asked why we make the big decisions we make, we too often reply with the typical “Why not?” Personally, I like to think there are several good, actual reasons for my choices, especially the big ones. My wife and I seem to have created a habit of making big decisions in short amounts of… Read More Planning an Open Road Life: The Reasons Why