During our 8th month of full-time travel we stayed at an RV park in Tallahassee due to a job-assignment in the area. We focused mainly on work as we were saving up money for our upcoming travel to the Southwest. The rest of our time was spent in the pool, on our bikes or in the kitchen! As much as we love living in our self-renovated travel trailer, we realized during the first 6 months of our nomad life, that we want to reduce our environmental footprint even more. We decided to sell our Chevy Tahoe and exchange it with a small van so we can leave the trailer in Florida where we can use it during the winter and the rest of the year we plan to travel in the van. Not having to tow a trailer translates into much better gas mileage and allows to travel more freely than when having to tow an RV. After a few months of searching, we finally found a small and affordable used cargo van that was strong enough to pull the trailer if needed.
Keeping fit is an important part in our life as digital nomads. A healthy mind in a fit body – right!?
Although it may be harder when traveling full-time to find the time and place to workout on a regular basis, but with a few adjustments we find it to be quite easy to keep a regular fitness schedule and workout routine while mixing up outdoor activities and conditioning our bodies. Our all-time favorite go to workouts are: running, bicycling and hiking. If there are options for water activities, then we love swimming and kayaking as well. We also make sure to add yoga and meditation to the mix and stretch and foam-roll on a regular basis to keep our bodies flexible and balanced, eliminate stiffness and tight muscles.
We prefer working out in nature, occasionally, we like to add different activities like climbing, bouldering, taking a pilates class, go dancing or playing squash or feather ball, frisbee etc. The important part is to try to keep your body moving on a daily basis, to keep challenging yourself and most of all to having fun while doing so! We hope our video will inspire you!
See how we turned our tiny home on wheels from a brown box into a cheerful and colorful space. We replaced a few things to make it more eco-friendly, fixed a rotten floor and added bamboo flooring, a new kitchen countertop, a work desk and composting toilet. We replaced the dinette table, covered the sofa and dinette cushions with new fabric and painted the whole interior. We hope you enjoy our before and after tour!
When we bought our used travel trailer, the 2003 model was basically a brown box with a sofa and cushions that were sprinkled with American flags and Eagles. Not exactly our style! Since we were going to live in it full time, we wanted to make it into something homey, colorful and cheerful. During our cosmetic renovation and remodel, we replaced a few things to make it more eco-friendly, but also changed some things to simply make it more pleasing to the eye.
Since we work remotely from our trailer and on location, we needed a solution to have 2 work spaces as well. The original trailer had a cabinet and a captain chair installed on the left side of the entrance, but the previous owner had already removed the chair, which was great for us, as it provided for the perfect place to add a work desk.
We replaced the dinette table with a simple built that has a slot to store laptops and hard drives so it can be used as a work desk and dining table while not having to shuffle around too much. We also replaced the fake-wood kitchen countertop with an inexpensive and simple butcher-block type wood and replaced the double sink with a small bar sink to get more countertop space.
As for the original sofa and cushions, the Eagles and flags are just not our style, so we covered the sofa with a simple fabric and added some color with pillows that we already had. And with only a few alterations we turned our old looking brown box into a modern colorful home.