MANAGING STRESS WITH THE RV LIFESTYLE

Ah, RVing. When you envision the RV lifestyle, you probably imagine it looking something like this:

 

 

On most days it actually does, but every once in awhile, things don’t quite go as planned. In fact, one of the worst RV trips James and I ever took was so remarkable we named it “The Great Mosquito Siege of 2014.”

 

Since we’ve written about it BEFORE, and I’m pretty sure it will go down in RVing history books anyways, I won’t traumatize you by dredging up all the gory details. I’ll give you the CliffsNotes version instead. It all started when we landed at an abandoned campground on the Texas gulf coast in the middle of a pitch-black night and a torrential rainstorm. That was just the first in a series of rapidly escalating unfortunate events. Killer mosquitos, windows leaking, James’ infamous naked jump, chemical warfare, and a Thelma & Louise style desperate cross-country escape…it was such a ridiculous 14 hours, one problem after another, I still look back today and marvel that it all actually happened and wasn’t some sort of twisted dream.

 

If you’re new to the RV lifestyle, you’ll quickly learn it isn’t always sunny days and wide lanes once you hit the road.

 

 

I know, this goes against the entire image of RVing as a relaxing and idyllic lifestyle, but let’s be real. Stress happens when RVing just as it does at home. It’s an inevitable part of life. The real question is, how well do you deal with it?

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5 TIPS FOR WORKING AND LIVING IN AN RV FULL-TIME

For many, the RVing lifestyle is only possible if a person can continue to work and bring in an income. While there are many ways to earn an income on the road, it is not always so easy to manage life on the road and work at the same time.

 

Luckily, working on the road in this day and age is probably the easiest it has ever been. Internet can be found nearly everywhere, cell phone service is abundant, and more location independent positions can be found.

 

 

That being said, working and living on the road doesn’t mean you are on a vacation full-time. You still have to work, be productive, and be successful!

 

Below are five tips for working and living in an RV full-time.

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