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RV Out West is a twice a month podcast focusing on the Pacific Northwest and radiating out beyond to the rest of the West. I pull a travel trailer with my family in tow and this podcast will highlight places to camp & explore, RV gear, tips & tricks, and an occasional food or cocktail recipe— all to make your camp life a little easier. #RVoutwest
 
Love writers and writing? How about reading and finding out more about your next favorite author you just simply can't get enough of? Then All Things Writing is for you. Join me and a wonderful bunch of guests as we take a journey through the world of books and creativity. We will share our life stories with you, as well as advice, tips and tricks, insight, funny stories, and interviews with people from all walks of life.
 
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Today we have the pleasure of talking with Michael Boyink. Michael Boyink is an award-winning writer and photographer who works as Managing Editor for a global software consulting and implementation company. He’s been on the podcast several times before discussing various topics. Michael, his wife Crissa and their two children spent eight years tra…
 
When the United States unlocked consumer access to the satellites for GPS, a new outdoor recreational activity sprung up — Geocaching. Members of this community place caches at locations marked by GPS coordinates all over the world for other Geocachers to locate. In this episode, we interview Chris Ronan, Senior Public Relations Manager of the Seat…
 
Today we have the pleasure of talking with Penny Rose. Penny is a CPA and has been working as a Forensic CPA for the past 20 years. As she retires from that career on her path to financial independence she is looking forward to taking on more clients in her side business as a CPA and financial consultant for content creators. So if you’re an RVer t…
 
Follow me on my adventures in Kentucky and Colorado. I was able to hit up some amazing places including a flooded mine, an award winning zoo, the Garden of the Gods and other places. There are tons of writing prompts all around us. Tons of ideas and all we have to do is reach out and touch those thoughts. I love taking some time and enjoying the ch…
 
Today we have the pleasure of talking with Marianne Eaves. Marianne is a bourbon master distiller that has taken her love of science and art and blended them, literally, in various ways throughout the spirits industry. She is currently full-time RVing with her family as they go from venue to venue with their other business, the Vernardo’s Circus. M…
 
This week I had the amazing opportunity to sit down and talk with Sara Baume who is the amazing author of the book Seven Steeples. Take a listen as we dig into her inspiration and how here art imitated life or maybe it was the other way around, but I promise you will not be disappointed. At its core, Seven Steeples takes a look at a period of two p…
 
If you are an experienced hiker, new to hiking, or just planning a visit to Washington State and are in search of great hikes, THE reference to use is WTA.org. Joining us in this episode is Anna Roth, a hiking content manager for the WTA. Now, she researches hikes and works with a team of correspondents who help her improve Washington Trails Associ…
 
Today we have the pleasure of talking with Duran Anderson. Duran is an entrepreneur, craftsman and lifelong RVer who took a pain point with his RV - bugs sneaking in through the screen door slider - and devised a solution that he took to market in his late 70s. I really enjoyed chatting with Duran and I think ya’ll will enjoy hearing his story and …
 
Today we have the pleasure of talking with Taylor Cluster. Taylor is the author of a social media meets van life murder mystery novel called #Vanlife Murders. She and her Fiancé Scott have spent that last three years living the nomad life while traveling all around North America. After hitting the road Taylor found that she had a bit more time to p…
 
Some of you will remember I did a review of the novel, The Playing Card Killer. I very much enjoyed that book and jumped at the chance to read and review Russell James's next book, Demon Dagger. Join us today as we talk about his latest work, how he crafted his novel, why he did what he did, and why he did not do what he could have done on this epi…
 
A. J. Forget is a chef, writer, photographer, traveler, and dilettante. He left a career as a wildland firefighter to pursue his lifelong passion of writing and his outlandish goal of a modern nomadic life. Currently, he is a carney and follows a circus around the United States. He lives in a converted school bus with his partner, a silversmith and…
 
Today we have the pleasure of talking with Alyssa Padgett. Alyssa is a co founder of the RV Entrepreneur community and has just published her second book: RVing Across America: A Quest to Visit All 50 States. Back in 2014 when she and Heath got married Alyssa convinced Heath to take her to all 50 states for their honeymoon. Somehow he go her into d…
 
On the 30th of April I had the most extraordinary opportunity of my life. I was asked if I would fill in as the moderator of the Ravencon chat with Mr. Terry Brooks. Yes, the Sword of Shannara author. The man who brought us the Landover series. An icon in the world of fantasy fiction who changed the playing-field and inspired generations of writers…
 
Today we have the pleasure of talking with Brooks Smothers.Brooks is a marketing consultant by day and a podcast host for a show called RV Out West by night. Born & raised in the Pacific Northwest he grew up camping; from backpacking, car camping, van life (before it was a thing), to a tent trailer and now with a travel trailer. In this episode Bro…
 
To the part timers, the some timers, the weekend warriors getting outdoors and maximizing your RV usage is paramount to happiness. Isn’t that why we all bought them? In this episode, I share successful tips on how we are able to spend 50+ nights in our travel trailer — most of them as weekend getaways. In the Pit stop I tackle the exciting topic of…
 
Do any of you remember who our guest is this week? Here is a hint. He is a novelist as well as an attorney who loves to write two fisted, hardboiled, blood and guts pulp fiction. Why would I want to keep you in suspense? Welcome to my guest this week, Mr. Mark Mellon. Listen to Mark while we talk about: What is his favorite genre and why How did he…
 
Today we have the pleasure of talking with Sharee Collier. Sharee is a 9 year RV life vet, who combines running a remote RV lifestyle business with seasonal jobs and project management. She the bestselling author of Live Camp Work: A Beginner’s Guide to Workamping- book 1 in a series that details how to grab seasonal jobs so you can travel now for …
 
Today we have the pleasure of talking with Kristi and Spencer Stevens Kristi and Spencer quit their corporate jobs in 2020 and hit the road with their son Kade. After spending six weeks of a paid sabbatical traveling in New Zealand and Australia they knew they wanted to rearrange their lives to spend more time together as a family. They leveraged t…
 
The term trope actually is derived from the Greek word tropos. Tropos means to "turn or, direction, or way". Derived from the verb, it suggests that something is being turned, to directed, to altered, or changed in some way. By the way, tropes and their classification were an important field in classical rhetoric. If my sources are to be believed. …
 
Cape Disappointment State Park is nestled between the mouth of the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean in the southwest corner of Washington State. The name of this park is very deceiving, but I promise it does not disappoint. In this episode, I discuss the campground, the different sites, where I think some of the best sites are, and share about …
 
Today we have the pleasure of talking with Kimberly Crossland who is the founder of Roadpreneur and Cruisin' + Campfires, two companies designed to keep families together and living in freedom through travel and entrepreneurship. In this episode we dive into how Kimberly built a physical product based business, called Cruising + Campfires, stemming…
 
This weeks episode we have a super awesome interview. This is the first time I've done a live interview and it's also the first time I've co-hosted an interview. We've got Heath Padgett back on the podcast and we're interviewing Andy Robinowitz from RV Life. If you didn't see the blog post the RV Entrepreneur podcast has been sold to Andy and the R…
 
Greetings my writing friends! This week I got the chance to sit down with the amazing Sirrah Medeiros and pick her brain about all kinds of things. An interesting gal with a passion for writing, service, and dogs. And, as you know, I love dogs! Come with me as we talk about all kinds of things like How she became the moderator of a romance group Wh…
 
Today we have the pleasure of talking with Kristen Sargent from Legit Trips, a travel company that runs international group trips. Kristen says she is living her wildest dreams. She owns an international travel company with her best friend and also travels domestically every day with the love of her life in their RV. She's on a mission to help peop…
 
Welcome to the show all of my wonderful listeners. For those of you keeping track, this is episode 83 of the show. You could be anywhere, but you are here with me and I appreciate it. Thank you all for tuning in on this fine day. Today we are going to talk a little bit about what happens when you get the chance to meet your heroes. No, I don't mean…
 
Today we have the pleasure of talking with Edzui Szumowski who is currently traveling the country performing with The Vernardos Circus! Edzui (Edge-U) is a performer and ran away with the circus- TWICE. Once on a train in 1993 and this time in an RV in 2021. He’s lived on circus trains, mega cruise ships, flown over 1000 times in a decade chasing s…
 
Seattle is the crown jewel of the Pacific Northwest and there is something for everyone to do in the city. Rich with history, art & music events, museums to outdoor activities our family still enjoys heading into the City to play. In this episode, I share some of our favorite activities, places to eat and where we like to explore. If you are planni…
 
Planning a Cross Country road trip can be maddening or can it be fun and exciting? Dreaming about all the wonderful sites and experiences I find thrilling. In this episode we discuss the details with route planning, campground reservations, ways to make travel days enjoyable, how to manage laundry & food along the way. Plus, it’s important to prepa…
 
Today we have the pleasure of talking with Nate Ritter from RoomSteals.com Nate has travel hacked with his family of 5, around the US and Western Europe for 10 years without paying for a flight or hotel. Now he’s found another hack having to do with wholesale hotel prices, and he’s sharing it with the world while they travel North America full time…
 
I love nothing more than to interview great authors. Those of you who are with me and listen to the show every week will remember that I said this week we would have an interview with the amazing J.D. Blackrose. Join us as we talk about all kinds of things like, Her razor sharp wit Who she credits for her writing style What she does when she is not…
 
I’m excited for todays episode with Aaron and Chris Willers. They are a married couple who have lived full time on the road since January 2019. They left their high paying corporate careers in their mid-thirties to live life to its fullest through travel and experiences. In preparation for working on the road they launched their new business, Irene…
 
So, you may ask yourself, how much am I writing? Well, Right now I am not writing a lot. I suppose that is only partially true. I am writing a podcast script for all of you lovely people. However, book wise I am not writing a ton at the moment. A few things sort of conspired against me and that is the topic of today’s show. What can you do when you…
 
It takes about 27 seconds for a thief to steal your batteries. Our first tent trailer didn’t come with a battery when we bought it as it had been stolen and the previous owner’s sold the trailer before replacing the battery. Surprisingly battery theft is pretty common. In this episode, I chat with Jason Tracy, owner of RV Lock Box based out of Spok…
 
I’m excited for todays episode, I’m joined by Demian Ross. Demian is a repeat guest on the podcast but this time around he is a bit more of an RV Entrepreneur than the last go around. Demian has created two magazines for the RV community - Rootless Living and the newly launched RV Today Magazine. While his first magazine, Rootless Living, that was …
 
One of the things I really like about the rv lifestyle is that it can be very minimalistic, and yet can also satisfy the inner gear nut in me because there are a ton of different products and ways to solve solutions that arise. While at the 2022 Tampa RV show I came across a product that absolutely blew me away. It was created by a fellow Fulltime …
 
Think fast my writing friends. What would you say is the single most important aspect of your writing game aside from butt in chair making the words happen? I would argue that if you said anything other than the help of a good editor, you would be wrong. And our next guest has a passion of writing and editing and she is going to share with us the t…
 
Camping in the Pacific Northwest provides many different outlets for many different types of campers. For RVers looking for a destination that provides family friendly amenities, great sites and full hookups, with a lot to explore in the surrounding area, then these two KOAs should not be missed. In this episode I chat with the general managers of …
 
This episode, and a few of the upcoming episodes are going to be special in that I am doing interviews of Horror Writer Association, Virginia Chapter members. I have been a member of that association for quite a long time now, as far as being a member of anything goes and I am happy to say that it has me pretty busy working with other authors on a …
 
Today we get to talk with Dustin and Nicole Schroeder who are the current owners of Fulltime Families. Dusting and Nicole Schroeder are nomadic entrepreneurs that run multiple businesses from the road. They have traveled Fulltime with their family of 5 since 2017 and are very engaged in the RV community through their company Fulltime Families. Full…
 
Today we have the pleasure of talking with Jason and Abby Epperson from RV Miles. Jason and Abby are hosts of the RV Miles Podcast, the America's National Parks podcast and the See America Podcast. They are also the editors of RVMiles.com and every week share the latest in RV and camping news on the RV Miles YouTube channel. On the road full-time s…
 
I want to tell you that I am super happy with the way the edits to my book "The App" are coming along. My editor has really taken me to task and made me work out the kinks in the system. So today, I'm sharing with you some of the comments she has sent to me and exactly how I handled them. I'm also going to share with you an instance where I did not…
 
Tara of Tara’s Tiny Trailer is a born and raised Washingtonian who straddles the line between a life in sticks & bricks and wandering around the state as a nomad as many weekends as possible. Her bohemian spirit is strong and in this episode she shares with us what makes her tiny trailer work for her, and we dive into some of her favorite spots to …
 
Today we get to talk with Eric from Hourless Life, a threepeat guest on the podcast! (Episodes 53 &124) Eric, Brittany, and Caspian Highland are currently driving around the world on a 10-15 year journey. They've been traveling full-time since February 2014. That means their son Caspian who was born in 2016 doesn’t know anything other than life on …
 
We continue our conversation with The Meyer’s family as they share in their cross country adventure. In this episode as we pick up where we left off as they were entering the American Southwest in Utah. From wheeling in a Hummer near Moab, spray painting on Cadillacs, bearing witness to where Dr King was assassinated and traveling the Trail of Tear…
 
In this episode we talk about: How the RV lifestyle allowed them to pivot and adapt when their industry was thrown a curve ball How they are integrating their travels and their gigs into the Harvest Host network How the transition to a nomadic lifestyle didn’t go as planned How to balance work and life when spouses work on opposite ends of the week…
 
Heather Ryan is the owner of The Tax Queen, a tax firm supporting entrepreneurs and digital nomads. As a federally-licensed Enrolled Agent, she supports her clients year-round with tax preparation, tax planning and bookkeeping. She's been traveling in a 5th wheel with her husband and two dogs since September 2016. In this episode Heather tells us a…
 
Today we’re catching up with the RV Entrepreneur's founder Heath Padgett and getting an overview on the past half a year since he ended the podcast and also a few status updates on current projects.Specifically we discuss: - Heath’s experience ending the podcast and his reflections on closing it down - How taking a single action can change your who…
 
The RV Entrepreneur podcast is BACK! … with a caveat, there is a new host! In this episode Heath interviews the new host, Joshua Sheehan, and officially hands over the torch as host of the podcast. They dive into Joshua’s background, how they met and what he’s doing on the road. Heath and Joshua also talk about a scarcity versus an abundance mindse…
 
Good Day to you! I had the greatest fortune to meet author Darin Kennedy at a show we were doing. Wonderful show and a great time. I recently read his book, Necromancer for Hire and I wanted to get him on the show to talk about the book, his current works, and everything in between. Check out Darin and I as we talk about all kinds of things to incl…
 
Welcome to the show everyone! Hope you are doing well. This is All Things Writing and I am your host, American author, Bryan Nowak. let’s get hooking? Have you ever read a book that was so woefully lacking in any kind of hook that you put it down and never picked it up again? I most certainly have and if you have too, you are not in the minority. I…
 
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