ABOUT MARC & JULIE
G’day! We’re Marc and Julie Bennett
We’re full-time RVers who are now in our 6th year of living, working and traveling full-time in our RV and our mission is to help YOU hit the road so you can live and love a life of freedom, fun and travel too.
We literally “wrote the book on RVing” – published by Adams Media, a division of Simon & Schuster. In November 20, 2018 “Living the RV Life – Your Ultimate Guide to Life on the Road” hit the shelves at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Costco and all good bookstores around the country! And in Kindle/digital format too. Since then, “Living the RV Life” has become a bestseller, with 200+ 5-star reviews, and it’s already in its 3rd print run. And the audio version is coming out this summer of 2020!
But how did we even get here? You could say life’s been one heck of an adventure! Here’s a quick overview to get you up to speed. Or you can watch this video to see our journey of 6 years on the road wrapped up into 6 minutes.
Since June of 2014, we’ve visited all of the 50 USA states, explored national parks and state parks, stayed in private campgrounds and dry camped in the middle of the desert. We’ve summered in Maine, wintered in Arizona, hiked the rocky mountains in Colorado, parasailed in the Florida Keys, driven up into Canada and walked across the border into Mexico. We even squeezed in a one month trip to Australia, working at night while exploring beautiful beaches, zooming over tropical rainforests and snorkeling the gorgeous Great Barrier Reef by day. Yep, it’s been one heck of a journey and we’ve got no intentions of stopping any time soon. This life is just too good!
We don’t share all of this to boast, but to open your mind and inspire you.
We’re not retired and we don’t have a trust fund either. Nope, we’re still working and saving for retirement. We just decided we didn’t want to wait that long to live the lifestyle we were yearning for – we wanted the freedom to explore and experience all of the nature and beauty of the world while we’re still young, fit and healthy. When we began thinking about all the places we wanted to see and all the things we wanted to do, we realized it would be almost impossible to fit them all into our golden years – that is, presuming we would even get there – after all, tomorrow is promised to no-one. Then we had a not-so-crazy thought… Why not start now?
We’re all about making things happen
Once we started thinking about all the possibilities, we just couldn’t stop – we sprung into action! We asked ourselves some really big questions, did a ton of research, crunched a whole bunch of numbers and somehow it all came together… to deliver a resounding YES, we can do this! Over the next 8 months, we decluttered, donated and downsized our stuff, sold our 2 cars and our townhome in Colorado, bought a Class A motorhome and a MINI Convertible, drove off into the sunset (literally) and we haven’t looked back!
We’re here to dispel a big myth
There’s a myth that the RV life is only for retired folks, but that’s simply not true. Not anymore. These days, RVing is for couples, singles and families. RVing is for anyone who has ever dreamed about seeing the country (or world) up close, from one end to the other, one mile at a time.
It’s for people who want to take long road trips instead of short vacations, or escape cold winters and scorching summers. It’s for those who want to hit the reset button, take a much needed sabbatical or gain some work-life balance and much needed perspective. It’s for people who want to reconnect with nature, themselves and each other as they rediscover and reprioritize what’s truly important. It’s for those who yearn for more simplicity and less stress, shorter to-do lists and less stuff to weigh them down. It’s for those who want to travel, experience new places and create amazing memories. It’s for people who want to step off the treadmill of life and leave daily commutes, endless chores and monotony behind and step into the adventure of a lifetime.
If you hear the open road calling, we’re here to help you answer it.
How our content will help you
Here at our RVLove website, on YouTube, in our book and online RV Success School, we strive to share the kind of information that we wish had been more readily available when we embarked on our own journey of researching, exploring and embracing the RV lifestyle. Our goal is to educate, entertain and inspire you as you gain knowledge, confidence and comfort in the decisions you’ll need to make as you head out on your own adventure. And the best place to dive in first is right here.
RVLove.com is the place we share our own journey – how we prepared, what we discovered, how we transitioned and how we learned to thrive. We take you beyond places and travel stories and introduce you to some of the extraordinary people we meet along the way. And we candidly tell you about the highs, the lows and the in betweens, always giving our honest perspective and opinions through our own unique lens. RVLove.com is a great place to start, yet still, after 6 years on the road – despite all we have shared here on our blog and on YouTube – it became evident there was a need for more.
That is, even more in-depth education, guidance, resources and support for people who are committed to making the right choices when it comes to choosing the right RV for them and making sound (and safe) decisions on the journey to their RV lifestyle.
So in May 2017, we launched RV Success School – with online, guided courses to help people hit the road the right way. The School is built from a foundation of more than 7 years of intensive research, hands-on experience and a breadth of knowledge – including our own plus that of hundreds of RVers and industry experts we’ve met along the way. RV Success School is built on a powerful learning platform that offers self-paced, in-depth courses that give our students a clear direction, a structured approach, and well-researched, unbiased information to help them learn what they really need to know to make the right decisions for their RV purchase and the many aspects related to living the RV lifestyle successfully. These courses are designed to save a LOT of time, a LOT of money and help people avoid so many of the costly mistakes we see every week. Many of which can be avoided – with the right knowledge and education. You can read what some of our students have to say here.
We hope that by sharing what we’ve learned so far, it will make your journey a little (or a lot) easier. Here are a few ways to stay connected with us and ensure you get all our RVing content and tips.
- visit the blog and see the latest posts
- subscribe to our YouTube videos
- connect with us and our awesome communities on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter where the everyday conversations take place
- follow us on Pinterest to share images, boards and ideas
- grab a copy of our bestselling book Living the RV Life – Your Ultimate Guide to Life on the Road
- visit RV Success School and explore how our online courses will guide, educate and support you as you embark on the journey to RVing
- Read what our students have to say about how RV Success School has helped them and saved them a LOT of money.
And last but not least, if you feel inspired to reach out directly, you’re always welcome to send us an email. We read them all and we do respond, we just ask that you are patient and give us a few days as we’re juggling RVLove alongside our travel and work.
Thanks so much for visiting. We look forward to helping you hit the road sooner rather than later!
Best of LIFE,
Marc and Julie