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Stories from the Road
30 minutes | Feb 27, 2020
Blowing up RVs and the Daytona 500 with Chris Young
In the second episode of Stories from the Road season 2 Sam talks with Chris Young who is the spokesperson for Gander RV and Outdoors. Chris recently took a Class A RV down to Florida for the Daytona 500. He camped at the racetrack with all of the other race fans. Chris discusses how he ended up where he is today, blowing up RVs for a Gander promo video, what the Daytona 500 camping experience was like, and much more. 0:10 - Write-ins from friends of the show 2:30 - Chris introduction 4:00 - Chris’s Start/Blowing Up RVs 11:00 - Camping at the Daytona 500 14:00 - Community at the Daytona 500 15:00 - Chris’s interview with race fans 20:00 - Chris talks about other race fans he met 24:00 - Chris’s camping experiences Links mentioned in this episode: Gander RV & Outdoors YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--h7VWYGAak Gander RV & Outdoors https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/gander-rv-outdoors-podcast/id1500074934
25 minutes | Feb 12, 2020
Season 2 Premiere with Keith Bernard CEO of Clear 2O
Kicking off Stories from the Road Season 2, Sam chats with Keith Bernard, CEO of Clear2O. Keith is taking water filtration seriously in his RV adventures. As a water filtration specialist and an avid RVer he wants to see more folks take charge of the quality of their water whether they use Clear2O’s products or another water filter. Keith goes into detail about some of the issues with water on the road and what you can do to ensure you’re getting clean water in your rig. 0:10 - Intro to season 2 4:00 - Keith introduction 5:00 - Keith’s introduction to RVing 6:30 - Keith’s best experiences 8:30 - The Importance of Clean Water in RVs 10:30 - What sets Clear2O’s filters apart 12:00 - The effects of poor water quality 12:30 - Different types of water filters 14:00 - Types of water filters depending on type or RVing 16:00 - Spotting poor quality water 18:30 - Clear 2O new product launch 20:30 - Keith’s future goals for RV water safety
3 minutes | Feb 6, 2020
Stories from the Road Returns!
Stories from the road returns next week for season 2! Interested in coming on the show or sharing a story? Write into firstname.lastname@example.org and become a part of the community.
35 minutes | Dec 4, 2019
SftR 081: Spreading Kindness on the Road with the Kind Campers
In this episode, Sam interviews Madeline and Dillon from the Kind Campers. Their dream has always been one of wanderlust. As they set out on their “adult gap years”, Madeline and Dillon knew that they needed something more than just the intention to travel. With their passions in mind, they decided to make their goal on the road to “cultivate kindness” as often and widespread as possible. The Kind Campers have a mission to RV full time and spread kindness while doing it! Tune in to hear about finding volunteer opportunities on the road, how kindness can change your life and the lives of others, and also hear some great stories from the road about spreading kindness! What we cover in this episode: 1:00 - Why hit the road? 4:30 - Choosing an RV 7:30 - Becoming the Kind Campers 13:30 - Finding volunteer opportunities on the road 16:00 - How kindness can change your life 19:30 - Kindness in Slab City 26:30 - Favorite travel destinations 31:00 - Advice for volunteering while traveling Connect with Madeline and Dillon and learn more about this episode here.
27 minutes | Nov 14, 2019
SftR 080: Caravanning and International Travel with TravellingK
In this episode, Sam interviews Karen from the YouTube channel TravellingK. Karen has lived permanently in a travel trailer in New Zealand for three years. She works as a graphic designer on the road and creates videos of her lifestyle, how-to advice, and interviews others living this lifestyle. She's just got back from a three month trip to the UK towing a caravan and has now started renovating a vintage caravan back in New Zealand. Tune in to hear Karen share her experience with international travel, how she's earning an income on the road through freelance work and Patreon, and some fun stories from the road! What we cover in this episode: 2:00 - Traveling in New Zealand 7:00 - Caravanning trip in the UK 12:00 - Working on the road and funding travels 15:00 - Personal growth through travel 17:30 - Stories from the road 24:00 - Advice for travelers Connect with Karen and learn more about this episode here!
30 minutes | Nov 7, 2019
SftR 079: Preparing for the RV Lifestyle with Jordan and Ian
In this episode, Sam interviews Ian and Jordan Knoll, Real Estate Investors from Grand Rapids, Michigan who have been married for five years. They are hitting the road in their 1989 Toyota Itasca Spirit with their Chihuahua, Bella, and heading for Mexico! Ian and Jordan have a love for travel and adventure and are excited to embrace full-time RV life. Check them out on Instagram @jordanandiantravel. Tune in to hear Ian and Jordan share what it's been like to prepare for this lifestyle, how they've built a real estate portfolio to fund their travels, and what they hope to see and experience on the road! What we talk about in this episode: 1:00 - Preparing to hit the road and building real estate portfolio 8:30 - Choosing a rig and planning travel 17:00 - Advice for RV life 23:00 - Stories about preparing to hit the road 26:30 - Last minute preparations Connect with Jordan and Ian and learn more about this episode here.
32 minutes | Oct 30, 2019
SftR 078: Being an RV Sometimer with Kory and Denise from Does Size Matter
In this episode, Sam interviews Kory and Denise from the Youtube Channel Does Size Matter. Korey and Denise are RV Sometimers traveling all over North America, finding adventures and beautiful views. Along the way, they share with others how the RV Sometimer Lifestyle works for them and might for you. As well, they also share all of their research and reviews on the many different RV choices out there to help you make up your own RV Sometimer Lifestyle Recipe. In this interview, Korey and Denise share what it means to be an RV Sometimer and how to get started! Be sure to check out Korey and Denise in the upcoming Fulltime Freedom Week event! What we cover in this episode 2:00 - Being RV Sometimers 10:00 - Switching from a travel trailer to a motorhome 18:00 - Starting a YouTube channel 21:00 - Working with Boondocker’s Welcome (As hosts and guests!) 26:00 - Tips for RV Sometiming Connect with Korey and Denise and learn more about this episode here.
31 minutes | Oct 24, 2019
SftR 077: From Marketing VP to Digital Nomad with Hannah from Curly Nomad
In this episode, Sam chats with Hannah (aka the.curly.nomad on Instagram!). After leaving her position as a VP at a marketing agency in LA to start her own business, Hannah realized that she could run her business from anywhere. She bought an RV and hit the road as a solo traveler! In this interview, Hannah shares what it’s really like living on the road, the good and the bad. She also shares her favorite destinations, experiences as a female solo traveler, advice for dating on the road, and how to travel if you don’t like to drive your RV. What we talk about in this episode: 0:30 - Current travels and Xscapers Convergences 3:00 - From marketing VP to digital nomad 10:00 - Experiences as a solo female traveler 14:00 - Advice for solo female travelers + dating on the road 20:00 - Boondocking tips and favorite travel destinations 26:00 - RVing tips for people who don’t like driving their RV
3 minutes | Oct 18, 2019
Join the Stories from the Road Community
Introducing the new stories from the road mail in account! This will be where you, the listener, can write in and share stories or experiences from your lives on the road, answer the question of the week or even just say hi. Really excited about this and we cannot wait to hear from you!! Mail in at email@example.com
33 minutes | Oct 4, 2019
SftR 076: Today is Someday - Live Your RV Dreams Now with You, Me & the RV
Today on the podcast, Sam interviews Phil and Stacy Farley from You, Me, & the RV, a popular YouTube channel and blog. After spending most of their time apart with Phil's career in the military and Stacy's career as a nurse practitioner, the Farley's decided to stop waiting for "someday" to live their travel dreams. Once the kids were out of the house and Phil retired from the military, they sold everything to live in an RV and travel the country, not knowing that they would soon become an inspiration to others within the RVing and military communities. In this episode, Phil and Stacy share their experiences from downsizing and their first year on the road, how they promote awareness for the military, and how to embrace their "Today is Someday" philosophy. What we cover in this episode: 0:30 - Camp hosting 4:30 - Getting on the road and downsizing 9:00 - "Today is Someday" philosophy 12:00 - First year on the road 17:00 - Bringing awareness to the military community 21:00 - Stories from the road Connect with Phil and Stacy and learn more about this episode here.
26 minutes | Sep 25, 2019
SftR 075: Learn How to Become a Full-Time RVer at Full-Time Freedom Week!
In this episode, Sam interviews Lindsay McKenzie (Follow Your Detour) and Julie Chickery (Chickery's Travels), half of the team for Full-time Freedom Week, a free online event that will teach you everything you need to know to become (and remain!) a successful full-time RVer! Along with Liz Wilcox (The Virtual Campground) and Camille Attell (More Than A Wheelin'), Lindsay and Julie are deep into preparing for this annual online event. Tune into the episode to hear all about the speakers, topics, and the newest addition to this event... an in-person meet-up! Full-Time Freedom Week is a free online event, featuring 30+ RV experts, from November 5-8th. You can also upgrade to a paid ticket for extended access to the video content or attend the event in person! Click here to learn more and grab your ticket! What we cover in this episode 3:00 - What’s new with Full-time Freedom Week 6:00 - Speakers from the event this year 12:00 - How the event got started 17:00 - How to sign up for the event! 20:00 - Stories from Full-time Freedom Week Connect with Lindsay and Julie and learn more about this episode here.
31 minutes | Sep 3, 2019
SftR 074: Homeschooling Tips and RV Life with Ana Willis
Today on the podcast, Sam interviews Ana Willis of They Call Me Blessed, a homeschooling blog. Ana is a homeschool mom of 3, wife, health coach, social media and online marketing strategist, and mom blogger. Her passion is to encourage, inspire and empower moms to go from stressed to blessed by providing them with the inspiration, encouragement, and tools they need to live a beyond blessed life. She also runs a membership called The Homeschool Sisterhood, which gives moms year-round support and guidance to succeed in their homeschool journey. In addition to being an expert on all things homeschooling, Ana is also a world traveler and, recently, a full-time RVer! Her family has lived in Africa, South America, North America, and the Middle East. Now, they are living in an RV in British Columbia. In this episode, Ana shares their journey to RV life and paying off debt, her top tips and advice on homeschooling, and inspiring wisdom for living your dreams. What we talk about in this episode: 1:00 - RV life beginnings 6:30 - The biggest transitions to RV life 13:30 - Advice for families wanting to hit the road 18:00 - Advice for homeschooling and finding a homeschooling community 24:30 - How homeschooling helps her children to be independent, lifelong learners Connect with Ana and learn more about this episode here.
29 minutes | Aug 27, 2019
SftR 073: An Epic Mother-Daughter Road Trip to Remember
You've heard Kelsey Henry talk about growing up roadschooled in an RV. Now, we're bringing Kelsey back on the podcast, plus another special guest... her mom! Sam chats with Kelsey and Christy Henry about mother-daughter bonds and road trips as they travel in Kelsey's Honda CR-V for a month! They've been from Texas to Florida to Washington, D.C. to Niagra Falls to Toronto to Mackinac Island! A few things we cover in this episode: 1:30 - Hitting the road back in 2005 4:30 - Mother-Daughter road trips today 8:00 - Highlights of the epic month-long road trip 15:30 - Meeting people and making memories on the road 21:00 - Advice for mother-daughter travel 24:00 - Being considerate to each other on the road Learn more about this episode here.
36 minutes | Aug 23, 2019
SftR 072: Exploring All 400+ National Park Units in the US with Adventurous Way
Matt and Diana, both European immigrants, took their first trip together in Yosemite where they fell in love with each other and the National Parks. After two years of planning, they quit their Silicon Valley tech jobs in July of 2018 and moved into an RV to hit the road full time. They are on a quest to visit all 419 National Parks! Their goal is to inspire you to explore the outdoors and give you the information you need to do it. They share their journey and tips on their Adventurous Way blog and YouTube channel. Having engineering backgrounds, they also write detailed guides to electrical upgrades and other mods that they have done to their 25ft Outdoors RV travel trailer. What we cover in this episode: 2:00 - From road trips to a national park adventure 9:00 - Highlights of this new lifestyle 17:00 - What destinations are next on the list? 21:00 - Off-roading in Great Sand Dunes National Park 32:00 - Advice for planning a National Park tour Connect with Matt and Diana and learn more about this episode here.
32 minutes | Aug 6, 2019
SftR 071: What Type of RV Should You Buy?
Sam brings Ian Baker back on the podcast to chat about various types of RVs and answer the most important question... "What type of RV should you buy?". Tune in to hear the difference between the classes of motorhomes and the pros and cons of towables vs. non-towables. Plus, learn what to look for in used or new RVs! Some highlights from this episode: 3:30 - Motorhomes - Class A, B, and C 7:30 - Towables - Travel trailers and fifth wheels 14:40 - Questions to ask yourself 18:30 - Red flags to look for when shopping for a used RV 25:00 - Pro tips for buying a new RV Learn more about this episode here.
31 minutes | Jul 30, 2019
SftR 070: Learn How to Make Money and RV with Live Camp Work
In this episode, Sam interviews Sharee Collier, the founder of www.LiveCampWork.com, an online website delivering information and resources on jobs for RVers and making money while you travel. She’s the author of the best-selling book, Live Camp Work: Make Money & RV Full-time, the host of the Live Camp Work Podcast, and a full-time RV traveler with her husband and 4 kids. Sharee is also the host of the upcoming Make Money and RV Virtual Summit! Learn how to RV full-time, part-time, or seasonally and make cash along the way with this FREE online event, featuring 35+ experts in the RV industry. Join the event from August 5th-9th to learn everything you need to know about making money on the road! Sign up for the Make Money and RV Virtual Summit here! Some highlights from this episode: 0:30 - Hitting the road 4:30 - Starting Live Camp Work 10:30 - The Make Money and RV Virtual Summit 17:30 - What’s next for Sharee? 20:00 - The Live Camp Work Podcast and workamping jobs Connect with Sharee and learn more about this episode here.
29 minutes | Jul 23, 2019
SftR 069: Preparing to Travel with a Baby with Lindsey Nubern
For this episode, we brought back Lindsey Nubern from Nuventure travels to talk about preparing to travel with a baby! She is currently 7 months pregnant with her first child, but that hasn't stopped her and her husband Adam from adventuring in their Casita trailer. In this episode, Sam talks to Lindsey about preparing for the baby, future travel plans, and their new project for travelers called Nomad Collab. Some highlights from this episode: 1:30 - Preparing for baby! 5:00 - What they want to teach him on the road 8:00 - Advice and resources from other travelers 13:00 - NomadCollab 23:00 - Traveling while pregnant Connect with Lindsey and learn more about this episode here.
31 minutes | Jul 9, 2019
SftR 068: Everything You Need to Know About Boondocking with Camp Addict
On this Stories from the Road episode, Sam talks to Marshall Wendler and Kelly Beasley from Camp Addict. As exclusive boondockers, they've learned a thing or two about dry camping without hookups. In this interview, they share all of their tips and resources so you can learn everything you need to know about boondocking. Hear about how to find places to boondock, how to update your rig for solar, common boondocking questions and misconceptions, boondocking with friends, and must-have RVing products! Some highlights from this episode: 1:30 - Finding the best boondocking spots 3:30 - Solar updates for boondocking 12:00 - Common boondocking and RVing questions 18:00 - Misconceptions around boondocking 22:00 - Xscapers Convergences 27:00 - Must-have boondocking products Learn more about this episode and connect with Marshall and Kelly here.
33 minutes | Jul 2, 2019
SftR 067: Adventure Lifestyle Since 2001 with Austin White
Austin White is a photographer, videographer, climber, surfer, snowboarder, avid hiker, and dirt road explorer. He has also been living off and on the road since he was 9 years old when his family ditched the corporate lifestyle and ladders for a life of travel. With his parents, two younger sisters, two dogs, and a cat, he hit the road in a 37ft Winnebago RV for what they thought would be a year. They ended up traveling for close to 10 years and couldn't get enough of the freedom. They became the BareNakedFamily and their story continues to be shared. In this interview, Sam chats with Austin about his childhood on the road, how it has influenced his life and photography career, and his advice for other traveling families. Some highlights from this episode: 1:30 - Life in Bend, Oregon 3:30 - Becoming the Barenaked Family 9:00 - Advice for roadschooling families 12:00 - Biggest takeaways from this lifestyle 14:00 - Stories from the road 17:30 - Adult life as a roadschooled kid 22:00 - Building a photography career with a travel lifestyle Learn more about this episode and connect with Austin here!
24 minutes | Jun 25, 2019
SftR 066: Camping Conversations - RV Trends with Sam and Kelsey
Sam and Kelsey talk RV trends in this camping conversations episode! Hear the latest on updates in the RV industry, Instagram worthy RV trips, and Kelsey's experience growing up in different types of RVs. Plus, find out about each of their dream RV models! Some highlights from this episode: 1:00 - Lighter interiors in RVs 4:30 - Smaller RV models gain popularity 14:30 - Instagram worthy RVing 17:15 - Kelsey’s experience growing up in different RVs 21:00 - Dream RV models Learn more about this episode here.
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