Small House Big World

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Welcome!

In March of 2015, I left Chicago and hit the road full-time in a 1993 Pace Arrow RV with my boyfriend Kelly. In February of 2016, Kelly and I decided to amicably part ways, but I didn’t want to give up the RV lifestyle I’d come to love, so I decided to GO ROGUE and go solo! This site is meant to be a journal of my adventures as a full time traveler.  For more about me, check here

Thanks for stopping by!

Anna


  • Glacier and Various Fires August 13, 2015 It seems that our mechanical problems like to crop up in the midst of only the most beautiful scenery, so it is appropriate that while in the stunning and serene Glacier National Park all hell would break loose. That might be a BIT of an exaggeration, but anytime a piece of your vehicle melts, I think it ... Read More...
  • 11 Rude Awakenings – What You May Not Know About Full Time RVing August 3, 2015 Living in an RV is weird. It is a cross between living in a tiny house and living in a boat – there is no room for anything, and everything is constantly being rattled around and thrown from one side of the room to another in violent fashion. I decided to make a list of the parts of ... Read More...
  • Yellowstone Adventures July 28, 2015 This past week we hit Yellowstone National Park. We traveled from the very Eastern edge of Wyoming through to Cody, which is one of the closest cities to the park and the one-time home of Buffalo Bill Cody.  Buffalo Bill is famous for producing his Wild West shows. He is also somewhat disturbingly purported to have killed 4,282 ... Read More...
  • Boondocking Wyoming July 15, 2015 Up until this point, the trip has been really good. This past weekend, it became GREAT. Our generator is FIXED. It only cost us about $200 all said and done. With that news hot off the presses, we have been dying to go boondocking. I mentioned boondocking before, but as refresher, it is when you camp on empty land ... Read More...
  • Deadwood, Lead and More Repairs (1993 RV, You Sneaky Devil) July 10, 2015 Kelly and I have been staying about 6 miles down the road from Deadwood, South Dakota. Deadwood is interesting. It is an old gold-mining town in the Black Hills where back in the late 1800s prostitution was rampant and people like “Wild Bill” Hickock and Calamity Jane lived and thrived. Life in Deadwood allegedly looked much like it does ... Read More...
  • The Black Hills and Brakes that Work! July 7, 2015 We’ve spent the past week or so in the Black Hills, located in the very western part of South Dakota near Wyoming. We decided to slow down and take a rest after our whole semi-traumatic high-speed journey from state to state where we encountered a wicked combination of hail, wind, and faulty brakes. We took a load off and ... Read More...
  • Go West Young Max! (so much has happened) June 23, 2015 These last few days have been an absolute whirlwind.  After nearly a full month in Minnesota, both Kelly and I were feeling the itch to get going and see some new things. We may have gone a bit too far, literally. We have travelled over 800 miles since Thursday. We have seen forests, grasslands, Badlands, and Black Hills. ... Read More...
  • The Cabin, and Heading West June 18, 2015 We have spent the past week and a half relaxing at my family’s cabin in Northern Minnesota on Cass Lake. What a lovely time! The mosquitos were at times horrific, as they tend to be in the deep north woods, but I find the experience of being so far removed from civilization and spending time ... Read More...
  • Everybody Get Your Lean On June 4, 2015 About a month ago, back in Cincinnati, a nice old man camping nearby came over to chat with us. He wanted to let us know that the rubber pieces attached to our rear suspension looked a bit worn. He was familiar with the problem because he had just replaced his own rear suspension recently.  As you ... Read More...
  • The Ghost of Sinks Past May 29, 2015 As you may have read previously, Kelly and I managed to pull off a little DIY painting project where we updated our sink and shower. We have been pretty happy with how everything turned out, but one unintentional consequence reared its ugly head. When we painted the sink, we had to take the faucet off entirely ... Read More...

Comments

  1. Edith Hofmaenner February 19, 2015 - 7:41 pm Reply

    congrats. Looking forward to your adventures . Love your blog

    • kelly February 19, 2015 - 8:14 pm Reply

      thank you! subscribe to posts by email to keep up with the latest.

  2. Tom Sherry February 19, 2015 - 9:03 pm Reply

    Subscribed. Love the countdown clock!

    • kelly February 19, 2015 - 10:22 pm Reply

      that was all Anna’s idea 🙂

  3. Ajani Eagledove February 19, 2015 - 11:40 pm Reply

    keep us update to your adventures,.. may we someday meet on the road to evertywhere.

  4. Dominic February 20, 2015 - 3:32 am Reply

    Looking forward to your adventures. I own a travel trailer but we’re only weekenders right now. Have a great time!

  5. Kim February 19, 2015 - 11:28 pm Reply

    Good luck as you get rolling. Hope to see you down the road.

  6. Cindy Weisser May 7, 2015 - 6:18 pm Reply

    Hi Anna & Kelly,
    LOVED reading your blog! I went to lunch with Kelly’s mom Rachel today and she told me about your blog. I am your Second Cousin Once Removed.. My dad, Jay Saks, and your Grandfather Jackie were first cousins. Your mom and I are second cousins.I have a son your same age Jared, and a daughter Jaime who is 28. They are your third cousins! If you make it to South Florida, I would love to get together! Enjoy every minute of your journey! It is something I never had the opportunity to do, however, I plan to do it in the next few years!!!
    Cindy Weisser

  7. Diana Vargas February 18, 2016 - 3:03 pm Reply

    Would love email notifications of new posts.

  8. Tyler Hammack May 31, 2016 - 1:24 pm Reply

    Hi Anna,
    I was shooting new videos with the RV Geeks last week and they had to share your Instagram photos with me and your adventures. I just wanted to introduce myself. I am Tyler with Tough Top Awning. Good for you and welcome to the RV lifestyle.
    If you ever make it back to the West Coast we would be happy to replace your Patio awning fabric and maybe have the RV Geeks shoot a video on it. We also, don’t charge anything when we shoot videos as it take 10 time as long to do it.
    Safe Travels
    Tyler

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