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Boondocking Baby Steps

Boondocking Baby Steps

Boondocking Baby StepsLast spring, we wrote a blog post called Boondocking for Non-boondockers after our time boondocking in Texas. This year, we’re back, and we’re taking boondocking baby steps. We’re getting a little more off-grid, staying a little longer, and we’re...

Personal Checkpoints in Beautiful Places

Personal Checkpoints in Beautiful Places

Personal Checkpoints in Beautiful PlacesTraveling full-time is incredible for personal growth. Shortly after moving into our RV, Tyler and I both noticed how quickly we were evolving, both personally and as a couple. Almost immediately, we started growing faster and...

Meeting Strangers as a Full Time Traveler 

Meeting Strangers as a Full Time Traveler 

Meeting Strangers as a Full Time Traveler We’ve never really had a normal experience when it comes to making friends. Anyone else feel the same way? Here’s the thing: When Andrea and I got out of college, we started working for a small marketing company that primarily...

How Hunting Makes Us Wild

How Hunting Makes Us Wild

How Hunting Makes Us Wild‘Wild’ is honestly one of my favorite adjectives. I’ve found myself using the word ‘wild’ often in conversation with friends and family and with my podcasts guests on Strangers Worth Meeting. I’ve probably been using it even more since we...

Nomad Jiu Jitsu: Training Jiu Jitsu as a Full Time Traveler

Nomad Jiu Jitsu: Training Jiu Jitsu as a Full Time Traveler

Nomad Jiu Jitsu: Training Jiu Jitsu as a Full Time TravelerOur secret’s out: we LOVE Jiu Jitsu! It might not be news to those who have been following the Wild Hixsons for a while. A little over a year ago, I started training at Gracie Bradenton after a long...

RV Overnights in Walmart Parking Lots

RV Overnights in Walmart Parking Lots

RV Overnights in Walmart Parking LotsLong cross-country trips are pretty typical when it comes to full-time RV life. They can be extremely tiring and perhaps a little boring, but there are joys to be found in those moments, too. Like the moment when your head can...

Our RV Upgrades

Our RV Upgrades

Our RV UpgradesIn our last blog, we took you through some RV features that we think can make a big difference in an RV. It can be hard to know what exactly to look for when buying your first RV, especially because everyone has different priorities for what makes...

Our Take on RV Features

Our Take on RV Features

Our Take on RV FeaturesBuying an RV is a BIG task! It might seem like buying an RV, van, or any other type of motor vehicle is easier than buying a traditional home, but you may be surprised at some of the unique challenges. There aren't the same tasks of touring...

Maximizing a One Week RV Trip

Maximizing a One Week RV Trip

Maximizing a One Week RV Trip Time moves fast when you are having fun, and it moves even faster when you are constantly moving around. At least that has been the case for us! Usually, we try to plan out our trips in two-week increments. That is our sweet spot where we...

Hot Weather Camping

Hot Weather Camping

Hot Weather CampingIt's no secret that summer is hot, but summer in an RV is on a whole other level. Most of the time, we try to plan our trips to avoid extreme heat or extreme cold, but it doesn't always work out that way and we have to adapt. Since we have already...