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Hiking in one of the many State Parks in Texas on a day off.

2016 Amazon CamperForce Review

Want to know what the pay is really like for Amazon’s CamperForce program? I’ve sat down and done the math, and here are my numbers for the 2016 peak season at the Haslet site: Total weeks worked: 10 weeks, 6 days. Total hours worked: 442 Overtime hours worked: 18 Base pay: $11.50/hour Overtime pay: $17.25/hour […]

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Editing The Little Guide to Dreaming Big from my home office on wheels

Working Remotely – A Review

And as part of the informal yearly review I’ve been conducting, there’s one last experiment from this year to report on. For the first time since I hit the road, the majority of my income this year will have come from remote work rather than taking seasonal work-camping jobs. The biggest leap of faith I […]

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Still camping at Lake Crowley, CA

Comparing Work Options for RVers

Having now acquired a good amount of experience while RVing with both working in a fixed location, and working remotely, it feels like a good time to give a rundown on both types and the positives and negatives of each. First an explanation of terms, as not everyone may know what work-camping is, and definitions […]

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A Plus RV Park, furthest of the Haslet campgrounds at 37 miles out

Haslet CamperForce Orientation

Yesterday was my first day of work, orientation day at the new Amazon fulfillment center in Haslet, TX, near Fort Worth. Actually this facility isn’t new per-say, but it is new to the CamperForce program this year. As always with my Amazon coverage, I’m going to focus on what’s different this fall from previous falls. […]

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Double rainbow over the employee complex

Making the Most of an Extended Work-camping Stay

Sometimes I get customers at my checkout line who think working at Yellowstone National Park must be about the neatest thing ever, but sometimes their comments are at the other end of the spectrum – how sad it must be to live in a park but have to work all the time. The truth is […]

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OF visitor center through the trees on a stormy day

Three Ordinary Work Days

Today I’d like to share with you all the flip side of the coin, the side of full-time RVing as a person of working age that you don’t hear as much about. You read a lot about what my travel days are like, what my exploring days are like, but very seldom do I post […]

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My office view of Old Faithful, it's pretty grand!

Working for a Nonprofit Park Association

Most people who visit national parks never realize that the anyone other than National Park Service employees might be serving them. The truth is, while the NPS man the entrance booths, staff the ranger desks, and hold interpretive programs and talks, most other services inside the park are not provided directly by the government. Just […]

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Lot of interpretive talks here are about these little guys.  Fairy Shrimp only live in granite vernal pools.  They live at the top of the rock in puddles!

Park Hosting for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Onto week three of Park Hosting here at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area. I’m continuing to have a good time and now feel confident in calling this camp hosting experiment a success. For the curious wondering what it’s like volunteering for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD), I present this little post that explains […]

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Six Benefits of Seasonal Jobs

It’s no secret, I think my life is pretty awesome. All of the wonderful things about RVing brought up in the last post are great things to point to, but I realized there’s something I left out of that list that bears mentioning. Something I really didn’t consider a perk of constant travel that luckily […]

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Working at National Parks for RVers

Thinking about working at a National Park this summer season? You’ve come to the right place. During the past month I’ve applied to several and been interviewed for three different locations, all of which decided to hire me. I’m no expert, but I’m going to share what I learned from the experience here for all […]

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Finding Temp/Contract Jobs for RVers

Well, this hasn’t exactly been my most thrilling week as a full-time RVer. There’s been an awful lot of job searching going on, and not a whole lot else. So when it came time to write today’s blog post, I figured what better topic than finding temporary jobs for RVers, since hey, it’s been on […]

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About Amazon’s CamperForce

Last updated on 4/24/17 for accuracy. 2016 was my fifth year working in Amazon’s CamperForce. I think most people who full-time must have heard about this opportunity by now, but I still get a lot of questions about what CamperForce is, what the pay is like, and is it worth it. This article is designed […]

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