Cruising Slow

French Broad River is still broad. The camp site was 10ft from the river but besides the awesome location near the river I would definitely not recommend staying here. . . . #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv

Enough with the breweries already, gimme treats or get me outta here. . . #dog #dogsofinstagram #brewery #archetypebrewingco #asheville #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv

Love me some @wedgebrewing. Chill vibe, cool art, and great beers. . . #beer #brewery #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv #asheville

A very broad river runs through it. . . . #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv

Asheville is like Portland and Berkeley had a love baby. But with its own vibe. Loving it here! . . . #asheville #ashvillenc #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv

Columbia, SC. You got a super friendly vibe, love dogs and some awesome eats and brews. . . . #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv #huntergathererbrewery

Two of my favorite things… . . . #beer #steelhandsbrewing #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv

It can be muggy hot, pouring with rain and then gloriously sunny with a nice breeze, all in one day! Loving it all with awesome friends, @airstream_inc comfort and great views. . . . #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv

Serendipitous get together with some international friends we hadn’t seen in quite some time! The world is small even when you’re roaming around! 👋 hope to see you in some other random place sometime! . . . #friends #serendipity #travel #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv

🚴‍♂️👩‍✈️ . . . #charlestonsc #bike #law #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv

The hunter overlooking his kingdom. Or making sure nothing scares him like that random twig did! . . . #dogsofinstagram #lake #dog #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv

Thankfully the wild weather front didn’t do any damage to people or property. And the sun came right back out to show us some #southerncharm. . . . #sunshine #camping #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv

We had some gorgeous sunshine as we set up at lake Jasper. The second picture shows what happened next. 20 minutes of weather wildness ensued. . . #weather #southcarolina #camping #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv

This morning’s sunrise walk before a workday for me while @paola_san_fran checks out #staugustine. . . . #beach #morningmotivation #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv

Best spring weather we’ve had so far! Beach, river access and a little old town with good eats and drinks nearby. . . . #staugustinefl #florida #cruisingslow #airstream #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv

Sunny and 85F out. Cody just loves to bake in it for a while. . . . . #dogsofinstagram #lazydog #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv

Obligatory Mile 0 shot. The end of the road is very touristy but, hey, it was great weather and blue water. . . . #keywest #mile0 #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv

Rough day at the office? It’s Friday!! . . . . #friday #beach #floridakeys #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv

And after some long, very traffic heavy travel we made it to the Keys! This has been on the destination list pretty much since we started full-timing and we’re excited we made it! . . . #floridakeys #sunset #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv

Not a bad place to spend a few days exploring #stpetersburgflorida . . . . #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv

Had a lot of fun checking out the #tincantourist open house. Some serious lovely restoration by some seriously lovely people. . . . . #vintage #trailer #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv

The weather was a bit of and on with rainy, cloudy days, but Salt Springs is definitely recommended. Big sites, full hookups and relaxed water play. . . . #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv #ocala

Staying at a @harvesthosts @goldenacresranch makes for many huggable moments.

Our bestest furry friend turned 11 on February 4th. Cody showed us how to enjoy the little moments, to explore fearlessly, to stop, look around, and sniff all the things. And to always be on the lookout for squirrels. ❤️ u little man, here’s to many more! . . . #dogsofinstagram #dog #birthday #cruisingslow #homeiswhereyouparkit #airstream #airstreamlife #liveriveted #fulltimerv

Know Your Trash

Since we transitioned into a fully mobile lifestyle, we’ve become much more aware of what we take in and out of our home.

Having no sewer hookups for a few days makes you realize the grey (sinks, shower) tank fills up a lot faster than the black tank (toilet). You learn to wash the dishes using less water, how to take army style showers, and how to catch water as you shower and use it to flush the toilet.

Since we have a small trash-can we also realized how much or little of what we bring into our home is recyclable, compostable, or goes into the trash.

We’ve been trying to be proactive about always bringing our own bags to the store, making our own cloth bags to put vegetables in, and bringing our own containers to store and convincing the store to put our cheeses and fish into our containers instead of wrapping them in more plastic.

Since we’re always traveling, we tend to end up in places that are not the eastern or western seaboard where recycling has become mainstream enough that people and stores are willing to work with us on reducing plastic. We’ve ended up taking some shortcuts by removing the plastic packaging as we leave the store to at least try to place the clean-up problem more with the store than with the consumer. Plastic is recyclable, but can only be recycled/downcycled a small number of times and it takes an incredible number of years to finally compost.

To make it more obvious how much plastic we’re taking in, we’ve decided to take on a one month challenge where we keep all the stuff that is not recyclable with us. That’s right, keep your trash with you for a whole month if it’s not compostable or infinitely recyclable like glass or aluminum.

Even if you already think you’re really good about separating out recyclables, you’ll be surprised how quickly your buying habits change when you have to keep the worst recyclable around for 30 days.

Who’s with us in trying this challenge for the month of February?