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After all wouldn’t you rather just……. HitchUpandGo?


Carole & Bernie Full-Time RVing


Carole and Bernie


We started Tent Trailer Camping with a small Apache Camper in 1970 with 3 small children. In 1972 we purchased an all hard sided pop-up camper called a Free Winds and started doing more extensive trips. Between 1972 and 1978 when our oldest child Kathy graduated from High School we had made many extensive trips and had been in and slept in 45 states with our children. We had been border to border and coast to coast twice and many shorter trips of 600 miles or less from our home in Wyandotte Michigan.

We both retired in October 2001 and started our Full Time RVing adventures on November 17, 2001 in our 31-foot Travel Trailer. After spending our 1st winter Full Timing, which was our test to see if this was truly the lifestyle that we were going to pursue, in June 2002 we traded the 31′ Travel Trailer for a 37 foot Triple Axle Kountry Star Fifth-Wheel Trailer and a Ford F350 pickup to pull it.

In April 2005 we upgraded the truck to a Ford F550 Crew Cab Diesel Pickup. And in September 2009 we traded the Truck and Trailer for our 2008 Damon Essence 40 foot Diesel-Pusher MotorCoach.




Keep it Clean




Residing in the state of Michigan exposes us to a lot of news about drinking water problems lately. In fact, people outside of the state of Michigan, in the past would associate this location with popular places like Detroit, Grand Rapids or possibly even Traverse City. Now everyone just says “ are you by Flint?”…more




We’re The Russos




We’re Joe and Kait Russo and in 2015 we quit our jobs, got rid of most of our possessions to live our dream – travel and work for ourselves.

Still reading? The longer version of our story starts in 2005, when we took our first trip as a couple to Santa Barbara, California. That trip lead to many weekend getaways around the U.S. and a few overseas adventures. The travel bug bit us both at a young age and the desire to see and experience the world is in our blood.

With limited vacation and jobs that didn’t promote a work-life balance, taking time off was difficult and stressful. So in 2015, we took a leap of faith and left our jobs to work for ourselves doing something we both love. Getting to this point took a tremendous amount of planning. The key for us was purging unnecessary stuff from our lives and gaining financial freedom.

We’ve tossed around the idea of a motorcycle trip through Central and South America or tour Europe in a camper van. This website and our YouTube channel are where we share our travels and experiences with special appearances from Leo, our rescue dog.

Right now, we are in the process of downsizing from a 29′ Class A motorhome to a Class B camper van. See our current location and where we’ve been. In sharing our experiences, we hope to inspire you and others to make a positive change and take a step towards living the life that you want.



making sense of cents




Hello and welcome to my personal finance and lifestyle blog! I created this blog in order to help me improve my finances (one example – due to this, I was able to pay off $38,000 in student loans in 7 months), keep track of my progress, and to help readers improve their finances along the way.

My name is Michelle and I am currently touring North America and living in an RV.

I am a young adult who graduated from an expensive private university in May of 2010 with a lot of student loan debt. I graduated from college after 2.5 years with two undergraduate business degrees, honors, and around $20,000 worth of student loan debt.

I then graduated again in August of 2012 with my Finance MBA with even more student loan debt.

With my master’s degree included, I had around $38,000 altogether when I graduated (these are now all paid off).

My student loan debt was a big reason why I started this blog.


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