Jena Smith

About Jena Smith

I am a dream-bigger, travel-farther, live-smaller, ladynut that wants to know where all the roads go. I am 49% sarcastic and full of humor and 51% wholehearted and dedicated to service. I believe the purpose of my life is to bring joy to and help serve the needs of others. I have lived in Montana my entire life and at 34, I have decided it's time to shake things up. Zach and I have convinced each other that we should explore the world while we are still young and full of energy. I still believe anything is possible and life is what you make it. We sold our house, bought a fifth wheel and will be living on the road for as long as we enjoy this lifestyle.

One Month in Western North Carolina

It feels like we just got here, but at the same time it feels like we have been here for months. I'm surprised at how much I am digging this RV lifestyle. Make cookies, eat [...]

By |2019-12-12T00:05:58+00:00December 11th, 2019|Full Time RVing|0 Comments

RV Living Budget Review November 2019

Budgeting money is stupid, right? I should be able to buy what I want when I want it with no repercussions. Baha. That's really how Zach and I have lived in the past. One thing [...]

By |2019-11-30T18:20:35+00:00November 30th, 2019|Full Time RVing|0 Comments

Our Safety Plan for RV Living

It's the day before Thanksgiving, so naturally I am watching Hallmark Christmas movies. I was thinking about all of the things I am thankful for and a double whammy topped my list: I am thankful [...]

By |2019-11-27T18:34:23+00:00November 27th, 2019|Full Time RVing|3 Comments

What We Learned Our First Week on the Road

We actually started our full time travel journey two weeks ago. But the first week was a bust. You can read all about how our first week stalled out just sixty minutes from home. Our [...]

By |2019-11-17T02:43:29+00:00November 15th, 2019|Full Time RVing|13 Comments

Just Four More Sleeps

We are so close to finally hitting the road. Just four more sleeps, what? We are so close I can smell the humidity and overcrowded spaces. I can hear the bluegrass and southern gospel and [...]

By |2019-10-26T02:37:35+00:00October 26th, 2019|Full Time RVing|3 Comments

Quick and Temporary Fifth Wheel Winterizing Tips

Welcome to Crawling from Winter! I hate feeling so negative. But that's my reality today. My mood stinks, my outlook stinks. I'm fed up. Last night (Wednesday night) we learned that the closing on our [...]

By |2019-10-24T22:56:11+00:00October 11th, 2019|Full Time RVing|2 Comments

Peoples Bizarre Reactions to our Lifestyle Change

Recently I've had some bizarre comments tossed my way during conversations about Zach and I's new lifestyle. Normally when you talk about your home life, people don't bother to ask a lot of questions. However, [...]

By |2019-11-03T04:40:18+00:00September 13th, 2019|Full Time RVing|0 Comments

What Owning a Home Really Cost Us

Basic living expenses are ridiculous. A mortgage on a sticks and bricks is a drain. But who can own a home without a mortgage? Not many of us. It's an inescapable cyclone. The alternative (renting) [...]

By |2019-09-15T03:26:07+00:00September 7th, 2019|Full Time RVing|0 Comments

15 Practical Gifts for RV Owners

Holiday season is quickly approaching. Are you looking for a list of practical gifts for an RV owner? Whether the RV owner in your life is a fare season camper or a full time RVer, [...]

By |2019-09-12T23:01:53+00:00September 4th, 2019|Full Time RVing|7 Comments

Gates of the Mountain Boating Tour Helena Montana

You can't be in Helena, Montana during the summer and not stop at Gates of the Mountain. This is also a great stop along the Montana road trip between Yellowstone Park and Glacier Park. What [...]

By |2019-08-29T17:12:43+00:00September 1st, 2019|Full Time RVing, Travel|0 Comments