About

We are a couple of aspiring nomads currently residing in Miami, Florida. We acquired a small travel trailer in mid 2014 and take it for a spin whenever we get a chance. We hope to be able to travel full time in the future.

In late 2008 we started a travel podcast (Traveling with Robertico) and eventually created the YouTube Channel Traveling Robert to share our videos.

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38 thoughts on “About”

  1. You are so funny! Thank you for such an entertaining walk through the Micro Minnie. I just looked at one today — RV show in Ft. Myers — and really like it although your videos are making me take a harder look. I want a small unit and this is about the nicest I think. Decisions! Anyway, happy travels and please do keep us smiling!

    1. Thank you. The Micro Minnie is nice once tame all its quirks. I have been taking a break from the blog… but I’m back. Happy trails and hope to see you on the road.

  2. What is your opinion of using the Sorrento to pull this trailer? I am thinking about buying this trailer and pulling it with a Hyundai Santa Fe. I was thinking I’d have to buy a pickup.
    Thanks,
    Jonathan

    1. Hey Jonathan. If you ask most people they will probably tell you to get a pickup truck. I haven’t personally had any trouble towing except for one hot summer day where the Kia Started to overheat. I haven’t had any trouble braking which seems to be more of an issue according to the experts. That being said I usually drive under 65 on relatively flat terrain, and I have an older rear wheel drive Sorrento which is a little more truck like than the newer models. If the Santa Fe can tow 3500lbs maybe you are ok. Also check the tongue weight rating.
      Hey, good luck!

      1. Thanks Robert! I believe that the now Santa Fe/Sorento tow 5000 pounds so that sounds good. I’d like to crosss the Rockies and do the Route from Travels with Charley. The dealer also sells Honda so I’ll look at their new pickup truck.

        I watched your video on hooking up the trailer. That is a neat set up. Did the trailer come with all of that or is it a dealer add on. Seems like a good idea as does the moterized thing to raise the hitch.

        Thanks again,
        Jonathan

        1. The hitch with the weight distribution and sway control were a dealer add on, as well as the power tongue jack and a break controller for old Kia. Sounds like an epic road trip you are planning. I’m still chained to a desk here but my day will come. Thanks and enjoy!

  3. Robert,

    I saw your video on the rear tire being worn. Looking at the picture above, does your trailer tow slightly nose up? If so, that can also lead to faster rear tire wear on a tandem axle trailer. The load is being placed more on the rear axle causing it to wear faster.

    Not saying you do not know any of this but just trying to help out.

    Lastly, I have been looking at these trailers for a while now. Looks like we may be on the verge of buying one. If you see a bright yellow one being pulled by a red truck or green Jeep Grand Cherokee gives us a wave.

    Happy travels

    p.s. Love your videos since I was raised in SW Fla, and lived in Ft. Lauderdale for 13 years before moving to NC. I know all of those places!

    1. Hey thanks so much. It does tow slightly nose up but it is so minor that I didn’t think of it. I mentioned to the folks at the dealer and they checked the axle and it looks fine according to them. They recommended I go to a tire shop. So we’ll see. I’ll post an update.

  4. Aloha Robert, My name Jess From the Big Island of Hawaii. My wife and I are soo soo amazed with your road trips and commentary! We are really digging UR accent n trying g to figure your nationality out lol. We are of mixed race but we both have Puerto Rican in us😀😀. We traveled California a lot in the past and always always stay a few days in Yosemite National have you been there let us know…

    Thanks for your oh soooo very awesome videos.
    Mr.Jess O

  5. I love your videos Robert, my partner and I are choosing a new road trip destination and your videos are so informative. You inspired us to travel Florida and we are thinking of California this year summer, just from watching your videos of your time there. If you have time please reply with your favourite hotels or eateries so we can try them out too!!

    1. Thank you. In California, there are so many good places. House of Nanking in San Francisco Chinatown stands out. That California trip was a few years ago so things may have changed.

  6. Hi Robert!

    We just discovered your videos and love them! We enjoy your humor and down-to-earth personality. We live in Orlando and are wanting to visit the Keys soon so we watched all of those videos, as well as others (i.e. Denver, Matlacha).

    Do you have any plans (or did you already visit) Punta Gorda or Cedar Key on the Fla West Coat? Or anything in Volusia or Brevard Counties?

    We would love to see your take on those spots!

    Also, do you visit any other botanical gardens or zoos? We loved your Zoo Miami video.

    Thanks again for the great videos. 🙂

    1. Thank you! Coincidentally we passed by Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte very recently while visiting a fellow traveler in the area. We didn’t do much, but just checked out the area for a future trip. Cedar Key is definitely on the short list when we head north again. We have visited the Morikami Gardens in Delray Beach, and the Monkey Jungle in Homestead. Happy travels!

  7. Robert, we have a question about the gear you use. You were quite enthousiastic about that new Sony 4K camera. We are still orientating on this equipment, but can you explain me how you store your recordings during your trips? Taking a shot for hours cost you a lot of space on your card or…what trick do you have? What do you use to store your recordings?
    We love your postings. Keep on going.
    Gr. from the Netherlands

    1. Hello,
      I have several cards, and as they get full I import them into the computer, into Final Cut. I have many terabytes of hard drives at home with all those older recordings.

  8. Mr. Traveling Robert… I would just like to say how much I enjoy your informative adventures that you are so blessed to do and to share with us. My wife and I travel quite often from Chicago to Florida where if God’s willing now being retired hope to live the rest of our years. I will be traveling once again to the Florida Keys in June. I’ve watched all your Florida travels and then some finding all of them very well done. You my friend are a very talented individual in film production, editing, sound, and music. I can honestly say that being a musician myself who knows the work behind it all. Anyway Good Luck and keep up the great work and Thank you for what you do.

  9. Hi Robert, love watching your videos and enjoy your relaxed style! I am thinking about bringing our travel trailer to the Keys this June, and I know that you’ve stayed at a number of campgrounds there. What would you recommend? We are a family of 5 and prefer to avoid the party scene and enjoy a quieter location. Thanks!

    1. Hi Brian,
      I’m afraid that in the summer it is hard to avoid the party scene. I would recommend Boyds Campground, near Key West. It was pretty quiet when we were there in August. Also the state parks might be a good choice. Avoid Fiesta Key. Enjoy your trip!

  10. Robert , I love your videos and fun lifestyle. You need to explore crystal river and rainbow river and wildwood Koa and the villages which have free entertainment for all ages every night at Sumter landing and nice restaurants on the lake. Patty

    1. Yes, definitely plan to go to Crystal River probably early winter. We’ll see. I’m also thinking Wildwood or Ocala in the summer, but I don’t know how bad the mosquitoes are going to be. Thanks for the tips. I’ll definitely check out Lake Sumter Landing

  11. Robert, We are visiting the Jensen Beach area and used your videos to gain information leading up to our travels. We enjoy watching your videos of Florida and other locales. We are from the Tidewater area of Virginia. I think you would enjoy traveling and camping in our area on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay and on Virginia’s Eastern Shore….maybe Chincoteague and the Annual Pony Swim. Keep up your great work….we’ll be watching.

    1. Can’t wait to visit Virginia. I’ve always just driven through on the way somewhere else. Such a great big country, so little time. I’ll make it there some time, soon I hope.

  12. We just discovered your YT channel and love it! We enjoy watching your entertaining and educational videos. You put a lot into your travels. Thanks and keep up the great work. We subbed! 🙂

  13. Thanks for posting your videos, they are informative and high quality but also pleasant to watch. I have a Kia Sorrento V6AWD that has a tow rating of 5000 and I’m purchasing the Micro Minnie 1700bh (dry weight 3000). I’m planning a East coast to West coast trip. You are the only one I have seen towing with an SUV, any suggestions for driving up/down the higher elevations?

    1. Hi Kristina. Thank you! My old Sorento has a tow capacity of only 3500, and it tows OK for the most part. I did overheat a little climbing the Cumberland plateau between Chattanooga and Nashville, so I would be careful driving up, and downshift driving down.

      1. Thanks so much! I watched your roadtrip video and saw when you pulled over to cool off, now I know to plan for this possibility. I’m going to subscribe so I don’t miss anything!

  14. Hi Robert,
    love watching your videos. You are very down to earth, honest and funny in your videos. Thanks for sharing what you love, it shows!

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