About Malia Pages:
History: I began my “crazy” dream of fulltime RVing in 2001. That inspiration came to me during a spiritual retreat when I was asked the question “What would you do if you had no fear?” My first and loudest instinct said, “Travel.” I wanted to stand in awe before the tallest of mountains, sit beside streams of water and listen to its soothing sounds, hike in forests and wrap my arms around and hug trees. My vision didn’t include hotel rooms and airports, so even though I’d never heard of fulltime RVing, when I did, it sounded wonderful that you could have your own home with you wherever you went, but you could change out your yard on a whim.
I heard a quote that made me smile, but is totally true for me, “I’m a homebody. I just don’t want my home in the same place all the time.”
You’re a Fulltime Whaaat??!
See Inspiration’s Journey for the story of how I got the bright idea of fulltiming and what I did during the first few years. It seems inconceivable to me now that when I first took off in 2001, the only options for internet access was dial-up AOL! That will give you an idea of what an “old timer” I am.
I started that journal when I took off as a way to share what I was seeing and feeling with my family and friends. It goes into much more detail of the beginning of my journey and the things I had to overcome to get on the road.
My first article, “Alaska Alone,” was published in the Good Sam magazine, “Highways” in 2005. The response to this and to my journal inspired me to begin work on this site to provide info to RVers with our specific needs in mind. After all, there’s a lot of info we who drive something 36′ long, towing a car behind us, need that a little Toyota doesn’t!
Here’s a page with interviews of me from other media, including my first time on TV.
Answers the FAQ: How do you support yourself on the road?
I’d Love to Hear From You!
I consider myself extremely blessed to be able to live this lifestyle. I’ve experienced a lot since I took off and want to share what I’ve learned along the way. So much of it came from other RVers, who are some of the most friendly people on earth, always so willing to help and share. I hope to continue this tradition and “pay it forward” by being of service to other traveling souls. I’ve often said that on the top of the list of the coolest things about RVing are the people you meet. I think that people who enjoy the freedom and adventure of the open road and don’t crave the seeming security of sameness are a special breed so it’s extra special fun to get together with them. I love to hear from readers – how they found the site, your own experiences, etc., so I hope you will freely comment on any page.
Here’s to meeting more of you down the road!