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Carnivore “Cornbread” Muffins

Carnivore “Cornbread” Muffins

Carnivore “Cornbread” MuffinsIf there’s one thing I miss on the animal-based diet, it’s bread! Luckily, there are a ton of great resources out there for those of us who want to stay animal-based without feeling like we’re missing out on the good stuff. The Ash Eats...

Travel Isolation

Travel Isolation

Travel Isolation When we tell people we travel full-time, one of the first things they seem to assume is that we have friends all over the country. And we do - now. But life on the road wasn’t always that way. A lot of times, people are surprised to learn that life on...

Becoming a Hunter

Becoming a Hunter

Becoming a HunterIf I were to go back in time and tell my teenage self that one day I’d become a hunter, I wouldn’t have believed myself. Both of my parents were veterinarians, so growing up, our home was filled with all kinds of furry creatures. I loved all of our...

Summer in the Midwest

Summer in the Midwest

Summer in the MidwestOn Instagram, you’ll see most RVers spending their summers traveling to breathtaking, mountainous landscapes. It’s easy to get swept up in the idea that we should be traveling to this place or that place. But the Wild Hixsons like to travel for...

Andrea’s Weird Diet

Andrea’s Weird Diet

Andrea's Weird DietThis 4th of July weekend, I found myself explaining a lot of my eating habits to our family. It’s something I’ve learned comes with the territory of family gatherings. My eating habits are definitely abnormal and attract attention, and I often find...

RV Maintenance Tips

RV Maintenance Tips

RV Maintenance TipsWhen we first moved into our RV, we did our best to figure out how to care for it and keep it in good shape. But the truth is we originally had no idea what we were doing! After nearly 3 years on the road, we’ve finally started to figure out this...

Traveling is the Best Way to Train

Traveling is the Best Way to Train

Traveling is the Best Way to TrainJiu jitsu is an intimidating sport. There’s no question about that. I’ve been training for about 5 months now, and my heart still races most days I train. When you add traveling full-time on top of that, training at a new gym with new...

My Tiny Travel Companion

My Tiny Travel Companion

My Tiny Travel CompanionNearly three years ago, Tyler and I made the decision to move into our RV and travel full-time. Everything in our life pointed to this being the best decision for us - everything except our guinea pig, Mose. I had heard over and over again that...

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...