The Schabers

We’re the Schaber Family!

Lou: Husband & Father

Tricia: Wife & Mother

Nevaeh: Daughter & Inspiration





Who are we, and what are we like? Can it even be captured in a few paragraphs? Probably not. Instead, let me sum up . . .

We are a family looking to unplug from the conventional, while seeking new and unusual adventures along the way.

We’re guided by faith, values, and coffee.

The Backstory

Tricia and I married in 2001, and it has been a grand adventure ever since . . . with a miracle milestone being the birth of our daughter in 2008.

Up to this point we’ve lived a fairly typical American lifestyle: church involvement, some college, jobs, bought home, more church, different jobs, sold home, church, built home, new jobs, more college, bla bla bla.

The funny thing is that none of the above really matters in the long run. I mean, we’ve spent our lives up to this point following a typical path. It hasn’t been bad. In fact, it has been an incredible journey that has brought us to this current decision.

Our past experiences and struggles have shaped us, and molded our family into what it is today. It is through the previous chapters of our lives that we can now trust that this next chapter is the right one.

So I think we are done with the typical path, ready to embark on a new adventure as a family.

Moving Forward

My beautiful wife tends more towards wanderlust, always looking forward to the next destination and the adventures it brings. Not that she is discontent with our current life, she just really enjoys the freedom that change brings.

We are an active family that enjoys the outdoors, and have relished all our vacations and travels.

With this in mind, Tricia has finally convinced me that living and traveling full-time, in an RV, is actually a good idea. So that is exactly what we are doing (as of June 12th, 2017).

We’ve wrapped up our responsibilities and obligations in Florida, and embarking on a crazy new adventure!

Along the way we’ll be:

  • Continuing to ditch more material possessions
  • Taking in more views from our windows
  • Serving in ministry in a unique capacity
  • Doing more stuff outdoors
  • Enjoying life
  • Loving one another

It’s going to be an uncommon adventure of epic proportions.

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12 Responses

  1. Vicki Cox

    I am so in love with your blog! I guess, in some way, that means you as well. I am not good with wording, but as I read your words, they are exactly the path God has us on and for the same reasons. Not to escape anything, but to embrace all life has to offer – past the ho-hum of everyday life.

    I look forward to taking this journey with you! Maybe we’ll meet up in the great-outdoors!!

    • Lou

      Vicki, we are honored! It is great to hear from like-minded individuals who are looking to shake things up, while not compromising their beliefs.
      To our upcoming adventures!

  2. Arleesha

    My husband and I have been worrying that if we’re not careful, everyone will realize how amazing full-time RVing can be, and then EVERYONE will be doing it! We just bought our RV less than a week ago, and we have two little ones of our own. It’s amazing how God always leads us to simplicity, balance, and overall Himself.

    • Lou

      Thank you so much for the comment Arleesha! Sounds like you guys are a bit ahead of us, but we won’t be too far behind. We have to agree, I think there is definitely a huge trend of the younger generations taking up the full-time RV lifestyle . . . and we want so much to be a part of that group. Best of luck in your travels, and we’ll be keeping up with your blog.

  3. Kate Grass

    Thanks Lou. I was planning to buckle down and work today, like worky work, the kind that results in me delivering a project to my client and getting those nice green fun tickets in return. Thanks to you, I now have to fight the urge to bust out the magic eraser that’s been stashed away in my cabinet since we hit the road 18 months ago and go to town on our shower door (that looks remarkably like your “before” picture). Thanks, thanks a lot.

    • Lou

      Thanks Nikki! Just check out your site too, looks good. You guys are a bit ahead of us on the curve in this whole RV thing, so we’ll keep checking in to get some tips and pointers. So glad you stopped by.

  4. Steven & Dawn Carvotta

    We are in the planning stages of this lifestyle of freedom and fellowship, aspiring to hit the road pursuing full-time or part-time travel and ministries around the US and Canada on wheels, “ The Tabernacle” our coach. ( Isaiah 6:8)
    As volunteers ( , ) and work campers to help offset and create income with the skill sets Gods has giving me. It will be in Gods timing to serve. The mission statement at our church, First Assembly of God, Ft Myers FL with Pastor Dan Betzer REACH TEACH SEND!!!

    • Lou

      Steven & Dawn, that is awesome to hear you are in the planning stages as well. We are strong believers in the concept of serving others, and RVing seems to offer a unique platform for that experience. Best of luck to you both.

  5. andrew

    Found your blog tonight and am excited to find other like-minded families. My wife and I still have full-time jobs but we just bought a fifth wheel and diesel pickup. The big pieces (our rig) are in place but the next part of the journey is to figure out income on the road. We also had the idea of traveling purposefully and following the spirit as it leads us. I would love to hear about how you guys are planning to do mission work in your travels.

    • Lou

      Hey Andrew! So glad you found us. You definitely have the “big pieces” in place, kudos. The ideal of traveling purposefully, in the sense of having a mission, is something we are excited about. I wish I could tell you what it will look like, but I think that is part of the journey . . . acting upon the opportunities that present themselves. We’ll keep in touch and share ideas and opportunities as they pop up. Best of luck in your soon to be travels too!

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