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Non-Retired Younger RVing Nomad Blogs
We’re not the only ones who decided not to wait for retirement to full-time RV. Below are links to other inspiring RVing nomads following their own paths.. and blogging about it.
For further inspiration, we also recommend checking out these resources:
- Our Ramblings: Tales from Nomads video series, where we have interviewed some of the folks listed below.
- Our No Excuses: Go Nomadic blog series, answering many of the common logistical questions about mobile income sources, affording travel, pets, family, healthcare, mail, domicile, community, safety, etc.
- Camp Nomadia is our Burning Man theme camp for nomads.
- The NuRVers website and NuRVers FB Page – a community of us ‘young at heart RVers’.
Julie and Jim bought a small fiberglass travel trailer, and now have a Class-A. They love the outdoors and work in IT remotely.
The Roaming Pint
Maria and Brian travel the country in their 29′ RV named Stanely – and get this – visiting & reviewing breweries!!
Sean and Louise have been on the road since 2004 in their awesome double decker bus conversion. They volunteer full time for the Red Cross, doing technical set up after disasters.
Jill & Ryan Valentich hit the road in Aug 2013 in a converted vintage trailer, which serves as their mobile design studio for their custom bag company.
Cheap RV Living
When Robin’s daughter decided she wanted to move away, she and her hubby decided to spin RV wheels instead of the ‘hamster wheel of life’.
Professional photographer & instructor Jennifer and award winning author Matthew, hit the road in 2013 in an Airstream.
Deke and Tiffani have been full timing in an Airstream since February 2011.
Tales From the Mutiny
The day Clark turned 50 and could retire from law enforcement, he and Lynn took off full time! Now they’re out exploring the world.
Road Trip For a Lifetime
After Lynda successfully battled cancer, she and Erick decided to embark on a road trip FOR a lifetime.
Gone With the Wynns
Nikki & Jason Wynn wanted a more back to nature adventure, so they sold everything, bought a RV and hit the road!
When In Roam…
Early thirty somethings Jen & Andrea both work remotely in project management and administration. They’ll be hitting the road in Spring 2013 with their two dogs.
Hey! That’s us! Hit the road when we were 33 back in 2006, currently traveling the US in a vintage bus with our cat. We’re software developers working remotely.
Flying The Koop
Mike & Donna Kuper hit the road in July 2013. Mike took an early retirement after being in the auto industry, and Donna is a decluttering author.
Two geeks and their furry kids in a Class A.
Kasson's Wild Ride
Bill and Debby sold all their stuff, moved into their RV named Bebe. Debby is a CPA who has kept many of her exisiting clients, and Bill recently officially retired.
Adventures in a Hallway
Mike is a technical trainer who was traveling anyway for work, so in 2013 he and Elisabeth got a motorhome and travel together.
Road Less Traveled
Emily and Mark have alternated between full time RVing and sailing since 2007, and currently back to RVing across the US while being writers and photographers.
Retired, RVing, and Rambling
Forrest and Mary Clark hit the road in mid-2012, a long time dream of theirs. Forrest is a retired pastor, and is doing some part time work remotely as a life coach.
Heart of Carrot
Kevin and Mary are semi-retired and just moved into a travel trailer to have fun now that the kids are grown. They workamp as they roam.
Charon and her Best Beloved travel the country in an Airstream. She is a tattoo artist, sword swallower, side show performer and teacher.
Vanessa is a long distance trail runner and writer. She convinced her boyfriend to give up his job, buy a small RV and hit the road.
The Advanture Trek
Peter and Katherine are giving up their life in Tulsa, to full time as technomads in a geeked out van. They plan to be ‘reverse snowbirds’.
Sean & Robyn are converting a bus to be their full time sustainable home on wheels, and a roaming sound camp!
Our very dear friends and fellow technomads, Ben & Karen. They currently roam the US in a luxury tour bus, but are working on converting a vintage Flxible bus. They work as Photoshop gurus, graphic designers and photographers.
Where the hell are we?
Pauline & ToRn are 40-something geeks who were already working remotely. They loved to travel, but hated leaving home. In Feb 2013, they embark on full time RVing!
Nick & Terry have been fulltiming for a long long time. They publish a RVing newspaper from their rig that is very informative, and Nick is a self published author.
Betsy & Nancy hit the road intending to find a place to move to, but have kept traveling and are open to possibilities!
Johnny and Jenn are two Unix admins who started out in a truck camper, and just downscaled to a 4wd van. They run FreeCampSites.Net – tracking gorgeous free camp sites.
Ramblin' On | Roamin'
Lisa and Joe are two marketing consultants full time RVing.
Natalie and Josh uprooted themselves from upstate New York and are exploring in their travel trailer.
Dennis & Jeanette have been full time since 2009. They just purchased a vintage Wanderlodge bus as the next Cheddar Yeti. They are web & graphic designers with a goal of gaining a client in every state.
Geeks on Tour Blog
Jim and Chris have been on the road since July 2003, and teach computer & tech classes at RV rallies.
Live, Breathe, Move
Realizing they could take their careers on the road, Jeremy & Robin did just that. Both are consultants in their fields.
Amanda & Tim’s happiest times were while traveling, so they decided… why not? In June 2012, after 5 years of planning they hit the road in a restored Airstream.
Eric & Brittany hit the road in Feb 2014 to start their full time adventure. They run an online marketing company.
Laura & Kevin bought in Airstream in 2005, and decided “Hey! We could work from THAT.” They run their businesses from the road.
Dan & Jonell decided to throw caution into the wind, sell everything, buy a 5th wheel and figure out income on the road.
Linda & Howard quit the corporate rat race in 2005 and hit the road in their early 40s. Today they manage RV-Dreams, to help new full timers.
In April 2013, mid-20s couple Diana & Mike hit the road full time in their 1988 Bounder – in an attempt to live a more authentic unconventional life.
Susan & Bob lost their jobs in Hawaii, so they moved to the US mainland to travel & workamp in a 5th wheel with two cats.
The RV Nomads
Christian & Alayne Dunn are changing directions living/traveling in a 24′ Class C RV,
All 50 before 50
Rob & Jessica have a mission to see all 50 states before they turn 50 – in a solar powered bus conversion.
Views from the Open Road
Bill & Cathy have full-timed twice – once starting in 2000, and again in 2005. They follow a 4-2-4-2 approach to funding their travels.
Brian & Leigh hit the road in September 2011 in their 27′ Airstream with their dog named Curtis.
Boondock or Bust!
Mark & Shelly are a 40s couple who are retiring early, and planning to hit the road in early 2013 full time – workamping and boondocking along the way.
Live. Work. Dream.
Jim and Rene keep a summer home in Colorado, and then take their 5th wheel on the road when it turns cold. Wherever they are, they run their online business.
Nina and Paul, 12 paws and 40′ of RV on the open road – affording it all by investing.
Wendy and Jim travel full time in a bus conversion with a giant koi & dragon painted on it. Wendy is the editor of Bus Conversion Magazine too.
The Democratic Travelers
John & Laura set out in Feb 2013 on a year long Airstream adventure – letting their readers decide where they go! The are blog designers.
Living Learning Mobile
Craig finally convinced Lucie to try living on the road in their bus – they both work online in education.
Our Newell Adventure
Clarke & Elaine are in their early 60s and travel in a sweet vintage Newell bus. Clarke still runs his insurance agent business, and they workamp along the way.
Christian & Aly are a mid-20s couple living in their 1998 Rialto roaming around the streets of SF while attending school.
Outside Our Bubble
Brenda and David hit the road full time in June 2013 after many years of part-timing.
Jason and Kristin Snow restored a vintage airstream, and hit the road full time in Sept 2013 – running their web design & marketing company.
There are lots of families traveling on the road! For further inspiration and resources, please check out these communities: Families on the Road and Full Time Families.
Long Long Way to Tipperary
Told from a Father’s perspective, this is one family’s story of leaving the house behind and travelling the country full time in a RV.
Tillers and Travelers
The Hollands travel in a MCI bus conversion. The family of 4 perform folk music across the country together, as well as in Australia!!
How I Wrecked My Life
This family of 3 decided to ‘wreck their life’ and start over – by traveling full time in an RV!
The Scholl Bus
The Scholl family of 5 is full timing in a unique converted school bus. What makes it unique? They solved the space issue by installing a pop-up camper on the roof!!
The Powell Family is gearing up to hit the road in fall 2013. He’s a construction worker, and she will homeschool the kids.
The Lundy 5
This family of 5 home schools on the road, and does Digital Scrapbooking to afford it.
The Boho Hobos
A young family on the road since spring 2013.
The Still Rays
Chris & Dani are Canadian expats working in the music industry. When they found out they were pregnant, they bought a Westfalia van and hit the road.
Herd of Turtles
This family of 6 is embarking on a full timing lifestyle in their bus conversion. Sean does event management as they roam.
This family of four, plus 3 pets – fits together like Legos. They are traveling for a year in a RV around the USA while he does web design, and her personal training.
Moreau-Cook Family Blog
A family with a serious case of wanderlust. Aaron negotiated working remotely, and the family is on the road!
This homeschooling family with 2 kids took off in a 5th wheel in Sept 2010 with an open ended itinerary. He does web design & training along the way.
Carolyn and Rich, along with their kids decided to hit the road.. so they did! ‘Jester’ is the English translation of their last name.
The Travel Bags
The Bagasao family is roadschooling 7 kids, while the father travels for musical performances.
A family of 13.. living in a RV? You just gotta read this!!
Don & Misty Lively and their 6 kids are on the road exploring North America! Don works remotely online, and Misty homeschools the kids.
This self described BADASS family of 14 (12 kids, 2 parents, plus pets!!) are full timing in a Class-A motorhome. Watch this crazy!
This family just had a 3rd baby, and they’re gearing up to hit the road full time in an Airstream.
ROAMING FREE 2010
Tom and Marci full time with their teenage sons.
You don’t have to be partnered to travel.. here are some inspiring examples. Also check out these communities for solo travelers: RVing Women, Loners on Wheels and Wandering Individuals.
May you live with ease
Cheng Liu is a solo 30s female who hit the road in an RV in Sept 2013. She is a software developer, and does lots of volunteer work.
Becky is a mid 20s female who is planning to start full time RVing by the end of 2013 (or sooner). Follow her journey to the road of learning all about RVs!
Photographer Alison Turner hit the road in her van with her dog – photographing the world!
Glenn is a traveling musician, writing for TV and movies, who lives frugally. He’s currently converting a new van.
My Life Living in a Westfalia Camper Van
Cat is in her early 50s, had a side income and a small inheritance. She’s traveling solo with her dog.
Advertising photographer Brian Braun is hitting the road in a vintage restored Airstream to see if he can make his life completely mobile.
Lynne and her dog, Minnie, travel part of the year in a Winnie View. She’s a project manager, and able to work remotely.
John is stealth camping in a solar & wind powered cargo trailer as we workamps across the US.
The Silver Snail
Sharon is a solo female traveling full time in her Airstream, running her photography and graphic design business.
Malia's Miles Blog
Malia has been traveling full time since 2001 as a solo female RVer!
Ramblings of a Techno-Viking
After being laid off, Blars wasn’t ready to go back in to the workforce. So this high-tech worker decided to go ‘viking’ – traveling & exploring, and seeing where he ends up.
Anne McKinnell Photography
Anne left her career in software development in 2011 to follow her dream. Now she RVs and has become a respected photographer and teacher.
Tynan is former professional gambler and famous pick-up artist. He’s been traveling the world at a slow pace for years. When in the US, he travels in a small RV.
Where Is Kyle Now?
In the spring of 2009, Kyle sold everything in his Chicago apartment to live in a 23′ Airstream. For now, his job as a web app developer is location independent.
Travels With Miranda
Rae Crothers is a solo thirty-something female from Canada, who has been full time RVing since 2008. She supports herself with a combination of transcription, writing and translation.
Have a blog you think should be listed above? When we notice blogs that are a fit for this list, we add them in. Best way to get our attention? Engage with us on our blog, in forums/groups, be in touch, link to us from your own blog, etc. We usually are paying attention.
We primarily link to non-commercial blogs that are fairly actively sharing about life on the road as non-(traditional)retirement aged full time RVing nomads. We regularly trim out non-active blogs or folks who quit the RVing lifestyle. For a fuller listing of full time RVers of all ages & work statuses, please check out the wonderful HitchItch directory.