4 Tips for Balancing Work with Play While Traveling

July 23, 2013 |

Things have been going very well over here in the Badlands. I’m making a lot friends, visiting exciting new places on my days off, and exploring the natural beauty of the park around work. Even work is going well. I help fellow travelers not so different from myself find the best place to take sunset…

Enjoying Slow Travel

July 9, 2013 |

I get to hear a lot about people’s travel plans while working at the Lodge. Travelers visiting from all over the country, and even several from overseas. Some have RVs like me and are on vacation or retired. Some are road tripping in a vehicle and get nightly accommodations. While I’m waiting for their credit…

Jewel Cave National Monument, SD

July 4, 2013 |

Wind cave and Jewel cave are the two best known caves in the Black Hills Region. Wind cave is a National Park located just south of Custer State Park, and it’s easy to locate on a map. Jewel cave is a National Monument, and is less well marked. When two coworkers and I set out…

How To Avoid Loneliness as a Solo Full-time RVer (Pt. 2)

June 23, 2013 |

This is part 2 of a series. If you haven’t already, please read How To Avoid Loneliness as a Solo Full-time RVer (Pt. 1) first. Whether you fall more towards introvert or extrovert, whether you prefer deeper or more superficial conversation, there are two big areas to focus on when it comes to interaction with…

How To Avoid Loneliness as a Solo Full-time RVer (Pt. 1)

June 14, 2013 |

One of the major points of resistance I hear from single people who want to go RVing is that they’re worried about loneliness. That question comes up a lot when I tell folks about what I do, doesn’t it get lonely? Some even assume I’m lonely, just because I travel by myself. Before addressing how…

Custer State Park, SD

June 9, 2013 |

Tuesday morning I arose not-so-early to set out on my latest adventure – Custer State Park. This day trip had been a week in the making. I’d originally intended to go the week before, but had a surprise seminar about good customer service set upon me. It’s not something I had signed up for myself,…

The Importance of Contribution

June 1, 2013 |

Contribution. It’s an important piece in the formula for a full and happy life, and one that often gets overlooked in seminars about how to be successful. Work your butt off to become independently wealthy and spend your days sipping margaritas on a sandy tropical beach, or maybe travel America in your RV hitting all…

The Best Learning Experiences

May 25, 2013 |

I’m experiencing a second spring. When I left Georgia the leaves were nearing full size and everything was vibrantly shaded and alive. By the time I got up here to the Badlands, spring had regressed to browns and below freezing temps, like someone hit the reset button on the season. Now, in South Dakota things…

Day Trip

May 17, 2013 |

It’s greening up big time in the badlands. Prairie flowers are in bloom, leaves are finally out on the few gnarled trees, and with warmer weather on the way a lot of other attractions in the South Dakota area are finally opening up. I’ve been sitting patiently for over three weeks, waiting for our VIP…

Working at Cedar Pass Lodge in the Badlands

May 13, 2013 |

It’s now been three weeks since I started working for Forever Resorts, the concession company that currently holds the contract for Cedar Pass Lodge (CPL). Last fall when I was working at Amazon I did a little review a few weeks into the season to give first impressions about what it was like, and now…

Buffalo and Bad Weather

May 9, 2013 |

Tuesday was about the best test for the RV windows that I could imagine. After another gorgeous morning, clouds started rolling in in the afternoon and at around 3:30 the thunderstorm hit, in force. It rained, it hailed, and it rained some more, for a good hour or so. I was working until 5:30. We…

More Snow

May 2, 2013 |

No doubts about it, I’m definitely liking this work camping gig better than Amazon last fall, even though the spring weather has been fickle and unpredictable. The promised snow did come on the 22nd, and the wind was blowing hard enough that it was all but impossible to get pictures while it was falling. I…

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