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RV Travel and Lifestyle. Earning a Living on the Road

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My husband and I had a lovely home in a beautifully peaceful, tree-lined neighborhood. All the neighbors knew each other and some were original buyers in this quaint subdivision. Very Norman Rockwell-esque.

Our dream was bigger than that. But why, you ask? What could possibly be bigger than the true American dream of owning a home in a picturesque neighborhood?

We pared down to a manageable selection of clothing and personal items, keeping only the bare minimum and, of course, our cat. Our intention was to take the money from the sale of our home and most of our possessions and buy an American dream of another kind…an RV.

RV stands for Recreational Vehicle. This type of vehicle could be a motor home in the form of a Class A, Class C or Class B, all of which have an engine. RVs also include travel trailers and 5th wheels which have to be towed by or hitched to a another vehicle.

Our dream RV was a Safari Trek Class A motorhome. This RV was unique because it didn’t come with a bedroom per-say. The bed was concealed into the ceiling and brought down for sleeping. By not having a physical bedroom, the length of this motorhome was a more manageable length of 27’. (Lengths vary with the different models).

Sold our home…check. Sold most of our possessions…check. Found our dream RV…check. Now that we’re on the road how do we supplement our income and our savings? This was a huge and frightening question mark for us.

Blogging about life on the road has been and continues to be the answer for us. I enjoy writing and my husband enjoys driving. With this lifestyle, I can write about our travels for magazines and travel companies. I can write anywhere and as long as we have a secure internet connection, publishing is quick and easy. Check out our Services page

According to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) in 2011, more than 8.9 million households own an RV. Recreation vehicle ownership now spans a median age range of 35 to 75.

With the economy in a constant state of flux, more and more people are trading their home on a foundation for a home on wheels.

Travel to places like this, write about it and earn money while you enjoy the beautiful scenery.

We’re extremely grateful to be on this journey. We hope you’ll follow along with us in our travels.

10 thoughts on “RV Travel and Lifestyle. Earning a Living on the Road

  1. Oh, what a great way to live. It’s a long time since me and a friend traveled through the US. We only had a pinto station wagon but for us it was home too. 10 months we went around.
    Now I live in Thailand but at a fix address in the country.
    I know you enjoy this but still wish you all the best

    1. Hi Stefan. thank you so very much for your great comments. I wish you all the best in your journey as well. Visiting Thailand is on my bucket list!

      Sue

  2. Hello! I just wanted to congratulate you on getting your life the way you wanted it and being happy. So often people talk about how they wish they could do this or that and I think, you could. I even tell people. You are living my dream and while I’m not there yet my life has changed drastically in the past three years and wonderful things are coming. I wish you two and your fur baby the best of luck!

    1. Thank you, Keli, for your very sweet comments. It truly is the life we had dreamed about for several years and was actually quite surreal once it all came together. Wonderful things DO come to us when we leave ourselves open to the best! Thank you again. I appreciate your comments very much.

      Sue

  3. We are going full time in 2018. We are weekenders and camp out for vacations now. We are in the paring down process and have a 12 month plan. We look forward to reading all of your post and gaining much needed information. God Bless!

    1. Ronnie & Lauren, it’s great to meet you. Please keep checking back for more updates. That’s excellent that you’ve set up a 12 month plan. Stick to it, as best you can, and you’ll be amazed at how much you can get done. Please feel free to leave comments and any questions you can think of. We wish you a very smooth transition from a stationary life to your journey on the road.
      Mark & Sue

  4. Wow…. Wow…. What a decision…. I was stunned reading your post and was thinking for a while the life you are living… Many just dream but you live the life you wanted to… That’s Great…

    I was scared and shocked when I read “Sold our home…check. Sold most of our possessions…check. Found our dream RV…check. Now that we’re on the road how do we supplement our income and our savings? This was a huge and frightening question mark for us.”.

    While reading your post curiosity and interest drawn me to read more…

    All the very best!!!

    Your Friend,
    Paul

    1. Hello Paul, thank you for your comments.Oh yes, it was very scary, but an exciting kind of scary. Does that make sense? If you have any questions about the transition we made or the lifestyle itself, I’m happy to help any way I can.

      All the best to you as well,
      Sue

  5. Hello Sue,

    This is a lovely lifestyle that will be worth living. In Africa, I don’t think there is anything like RV’s where anyone can think of selling his house for a Recreational vehicle.

    I really like the idea of moving from one environment to another. I know change of environment is sometime very good for our health and even makes us look so refreshed.

    I have learn something so special about RV life in this post. Thanks so much for sharing.

    Wishing you all the best,

    Stephen

    1. In our travels and the people I’ve encountered, we’ve heard many amazing stories from people all over the world. Most of our international visitors comment on the size of RVs in the United States. They are enormous compared to what is available in other countries. There is something for everyone, in every country.

      Thank you for taking the time to read this post, Stephen.

      All the best,
      Sue

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