Making the Most of an Extended Work-camping Stay

August 3, 2015 | 33

Sometimes I get customers at my checkout line who think working at Yellowstone National Park must be about the neatest thing ever, but sometimes their comments are at the other end of the spectrum – how sad it must be to live in a park but have to work all the time. The truth is…

Travel Blogging Part 2

June 8, 2015 | 35

A lot of people commented on the introductory Part 1 that they’d like to see more in depth information about blogging, so here it is! If you’re not interested in blogging, we’ll see you later in the week. 🙂 Picking a Niche When there are a lot of people blogging about the thing you want to…

Three Ordinary Work Days

June 1, 2015 | 22

Today I’d like to share with you all the flip side of the coin, the side of full-time RVing as a person of working age that you don’t hear as much about. You read a lot about what my travel days are like, what my exploring days are like, but very seldom do I post…

An Introduction to Travel Blogging

May 26, 2015 | 39

A while back I wrote an introductory article about travel photography, and some time after that it occurred to me that I’d never done something similar for blogging. I get questions often enough from readers wondering how I started IO, so for those who are interested, here’s my advice. Setting up First off, let me…

Working for a Nonprofit Park Association

May 18, 2015 | 40

Most people who visit national parks never realize that the anyone other than National Park Service employees might be serving them. The truth is, while the NPS man the entrance booths, staff the ranger desks, and hold interpretive programs and talks, most other services inside the park are not provided directly by the government. Just…

What About Retirement?

May 1, 2015 | 95

Yesterday a reader asked me a really good question, something I’ve touched on before but never fully explained. Since I’m not making enough money to build up a nest egg, or holding one job long enough to acquire a pension, what do I plan to do for retirement? The answer is this: I intend to…

A Revised Look At My Costs as a Full-timer

April 10, 2015 | 38

The most recent version of this post may be found here, and includes all data through 2016. Here you go prospective full-timers, a chart of my adjusted gross income and cost of living by year from 2011 to 2014. The income numbers were pulled from my tax documents, the living costs are something I keep…

Three Calls from Wyoming

February 6, 2015 | 24

Some of you might be wondering what I’m doing with all of my free time these days, only putting in 12-14 hours a week at Enchanted Rock. Seeing the sights around Texas? Exploring every inch of the park? Kicking back in my camp chair and reading in the sun? Well, something like that. While my…

Park Hosting for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

February 3, 2015 | 26

Onto week three of Park Hosting here at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. I’m continuing to have a good time and now feel confident in calling this camp hosting experiment a success. For the curious wondering what it’s like volunteering for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), I present this little post that explains…

A Crazy First Day

January 20, 2015 | 56

Here it is, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. The big reveal of where Julie and I are volunteering as Park Hosts for the next two and a half months. Can’t you feel the anticipation? Okay, okay, I’ll knock it off. It’s Enchanted Rock State Natural Area in Texas hill country, a little over…

CamperForce Recap and What’s Next

December 17, 2014 | 47

This is my last week at Amazon, woohoo! Friday night we’re working half a day (the other half we’re taking as our paid time off – a new perk for CamperForce this year), and then we have a couple days to get Cas ready, and then it’s south on the next new and exciting adventure,…

Photo: Black Friday

November 28, 2014 | 20

When Julie and I went into work yesterday, we thought about how we were going to need to pick up salad stuff on the way home for our lunches. And then we remembered, oh yeah, it was going to be Black Friday. Grocery shopping at WalMart at 5:30 in the morning is great most days…

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