Love getting the RV out for weekends and getaways? Dream of being a professional nomad? In Stories from the Road, host Sam Nuerminger chats with everyone from weekend warriors to full-timers about what drew them to the road, the challenges they face, and what keeps them going year after year.
Blowing up RVs and the Daytona 500 with Chris Young
In the second episode of Stories from the Road season 2 Sam talks with Chris Young who is the spokesperson for Gander RV and Outdoors. Chris recently took a Class A RV down to Florida for the Daytona 500. He camped at the racetrack with all of the other race fans.
Chris discusses how he ended up where he is today, blowing up RVs for a Gander promo video, what the Daytona 500 camping experience was like, and much more.
0:10 - Write-ins from friends of the show 2:30 - Chris introduction 4:00 - Chris’s Start/Blowing Up RVs 11:00 - Camping at the Daytona 500 14:00 - Community at the Daytona 500 15:00 - Chris’s interview with race fans 20:00 - Chris talks about other race fans he met 24:00 - Chris’s camping experiences Links mentioned in this episode:
Gander RV & Outdoors YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=--h7VWYGAak Gander RV & Outdoors https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/gander-rv-outdoors-podcast/id1500074934
Season 2 Premiere with Keith Bernard CEO of Clear 2O
Kicking off Stories from the Road Season 2, Sam chats with Keith Bernard, CEO of Clear2O. Keith is taking water filtration seriously in his RV adventures. As a water filtration specialist and an avid RVer he wants to see more folks take charge of the quality of their water whether they use Clear2O’s products or another water filter.
Keith goes into detail about some of the issues with water on the road and what you can do to ensure you’re getting clean water in your rig.
0:10 - Intro to season 2 4:00 - Keith introduction 5:00 - Keith’s introduction to RVing 6:30 - Keith’s best experiences 8:30 - The Importance of Clean Water in RVs 10:30 - What sets Clear2O’s filters apart 12:00 - The effects of poor water quality 12:30 - Different types of water filters 14:00 - Types of water filters depending on type or RVing 16:00 - Spotting poor quality water 18:30 - Clear 2O new product launch 20:30 - Keith’s future goals for RV water safety
Stories from the Road Returns!
Stories from the road returns next week for season 2! Interested in coming on the show or sharing a story? Write into firstname.lastname@example.org and become a part of the community.
Spreading Kindness on the Road with the Kind Campers
In this episode, Sam interviews Madeline and Dillon from the Kind Campers. Their dream has always been one of wanderlust. As they set out on their “adult gap years”, Madeline and Dillon knew that they needed something more than just the intention to travel.
With their passions in mind, they decided to make their goal on the road to “cultivate kindness” as often and widespread as possible. The Kind Campers have a mission to RV full time and spread kindness while doing it!
Tune in to hear about finding volunteer opportunities on the road, how kindness can change your life and the lives of others, and also hear some great stories from the road about spreading kindness!
What we cover in this episode:
1:00 - Why hit the road? 4:30 - Choosing an RV 7:30 - Becoming the Kind Campers 13:30 - Finding volunteer opportunities on the road 16:00 - How kindness can change your life 19:30 - Kindness in Slab City 26:30 - Favorite travel destinations 31:00 - Advice for volunteering while traveling Connect with Madeline and Dillon and learn more about this episode here.
Caravanning and International Travel with TravellingK
In this episode, Sam interviews Karen from the YouTube channel TravellingK. Karen has lived permanently in a travel trailer in New Zealand for three years. She works as a graphic designer on the road and creates videos of her lifestyle, how-to advice, and interviews others living this lifestyle.
She's just got back from a three month trip to the UK towing a caravan and has now started renovating a vintage caravan back in New Zealand.
Tune in to hear Karen share her experience with international travel, how she's earning an income on the road through freelance work and Patreon, and some fun stories from the road!
What we cover in this episode:
2:00 - Traveling in New Zealand 7:00 - Caravanning trip in the UK 12:00 - Working on the road and funding travels 15:00 - Personal growth through travel 17:30 - Stories from the road 24:00 - Advice for travelers Connect with Karen and learn more about this episode here!
Preparing for the RV Lifestyle with Jordan and Ian
In this episode, Sam interviews Ian and Jordan Knoll, Real Estate Investors from Grand Rapids, Michigan who have been married for five years. They are hitting the road in their 1989 Toyota Itasca Spirit with their Chihuahua, Bella, and heading for Mexico! Ian and Jordan have a love for travel and adventure and are excited to embrace full-time RV life. Check them out on Instagram @jordanandiantravel.
Tune in to hear Ian and Jordan share what it's been like to prepare for this lifestyle, how they've built a real estate portfolio to fund their travels, and what they hope to see and experience on the road!
What we talk about in this episode:
1:00 - Preparing to hit the road and building real estate portfolio 8:30 - Choosing a rig and planning travel 17:00 - Advice for RV life 23:00 - Stories about preparing to hit the road 26:30 - Last minute preparations Connect with Jordan and Ian and learn more about this episode here.
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