Working at National Parks for RVers

April 5, 2013 |

Thinking about working at a National Park this summer season? You’ve come to the right place. During the past month I’ve applied to several and been interviewed for three different locations, all of which decided to hire me. I’m no expert, but I’m going to share what I learned from the experience here for all…

The Cost of Full-time RVing (by stages)

March 8, 2013 |

With my 2012 tax refund money starting to roll in, I decided to take a look back on the year as a whole and see how going RVing changed my bottom line. I have been keeping track of earnings and expenses on a monthly basis for a few years now, as it really helps me…

Tales from the Other Side

March 1, 2013 |

A few times now since I’ve been on the road I’ve gotten questions from readers or RVing hopefuls I’ve met in person who have asked me what it feels like to be on “the other side”. By other side, they mean what what it feels like to be full-timing. Is it as wonderful as they…

RVing and Taxes

February 25, 2013 |

Ahh February. The month of my birthday (which was actually last Friday). The last real month of winter. Lots of nice things happen in February, but one rather unpleasant thing does as well, taxes. Last year when it became clear that I would be buying the RV in 2012 after all, I briefly poked online…

The Speeding Ticket

February 17, 2013 |

Not that long ago I wrote about how important it was for full-timers who workcamp to follow traffic laws compared to other folks, because if you get pulled over for something like speeding it gives the police officer the chance to ask you why you’re in their state but have your driver’s license and vehicles…

Finding Temp/Contract Jobs for RVers

January 18, 2013 |

Well, this hasn’t exactly been my most thrilling week as a full-time RVer. There’s been an awful lot of job searching going on, and not a whole lot else. So when it came time to write today’s blog post, I figured what better topic than finding temporary jobs for RVers, since hey, it’s been on…

Final CamperForce Review

January 8, 2013 |

The dust has finally settled from Amazon’s CamperForce, with my last check having been deposited on the 4th. You know what this means, final review time. First and perhaps most importantly, the money. The Money: Total made (in 11 weeks and 2 days): $4617.81 First paycheck (2 half days for orientation): $72 Average of 2nd…

How to Choose the Best Type of RV

January 4, 2013 |

One question I see pop up on RVing forums over and over again is what type of RV is best. There are two answers to this question, a long one and a short one. The short one is that there is no one best kind of RV, just the one that works best for you.…

Conducting an Annual Review

December 31, 2012 |

I’ve never been a big fan of New Years Resolutions, they seem designed to set you up for failure. You create a lofty goal, but that initial enthusiasm isn’t enough to carry you through the whole year. Then you start to wonder how you’re going to pull it off, and all too often it falls…

Caroling Through the Snow

December 20, 2012 |

Yesterday’s unexpected overtime has left me with less time that I planned on having to get Cas ready to roll on Saturday. It’s an interesting logistical equation. I’m not going to be living in Cas for the 2-ish weeks I’m up in Wisconsin, due to the climate. This means I needed to get Cas winterized,…

The Dream Job

December 13, 2012 |

Back when I was working at Best Buy, I once had my supervisor come up and ask if I was okay with covering a co-worker’s shift that would put me into overtime. I said I was, and he smiled and said given the chance he’d work overtime too, because he loves extra money, and he…

Top 9 Things to Know About Full-timing

December 7, 2012 |

Last week I got an e-mail in from a reader asking me what I thought the top ten most important things to know about full-timing were. It seemed like a good thing to make a post out of, and so I did. Yes, there are nine items not ten. I was looking for broad things…

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