Tin Can Travels —
What It’s Like To Live, Work, And Play On The Road
(Year-Round, In Less-Than-200-Square Feet)

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What It’s Like To Live, Work, And Play On The Road
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I Came, I Saw, I Took A Bunch Of Pictures

Life Through A Lens —
I Came, I Saw, I Took A Bunch Of Pictures

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(all sorts of amazing photos from my Airstream travels)

I am a full-time RVer and I travel around the country. I can think of no greater joy then landing in a new town, someplace I’ve never been before, and coming to know it like home. I’ve seen some amazing things, met fantastically gracious people, had incredible experiences on the road — and come to realize that this is a pretty damned fine world in which to live! I am a picture-taking fool — I carry my camera with me absolutely everywhere, and I am always stopping to snap a shot of a flower or bug, an interesting architectural detail or a child playing in the park. And what I love so much about photography is that it allows me to be even more in the moment as I go about my daily life. Most of us spend our days “watching the clock,” what the Greeks call “chronos” or “sequential time.” We pay very close attention to how quickly the hours and minutes pass because we equate time with productivity — and how fast you move is important when you’re working toward a deadline, or trying to cross 16 items off of your list by the end of the day, or are late for an appointment that you can’t afford to miss. It’s no wonder that we end up spending so many of our days feeling as though we’ve fallen behind and will never get caught up. But have you ever found yourself engaged in an activity where you completely lost track of time? When you looked up and were shocked to find that an hour had passed when you thought it was only 15 minutes? Where you were so focused on what you were doing that you were totally and utterly absorbed in the moment? No worries, no thoughts of all the tasks that you still needed to tackle — just whatever was going on right at that second. That’s “kairos,” the kind of time in which something special happens. It’s about experiencing the quality of a moment rather than its passage — and that’s what photography does for me. I find that with a camera in hand, I’m much more attentive to the world around me. I don’t just buzz through life at 90 miles an hour, everything around me a blur. I notice small and unusual details that I would have otherwise missed, because I want to preserve them. Photography takes an unbelievable amount of patience. You can’t just whip out your camera, snap a quick picture, and rush off to the next subject. In order to capture the light or the color or the essence of the moment, you have to be still and wait. This is particularly true when photographing nature I love to take pictures of flowers and dew on the grass, animals and birds and clouds in the sky. But you can’t make any of these things behave the way you want. If you’re willing to invest the time, the shot will come to you but if you’re in too much of a hurry, you’ll miss it. (Can’t understand what I’m talking about? Spend an hour staked out in a bush, sitting stock-still, waiting for a chipmunk to give you just the right look. You BECOME that chipmunk.)

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Ramona Creel is an award-winning 15-year veteran organizer and member of the National Association Of Professional Organizers. As well as having birthed “The A-To-Z Of Getting Organized,” Ramona is also the author of “The Professional Organizer’s Bible: A Slightly Irreverent And Completely Unorthodox Guide For Turning Clutter Into A Career”—and the creator of more than 200 “quick-start” business tools and templates for use by productivity professionals. She writes seven different blogs, has worked with hundreds of clients, and has delivered scores of presentations on getting organized. Ramona resides on the roads of America as a full-time RVer—living and working in a 29-foot Airstream. Learn more at and RamonaCreel.com.

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