Robert Morales is a video creator, producing inspiring, informative, and entertaining travel videos. His videos are mainly published on YouTube, but some of them are also available in Amazon Prime Video and Facebook

Robert and Ileana are a couple of aspiring nomads. They acquired a small travel trailer in mid 2014 to explore the United States of America and beyond. In the future they plan to travel full-time around the world sharing their experiences.


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  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.

    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,

        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!

  15. Just started watching your videos, I was hooked. Now I am binge watching for the last 3 hours. We live to travel, and really appreciate what you do.

  16. Hola Robert – happy travels!

    My wife and I enjoy watching your “Youtube” traveling videos. We also have enjoyed your recent podcast episodes. We will be traveling to Las Vegas and take a “Four Corners” excursion soon, and it will be our first adventure in the city. On your recent “Happy Hour” video, you expressed a dislike for Circus Circus Hotel, and this was a hotel we were considering. Can you suggest some hotels on the strip that are affordable, but nice? We trust your insight. We enjoyed your “Four Corners” and Las Vegas excursions so we would like your input. We will have your song in our heads during our travels.

    Thanks so much for your videos and advice.

    Charles and Trina

  17. Hello Mr. Robert,

    I discovered you channel on YT just by accident, and watched your road trip from Miami to Chicago with great fascination.

    Great scenery driving through the lovely countryside. REALLY ENJOYED every moment of it

    By the way, are in any way related to the Hollywood actor Antonio Banderas ? Because your voice and manner of speaking are extremely similar

    1. Thank you so much. I am glad you liked my video, and no no relation at all… except that we both grew up speaking Spanish.

  18. Hi Robert,

    At the moment I am recovering from a burnout. During a rainy winter day (we have them a lot here) I found your channel on YT. I started looking your videos and must say that you have invented a better medicine than the doctors did.

    I am enjoying not only the scenery, but also your information about the different places you visit.

    We do camp ourselves as well with a Holtkamper tent trailer where we like to visit the Alps, or take the family and spend a weekend in a tent. A bit more primitive, but enjoyable!

    As I have just discovered your YT channel there is still a lot of catching up to do for me and enjoy your adventures.

    Thanks for sharing and keep on travelling!

    Greetings from The Netherlands.

  19. Robert, I so enjoy your videos. Lately, I’ve been considering retirement and I’m devouring tiny living on YouTube — your videos are the best. However, I thoroughly enjoy your perspective of the different cities and states you visit. I’m cheering at the television when I come across a scene from a place I too have visited (especially Key West!). Keep gifting the world with your movie and photography skills. You have blessed my life so much.

  20. Robert, Thank you so much for informative videos. We just visited Rock City, Chattanooga Cho Cho and Walnut Street Bridge and “ let’s Continue” a famous Robert’s-ism through the Natahala National Forest – all the way to Smokey Mountains. Great information, especially your tourist trap comments in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg . The folks were great! Displaying awesome costumer service. Thank you so much, a former Floridian from Pembroke Pines, Florida and Hialeah High graduate. Please come say hi in Newnan, Ga and lastly “Go Canes”! Alex and Diana

  21. Love your videos and your music. I was excited to find your music on amazon. I downloaded it and made ” riding in my rv” my ringtone LOL. Thank you for educating us on the many wonderful campgrounds in our home State of Florida. Looking forward to future videos.
    Also, I made a bet with my husband that it is your voice on the new radio commercial for Florida tourism, is it you? Love your accent!
    Happy and safe traveling.

  22. Really enjoyed your driving west video on Prime keep up the great work! Inspired to try RV living. What drone / drone camera do you use to film? Your perspectives from the RV rooftop and drone vantage are unique I haven’t seen yet.

    1. Hi, thank you so much. Glad you liked it. The drone is a DJI Mavic Pro. The other camera on top of the trailer is a GoPro Hero 3 attached with a helmet mount.

  23. Dear Robert,
    For a Travel Beginners, What are your suggestions about travel expenses, I mean how to begin when it come to money thing and all the expenses on the way? After watching your travelling videos, I just can’t stop my self to move and explore the world but the problem is expenses which i don’t have anyone to guide me about and i really hope you will. 🙂

    I Just watched ‘Finland And Norway Travelling’. Its really inspiring and motivating what you do. Your way of giving the information and intro. is also best one. Its been a month i joined your channel and i must say ‘Its the most wonderful channel i ever found on YouTube’.

    Have A Safe Travels And Happy Life <3

    1. Thank you so much. I’m glad you liked that series Finland and Norway. About travel expenses, it is expensive and hard to keep track especially when you are abroad with different currencies. The best way would be to try and find a job that you can do on the road. In my case YouTube and all that is related to it is providing some income, almost sufficient to pursue this lifestyle, but my wife still holds a regular job. To be honest I am not keeping a detailed budget, I just take it one day at a time and try not to spend on things that are not necessary. Happy travels to you!

  24. Hello Robert..
    We enjoy all the video’s of travelling and soon will be on the road as well. I would like to make my own personal video’s but looking for some good hints and tips on music. Love your background music. Keep well.

  25. Dear Robert, your work is an American Treasure! Having traveled from Toronto to San Francisco by car, train, bus and plane during the fifties and sixties and early seventies, I discovered my home in Key West. Blue skies and beautiful and always a breeze in the Keys. From my open bedroom window on Solaris Hill overlooking the Florida Straits I face Mantanza and dream of a ferry ride to Cuba and travels with Robert……Life is Great, EH!….Ho Ho……Your fan, always.

  26. I started watching your videos during Labor Day weekend this year and have not stopped! I cannot wait to get your CD, should arrive Monday. I am totally burnt out at work, so this is the closest thing to paradise I can get for now…. We have been to alot of the places you have visited, but not in an RV.

    Anyway, I am interested to know more about your work as a musician – I think I saw a brief video, can you re-post? What do you play, time in a band, etc. Fun stuff!

  27. Hello Robert
    We have been watching your videos for a few years now. We love how you really explain everything so we feel like we’ve been there too. I have seen your “the gear I use” videos, but was wondering, what video editing software do you use. My Husband got a GO PRO for Christmas and now wants some Video editing software, birthday is soon I want to get him something.
    Thank you

  28. Robert.

    My Mom and Dad and I are so fascinated by your Amazon and YouTube video journals.
    You have an amazing talent for balancing factual information with wit, insight and even personal knowledge. My father said it is almost as if we are watching your home movies. The adventures in Mini could have their own Netflix binge show. You dont just present yet another Amazon travelogue– your videos are fresh and dynamic. We see not just a fantasy travel show where everything goes well..you also share with us those moments in life we can all identify with, where the best laid travel plans go sour.
    Thanks so much.

  29. Robert-
    My wife and I recently hit Nashville and Gatlinburg. Ate at Cherokee Grill Gatlinburg ( saw on your vid -which you seemed to enjoy).
    Nice call….you can double as a food critic!
    Keep em coming and thanks..

  30. Hello, Robert! I discovered your videos while researching our too quick trip dipping down to the Florida Keys in 2017 . We visit Cocoa Beach every odd year and try to see a new part of Florida each time. After falling in love with the Keys, we are heading back this July! I remembered your videos and now the whole family has been binge-watching your past excursions! It has been a great way to get our minds out of the numbing cold we’ve been experiencing in Illinois! It is now our evening habit to watch another trip every evening. Your music is definitely catchy, and we find ourselves belting it out every so often! The kids are hoping to spy you along the highway this summer! Keep sharing your journey and Happy travels!

  31. Hello from Calgary Alberta, Canada
    I have one question and one suggestion.
    The question:
    (If this is too personal then I apologize. Just say “Oops, someone is at the door” in your answer and I’ll know.) Was your wife unable to make it for the “Driving to the West” and “Driving to the East” videos? I couldn’t imagine driving that distance alone. Having said that, they are the two most watched videos of your’s in our house. We can’t get the song “Driving to the West” out of our heads now 🙂
    The suggestion:
    If you ever do a trip up the West Coast, when you get to Washington State, you’ll have to stop into Roslyn WA. It was the town that they filmed the TV show “Northern Exposure” in. The show took place in a fictional town of Cicely Alaska but was actually filmed in Washington State.
    Roslyn is a few miles east of Seattle and 2 miles off of the I-90.

    Thanks again for the great videos. I look forward to new ones as I try and catch up with the ones on your channel:)


  32. Hi Robert! Next time you are in the Northeast and want a less expensive and less stressful experience traveling south (especially pulling a trailer) then I suggest you don’t drive I-95! For instance, from Boston take I-90 West to I-84 West to I-81 South to I-70 East (towards Frederick, MD) to I-270 East (towards Washington, D.C.) then I-495 South to I-95 South. It may or may not take you a little longer depending upon what the traffic would have been going through NYC, Baltimore, etc. but it is definitely way less tolls and traffic. Just a suggestion to make your life a little easier! We have done both I-95 and the way I suggested above back and forth from NH to FL many times and with 4 axles it costs a fortune to go I-95 and the traffic is not pleasant. When my hubby and I go full-time this Fall we plan on avoiding the I-95 corridor in the North. Hope you make it back up here and have more time for Acadia and other places in Maine! It is a great state to visit! Also, NH has Mount Washington (can hike it, drive it or ride the unique cog railway), the Kancamagus Highway has lots of scenic vistas during the drive and runs from Lincoln, NH to Conway, NH and my favorite town to recommend to visit is Portsmouth, NH (I live just over an hour away from there).

  33. Robert….your videos are great. More interesting than most everything on TV these days. We have spent about 10 with you and your travels so far, binge watching this last weekend. Great stuff! But what happened to your KIA?? We had to leave and did not get back to the part where your KIA issue was discussed and resolved.
    Keep up the great work. Your editing and production skills are great.
    Rocky y Judy, Reno NV

    1. One of these days I’m going have to tell the whole story of Old Kia. I took it for a tune up and they damaged the engine, they replaced the engine but the replacement never worked correctly. Eventually they gave up trying to fix it, gave me a small settlement to cover the original tune up cost and vehicle value.

  34. Thanks for the quick response. My wife and I are hitting the road in about 3 months to go full time in our 5th wheel. We are going to “Lewis and Clark” all of North America. We hope to see you on the road or maybe meet up at some RVers secret hide-away.
    We love your Cuban accent & attituce and that fact that you incorporate your culinary traditions in your episodes. Very well done, sir.
    Rocky y Judy Reno NV
    Hope to see you “out there”

    1. Robert…My wife wants to buy a drone to document our travels. Yours seems perfect. What is the make and model, please??
      Rocky n Judy Reno NV

  35. Hi Robert

    I’m following you on YouTube for a while and I have to say that the way you narrate your trips makes them very attractive and entertaining.
    I am and I live in Madrid (Spain) and I love the United States to which I have traveled more than 20 times.

    I have to make a comment about your stay in New Orleans and I would like you to have made a historical review when you were in the Plaza de Armas and in the building next to the cathedral which is the Cabildo. Last year was the commemoration of the 300 years of the foundation of the city by the Spaniard Bernardo de Galvez, and the Cabildo was the place of government and the Plaza de Armas where citizens met for the market and social life.

    Congratulations for your channel and continue on that line!
    Un saludo!

  36. Hello from Miami, my husband and I recently found your videos on YouTube and enjoy watching them. So far we’ve only ventured to Disney’s Fort Wilderness Campground and we’re looking forward to watching the vlog of your upcoming trip there. Would really like to hear more from Ileana, a female’s view on RV’ing and some do’s and dont’s.

  37. Just bought your double cd and can’t wait to get it. Many years ago I lived in Orlando. I live in Marietta, GA now. Thinking about moving back to some part of FL, on a beach. I am driving to visit the FL Keys for the first time next week. Found your videos searching Youtube. Very entertaining and informative. You have a great singing voice! It is a diversion from when I’m working and lowers my stress!

  38. Hello from Montana!
    I’ve been watching your videos since we bought a Smart TV and found you on YouTube. It’s been great having a forward view as you motor through the states. I see you have the Northwest yet to travel. When it’s time for Montana, I have suggestions for best times to avoid tourist traffic as well as places to get the real Montana experience. It’s a long drive across the state but there are loads of camping opportunities along the way. Thanks for your channel!

  39. We enjoy your videos on YouTube as soon as they appear. Its fun to see a lot of the places we have been again and disappointing to see places we were and mussed!

    My question to you is what type of video equipment are you using and your drone model. Your video camera seems to have very good telescoping feature!

  40. I hate to complain as I get such enjoyment watching your programs, but I need to ask you about my recent order. Ordered your double cd about 3 weeks ago. I just got back from traveling and opened it to listen, to find it is scratched. The scratches are small but unfortunately they cause several of your songs to skip badly so some songs can’t be listened to. This was a cd I bought that your site mentioned was damaged on the case. However, the case is fine, only the discs are scratched. Would it be possible to exchange them for an unscratched copy? I don’t need a new case. Thanks for your help. No need to publish this, online – I just could not find a link to send email direct. Catherine Siler in Marietta, Ga

  41. What’s your top 5 places that you traveled to? If you could live somewhere else where would you choose?

    Keep up the videos!

  42. Robert, my husband and I really enjoyed your documentary. Just wondering what is the length in ft of your cute micro Minnie Winnie?

  43. Hello Robert
    I just came across your you tube videos and watched your trip to California on Prime. Really enjoyed it!!!

    Just retired and looking forward to hitting road in the near future.

    Thanks again for the great video adventure.

    Warmest regards,
    Jim Wallace

  44. Hi Robert,
    Love your videos! Question: How do you create the moving red line on a map to indicate your route? Software?

  45. Robert,

    Hello from Lake Okeechobee, Clewiston, Florida.
    What cameras do you recommend for a rookie?


  46. Hi Robert,
    we love your videos and music, we love holidaying in the USA and have been to lots of the same places as you Zion Canyon being one of my favourites, we visit Florida a lot and have nearly travelled the state top too bottom we have done the panhandle and key west (revisiting key west this year) just need to visit north east part we are doing a bit this year, we never hear a lot about Jacksonville so gather its not to good?
    we live in Southwest France so when are you traveling here

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