RV Work Life Balance

Sherri and Russ Caldwell

Cheers & Welcome to RV Work Life Balance – The Podcast for anyone interested in full-time RV Life on the road, especially if you’re still working for a living. Your hosts, Sherri & Russ, both work full time while traveling coast to coast, finding adventure, overcoming challenges, and discovering new opportunities while living, working, and traveling full time in a 40ft RV. Whether you’re dreaming of hitting the road or are already a seasoned RVer, this podcast is your guide to finding harmony in work and life while embracing the freedom of the open road. read less
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Episode 15: RV Breakdowns!
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Episode 15: RV Breakdowns!
RVing from the Cummins Repair Facility in Phoenix, Arizona: Ride along for RV Breakdowns, Roadside Assistance horror stories, emergency RV Repairs... and still getting to work on time, while traveling full time on the road!   ~~~~~~~~~~ 02-26-2024 - EPISODE 15 - (00:44:14)Title: RV Breakdowns & Working On The Road   - - - - - HIGHLIGHTS - - - - - (00:00:52) - Where Are We Today???(00:02:25) - First Breakdown: Tire Blowout(00:04:14) - RV Safety & Roadside Assistance FAILS(00:08:55) - Second Breakdown: Emergency Road Kit(00:12:20) - Third Breakdown: FREIGHTLINER To The Rescue!(00:17:08) - Our Breakdown: Warning Lights!(00:29:00) - RV Work Life Balance & Breakdowns(00:43:20) - Don't miss an episode - P.S. SUBSCRIBE! 😘   RV BREAKDOWNS EPISODE SUMMARY: "💩 breaks. So, today is about RV breakdowns because it's gonna happen. It’s not an IF, it's a WHEN…"  We're diving into the world of RV breakdowns in this episode. It's a journey filled with unexpected detours, often-unreliable roadside assistance, and the ever-present challenge of working from a home office constantly on the move. From our first major tire blowout on busy I-10 in Florida, to seeing a friend navigate equipment failure in a brand-new motorhome in California, we've seen it all.  And then there’s the time our home-on-wheels decided to throw a CHECK ENGINE LIGHT Party just as we were gearing up on a new long-distance adventure to Arizona. Living, traveling, and working full-time on the road has taught us a lot about RV Work Life Balance, especially when that "Life" part throws a wrench into your plans. We've learned the hard way that flexibility, preparation, and a sense of humor are key to getting through unexpected situations. So, how do you keep your work-life balance in check when your rolling home decides to break down? We've got a few stories and tips to help you navigate these detours. From emergency road kits to essential roadside assistance plans, and the art of working remotely from just about anywhere (even a Cummins repair facility waiting room in Phoenix!), we've covered it all. And through it all, we've managed to keep smiling, keep traveling, and keep working… right on time. 😬 Join us for the fun! We promise it's not all blown-out tires and engine warning lights; there's a whole lot of beautiful scenery, incredible people, and life lessons along the way. Click to listen -- Please Like & Subscribe! -- on your favorite podcast platform! Feel the freedom, enjoy the ongoing adventure, and perhaps ignite a spark for your own journey on the open road… Join us for RV BREAKDOWNS - Working On The Road - - - - - HIGHLIGHTS - - - - - (00:00:52) - Where Are We Today???(00:02:25) - First Breakdown: Tire Blowout(00:04:14) - RV Safety & Roadside Assistance FAILS(00:08:55) - Second Breakdown: Emergency Road Kit(00:12:20) - Third Breakdown: FREIGHTLINER To The Rescue!(00:17:08) - Our Breakdown: Warning Lights!(00:29:00) - RV Work Life Balance & Breakdowns(00:43:20) - Don't miss an episode - P.S. SUBSCRIBE! 😘                ~~~~~~~~~~   → Be sure to FOLLOW & SUBSCRIBE 🔔 on your favorite podcast platform! Thank you! 😉  ~~~~~~~~~~ FEATURED LINKS & RESOURCES: All About RV Tires: RV Weight & Safety (article for NIRVC.com) - Part 3 in a series for NIRVC about those massive wheels on the bus and how to prevent disasters on the road. More about that tire blowout incident with friends on I-10 in Florida -- so scary! NIRVC: Why Nothing But The Best RV Service Center Will Do (on booksandtravelusa.com)  - The most important thing you can do to prevent RV breakdowns is take care of your equipment, with regular maintenance and inspections. How we found our friends and trusted partner, National Indoor RV Centers -- not that it's always (or ever) easy, in the beginning... 🤩   ~~~~~~~~~~ SPONSORS & AFFILIATES Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means we will earn a commission on the products or services you purchase using the links. There is no additional cost to you and the earnings help keep this program running. Thank You!!! Read our Affiliate Disclaimer for more information. >> FEATURED FOR THIS EPISODE: Highly Recommended RV Breakdowns Safety Equipment: Collapsible Traffic Cones Pop up Reflective Safety Cones (4 Pack) - Russ LOVES his safety cones! Probably the one good thing about the breakdown, he was so excited to get these out of the basement! You definitely want to be high visibility on the side of the interstate. High Visibility Mesh Safety Reflective Vest - Again, it's all about visibility, when you're on the side of the road. Be careful! Midland Two-Way Radios – Long Range Walkie Talkie (set of 2) - We've mentioned these as Marriage Savers before (particularly when you're parking the RV), they are incredibly helpful to have in so many situations, including caravan travel and emergencies.   >> RV WORK LIFE BALANCE TRUSTED RV AFFILIATES:  ⭐️ FMCA - Family Motor Coach Association - Find your tribe on the road & so much more with the #1 RV Travel Club! Plus Special Deals and Discounts to Save Hundreds of Dollars on RVing Expenses - Tires, Roadside Rescue® & more!   ⭐️ RV LIFE PRO - We rely on RV Life PRO Trip Wizard for RV trip planning, campground info, reviews & RV-friendly GPS -- keeps us safe on the road!   ~~~~~~~~~~ KEEP IN TOUCH! Like, Comment, Subscribe or Follow & Share RV Work Life Balance on your fave podcast app! Visit Sherri & Russ at BooksAndTravelUSA.com - Subscribe to the blog! Facebook: facebook.com/BooksAndTravelUSA Email: sherri@BooksAndTravelUSA.com   If you’d like to SPONSOR The RV Work-Life Balance Podcast or work with us on a feature or interview, contact: sherri@BooksAndTravelUSA.com ~~~~~~~~~~ ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: Harvest Hosts - A truly unique membership program: ‘FREE’ overnight RV camping at more than 7,000 amazing locations! (Discount! 🤑)GuideAlong – formerly GyPSy Guide – Our #1 favorite audio tour guide for National Parks & destinations – don’t go without a GuideAlong!TSD Open Roads Diesel Discount Program - If you have a diesel engine in your RV, you'll want to know more about this incredible savings program -- and the convenience of locating and fueling up at truck stops on your route. Check out the app and website. Referred by Sherri Caldwell 😉 ~~~~~~~~~~
Episode 14: Sunset Adventures - Leaving Las Vegas?!?
08-01-2024
Episode 14: Sunset Adventures - Leaving Las Vegas?!?
RVing from Las Vegas, Nevada: a sunset road trip adventure goes WRONG when we get LOCKED IN Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area after dark…   ~~~~~~~~~~ 01-07-2024 - EPISODE 14 - (00:51:58)Title: Sunset Adventures - Leaving Las Vegas?!?   SUNSET ADVENTURES EPISODE SUMMARY: “So we’re calling the 1-800 number. I’m like, ‘Should I call 911 and tell them we’re locked in this canyon?!?’” Buckle up as we set out in the Jeep on a recent Sunset Adventure – after work, of course – to the incredible Red Rock Canyon, just 15 miles from our lovely RV site at Las Vegas Motorcoach Resort. Less than half hour from civilization and all the comforts of our home on wheels…  Just four hours later, it felt like a world away from indoor plumbing, real food, and our cozy bed: Welcome to PANIC in the canyon! Sunset Adventures are an amazing escape, at the end of the workday, to get out and explore the local area, wherever we happen to be, often with GyPSy Guide/Guide Along - our favorite GPS audio tour guide - telling us where to go and what to see all along the way. Ride along with us to experience fascinating discoveries and unique Sunset Adventures at various locations throughout the U.S., including the Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas; Craters of the Moon National Monument in Idaho; Theodore Roosevelt National Park in Medora, North Dakota; Ghost Hunting in Tombstone, Arizona; and Red Rock Canyon in Las Vegas. Every sunset holds a promise of a new adventure. Russ and Sherri encourage YOU to get out there and see the world! Their narrative paints a vivid picture of how to weave work and adventure into an exciting lifestyle on the road. Join us for SUNSET ADVENTURES - Leaving Las Vegas?!? - - - - - HIGHLIGHTS - - - - - (00:00:00) - Where Are We Today???(00:03:24) - Explore w/ GyPSy Guide/GuideAlong(00:05:06) - America The Beautiful Nat’l Park Pass(00:14:24) - Sunset Adventures: All the Reasons(00:15:47) - Exploring After Hours(00:21:45) - A Lovely Sunset Leads to…(00:25:47) - PANIC IN THE CANYON(00:27:18) - Exploring Amazing Places(00:31:55) - Unforgettable Encounters in Medora, North Dakota(00:38:07) - Unexpected Experience at Craters of the Moon(00:41:23) - Ghost Towns & Graveyards in Southwest Utah(00:41:37) - Graffiti Surprise at Cadillac Ranch(00:44:45) - Thrilling Rodeo in San Antonio, Texas(00:47:35) - Historic Tombstone, Arizona(00:50:16) - Sunset Adventures & RV Work-Life Balance(00:51:35) - Don’t miss an episode  - P.S. SUBSCRIBE! 😘 ~~~~~~~~~~ → Be sure FOLLOW & SUBSCRIBE 🔔 on your favorite podcast platform! Thank you! 😉 ~~~~~~~~~~       FEATURED LINKS & RESOURCES: Gypsy Guide App: 5 Reasons You'll ❤️ GPS Audio Driving Tours (article): You all might know, I LOVE a great city tour! If there’s a trolley or double-decker bus at the curb in an unfamiliar city, I am on it – first thing! What a great way to experience a new place: with an overview, insider tips, and a colorful narrated tour by someone who knows and loves the destination. A guided tour is by far the best way to explore a new place, but what if you’re not in the city? What if there is no hop-on hop-off trolley tour...(continue reading)   ~~~~~~~~~~ SPONSORS & AFFILIATES Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means we will earn a commission on the products or services you purchase using the links. There is no additional cost to you and the earnings help keep this program running. Thank You!!! Read our Affiliate Disclaimer for more information. >> RV WORK LIFE BALANCE TRUSTED RV AFFILIATES:  ⭐️ GuideAlong – formerly GyPSy Guide – Our #1 favorite audio tour guide for National Parks & destinations – don’t go without a GuideAlong! ⭐️ RV LIFE PRO - We rely on RV Life PRO Trip Wizard for RV trip planning, campground info, reviews & RV-friendly GPS! ~~~~~~~~~~ KEEP IN TOUCH! Like, Comment, Subscribe or Follow & Share RV Work Life Balance on your fave podcast app! Visit Sherri & Russ at BooksAndTravelUSA.com - Subscribe to the blog! Facebook: facebook.com/BooksAndTravelUSA Email: sherri@BooksAndTravelUSA.com   If you’d like to SPONSOR The RV Work-Life Balance Podcast or work with us on a feature or interview, contact: sherri@BooksAndTravelUSA.com ~~~~~~~~~~ ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: ⭐️ FMCA - Family Motor Coach Association - Find your tribe on the road & so much more with the #1 RV Travel Club!Good Sam Club Membership - RV campgrounds you can trust - 10% discount & many other benefits!⭐️ Harvest Hosts - A truly unique membership program: ‘FREE’ overnight RV camping at more than 7,000 amazing locations! (Discount! 🤑)TSD Open Roads Diesel Discount Program - If you have a diesel engine in your RV, you'll want to know more about this incredible savings program -- and the convenience of locating and fueling up at truck stops on your route. Check out the app and website. Referred by Sherri Caldwell 😉 ~~~~~~~~~~
Episode 13: Vegas Halloween ConVirgins w/ Xscapers!
29-11-2023
Episode 13: Vegas Halloween ConVirgins w/ Xscapers!
RVing from the infamous Llama Lot on Fremont Street in Old Las Vegas, Sherri & Russ take you on an unforgettable urban boondocking adventure with Xscapers RV Club for Halloween Convergence: Our first time! Yep, Xscapers Halloween ConVirgins! Here we go— ~~~~~~~~~~ 11-28-2023 - EPISODE 13 - (00:49:00)Title: Xscapers Halloween Las Vegas Convergence   - - - - - HIGHLIGHTS - - - - - (00:01:05) - Released From Podcast Jail!(00:04:00) - All About Fremont Street - Old Las Vegas(00:08:30) - Xscapers / Escapees Halloween Convergence(00:15:10) - Arrival of the ConVirgins & Urban Boondocking(00:22:35) - Xscapers of all ages: 15 - 70!(00:24:00) - Vampires come out to play at night (Working RVers)(00:30:00) - Halloween on Fremont Street... 👻(00:34:25) - Best Treats for RV Lot Crawl & Scary Costumes for RVs(00:43:10) - Xscapers Halloween & RV Work Life Balance(00:47:40) - Don't miss an episode! - P.S. SUBSCRIBE! 😘     XSCAPERS HALLOWEEN EPISODE SUMMARY: What happens in Vegas… goes on the podcast!!! Join us for a thrilling RV Halloween Adventure to the OG underbelly (literally!) of Sin City: Urban boondocking for a week on the infamous Llama Lot on Fremont Street in Old Las Vegas! Xscapers Halloween Convergence?!?! And… Who/What are Xscapers??? We didn’t know what to expect when we signed up for the Xscapers Halloween Convergence Event in June. It sounded like an adventure: October 29th, 2023 - November 4th, 2023 We’re conjuring up a Halloween Convergence you won’t soon forget. Prepare to be haunted by frightfully delicious meals, flowing spirits (Get it? Spirits?! Because it means booze and ghosts?!), and spook-tacular parties with your friends. Dust off your broom sticks, put on your costume party pants and get ready to have a wickedly good time at the Xscapers Las Vegas Halloween Convergence. ⚠️Warning: This convergence may not be for everyone! ⚠️  We didn’t know much about Xscapers, which is an active, younger, working-age RV Community within the more well-known Escapee's RV Club. More scoop about both Xscapers and Escapees in the podcast! In fact, as you'll hear, fear and apprehension of the scary unknown nearly derailed the whole thing for us. Fortunately, a not-too-evil guiding spirit materialized just in time to answer all our crazy FAQs, getting us Back On The Road Of Adventure (Thanks, Anne!) to Xscapers Halloween Convergence 2023. And now, since we survived, it’s our turn to divulge all the spine-tingling details, spook-tacular events & devilishly-fun activities! Don’t be afraid! Settle in, click PLAY — don’t forget to Like & SUBSCRIBE to avoid The Curse of The Out-Of-Touch! — and join us for a haunting  tale of RV Work Life Balance & Halloween high-jinks, boondocking with a whole new tribe and community of people just like us: Chasing the dream of RV living, traveling, and working remote full time! (AND it was Sherri’s birthday! 🥳 What could go wrong?!) Join us for RVing Xscapers Halloween Convergence! ~~~~~~~~~~ → Be sure FOLLOW & SUBSCRIBE 🔔 on your favorite podcast platform! Thank you! 😉 ~~~~~~~~~~ FEATURED LINKS & RESOURCES: Coming Soon!   ~~~~~~~~~~ SPONSORS & AFFILIATES Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means we will earn a commission on the products or services you purchase using the links. There is no additional cost to you and the earnings help keep this program running. Thank You!!! Read our Affiliate Disclaimer for more information. >> FEATURED FOR XSCAPERS HALLOWEEN: Product Links (Our favorite things! 😉):       >> RV WORK LIFE BALANCE TRUSTED RV AFFILIATES:  ⭐️ FMCA - Family Motor Coach Association - Find your tribe on the road & so much more with the #1 RV Travel Club! ⭐️ RV LIFE PRO - We rely on RV Life PRO Trip Wizard for RV trip planning, campground info, reviews & RV-friendly GPS! ~~~~~~~~~~ KEEP IN TOUCH! Like, Comment, Subscribe or Follow & Share RV Work Life Balance on your fave podcast app! Visit Sherri & Russ at BooksAndTravelUSA.com - Subscribe to the blog! Facebook: facebook.com/BooksAndTravelUSA Email: sherri@BooksAndTravelUSA.com   If you’d like to SPONSOR The RV Work-Life Balance Podcast or work with us on a feature or interview, contact: sherri@BooksAndTravelUSA.com ~~~~~~~~~~ ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: Good Sam Club Membership - RV campgrounds you can trust - 10% discount & many other benefits!GuideAlong - formerly GyPSy Guide - Our #1 favorite audio tour guide for National Parks & destinations – don’t go without a GuideAlong!⭐️ Harvest Hosts - A truly unique membership program: ‘FREE’ overnight RV camping at more than 7,000 amazing locations! (Discount! 🤑)TSD Open Roads Diesel Discount Program - If you have a diesel engine in your RV, you'll want to know more about this incredible savings program -- and the convenience of locating and fueling up at truck stops on your route. Check out the app and website. Referred by Sherri Caldwell 😉 ~~~~~~~~~~ Incredible drone image of the Xscapers Halloween Convergence on The Llama Lot - Fremont Street, Las Vegas. (Charlie-The-Unicorn-RV is outlined in red - center front!) [caption id="attachment_3038" align="alignleft" width="300"] drone image by Cameron Grant - Artist/Creator[/caption]
Episode 12: RVing The ABQ Balloon Fiesta 2023!
21-11-2023
Episode 12: RVing The ABQ Balloon Fiesta 2023!
RVing from the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta 2023: We invite you on the Ultimate RV Bucket List Adventure! All the what, where, when, why & HOW to get there... (Enjoy more episodes of RV Work Life Balance –> here!  or on your favorite podcast app!) ~~~~~~~~~~ 11-20-2023 - EPISODE 12 - (01:14:31)Title: RVing The ABQ Balloon Fiesta 2023!   - - - - - HIGHLIGHTS - - - - - (00:00:45) - The Podcast Police?!(00:05:30) - RVing The ABQ Balloon Fiesta - Albuquerque, NM(00:08:00) - Registration FAIL & BEST ADVICE(00:20:05) - ABQ Balloon Fiesta Schedule(00:26:10) - Chase Crew: Tacos & Tequila!(00:33:34) - Rough Landing 🐷(00:44:50) - ABQ Balloon Fiesta Weather(00:58:20) - BONUS: ANNULAR SOLAR ECLIPSE 🌝🌓🌒(01:10:00) - ABQ Balloon Fiesta & RV Work Life Balance(01:12:45) - Join the Adventure! - P.S. SUBSCRIBE! 😘       ABQ BALLOON FIESTA EPISODE SUMMARY: Join us on a magical journey as we recap our adventures at the 2023 Albuquerque (ABQ) Balloon Fiesta! With over 500 hot air balloons from around the globe, the ABQ Balloon Fiesta was a truly enchanting experience. From chasing HAM-LET - The World's Largest Flying Pig hot air balloon, to standing in awe at DAWN PATROL during the National Anthem, with stunning aerial flyovers, to closing the night with the incredible Drone Light Show and spectacular AfterGlow™ Fireworks display, this episode covers it all. And it wasn't just about hot air balloons! We tasted local cuisine, met wonderful people, and became part of the Albuquerque Family. This experience was a testament to the beauty of life's special moments, the thrill of new experiences, and the importance of achieving a healthy RV Work Life Balance (i.e. Vacation Days!). Life is a journey, not a destination. It's about experiencing new things, meeting new people, and making unforgettable memories. And sometimes, it's about soaring with the giants, chasing flying pigs, and witnessing the awesome beauty of an Annular Solar Eclipse with thousands of fellow adventurers. Because in the end, it's these moments that make life truly magical. As we recount our experience at the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, we invite you to join us on our future RV Work Life Balance adventures. Let's continue to explore the beauty of life, chase our dreams, and create magical moments together.  Adventure awaits at every corner and sometimes, all you need to do is look up! Join us for RVing The ABQ Balloon Fiesta!   ~~~~~~~~~~ → Be sure FOLLOW & SUBSCRIBE 🔔 on your favorite podcast platform! Thank you! 😉 ~~~~~~~~~~ FEATURED LINKS & RESOURCES: RV Work Life Balance PODCAST #7: All the Reasons to Join FMCA First! - We've talked about FMCA and fun-filled rally camping with chapters like ECOA - Entegra Coach Owners Association and The AIM Club before - check it out and consider joining FMCA a priority!Roughing It at RV Shows for NIRVC - We weren't exactly "roughing it" at the Route 66 Casino RV Resort, but we would have been, had we gotten into the ABQ Balloon Fiesta RV Camping! Here's what you should know 😉Our Journey In Myles: 2022 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta w/ Mark & Sue - RV YouTube Superstars! 🤩   ~~~~~~~~~~ SPONSORS & AFFILIATES Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means we will earn a commission on the products or services you purchase using the links. There is no additional cost to you and the earnings help keep this program running. Thank You!!! Read our Affiliate Disclaimer for more information. >> FEATURED FOR ABQ BALLOON FIESTA: Product Links (Our favorite things! 😉):         >> RV WORK LIFE BALANCE TRUSTED RV AFFILIATES:  ⭐️ FMCA - Family Motor Coach Association - Find your tribe on the road & so much more with the #1 RV Travel Club! ⭐️ RV LIFE PRO - We rely on RV Life PRO Trip Wizard for RV trip planning, campground info, reviews & RV-friendly GPS! ~~~~~~~~~~ KEEP IN TOUCH! Like, Comment, Subscribe or Follow & Share RV Work Life Balance on your fave podcast app! Visit Sherri & Russ at BooksAndTravelUSA.com - Subscribe to the blog! Facebook: facebook.com/BooksAndTravelUSA Email: sherri@BooksAndTravelUSA.com   If you’d like to SPONSOR The RV Work-Life Balance Podcast or work with us on a feature or interview, contact: sherri@BooksAndTravelUSA.com ~~~~~~~~~~ ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: Good Sam Club Membership - RV campgrounds you can trust - 10% discount & many other benefits!GuideAlong - formerly GyPSy Guide - Our #1 favorite audio tour guide for National Parks & destinations – don’t go without a GuideAlong! ⭐️ Harvest Hosts - A truly unique membership program: ‘FREE’ overnight RV camping at more than 7,000 amazing locations! (Discount! 🤑) TSD Open Roads Diesel Discount Program - If you have a diesel engine in your RV, you'll want to know more about this incredible savings program -- and the convenience of locating and fueling up at truck stops on your route. Check out the app and website. Referred by Sherri Caldwell 😉 ~~~~~~~~~~
Episode 11: Finding the FUN in Coastal Mississippi!
15-11-2023
Episode 11: Finding the FUN in Coastal Mississippi!
RVing from Grand Ecore COE Campground in Natchitoches, Louisiana: Sherri & Russ recap an unforgettable two weeks in Coastal Mississippi. Join us as we explore and discover how to find the fun, while getting the work done -- with distractions! -- anywhere you go... (Enjoy more episodes of RV Work Life Balance –> here!  or on your favorite podcast app!) ~~~~~~~~~~ 11-13-2023 - EPISODE 11 - (00:48:43)Title: Finding the FUN in Coastal Mississippi! - - - - - HIGHLIGHTS - - - - - (00:00:30) - THANK YOU ❤️ for your response! 😊 (00:01:20) - Grand Ecore COE CG - Natchitoches, LA(00:02:20) - Navy Son’s Job & Training (Hurt Locker)(00:07:40) - FAQ: Finding the fun while getting the job done (00:20:40) - 5 Best After Work Adventures in Coastal Mississippi(00:25:28) - #1 Fun With A Flying Disc 🛸 (00:43:15) - NAVY⚓💙 & RV Work Life Balance(00:47:25) - Join the Adventure! - P.S. SUBSCRIBE! 😘   COASTAL MISSISSIPPI EPISODE SUMMARY: #1 BENEFIT OF RV LIFE - WHEELS ON THE HOUSE! “Hey, you're gonna be in Mississippi. Our house moves…” Two weeks in Coastal Mississippi with our Navy Son! Join us as we whisk you away on a heartwarming journey of reunion, exploration, FUN (and work, too)! We've been spending time in Coastal Mississippi with our oldest son, who now serves in the Navy's EOD (Explosive Ordinance Disposal) unit. His intense training regimen while in Gulfport, and the experiences he shared with us, gave us a newfound appreciation for the demanding work our military personnel undertake.❤️ 🤍 💙 Frequently Asked Question: How do you find the fun while getting the job done? Our travels in Charlie-The-Unicorn RV have led us to some hidden gems, and we're eager to share our tips & tricks on how to uncover the best a location has to offer: From searching out the local Convention & Visitors Bureaus (CVB) In Real Life and online, to exploring resources like OnlyInYourState.com, RV Life PRO Reviews & Tips and Harvest Hosts, we'll guide you on how to make the most of your RV Travel adventures. We’ll recap our unforgettable after-work adventures with our Navy Son in Coastal Mississippi (Gulfport & Biloxi), including:  (00:21:05) - Fine & casual dining on the Gulf Coast(00:23:00) - Science & space adventures with NASA(00:25:29) - #1 Fun (All Ages!) With A Flying Disc 🛸(00:35:10) - Harvest Hosts: Mississippi Blues & BBQ(00:38:40) - Thrilling wildlife encounters 🐊🐊🐊 🫣 SEE the horrific video of this encounter on BooksAndTravelUSA.com!    Our mission is to share what we learn about RV Work Life Balance and introduce you to new opportunities, people, places, and ideas to spark your interest and imagination… Whether you’re a seasoned RVer, a beginner, or one of our armchair explorers 😘, we hope our experiences inspire you to embark on your own adventures and find the perfect balance between work and play. Buckle up and join us as we hit the road and explore the wonders that each new location brings! As always, we are immensely grateful for your support and we look forward to sharing more adventures with you. Don't forget to share your thoughts and feedback. Your opinion matters to us! ❤️ Stay curious, stay adventurous! Join us for Finding the FUN in Coastal Mississippi! ~~~~~~~~~~ → Be sure FOLLOW & SUBSCRIBE 🔔 on your favorite podcast platform! Thank you! 😉 ~~~~~~~~~~ FEATURED LINKS & RESOURCES: RV Harvest Hosts: Sleepover at Bo Duke's ❤️ - One of our favorite overnight adventures with Harvest Hosts -- yeehaw! RV Work Life Balance PODCAST #5 - Finding the FUN in Cody, Wyoming! - Another example of finding the fun wherever you go with the local & online resources we share in Episode #11.RV Work Life Balance Top Paying Remote Jobs - There are thousands of top paying remote jobs available! Subscribe to the BooksAndTravelUSA Blog for new information and updates as this section is developed. ~~~~~~~~~~ SPONSORS & AFFILIATES Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means we will earn a commission on the products or services you purchase using the links. There is no additional cost to you and the earnings help keep this program running. Thank You!!! Read our Affiliate Disclaimer for more information. >> FEATURED FOR FUN IN COASTAL MISSISSIPPI: Product Links (Our favorite things! 😉):     >> RV WORK LIFE BALANCE TRUSTED RV AFFILIATES:  ⭐️ RV LIFE PRO - We rely on RV Life PRO Trip Wizard for RV trip planning, campground info, reviews & RV-friendly GPS! ⭐️ Harvest Hosts - A truly unique membership program: ‘FREE’ overnight RV camping at more than 7,000 amazing locations! (Discount! 🤑) ~~~~~~~~~~ KEEP IN TOUCH! Like, Comment, Subscribe or Follow & Share RV Work Life Balance on your fave podcast app! Visit Sherri & Russ at BooksAndTravelUSA.com - Subscribe to the blog! Facebook: facebook.com/BooksAndTravelUSA Email: sherri@BooksAndTravelUSA.com   If you’d like to SPONSOR The RV Work-Life Balance Podcast or work with us on a feature or interview, contact: sherri@BooksAndTravelUSA.com ~~~~~~~~~~ ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: FMCA - Family Motor Coach Association - Find your tribe on the road & so much more with the #1 RV Travel Club!Good Sam Club Membership - RV campgrounds you can trust - 10% discount & many other benefits!GuideAlong - formerly GyPSy Guide - Our #1 favorite audio tour guide for National Parks & destinations – don’t go without a GuideAlong!TSD Open Roads Diesel Discount Program - If you have a diesel engine in your RV, you'll want to know more about this incredible savings program -- and the convenience of locating and fueling up at truck stops on your route. Check out the app and website. Referred by Sherri Caldwell 😉 ~~~~~~~~~~
Episode 10: Military RV Work Life Balance
07-11-2023
Episode 10: Military RV Work Life Balance
RVing from TLC Wolf River Resort in Pass Christian, Mississippi... Two years later, we're back where we never expected to be again, for a really, Really, REALLY good reason! We'll fill you in -- all the details -- and introduce you to our Active Duty Navy Son, in Mississippi for training... ~~~~~~~~~~ 11-06-2023 - EPISODE 10 - (00:29:09)Title: Military RV Work Life Balance   MILITARY RV EPISODE SUMMARY: Ever thought about how the RV Lifestyle parallels military life, with constant mobility and itty bitty living spaces? Listen in as your hosts, Russ & Sherri Caldwell, return to TLC Wolf River RV Resort in Pass Christian, Mississippi -- a place they never thought they'd see again after battling ants and dodging a tropical storm on their previous visit two years ago. This time around, the weather is much more welcoming, and they have a military mission in mind: Catching up with our Active Duty Navy Son!!! In a wonderful coincidence, our son landed at the Naval Training Facility in Gulfport, Mississippi, for a month of training on his way to Guam for a new assignment. It's been two years since we've seen our kid. Since we have wheels on the house, we raced down to Mississippi to spend two weeks with him! We've met numerous military personnel in our travels, both retired and active duty, and have found many parallels between their lifestyle and ours. Just like full time RVing, military life is about constant transition, with new locations and experiences beyond every horizon. In this episode, we consider the Frequently Asked Question: Can military live full time in an RV? You might be surprised how many ways military life and RV living intertwine, especially these days, when housing can be hard to get into. Many military bases have campgrounds and RV parks available to full time active duty families and traveling retired military veterans, too. Join us for Military RV Work Life Balance Come travel with us! Feel the freedom, and perhaps ignite a spark for your own journey on the open road…   - - - - - HIGHLIGHTS - - - - - (00:00:32) - Southeast vs. Southwest(00:02:45) - Return to Wolf River…(00:07:18) - Our Navy Son ⚓︎💙(00:12:00) - Military RV Work Life Balance(00:19:10) - Russ’s Military Secret 🫢(00:24:05) - Wrap Up: Military RV(00:28:00) - Join the Adventure! - P.S. SUBSCRIBE! 😘     ~~~~~~~~~~ → Be sure FOLLOW & SUBSCRIBE 🔔 on your favorite podcast platform!   Thank you! 😉 ~~~~~~~~~~ FEATURED LINKS & RESOURCES: Coming Home to Atlanta in a Big-A** RV... - One of the best things about full time traveling RV Lifestyle is getting to see our people whenever and wherever we can roll on in! Last time we saw our Navy Son was two years ago...ARE RV CAMPGROUNDS THE NEW MILITARY HOUSING? - The many benefits of living in an RV full time for military families.Military Families: Living with less can mean so much more - Two Air Force families choose RV living for easier transitions, simpler living, and the feeling of community in RV parks on base.OUR FAVORITE AND LEAST FAVORITE U.S. MILITARY CAMPGROUNDS - from our favorite RV YouTube SuperStar 🤩 Navy Veterans, Phil & Stacy of Today is Someday -- and yes, they reviewed the RV Campground on NCBC Gulfport!   ~~~~~~~~~~ SPONSORS & AFFILIATES Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means we will earn a commission on the products or services you purchase using the links. There is no additional cost to you and the earnings help keep this program running. Thank You!!! Read our Affiliate Disclaimer for more information.   >> FEATURED FOR MILITARY RV WORK LIFE BALANCE: Product Links (How we make it work! 😉):         >> RV WORK LIFE BALANCE TRUSTED RV AFFILIATES:  ⭐️ RV LIFE PRO - We rely on RV Life PRO Trip Wizard for RV trip planning, campground info, reviews & RV-friendly GPS!   ~~~~~~~~~~ KEEP IN TOUCH! Like, Comment, Subscribe or Follow & Share RV Work Life Balance on your fave podcast app! Visit Sherri & Russ at BooksAndTravelUSA.com - Subscribe to the blog! Facebook: facebook.com/BooksAndTravelUSA Email: sherri@BooksAndTravelUSA.com   If you’d like to SPONSOR The RV Work-Life Balance Podcast or work with us on a feature or interview, contact: sherri@BooksAndTravelUSA.com ~~~~~~~~~~   ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: FMCA - Family Motor Coach Association - Find your tribe on the road & so much more with the #1 RV Travel Club!Good Sam Club Membership - RV campgrounds you can trust - 10% discount & many other benefits!GuideAlong - formerly GyPSy Guide - Our #1 favorite audio tour guide for National Parks & destinations – don’t go without a GuideAlong!⭐️ Harvest Hosts - A truly unique membership program: ‘FREE’ overnight RV camping at more than 7,000 amazing locations! (15% discount 🤑) ~~~~~~~~~~
Episode 9: Top Paying Remote Jobs & RV Work Life Balance
31-10-2023
Episode 9: Top Paying Remote Jobs & RV Work Life Balance
RVing from Persimmon Hill COE Campground in Mississippi... In this episode, Sherri & Russ delve deep into the realm of Top Paying Remote Jobs: From IT to teaching to healthcare, we explore the top five categories of remote jobs that are a perfect fit for the RV Lifestyle. TOP PAYING REMOTE JOBS EPISODE SUMMARY: In this episode, we delve deep into the realm of Top Paying Remote Jobs: From IT to teaching to healthcare, we explore the top five categories of remote jobs that are a perfect fit for this lifestyle. RVing from Persimmon Hill COE Campground on the Enid Lake Dam in Mississippi… we invite you along for another adventurous travel day, filled with the always-exciting ups and downs of RV navigation, including locating fuel stops, RV-eating potholes, unexpected detours, and surprising discoveries… finally arriving at the most wonderful, out-of-the-way COE destinations for a peaceful week. Is the Dream Over??? In response to recent RTO - Return To Office - news articles and general foreboding, we delve into the world of remote work and RV jobs, shedding light on how to balance work and adventure on the road. Life on the road doesn't mean saying goodbye to your professional life or a good paycheck. On the contrary, it opens up an array of diverse opportunities to make a good living remotely.  Tune in to the podcast to hear more about Sherri and Russ's adventure and learn how you too can strike the perfect work-life balance on the open road. Their story might just inspire you to embark on your own RV adventure, embracing the magic of the journey and the enchantment of the unknown. This episode is filled with fascinating stories, practical tips, and plenty of laughter. If you're considering an RV lifestyle or just curious about how to make a living while exploring the open roads, this episode is a must-listen! Top Paying Remote Jobs - Join us on our continuing adventures in this episode! Come travel with us! Feel the freedom, and perhaps ignite a spark for your own journey on the open road…   - - - - - HIGHLIGHTS - - - - - (00:00:30) - Persimmon Hill COE - Enid, Mississippi(00:02:50) - RV Navigation & A Pyramid?!(00:09:20) - COE Campgrounds(00:15:20) - RTO & Remote Work(00:19:00) - Top Paying Remote Jobs(00:24:30) - RVWorkLifeBalance.com(00:27:05) - Wrap Up & Oops...(00:29:15) - Join the Adventure! - P.S. SUBSCRIBE! 😘             ~~~~~~~~~~ → Be sure to LIKE - SHARE - Follow & Subscribe - on your favorite podcast platform! Thank you! 😉 ~~~~~~~~~~ FEATURED LINKS & RESOURCES: RV Work Life Balance Top Paying Remote Jobs - There are thousands of top paying remote jobs available! Subscribe to the BooksAndTravelUSA Blog for new information and updates as this section is developed.15 Types of Remote Jobs - Current information from LinkedIn: 10 different roles with remote opportunities including how much each role is paid on average.TSD Open Roads Diesel Discount Program - If you have a diesel engine in your RV, you'll want to know more about this incredible savings program -- and the convenience of locating and fueling up at truck stops. Check out the app and website. Referred by Sherri Caldwell 😉 ~~~~~~~~~~ SPONSORS & AFFILIATES Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means we will earn a commission on the products or services you purchase using the links. There is no additional cost to you and the earnings help keep this program running. Thank You!!! Read our Affiliate Disclaimer for more information. >> FEATURED FOR TOP PAYING REMOTE JOBS: >> RV WORK LIFE BALANCE TRUSTED RV AFFILIATES:  ⭐️ RV LIFE PRO - We rely on RV Life PRO Trip Wizard for RV trip planning, campground info, reviews & RV-friendly GPS! ~~~~~~~~~~ KEEP IN TOUCH! Like, Comment, Subscribe or Follow & Share RV Work Life Balance on your fave podcast app! Visit Sherri & Russ at BooksAndTravelUSA.com - Subscribe to the blog! Facebook: facebook.com/BooksAndTravelUSA Email: sherri@BooksAndTravelUSA.com   If you’d like to SPONSOR The RV Work-Life Balance Podcast or work with us on a feature or interview, contact: sherri@BooksAndTravelUSA.com ~~~~~~~~~~ ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: FMCA - Family Motor Coach Association - Find your tribe on the road & so much more with the #1 RV Travel Club!Good Sam Club Membership - RV campgrounds you can trust - 10% discount & many other benefits!GuideAlong - formerly GyPSy Guide - Our #1 favorite audio tour guide for National Parks & destinations – don’t go without a GuideAlong!⭐️ Harvest Hosts - A truly unique membership program: ‘FREE’ overnight RV camping at more than 7,000 amazing locations! (15% discount 🤑)   ~~~~~~~~~~
Episode 8: Moochdocking & Creepy Babies in Missouri!
24-10-2023
Episode 8: Moochdocking & Creepy Babies in Missouri!
RVing from The Silver Lobster Farm near St. Louis, Missouri: Sherri & Russ explain Moochdocking = mooching + boondocking (RV camping with limited or no services). Also known as driveway camping or driveway surfing! Join us on our annual moochdocking adventure, visiting family over Labor Day Weekend at The Silver Lobster Farm near St. Louis, Missouri… MOOCHDOCKING EPISODE SUMMARY: "I can’t believe we get to do this. It’s just shockingly cool. This country is amazing! So we get to do amazing travel, and then we get to go see family and friends…" --> Remember Cousin Eddie showing up in his old RV at the Griswold’s for Christmas Vacation… Sh*tter’s FULL!? Kind of like that -- but NOT! -- we invite you on our RV Moochdocking Adventure to The Silver Lobster Farm, outside of St. Louis, Missouri, for family fun and Labor Day Weekend shenanigans... including an unsettling encounter with some very creepy babies. Buckle up for Episode 8: Just getting there was half the adventure! After spending part of our holiday travel weekend hanging out on the parking lot of an adult superstore in Iowa (tire trouble! 😱) and then stopping late for our very first overnight at a Love's Truck Stop, you'll understand the feeling of relief, when we finally made it to our destination! Learn all about Moochdocking and the extraordinary benefits of enjoying time with family & friends, all over the country, in your own home on wheels. We tackle Frequently Asked Questions about our full time RV Lifestyle, touching on the realities of life on the road, addressing the challenges of receiving mail and packages, and revealing hard-won secrets about DIY RV Repair. Finally, Moochdocking & RV Work Life Balance-- How does that work? Click on the episode link above to find out! Join us on our RV Moochdocking Adventure in this episode! Come travel with us! Feel the freedom, enjoy the ongoing adventure and perhaps ignite a spark for your own journey on the open road…   - - - - - HIGHLIGHTS - - - - - (00:01:07) - Moochdocking @ Silver Lobster Farm in Missouri(00:11:08) - Labor Day w/ Family & Creepy Babies… (00:13:08) - FAQ: How long are you going to RV full time?(00:15:37) - RV Moochdocking 101(00:18:10) - Getting Mail On The Road (Address Surfing)(00:22:45) - RV Problems, Romantix, Love’s & DIY RV Repair(00:25:50) - Moochdocking & RV Work Life Balance(00:27:46) - Join the Adventure! - P.S. SUBSCRIBE! 😘     ~~~~~~~~~~ → Be sure to LIKE - SHARE - Follow & Subscribe - on your favorite podcast platform! Thank you! 😉 ~~~~~~~~~~ FEATURED LINKS & RESOURCES: Drone video mentioned in the podcast: Moochdocking at the Silver Lobster Farm - our own private Harvest Host!*   RV Harvest Hosts: Sleepover at Bo Duke’s ❤️ – Holden, Louisiana - Speaking of Harvest Hosts: Enjoy one of our more traditional -- yet still quirky! -- Harvest Hosts visits! 🤩RV Goodbyes & A Cross Country Road Trip Adventure - RVing full time isn't always easy, especially when it comes to missing family, exactly why our annual moochdocking adventure in Missouri is so important.  ~~~~~~~~~~ SPONSORS & AFFILIATES Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means we will earn a commission on the products or services you purchase using the links. There is no additional cost to you and the earnings help keep this program running. Thank You!!! Read our Affiliate Disclaimer for more information. >> FEATURED FOR MOOCHDOCKING: Product Links: CHRISTMAS VACATION (SPECIAL EDITION) - It's about time to re-visit this holiday classic -- all about RV Moochdocking (gone wrong!) 🤣BLACKSTONE 28-inch Griddle w/ Hood Grill Station - Russ’s absolute favorite BBQ grill ever for full time RV life AND MOOCHDOCKING WITH FAMILY, TOO! The hood cover and folding outdoor table stand are must-haves. Don’t forget the accessories! ****** PERFECT GIFT IDEA for Dads, Husbands, BBQ Masters ***** >> RV WORK LIFE BALANCE TRUSTED RV AFFILIATES:  ⭐️ Harvest Hosts - A truly unique membership program: ‘FREE’ overnight RV camping at more than 7,000 amazing locations! (15% discount 🤑) ⭐️ RV LIFE PRO - We rely on RV Life PRO Trip Wizard for RV trip planning, campground info, reviews & RV-friendly GPS! ~~~~~~~~~~ KEEP IN TOUCH! Like, Comment, Subscribe or Follow & Share RV Work Life Balance on your fave podcast app! Visit Sherri & Russ at BooksAndTravelUSA.com - Subscribe to the blog! Facebook: facebook.com/BooksAndTravelUSA Email: sherri@BooksAndTravelUSA.com   If you’d like to SPONSOR The RV Work-Life Balance Podcast or work with us on a feature or interview, contact: sherri@BooksAndTravelUSA.com ~~~~~~~~~~ ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: FMCA - Family Motor Coach Association - Find your tribe on the road & so much more with the #1 RV Travel Club! Good Sam Club Membership - RV campgrounds you can trust - 10% discount & many other benefits! GuideAlong - formerly GyPSy Guide - Our #1 favorite audio tour guide for National Parks & destinations – don’t go without a GuideAlong! ~~~~~~~~~~
Episode 7: FMCA - Gillette, Wyoming
17-10-2023
Episode 7: FMCA - Gillette, Wyoming
RVing from the FMCA International Convention & RV Expo in Gillette, Wyoming: Sherri & Russ invite you along on the adventure of their 4th FMCA Rally! Join us as we reveal all the secrets and fun of attending a huge event in the RV Community, while, of course, still balancing the full time jobs. (Enjoy more episodes of RV Work Life Balance –> here!  or on your favorite podcast app!) ~~~~~~~~~~ 10-16-2023 - EPISODE 7 - (00:38:45)Title: FMCA - Gillette, Wyoming FMCA - Gillette, Wyoming EPISODE SUMMARY: -- What does FMCA stand for? -- What are the benefits of FMCA? -- Is it worth it to join FMCA? In Episode 7, we've got all the answers to those Frequently Asked Questions, while sharing our experiences and adventures as RV Beginners on the road full time: FMCA is one of the first RV Membership Programs any new owner should consider joining immediately! We share with you how this incredible community unites RVers of all types, brands, locations, and interests. You won't believe the myriad of benefits on offer, from massive discounts on RV essentials to the unity fostered among RVers through various FMCA chapters and events, including the twice-yearly International Convention & RV Expos. (Also known as FMCA Rallies!) It's like coming in from the wild and spending time with your tribe-- Consider yourself an invited guest and insider as we bring you along to caravan and camp with AIM: The All Inclusive Motorhome Club, sponsored by National Indoor RV Centers (NIRVC) and Freightliner. Every day is busy and full of opportunities to shop, learn, participate, and make new best friends for life. Every night is a party with AIM: free dinner, drinks, entertainment, and camaraderie for all! And, somehow, we manage to find the balance: getting the work done and finding the fun when it seems like everyone else is playing all day long! Join us on our FMCA Adventures in this episode! Our mission is to share what we learn about RV Work Life Balance and introduce you to new opportunities, people, places, and ideas to spark your interest and imagination… Let’s hit the road together for this unique journey! - - - - - HIGHLIGHTS - - - - - (00:02:13) - FMCA Rally - Gillette, Wyoming(00:04:58) - RV Community - Finding Your Tribe(00:08:53) - RV Repair & Services at FMCA Rallies(00:10:04) - AIM: FREE Dinner, Drinks & Entertainment For All!(00:11:43) - FMCA Rally Adventures(00:18:37) - RV Problems: Weight, Tires & Safety(00:27:31) - RV Work Life Balance(00:36:27) - RV Lifestyle - P.S. SUBSCRIBE! 😘     ~~~~~~~~~~ → Be sure to LIKE - SHARE - Follow & Subscribe - on your favorite podcast platform! Thank you! 😉 ~~~~~~~~~~ FEATURED LINKS & RESOURCES: Upcoming RV Rallies: What You Need To Know for National Indoor RV Centers (NIRVC)RV Weight & Safety Part 2: RV Tire Four Corner Weighing for NIRVCRV Shows & The Slippery Slope to Suddenly Owning a 40-foot Motorhome on BooksAndTravelUSA.com   ~~~~~~~~~~ SPONSORS & AFFILIATES Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means we will earn a commission on the products or services you purchase using the links. There is no additional cost to you and the earnings help keep this program running. Thank You!!! Read our Affiliate Disclaimer for more information. >> FEATURED FOR FMCA: FMCA - Family Motor Coach Association - Find your tribe on the road & so much more with the #1 RV Travel Club!   >> RV WORK LIFE BALANCE TRUSTED RV AFFILIATES: GuideAlong - formerly GyPSy Guide - Our #1 favorite audio tour guide for National Parks & destinations – don’t go without a GuideAlong! RV Life Trip Wizard - We rely on RV Life Trip Wizard for RV trip planning, campground info, reviews & RV-friendly GPS! ~~~~~~~~~~ KEEP IN TOUCH! Like, Comment, Subscribe or Follow & Share RV Work Life Balance on your fave podcast app!Visit Sherri & Russ at BooksAndTravelUSA.com - Subscribe to the blog!Facebook: facebook.com/BooksAndTravelUSAEmail: sherri@BooksAndTravelUSA.com   If you’d like to SPONSOR The RV Work-Life Balance Podcast or work with us on a feature or interview, contact: sherri@BooksAndTravelUSA.com ~~~~~~~~~~ ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: Good Sam Club Membership - RV campgrounds you can trust - 10% discount & many other benefits!Harvest Hosts - A truly unique membership program: ‘FREE’ overnight RV camping at more than 7,000 amazing locations! (15% discount :-)   ~~~~~~~~~~
Episode 6: Nomadic Work & Adventure at DEVIL’S TOWER!
10-10-2023
Episode 6: Nomadic Work & Adventure at DEVIL’S TOWER!
RVing from DEVIL'S TOWER KOA in Wyoming: Oh my gosh, it's RIGHT THERE!!! Sherri & Russ share the challenge of getting the work done... while discovering the mystery, adventure and fun of a truly iconic location. (Enjoy more episodes of RV Work Life Balance –> here!  or on your favorite podcast app!) ~~~~~~~~~~ 10-09-2023 - EPISODE 6 - (00:31:53)Title: Nomadic Work & Adventure at Devil's Tower NOMADIC WORK EPISODE SUMMARY: “Well, it ain’t no Albertson’s…” (And yet, somehow, we survived an epic fail at Devil’s Tower! 😳) In episode 6 of the RV Work Life Balance PODCAST, Sherri & Russ work to achieve RV Work Life Balance in a particularly distracting location... Living full time on the road doesn’t mean we’ve compromised on our work OR the fun of exploration. With the KOA Journey at the foot of the iconic Devil’s Tower National Monument as our home base for 10 days, we found the balance between nomadic work and the bucket list adventure of a lifetime. With the awe-inspiring sight of Devil’s Tower greeting us every morning -- RIGHT THERE!!! -- we got the work done, and still found time for incredible Sunset Adventures: hiking the Devil's Tower trails; off-roading to unexpected views; exploring the local area (finding food & provisions to survive!); enjoying events at the campground; and fully embracing this extraordinary lifestyle as temporary residents, instead of just passing through. We’ll admit to an epic fail and a most surprising realization: How two years full time on the road has undeniably resulted in a healthier lifestyle – as long as we take care of ourselves, and each other. Click to listen and we’ll reveal all our secrets! Join us on our Nomadic Work Adventure in this episode! Our mission is to share what we learn about RV Work Life Balance and introduce you to new opportunities, people, places, and ideas to spark your interest and imagination… Let’s hit the road together for this unique journey! - - - - - HIGHLIGHTS - - - - - (00:00:45) - Devil’s Tower KOA, Wyoming(00:01:43) - RV Bucket List Destination!(00:02:47) - Close Encounters - The Movie & MORE(00:03:20) - SECRETS of Devil’s Tower 👽✨…(00:10:57) - Balancing Nomadic Work & Adventure(00:22:14) - Embracing a Healthier Lifestyle(00:29:04) - Wrap Up: RV Work Life Balance(00:30:25) - P.S. SUBSCRIBE! 😘   ~~~~~~~~~~ → Be sure to LIKE - SHARE - Follow & Subscribe - on your favorite podcast platform! Thank you! 😉 ~~~~~~~~~~ FEATURED LINKS & RESOURCES: Better RV Cooking: Griddle Me This, Batman! (Article)RV Road Trip: How We Survived Our First Epic 21-Day Adventure (NIRVC.com)GyPSy Guide: For your next road trip or national park adventure (Article)   ~~~~~~~~~~ SPONSORS & AFFILIATES Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means we will earn a commission on the products or services you purchase using the links. There is no additional cost to you and the earnings help keep this program running. Thank You!!! Read our Affiliate Disclaimer for more information. >> FEATURED FOR NOMADIC WORK: Product Links: Close Encounters of the Third Kind - If you've never experienced Close Encounters, or if it's been a while, you're missing out! Before you know it, Devil's Tower will end up on your bucket list, too!BLACKSTONE 28-inch Griddle w/ Hood Grill Station - Russ’s absolute favorite BBQ grill ever for full time RV life. The hood cover and folding outdoor table stand are must-haves. Don’t forget the accessories! ****** PERFECT GIFT IDEA for Dads, Husbands, BBQ Masters! *****   >> RV WORK LIFE BALANCE TRUSTED RV AFFILIATES: GuideAlong - formerly GyPSy Guide - Our #1 favorite audio tour guide for National Parks & destinations – don’t go without a GuideAlong! RV Life Trip Wizard - We rely on RV Life Trip Wizard for RV trip planning, campground info, reviews & RV-friendly GPS! ~~~~~~~~~~ KEEP IN TOUCH! Like, Comment, Subscribe or Follow & Share RV Work Life Balance on your fave podcast app!Visit Sherri & Russ at BooksAndTravelUSA.com - Subscribe to the blog!Facebook: facebook.com/BooksAndTravelUSAEmail: sherri@BooksAndTravelUSA.com   If you’d like to SPONSOR The RV Work-Life Balance Podcast or work with us on a feature or interview, contact: sherri@BooksAndTravelUSA.com ~~~~~~~~~~ ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: FMCA - Family Motor Coach Association - Find your tribe on the road & so much more with the #1 RV Travel Club!Good Sam Club Membership - RV campgrounds you can trust - 10% discount & many other benefits!Harvest Hosts - A truly unique membership program: ‘FREE’ overnight RV camping at more than 7,000 amazing locations! (15% discount :-)   ~~~~~~~~~~
Episode 5: Work Remote Travel & Marriage in a Motorhome
03-10-2023
Episode 5: Work Remote Travel & Marriage in a Motorhome
RVing from the Cody Trout Ranch Campground in Cody, Wyoming: Sherri & Russ share their Anniversary SURPRISE Adventure in Yellowstone National Park… How we work remote and travel full time together in a 40-foot motorhome. It’s the RV Work Life Balance MARRIAGE SURVIVAL GUIDE…  ~~~~~~~~~~ 10-02-2023 – EPISODE 5 – (00:47:08)Title: Work Remote Travel & Marriage in a Motorhome   WORK REMOTE TRAVEL EPISODE SUMMARY: “When everyday life is like Valentine’s Day, every day is an anniversary…” (Well… to be honest, it takes some getting used to! 👩🏼‍❤️‍👨🏼) In Episode 5 of the RV Work Life Balance PODCAST, Sherri & Russ find themselves in Cody, Wyoming on their 35th Wedding Anniversary! From exploring Yellowstone’s hidden gems to experiencing all the fun and excitement Cody has to offer, they share their insights on surviving Happily Ever After… living, working, and traveling full time together in a 40-foot RV. Life on the road isn’t all trolley tours and rodeos, and we are no strangers to the challenges of maintaining RV Work Life — Marriage! — Balance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year in our tiny home on wheels. Tune in to our frank discussion on how we navigate these challenges, including finding the perfect RV layout and managing our different work schedules. Our survival secrets cover everything from setting up separate RV office workspaces, to portable desks, essential office equipment, noise and HR considerations… to full appreciation of the amazing benefits this lifestyle offers. Learn all about RV Work Remote Travel in this episode! Our mission is to share what we learn about RV Work Life Balance and introduce you to new opportunities, people, places, and ideas to spark your interest and imagination… Let’s hit the road together for this unique journey!   – – – – – HIGHLIGHTS – – – – – (00:01:08) – Cody, Wyoming: Cody Trout Ranch Campground(00:03:09) – Discovering Yellowstone’s East Entrance(00:09:17) – Finding The Fun: Visit Cody, Wyoming!(00:18:03) – How To Work Remote Travel Together(00:21:06) – The Best RV for Remote Work?(00:31:32) – Timing The Dirty Stuff & Magic Fingers 👀(00:34:03) – RV Office Space & Considerations(00:41:06) – Wrapping Up: RV Work Life Balance     ~~~~~~~~~~ → Be sure to LIKE – SHARE – Follow & Subscribe – on your favorite podcast platform! Thank you! 😉 ~~~~~~~~~~ FEATURED LINKS & RESOURCES: Top 3 Mobile RV Internet Issues For Remote Work Travel on BooksAndTravelUSA.com GyPSy Guide: For your next road trip or national park adventure (Article) Shout out to our RV YouTube SuperStar friends Mark & Sue at Our Journey In Myles: Our Journey In Myles: Buying a New or Used Motorhome? (The video we were watching when we realized it was our Anniversary! 😂)   ~~~~~~~~~~ SPONSORS & AFFILIATES Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means we will earn a commission on the products or services you purchase using the links. There is no additional cost to you and the earnings help keep this program running. Thank You!!! Read our Affiliate Disclaimer for more information.   >> FEATURED FOR RV WORK REMOTE TRAVEL: Product Links: Canon PIXMA Wireless Mobile Printer – Sherri’s #1 RV Office Essential! Still going strong after 3+ years on the road, this is the BEST little portable printer for RV work remote travel on the road. Lift Top Coffee Table / Desk – With Hidden Storage! – Russ’s #1 RV Office Essential! The perfect desk/coffee table for RV life work remote travel, simply closes up and flips over, seatbelts securely on RV loveseat for Travel Days. Cuisinart Coffee Maker – The #1 RV Office, Kitchen & Life Essential we both agree on!   >> RV WORK LIFE BALANCE TRUSTED RV AFFILIATES: GuideAlong – formerly GyPSy Guide – Our #1 favorite audio tour guide for National Parks & destinations – don’t go without a GuideAlong! RV Life Trip Wizard – We rely on RV Life Trip Wizard for RV trip planning, campground info, reviews & RV-friendly GPS!   ~~~~~~~~~~ KEEP IN TOUCH! Like, Comment, Subscribe or Follow & Share RV Work Life Balance on your favorite podcast app! Visit Sherri & Russ at BooksAndTravelUSA.com – Subscribe to the blog! Facebook: facebook.com/BooksAndTravelUSA Email: sherri@BooksAndTravelUSA.com   If you’d like to SPONSOR The RV Work-Life Balance Podcast or work with us on a feature or interview, contact: sherri@BooksAndTravelUSA.com ~~~~~~~~~~ ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: FMCA – Family Motor Coach Association – Find your tribe on the road & so much more with the #1 RV Travel Club! Good Sam Club Membership – RV campgrounds you can trust – 10% discount & many other benefits! Harvest Hosts – A truly unique membership program: ‘FREE’ overnight RV camping at more than 7,000 amazing locations! (15% discount 🙂   ~~~~~~~~~~
Episode 4: RV Work: Digital Nomad Writer - Sherri & NIRVC
14-08-2023
Episode 4: RV Work: Digital Nomad Writer - Sherri & NIRVC
RVing from the KOA Journey in Butte, Montana: Sherri & Russ reveal Sherri’s RV Work History and how living, working, and traveling full time as a Freelance Writer led to surprising new opportunities as a Digital Nomad Writer… And Guest Blogging for NIRVC – National Indoor RV Centers. ~~~~~~~~~~ 08-13-2023 - EPISODE 4 - (00:44:49)Title: RV Work: Digital Nomad Writer - Sherri & NIRVC EPISODE SUMMARY: We never had the plan to do this, so when we got on the road, we didn’t know what was going to happen… you never know what opportunities are going to be put in front of you…  First in this episode of RV Work Life Balance, explore with us the fascinating history and eerie landscape of Butte, Montana: From its Boomtown mining days as The Richest Hill on Earth, through its century-long transformation into a toxic wasteland, buckle up for a spooky adventure! Then we’ll get to RV Work, revealing Sherri’s work history and new job opportunities on the road: After a long career as a travel writer, published author, journalist, blogger and copywriter, Sherri discovered an irresistible Help Wanted Ad in a Campground Guide and leaped into a lucrative opportunity with a great company ON THE ROAD. Want to know more? Listen in! 😉 Full Time RV Life led to surprising new opportunities – crapportunities?! – from a disastrous RV service experience… to guest blogging, writing and traveling with NIRVC and the All Inclusive Motorhome (AIM) Club. Learn more about becoming a Digital Nomad Writer! Our mission is to share what we learn about RV Work Life Balance and introduce you to new opportunities, people, places, and ideas that might be of interest or inspiration… Let’s hit the road together for this unique journey! – – – – – HIGHLIGHTS – – – – – (00:01:35) – Spooky History: Butte, Montana(00:07:55) – Film Production: 1923 / Yellowstone(00:14:32) – Campground Guides – RV Job Opportunity!(00:21:33) – BooksAndTravelUSA.com(00:22:25) – National Indoor RV Centers(00:25:15) – Meeting RV YouTube Superstars Mark & Sue(00:33:05) – Working & Traveling With NIRVC ~~~~~~~~~~ → Be sure to LIKE - SHARE - SUBSCRIBE or FOLLOW on your favorite podcast platform! Thank you! 😉 ~~~~~~~~~~ SPONSORS & AFFILIATES Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means we will earn a commission on the products or services you purchase using the links. There is no additional cost to you and the earnings help keep this program running. Thank You!!! Read our Affiliate Disclaimer for more information. >> FEATURED FOR THIS EPISODE: LOST BUTTE, MONTANA BOOK by Richard I. Gibson - From the stately Queen Anne mansions of the West Side to the hastily constructed shanties of Cabbage Patch, Lost Butte, Montana traces the city's history through its architectural heritage.The Rebel Housewife Rules: To Heck With Domestic Bliss! BOOK by Sherri Caldwell & Vicki Todd (2004) >> RV WORK LIFE BALANCE TRUSTED RV AFFILIATES: RV Life Trip Wizard - We rely on RV Life Trip Wizard for RV trip planning, campground info, reviews & RV-friendly GPS! FMCA - Family Motor Coach Association - Find your tribe on the road & so much more with the #1 RV Travel Club! ~~~~~~~~~~ EPISODE ARTICLE LINKS & RESOURCES: Our first visit to NIRVC - Atlanta on BooksAndTravelUSA.comRV YouTube Superstars: LOOK Who We Found in Atlanta!ALL ABOUT NIRVC!!! 🫢 on BooksAndTravelUSA.comCalifornia Dreamin: AIM Club Rally in San Diego on NIRVC Blog Southeast Publications - unique RV Work opportunity! AWAI - American Writers & Artists Institute  ~~~~~~~~~~ KEEP IN TOUCH! Like, Comment, Subscribe or Follow & Share RV Work Life Balance on your favorite podcast app!Visit Sherri & Russ at BooksAndTravelUSA.com - Subscribe to the blog!Facebook: facebook.com/BooksAndTravelUSAEmail: sherri@BooksAndTravelUSA.com If you’d like to SPONSOR The RV Work-Life Balance Podcast or work with us on a feature or interview, contact: sherri@BooksAndTravelUSA.com ~~~~~~~~~~ ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: Good Sam Club Membership - RV campgrounds you can trust - 10% discount & many other benefits!Guide Along - formerly GyPSy Guide - Our #1 favorite audio tour guide for National Parks & destinations – don’t go without a Guide Along! Harvest Hosts - A truly unique membership program: ‘FREE’ overnight RV camping at more than 7,000 amazing locations! (15% discount :-) ~~~~~~~~~~
Episode 3: RV Full Time Two Years Lessons Learned!
14-08-2023
Episode 3: RV Full Time Two Years Lessons Learned!
RVing from Pacific Shores Motor Coach Resort in Newport, Oregon: Sherri & Russ celebrate two years Full Time and share Top 10 Lessons Learned On The Road: RV Work Life Balance. From RV Internets to DIY RV Repair, Surviving Hurricanes & Tornados to Saving The Marriage… ~~~~~~~~~~ 08-13-2023 - EPISODE 3 - (00:50:47)Title: RV Full Time Two Years Lessons Learned! EPISODE SUMMARY: Situated on the edge of a cliff in Newport, Oregon, immersed in the rugged beauty of the foggy coast, we suddenly realized: We’ve made it two full years living, working, and traveling full time in Charlie-The-Unicorn RV. We survived! How about that?! How did we do it? In this episode, we share our Top 10 Lessons Learned for RV Work Life Balance: From figuring out reliable internets to trip planning and travel schedules; surviving extreme weather events to discovering what brings all the boys to the yard (?!?), we’ve encountered many surprises and challenges along the way. Here’s to two years full time on the road, and to many more adventures yet to unfold. Join us as we celebrate, reflect, and share our Top 10 (so far) for balancing work, life and travel on this incredible journey… - - - - - HIGHLIGHTS - - - - - (00:02:38) - Location, Location, Location: Oregon Coast(00:04:55) - Two Years On The Road: Top 10 Lessons(00:06:19) - Reliable RV Internet for Remote Work(00:12:20) - RV Trip Planning & Travel Schedules(00:18:44) - Expect the Unexpected!(00:24:08) - Extreme Weather Adventures in RV Travel(00:28:06) - The Social Life of RVers(00:33:25) - Water Quality is a Thing(00:40:52) - Saving The Marriage… ~~~~~~~~~~ → Be sure to LIKE - SHARE - SUBSCRIBE or FOLLOW on your favorite podcast platform! Thank you! 😉 ~~~~~~~~~~ SPONSORS & AFFILIATES Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means we will earn a commission on the products or services you purchase using the links. There is no additional cost to you and the earnings help keep this program running. Thank You!!! Read our Affiliate Disclaimer for more information. >> FEATURED FOR THIS EPISODE: Product Links: Marriage Saver: Midland Two-Way Radios - Long Range Walkie Talkie (set of 2) - Trust me, you need these for parking the RV!Water Filtration: Clearsource Ultra RV Water Filter System with VirusGuard - Russ researched the heck out of this - the best!Clearsource WeatherGuard - Ultra - Heavy duty carrying case to protect your investment & keep it all together during travel.Clearsource Ultra Replacement Filter 3-Pack - Keep it fresh! Water Softener: On The Go Portable Water Softener - *Must have*Corps of Engineers (COE) Campground Directory :-)  >> RV WORK LIFE BALANCE TRUSTED RV AFFILIATES: RV Life Trip Wizard - We rely on RV Life Trip Wizard for RV trip planning, campground info, reviews & RV-friendly GPS! FMCA - Family Motor Coach Association - Find your tribe on the road & so much more with the #1 RV Travel Club! ~~~~~~~~~~ EPISODE LINKS & RESOURCES: Harvest Hosts: ‘Free’ Overnight RV Parking For Travel Days (article)Harvest Hosts Referral Link for DISCOUNT!  All About RV Shows & Rally Camping on the NIRVC Blog (by Sherri) ~~~~~~~~~~ KEEP IN TOUCH! Like, Comment, Subscribe or Follow & Share RV Work Life Balance on your favorite podcast app!Visit Sherri & Russ at BooksAndTravelUSA.com - Subscribe to the blog!Facebook: facebook.com/BooksAndTravelUSAEmail: sherri@BooksAndTravelUSA.com If you’d like to SPONSOR The RV Work-Life Balance Podcast or work with us on a feature or interview, contact: sherri@BooksAndTravelUSA.com ~~~~~~~~~~ ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: Good Sam Club Membership - RV campgrounds you can trust - 10% discount & many other benefits!Guide Along - formerly GyPSy Guide - Our #1 favorite audio tour guide for National Parks & destinations!Harvest Hosts - A truly unique membership program: ‘FREE’ overnight RV camping at more than 7,000 amazing locations! (15% discount :-) ~~~~~~~~~~
Episode 2: RV Travel Planning For Work
14-08-2023
Episode 2: RV Travel Planning For Work
RVing from Village of Trees RV Resort in Southeast Idaho, Sherri & Russ explore scheduling RV Travel around full time work on the road: Planning travel days, finding best places to stay for work and fun, and what to look for when choosing your campground and campsites: RV Starlink, anyone? ~~~~~~~~~~ 08-13-2023 - EPISODE 2 - (00:39:25)Title: RV Travel Planning For Work EPISODE SUMMARY: Ever caught yourself dreaming about a life of adventure… only to be rudely awakened to the mounting responsibilities of “real life” and a full-time job? Your nomadic hosts, Sherri & Russ, have been there too! We share our unique journey as we navigate the challenging, yet rewarding life of RV Nomads, balancing the demands of full time work and the thrill of the open road. In this episode, we’ll let you in on our secret weapon for scheduling RV Travel while working full time: RV Life Trip Wizard. We’ll open up our calendar and show you how we(Sherri) figure(s) it all out, from coming up with The Master Travel Plan to scheduling, mapping, and finding those quirky campgrounds and cool places we love so much. Stay with us to the end for an honest conversation about RV Starlink – the benefits and limitations – and the challenge of protecting that Starlink dishy on the ground (you’d be surprised!). Finally, we’ll share a riveting personal story of the ‘pistol-whipping daisy’ and its connection to safeguarding our Starlink from the unpredictable forces of nature… - - - - - HIGHLIGHTS - - - - - (00:00:01) - Scheduling RV Travel While Working Full Time(00:15:06) - Finding Quirky Campgrounds w/ RV Life Trip Wizard(00:23:30) - Travel Days: 2-2-2 or 3-3-3? Why 6-6-6 is Best!(00:32:08) - Secrets For Saving $$ & Choosing Your Perfect Site(00:34:14) - RV Starlink and The Pistol-Whipping Daisy… ~~~~~~~~~~ Be sure to LIKE - SHARE - Subscribe or Follow - on your favorite podcast platform! 😉 ~~~~~~~~~~ SPONSORS & AFFILIATES Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means we will earn a commission on the products or services you purchase using the links. There is no additional cost to you and the earnings help keep this program running. Thank You!!! Read our Affiliate Disclaimer for more information. >> FEATURED FOR THIS EPISODE: BLACKSTONE 28-inch Griddle w/ Hood Grill Station - Russ’s absolute favorite BBQ grill ever for full time RV life. The hood cover and folding outdoor table stand are must-haves. Don’t forget the accessories! ****** PERFECT GIFT IDEA for Dads, Husbands, BBQ Masters! ***** >> RV WORK LIFE BALANCE TRUSTED RV AFFILIATES: RV Life Trip Wizard - We rely on RV Life Trip Wizard for RV trip planning, campground info, reviews & RV-friendly GPS! FMCA - Family Motor Coach Association - Find your tribe on the road & so much more with the #1 RV Travel Club! ~~~~~~~~~~ EPISODE LINKS & RESOURCES: More: Harvest Hosts: ‘Free’ Overnight RV Parking For Travel Days Harvest Hosts Referral Link for DISCOUNT!  All About RV Shows & Rally Camping on the NIRVC Blog (by Sherri) ~~~~~~~~~~ KEEP IN TOUCH! Like, Comment, Subscribe or Follow & Share RV Work Life Balance on your favorite podcast app!Visit Sherri & Russ at BooksAndTravelUSA.com - Subscribe to the blog!Facebook: facebook.com/BooksAndTravelUSAEmail: sherri@BooksAndTravelUSA.com If you’d like to SPONSOR The RV Work-Life Balance Podcast or work with us on a feature or interview, contact: sherri@BooksAndTravelUSA.com ~~~~~~~~~~ ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: Good Sam Club Membership - RV campgrounds you can trust - 10% discount & many other benefits! Guide Along - formerly GyPSy Guide - Our #1 favorite audio tour guide for National Parks & destinations! Harvest Hosts - A truly unique membership program: ‘FREE’ overnight RV camping at more than 7,000 amazing locations! (15% discount :-) ~~~~~~~~~~
Episode 1: The RV Work Life Balance Origin Story!
13-08-2023
Episode 1: The RV Work Life Balance Origin Story!
RV Beginners, Sherri & Russ buy a 40ft RV as an impromptu pandemic getaway… transitioning to full time living, working & traveling the country as RV Nomads when they realize: Working from home, “home” can be anywhere, as long as we have reliable internets! ~~~~~~~~~~ 08-13-2023 2:13pm - EPISODE 1 - (00:30:02)Title: The RV Work Life Balance Origin Story! EPISODE SUMMARY: “This was not a bucket list item. This was not like, ‘Hey, one day we're going to do this.’ Nope. During the [pandemic], people made decisions that were not part of their normal plan, and this was ours. It changed the trajectory of our lives…”   Sherri & Russ launch the RV Work Life Balance Podcast with their RV Origin Story: How a travel writer and tech professional transformed from urban high-rise condo dwellers in downtown Seattle, to full time RV Nomads in a 40-foot motorhome, living, working, and traveling all over the USA, while keeping Russ’s traditional “office” job. Buckle up as we recount our incredible adventure from RV beginners to part-time amateurs on short-term getaways, to full-time, seasoned RV travelers, three years later, launching a podcast to share with you all the secrets and possibilities of RV Work Life Balance. Come travel with us! Feel the freedom, enjoy the ongoing adventure and perhaps ignite a spark for your own journey on the open road… - - - - - HIGHLIGHTS - - - - - (00:02:18) - Pandemic Escape to Part-Time RV Adventure(00:14:00) - Driving a 40ft RV for Beginners(00:19:03) - Buying a 2016 Entegra Aspire Motorhome(00:22:49) - Working Remote and Leaving Seattle(00:26:32) - Unexpected Transition to Full-Time RV Life ~~~~~~~~~~ Be sure to LIKE - SHARE - Subscribe or Follow - on your favorite podcast platform! ~~~~~~~~~~ FEATURED LINKS & RESOURCES: More About Us: Sherri & Russ’s RV Origin Story on BooksAndTravelUSABackground: The Slippery Slope to Suddenly Owning a 40-foot RV ~~~~~~~~~~ SPONSORS & AFFILIATES Some of the links below are affiliate links, which means we will earn a commission on the products or services you purchase using the links. There is no additional cost to you and the earnings help keep this website running. Read the Affiliate Disclaimer for more information >> FEATURED FOR THIS EPISODE: LIVING THE RV LIFE: YOUR ULTIMATE GUIDE TO LIFE ON THE ROAD BOOK By Marc & Julie Bennett of RVLOVE - The first & most helpful book we purchased at the very beginning! >> RV WORK LIFE BALANCE TRUSTED RV AFFILIATES: RV Life Trip Wizard - We rely on RV Life Trip Wizard for RV trip planning & RV-friendly GPS! Guide Along - formerly GyPSy Guide - Our #1 favorite audio tour guide for National Parks & destinations!  ~~~~~~~~~~ KEEP IN TOUCH! Like, Comment, Subscribe or Follow & Share RV Work Life Balance on your favorite podcast app!Visit Sherri & Russ at BooksAndTravelUSA.com - Subscribe to the blog!Facebook: facebook.com/BooksAndTravelUSAEmail: sherri@BooksAndTravelUSA.com ~~~~~~~~~~ ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: FMCA - Family Motor Coach Association - Find your tribe & so much more on the road with #1 RV Travel Club! Good Sam Club Membership - RV campgrounds you can trust - 10% discount & many other benefits! ~~~~~~~~~~