How did we get here?
I’m a Colorado native, an avid cyclist and Director of Operations for a nutritional supplements company based out of Texas. I work regular 8-5 hours and a 40 hour week, which I am able to do virtually – thanks to technology. You can read more about how technology keep us mobile here. Like many Americans, I don’t get a lot of vacation time yet it’s high value for me, so this is a great way to feel like I get more time off as we’re usually ‘right there’ in places where we want to be with somewhere cool on our doorstep to enjoy right after work and every weekend. I got to travel a lot with my previous job at EAS where I ran a health and fitness contest and was one of the judges for the Body-for-LIFE (BFL) Challenge over several years.
It was while working for EAS that I got my first taste of a motorhome when some colleagues and I were driven across the country in a BFL branded Prevost (big, fancy motorhome) so we could surprise and present the Contest Champions with their prizes and checks for winning the Body-for-LIFE challenge. It was an amazing opportunity – being paid to travel, inspire and meet amazing people who were literally transforming themselves and their lives! That experience – seeing the country in style and with amazing views through that huge glass windshield – gave me my first taste of the RV life and I liked it, a lot!
Aside from that and a couple of trips to Mexico, I hadn’t seen too much of the USA or the world. All that changed after a visit to Julie’s homeland Australia in 2012. I got bitten by the travel bug – hard – and that’s what inspired me to look at ways to do more of it as part of my everyday life and eventually led to us deciding to move into an RV to live, work and travel.
I was born in Australia and lived there my whole life until I moved to Boulder, Colorado 8 years ago. I first visited to attend a conference, instantly fell in love with the Rocky Mountains and decided I wanted to move there. Soon after returning to Australia, the global economy tanked. It was 2008. I’d worked so hard to build a successful marketing and event company (ironically, in the transformational space) when it all imploded – along with my belief system and the true measurement of ‘success’. So I sold everything – my house and everything in it, returned my lease car, closed my company and moved to Boulder to hit the reset button and start my life over. It wasn’t easy – I was single, living in a new country, had no job, no work VISA and I hardly knew a soul. Yet somehow I knew I was in exactly the right place.
I moved from Sydney to Colorado with just 2 suitcases and everything I truly needed. I loved Colorado and it began to dawn on me that it was the simplicity of my new life that made me feel so happy, alive and free! That’s when I realized I didn’t need a lot of ‘stuff’ and that my life was actually much richer without so many material things weighing me down. Instead, I was able to focus my time, energy and attention on more important things – relationships, nature and experiences. I think that’s a big part of why the RV life suits me so well – I get to focus on what matters to me most every single day.
Workwise, my previous career in marketing communications and personal transformation segued perfectly into what I do today. I’m a Lifestyle Consultant and Coach and work with a handful of private clients who find themselves at a major crossroads in their life. I help them turn it around to a new direction, redefining their success measures to align with their values so they can achieve their own life, career and relationship goals in a healthy and sustainable way.
And even though Marc and I are most definitely a team and he’s the face in many of our videos, I do most of the behind-the-scenes work for RVLove – writing the blog posts, video filming and production, managing our website and posting social media content. I love building communities and we both love helping people and sharing the RV lifestyle.
We don’t have kids, so RVLove has morphed into a kind of legacy project for us. Knowing that the information and content we provide is helping so many people embark on a new life adventure is what keeps us inspired to keep creating and sharing.
Our Love Story
In the summer of 2010 after what seemed like a lifetime of waiting for Mr / Mrs Right, our paths finally crossed. We met on the dating website eHarmony, began dating soon after and were married in Boulder the following year. Our relationship took off pretty quickly after an incident relating to the movie Eat. Pray. Love. and a pair of socks. But we’ll save those details for another time. Ask us about it over happy hour, it’s a fun story that we never get tired of sharing.
We truly believe that one of the reasons we’re so compatible is because of how we met – through the values-based matching system that eHarmony is built upon. In fact, we applied those same principles to finding the ideal RV and setup for our RV lifestyle and so far everything’s going swimmingly there as well! We’re both big believers in waiting for ‘the right one’ – that goes for RVs as well as life partners!
The real reason behind our decision to travel by RV
While we knew we wanted to do more travel, one of the big reasons we opted to start by exploring the USA in an RV was so we could take our beloved fur child, Coda – a 9yo 50/50 lab-poodle mix – along with us. Coda looooved attention but had a tendency to be kinda needy, hence her nickname “Coda-pendent”!
We started our travels with Coda, but sadly (make that truly, deeply, heartwrenchingly) had to say goodbye to her just 5 months later while we were in Monterey, CA. It was the hardest day of our lives (sniff, sniff). To celebrate her and our time together, we created A Tribute to Coda and her Wonderful Life which you can see here.
We really love dogs and if we meet you out on the road, we just might ask if we can give your dog(s) a pet and a cuddle. Unfortunately however, Marc is deathly allergic to cats so we can only love on them from a distance. Even though we continue to travel now with just the two of us and are not ready to adopt another fur child, we can share without reservation that the RV lifestyle is also well suited to pets as they get to experience so many more exciting smells and trails.
So, enough about us. How about you? What interests you about the RV lifestyle and how can we help? Feel free to let us know by sending us an email or connecting with us on social media.
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