Lesson of 2017

“If you have the money, the time and the health, go!”

This past year has been full of success and determination. I made an Airbnb account in January of this year and booked four different trips around Texas. (Click here to save $40 when you book your first Airbnb trip!)

I traveled around every two to three months and had the best company every time. Each trip was different but just as special.
I often get asked:

  • Why do you leave town so much?
  • How can you afford it?
  • Are you scared to go on your own?
  • How does your boyfriend feel about you leaving?

I simply say, “If I have the money, the time and the health, I’m going to go.”
You don’t even have to go far or stay for that long. Just go.

I save for months at a time, even working two jobs from time to time when I know I have a trip in mind. I budget and would rather my money go on a trip than material things.
If I have the dates off from work or find a three day weekend coming up, I take advantage of it.
I am a 25 year old woman who has yet to get married, does not have children or any major debt to hold her down. I am still young and healthy and before I settle down into marriage with a husband and maybe children or become the primary guardian for my aging parents, I need to do this now while I still can.


If your circumstances allow you to travel, go and don’t think twice.
There will be a time that you have the money and the time but your health has declined.
There may be a time you have the health and the time but you are too low on funds.
What if you have the funds and the health but you have no time?

When you have all three things lined up, just go!

– R. Vargas

Meet Eleanor

If you have been a loyal follower of mine for awhile, you may have noticed that I travel often and that I live for road trips. Any chance that I can stay in an Airbnb, I typically stay in an Airstream or travel trailer because I have an obsession with them.

I’ve had an obsession with them for as long as I can remember and I knew from a young age that someday I would have my very own.

After years of dreaming of a camper, months of research and endless YouTube videos and blogs, I searched through Craigslist and found a listing for a 1978 Trillium 4500 camper nearby. The listing included these pictures:

I was already enamoured with this old gem but decided to pray about it and speak with my parents before taking the next step. With my parents approval, I sent an e-mail to the sweet older couple who happened to be selling it and asked to go see it that weekend.

When I first walked inside, I instantly fell in love. I knew I had to her.

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I made an offer and they accepted! On November 15th, she was delivered and I became an official camper owner! I named her Eleanor. She may be old and little but she’s mine.

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I am so proud to be part of this amazing camper community now and I cannot wait until I hit the road with Eleanor. Of course, I still have to decide where our first road trip destination will be but I am so excited!

Today marks one month that Eleanor has been in my life and little by little I am making her my own. I have a few ideas and projects in mind before I take her on her first big road trip and if you would like to follow along be sure to follow here for more updates.

Happy camping everyone!

– R. Vargas