The RV Entrepreneur with Heath Padgett

Heath Padgett


This podcast is for people who are interested in downsizing their life, creating remote income, and working from anywhere. The RV Entrepreneur Podcast is a weekly show where I interview nomadic entrepreneurs who have made the leap into the RV lifesty...Show More

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RVE 159: Reflecting on 2018: What Went Well and What Didn’t Go Well

35:02 | Dec 12th, 2018

In this episode, Alyssa and I reflect on 2018 and talk about the things that went well, the things that didn't go well, and the things that weren't good or bad, so weren't calling them "meh". It's one of our favorite things to do for a few reasons, n...Show More

RVE 158: Attacking Your Potential with Christina Gambino of American Ninja Warrior

53:08 | Dec 4th, 2018

Today’s episode is 100% random and awesome. I'm interviewing Christina Gambino, a full-time RVer and founder of JumpTwist, which provides music and choreography to gymnasts, dancers, and kids all over the world. In addition to founding JumpTwist, Chr...Show More

RVE 157: Fighting Against Burnout as an Entrepreneur

44:16 | Nov 28th, 2018

In this episode, I interview Joel Holland who is the founder of Story Blocks and current CEO of Harvest Hosts. Harvest Hosts is our all-time favorite camping membership that let's RVers park on wineries, farms and breweries all over North America A f...Show More

RVE 156: How to Stand Out Against the Competition (and avoid toxic customers)

38:43 | Nov 8th, 2018

hey guys! Back from podcast hiatus. Today's episode is with Jeff Shelton, CEO of Wholesale Warranties. In this episode we talk about how to deal with negative reviews, avoid toxic customers and how Jeff built one of the largest RV warranty companies ...Show More

RVE 155: The Success and Struggles of Working for Yourself

33:15 | Oct 9th, 2018

Earlier this year at a conference I heard someone say, "People respect your successes, but they relate to your struggles." That quote encompasses what this episode is all about. Kevin and Mandy offer up an honest look into some of their biggest failu...Show More

RVE 154: Amy of GoPetFriendly on Building the Largest Road Tripping Site for Your Pet

50:15 | Sep 26th, 2018

The Burkert Family Story:  While on vacation, Amy and Rod Burkert started to wonder what their dogs were supposed to do while they were all on the road. A CPA by trade, Amy started to research what the road had to offer their pups and realized that t...Show More

RVE 153: Finding Freelance Writing Gigs from the Road

23:04 | Sep 17th, 2018

Welcome to the 2nd episode in the Side Hustle series. Today on the show, I have Kim Chappell who writes for Dine, Wine & Stein Magazine. Kim talks about finding freelance writing gigs for the first time, how to pitch proposals to clients you want to ...Show More

RVE 152: Starting an Amazon FBA Business from Scratch with Tim and Fin

54:16 | Sep 4th, 2018

Tim & Fin’s Story: In 2015, Tim & Fin quit their jobs, put some clothes in a backpack, and booked a one-way ticket to Europe. After that trip, Tim & Fin tried to go back to working jobs like normal only to find they wanted to be back on the road. At ...Show More

RVE 151: Giving Yourself Permission to Chase Curiosities with Adam Nubern

42:08 | Sep 4th, 2018

Adam and Lindsey Nubern have been traveling across the world since 2014. Like most full-time travelers, Adam and Lindsey know what it’s like to struggle with questions like, Are we making the right decision? Are we where we are supposed to be? It was...Show More

RVE 150: Running a Recession-Resistant Business with Ryan & Mike of Leisure Travel Vans

44:16 | Aug 28th, 2018

Other things we talk about in this episode: RV manufacturing during the recession Surviving a dried up market Wondering if it’s time to close up shop Strategies for creating a recession-resistant business Blending the qualities of two businesses for...Show More

RVE 149: How to Build a Brand That Serves Your Life and Business

39:39 | Aug 21st, 2018

Today's episode is from two of our keynote speakers at the 2018 RVE Summit, Kathy and Peter Holcombe.  Five years ago Kathy and Peter had a thriving wedding photography business in Colorado, but they weren't happy with being chained to one location. ...Show More

RVE 148: Talking Shop with Ane of Probably a Good Dog

34:36 | Aug 8th, 2018

Things we talk about in this episode Pushback artists face when deciding to put their products out in the world Choosing price points that work for you Utilizing Instagram for your business Allowing flexibility for your business based on your custom...Show More

RVE 147: 5 Strategies for Launching Your Book

21:39 | Jul 31st, 2018

Today on the podcast we talk about 5 strategies for launching your book. This is the last episode in our test drive series talking to Alyssa about publishing her book. If you have any ideas for a series you'd like to hear, let us know!  Link to Alys...Show More

RVE 146: Funding the Life You Want with Techno RV

50:26 | Jul 27th, 2018

This week, I have Eric and Tami from Techno RV on the show to talk about how they ended up in the world of e-commerce and why it's not about earning a bunch of money but a means of funding the life you want. Other things we talk about in this episode...Show More

RVE 145: 5 Writing Tips to Finish Your First Book

15:19 | Jul 16th, 2018

Writing a book is an amazing feat of character. As Hemingway said, “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” It takes guts, courage, time, sacrifice, and a whole lot of grit to write and publish a book, so this ...Show More

RVE 144: The Power of Asking for Things Outside of Your Comfort Zone & Learning New Skills with Michela

43:50 | Jul 13th, 2018

This week, I'm interviewing Michela Dai Zovi on the podcast. Mic is a world traveler, writer, and web developer who lives in an RV full time with her husband. In this episode, we talk about asking for things outside of your comfort zone and learning ...Show More

RVE 143: Four Ways to Reach More People on Amazon

19:27 | Jun 29th, 2018

This is the third episode in our blog to book series where Alyssa and I cover what she's learned in the first six months of releasing her first book on Amazon.  In this episode we cover: 4 of the major ways to reach more people on Amazon  How to get...Show More

RVE 142: How to Tell an Authentic Story Through Video

48:26 | Jun 22nd, 2018

One of my favorite talks from our 2018 RV Entrepreneur Summit was from Nathan and Marissa of Less Junk, More Journey.

RVE 141: How to Validate Your Book Idea

12:58 | Jun 10th, 2018

This is part two of five in a series where I talk with Alyssa about how to write, launch, and market your first book. In this episode we talk about: How to know if you should (or shouldn't) write a book How to seek our validation for your book...Show More

140: The Power of Focus & Going "All-In" on Your Business

47:40 | Jun 10th, 2018

Over the past 10 years Matt and Joanna Hofmann have restored over 400 RVs and built the largest mobile architecture company in the world, all while living in a van, RV or boat. They recently launched a new RV called the Living Vehicle and in this ...Show More

RVE 139: How Alyssa Sold 8k Copies from Publishing Her First Book

22:12 | Jun 2nd, 2018

This is the first episode in a five part series where I sit down with Alyssa to dig into what she learned from self-publishing her first book, A Beginner's Guide to Living in an RV.  In this episode we talk about: Her doubts and fears before wr...Show More

RVE 138: How Eric and Tina Make a Living Playing Disc Golf

48:47 | May 23rd, 2018

On today’s episode I’m interviewing Tina Stanaitis and Eric Oakley. Tina and Eric are full-time RVers and professional disc golfers who also run Whale Sacs, a company that makes tie on grip bags that help to dry your hands while playing disc golf. Th...Show More

RVE 137: How to Start a Photography Business for Less than $3k

57:44 | May 17th, 2018

Today on the show I’m bringing back on a couple of guests who I had on the podcast a couple years ago — Kathy and Peter Holcombe. Kathy and Peter are two of the most adventurous people I’ve ever met. In the past two years, they’ve kayaked the entire ...Show More

RVE 136: How Kara and Nate Became the Top Travel Vlog on Youtube

39:51 | May 10th, 2018

Today on the podcast I’m interviewing Kara and Nate Buchanan, who were recently voted the best in Travel on Youtube at the 10th annual shorty awards. They are getting close to publishing their 500th travel vlog (just in the past two years might I add...Show More

RVE 135: The Importance of Asking Great Questions (Make Me Feel Dumb Pt 3)

45:40 | May 2nd, 2018

On today’s third "Make Me Feel Dumb" episode, I’m interviewing a good friend and author — Paul Angone. Paul authored the best selling book “101 Secrets for Your 20’s” and I asked him to be on the podcast today to talk about the importance of asking c...Show More

RVE 134: How to Save Money on Longterm Travel (and Still Have Awesome Experiences)

19:59 | Apr 27th, 2018

In this episode, I'm interviewing our friends Jedd and Michelle from Intentional Travelers. We have been traveling with them around New Zealand and in this episode we are talking about how to save money on longterm travel through creative travel acco...Show More

RVE 133: How to Attract and Contact Brands You Want to Work With

50:25 | Apr 26th, 2018

On today’s episode, I’m interviewing a couple I met this past fall in Nashville named Jordan and Pete. Among other things, Jordan and Pete run a husband/wife small boutique agency geared towards helping wedding professionals grow their business. They...Show More

RVE 132: An Interview with Stories from the Road Podcast

1:11:12 | Apr 25th, 2018

This episode aired originally on Stories from the Road Podcast In this episode, my friend Sam from the Stories from the Road podcast interviews me to dig into our story. We talk about why we originally started traveling and some of our biggest strugg...Show More

RVE 131: How to Land Your First 100 Customers

41:16 | Apr 18th, 2018

On today’s episode, I’m interviewing Scott Blair. Scott is a full-time RVer who runs, a startup focused on providing telehealth solutions for people like us, who live full-time on the road. With Scott’s service we can get access to docto...Show More

RVE 130: Q&A About Campervanning in New Zealand

13:29 | Apr 15th, 2018

I’m recording today’s episode with Alyssa from our little freedom camping site in New Zealand. This is the trip we’ve been prepping for these past few months — our first time to go RVing abroad! On today’s test drive, I want to talk about what it’s l...Show More

RVE 129: RV Life VS Van Life

54:19 | Apr 9th, 2018

On today’s episode, we’re really nerding out on RV living VS van living with Kathleen from Tiny House Tiny Footprint. The vast majority of this time this podcast steers towards mostly business with injections of travel and ramblings about RV life, bu...Show More

RVE 128: Designing Your Life & Business with Mountain Modern Life

52:07 | Apr 3rd, 2018

On today’s episode, I’m interviewing Katie and Eric from, a blog and online store dedicated to helping inspire people to create the environment they’ve always dreamed through a combination of lifestyle and designed. Connect wit...Show More

RVE 127: How to Get Your First 10,000 Email Subscribers

14:03 | Apr 2nd, 2018

When I first started blogging back in 2011, building an email list seemed like the Holy Grail. I remember one author specifically saying that once you hit 10,000 email subscribers, that's when publishers start knocking on your door for book deals. No...Show More

RVE 126: How to Stand Out in a Crowded Niche

44:16 | Mar 27th, 2018

Today’s episode is with Catherine Middlebrooks. Catherine is the founder of BrbYoga, an online yoga studio that specializes in helping moms recover their core after having a baby. A few years ago, Catherine was living in Nashville, TN, teaching yoga ...Show More

RVE 125: How to Plan and Host Your First Conference

37:06 | Mar 23rd, 2018

Yesterday, Alyssa posted our recap of The RV Entrepreneur Summit 2018 and we reviewed all that happened during the event and since! Now that we have had time to process how incredible this whole process was, we want to talk about what goes into plann...Show More

RVE 124: What We Wish Someone Had Told Us About Blogging Before We Started

1:13:10 | Mar 21st, 2018

In this episode I share Eric and Brittany Highland's presentation from our 2018 RV Entrepreneur Summit. They are mega-practitioners and cover everything they wish they knew about blogging before getting started.

RVE 123: The Hard Part of Getting Your First Customer

09:42 | Mar 15th, 2018

Getting started in any new business is always 100X harder than you think it will be. In this episode I share the chaos that ensued when we launched with our first software customer and what I learned in the process. Read the full story here on our bl...Show More

RVE 122: How to Make $5k/Month on AirBNB

38:28 | Mar 13th, 2018

On today’s episode, I’m interviewing a very good friend of mine, Chris Crimmins. Chris and his now fiancé Rachel hit the road earlier this summer in a travel trailer. To finance his RV travels the past year, Chris has been renting out his Nashville h...Show More

RVE 121: Cybersecurity - How to Protect Your Identity and Business on the Road

31:21 | Feb 15th, 2018

In this episode, I'm interviewing David Henry. David is a finance industry technology consultant, a certified information systems security professional, was a full-time RVer for 8 years and is also the father of Kelsey Henry — our very good friend an...Show More

RVE 120: How Andy Built & Monetized the Largest Online RV Community

37:16 | Feb 6th, 2018

In this episode, I'm interviewing Andy Robinowitz from Social Knowledge LLC. We talk about how an Airstream renovation led to building and monetizing the largest RV community on the internet. Today, Andy’s online community reach via forums and media ...Show More

RVE 119: How to Validate Your Idea and Find Your Product Market Fit

42:57 | Feb 2nd, 2018

Today on the podcast, I'm interviewing Ashis Bhattacharya. Ashis is the VP of Planning and Development at Winnebago and I wanted to have him on the podcast because he's just this wealth of knowledge when it comes to engaging consumers, understanding ...Show More

RVE 118: How to Build a Bridge Business: Going from Services to Products

05:59 | Jan 28th, 2018

A "bridge business" is ultimately exactly what it sounds like, it is a business that helps you go from one business (typically in a service component) to the one you really want (typically in a product component). In this episode, we will talk about ...Show More

RVE 117: How Podcasting Changed My Life and Business

25:35 | Jan 24th, 2018

I started a podcast because I wanted to meet more entrepreneurs, but what I didn't expect was how podcasting would change my life. In this episode, we are turning the tables and I am being interviewed by our podcast editor, Kelsey, on how podcasting ...Show More

RVE 116: Our Goals for 2018 (And Why We Take Goal Setting So Seriously)

26:40 | Jan 10th, 2018

In this episode, we want to share some of our big goals for 2018, how we plan to achieve them, and why we take goal setting so seriously. View show notes and all previous episodes here: Podcast Archives Connect with me on: Instagram Facebook Twitter

RVE 115: How to Set Up Your Business and Handle Taxes as an RV Entrepreneur

33:01 | Jan 3rd, 2018

In this episode, I’m interviewing Heather Ryan to talk about how to set up and manage a business as an RV entrepreneur. Heather is an EA, Enrolled Agent, all-around an expert in taxes and actually our accountant for Campground Booking. Many people ha...Show More

RVE 114: Why You Should Start A Blog (Even When There Are a Billion Others Who Are “Better”)

06:40 | Dec 29th, 2017

On today's Test Drive, I want to talk about why you should start a blog, podcast, Instagram, or whatever you want to start even when there are a billion others who are "better" than you or already doing what you want to do. View show notes and all pr...Show More

RVE 113: The Best Way to Build Relationships Online (and In-Person)

45:08 | Dec 26th, 2017

In this episode, I’m interviewing Demian Ross. Demian was formerly the head of marketing for a large mattress manufacturer. Then left that company to start his own agency. Now, he is RVing across the country in his 5th wheel with his best friend Nikk...Show More

RVE 112: Reflecting on What Went Well (and What Didn’t) in 2017

25:24 | Dec 22nd, 2017

In this episode, I'm bringing Alyssa back on the podcast to talk about our personal and business goals from 2017. This is something that we do every year. We sit down and kind of have a year-end review where we look at the things that went really wel...Show More

RVE 111: Why Risk it All to Go Travel Full-Time in a Van?

50:47 | Dec 19th, 2017

In this episode, I’m interviewing Joe and Kait Russo from Joe was working in advertising and product development and Kait was working in digital marketing and data analytics when they decided to hit the road in a class C motorhome ...Show More

RVE 110: How the Stromads Built a Business Around Racing Remote Control Cars

44:55 | Dec 12th, 2017

In this episode, I’m interviewing Robb and Maureen from, a traveling motorsports entertainment company that specializes in race themed attractions. For 16 years, Robb and Maureen have traveled around with racing tours, staying in hotel...Show More

RVE 109: Learning How to Make $5k/Month in Blog Revenue

32:50 | Dec 10th, 2017

A couple months ago I decided to do something scary. I decided to ask a few really smart people to audit my current strategies across our business, critique them, and tell me what I should be doing better in a recorded coaching call. This is the seco...Show More

RVE 108: Why It’s Lame to Start A Business You’re Not Passionate About

45:51 | Dec 6th, 2017

In this episode, I’m interviewing Marshall from Finding Marshall and Camp Addict. Marshall has been traveling in his 24 ft. Lance travel trailer since 2014 and blogging at Finding Marshall about his travels and insights into nomadic life. For the fir...Show More

RVE 107: How We Grew Our Website Referrals from Pinterest 14x in 3 Months

39:47 | Dec 2nd, 2017

Hey guys! Alyssa here taking over the podcast today. Back by popular demand due to episode 78 (AKA Heath forgot to post a podcast, so I got to jump in and record one!), when I took over the podcast with our podcast producer, Kelsey. Today, I'm bring...Show More

RVE 106: Why Andy from Bus Life NZ Traded Money for Time

41:27 | Nov 29th, 2017

In this episode, I’m interviewing Andy from Bus Life NZ. Andy is currently traveling around New Zealand in a converted bus with his family of four. He also runs a popular YouTube channel, also called Bus Life NZ. Connect with Andy at Bus Life NZ View...Show More

RVE 105: How To Retire Early with Think Save Retire

52:34 | Nov 21st, 2017

In this episode, I’m interviewing Steve Adcock (and Courtney) from Think Save Retire. Steve, is a former software developer and his wife Courtney is a soon-to-be retired rocket scientist. Steve set a personal goal to retire at 40, but actually ended ...Show More

RVE 104: Technomadia on Boat Life, Mobile Internet, and Escaping Hurricanes

41:38 | Nov 14th, 2017

Today on the podcast I'm interviewing Chris and Cherie from Technomadia. I first interviewed Chris and Cherie back on Episode 9 of the podcast. Since then, they now have two nomadic homes. In the winter, they roam by land in a 1961 vintage bus conve...Show More

RVE 103: How to Keep Your Daydream with Marc and Tricia

42:53 | Nov 7th, 2017

In this episode, I’m interviewing Marc and Tricia from Keep Your Daydream, a popular travel blog, podcast and YouTube channel. It all started with watching RV travel bloggers on YouTube, which inspired a 6 month road trip in an RV. A year and a half ...Show More

RVE 102: Bootstrapping a Software Start Up to $10 Million

33:52 | Nov 5th, 2017

To celebrate 100 episodes of the RV Entrepreneur podcast, this week I kicked off a new series called “Make me feel dumb”. The idea behind this series is to bring on guests who can challenge me in various areas of our business. In this episode I in...Show More

RVE 101: What It’s Like RVing Through Europe

46:18 | Oct 31st, 2017

Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Will and Jessica from World Towning, a website, blog, and online community dedicated to helping people travel the world slowly, one hometown at a time. They travel with their two kids, Avalon and Largo as well ...Show More

RVE 100: How to Launch Your First eBook (Plus, A New Series!)

32:00 | Oct 27th, 2017

Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Alyssa about the process of preparing to launch her ebook on Amazon. Her ebook, RVing America: The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Fulltime RVer, will be available on November 14th. This will be our first experien...Show More

RVE 99: Turning a Vintage Camper Hobby into a Full-Time Business

39:57 | Oct 24th, 2017

Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Paul and Caroline Lacitinola from Vintage Camper Trailers, a website, magazine, and community with a massive cross country following. They host sold out rallies all over the country and have personally restored...Show More

RVE 98: How to Turn Pain Points into Opportunities

10:41 | Oct 21st, 2017

On today’s test drive, I’m going to talk about something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately, which is how to identify and reframe pain points in our business and/or life through the lens of an opportunity for growth. View show notes and all previo...Show More

RVE 97: How to Multiply Yourself and Get More Done

50:10 | Oct 17th, 2017

Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Jill Sessa, founder of Jill spoke at the RVE Summit last year (and is speaking again this year!) and has a crazy amount of experience in outsourcing while on the road. In the episode, we get into al...Show More

RVE 96: Go Find Your Niche (Easier Said Than Done)

11:02 | Oct 13th, 2017

On today's test drive, I talk about why finding your niche and narrowing your audience will actually help you grow your business and reach more people. View show notes and all previous episodes here: Podcast Archives Connect with me on: Instagram Fa...Show More

RVE 95: How to Make Your First $20k Using Upwork

42:49 | Oct 10th, 2017

Abigail is a serial side hustler, but her main side hustle is Upwork, where she has earned over $20,000 for her project management services. On today's episode, Abigail shares her secrets to winning at Upwork. View show notes and all previous episode...Show More

RVE 94: Why You Should Work for Free (Sometimes)

08:39 | Oct 9th, 2017

On today’s test drive, I talk about three times that I’ve given away my services for free and how those experiences changed my life. View show notes and all previous episodes here: Podcast Archives Connect with me on: Instagram Facebook Twitter

RVE 93: How We Paid Off $25K in Debt While Traveling Full-Time

44:56 | Oct 4th, 2017

On today’s episode, I’m going to interview my lovely wife Alyssa about the process of paying down our student loan debt and how we were able to knock that out while traveling full-time. We recently sent in the last payment on our student loans, provi...Show More

RVE 92: Why You Should Focus on Pitching Product Benefits VS Features

39:24 | Sep 27th, 2017

In today’s episode, I interview Kevin Holesh, founder of the Moment app. In the past year, Kevin has doubled his revenue by focusing on the benefits, instead of the features, of his app. This his allowed him and his wife Mandy to pay off over $100,00...Show More

RVE 91: Behind the Scenes of our Product Launch at Winnebago

59:06 | Sep 21st, 2017

Today on the podcast, I am talking with Kyle Kesterson (who you might remember from episode 36). Kyle is an app developer, artist, photographer and one of the most creative people I’ve ever met. A few months back Kyle and I were approached from some...Show More

RVE 90: Should You Launch a Podcast? Probably Not, But Maybe

21:38 | Sep 17th, 2017

Today’s test drive is all about starting a podcast. I have learned a lot about podcasting in the past two years. There are so many ways in which The RV Entrepreneur podcast has improved our lives and our business. This episode is for anyone who is in...Show More

RVE 89: How 11 RV Entrepreneurs Define Success

27:06 | Sep 12th, 2017

In each interview, I ask "What does success look like for you in this lifestyle?". Today's episode features clips from previous interviews with 11 RV Entrepreneurs. I talk about why this question is so important to me and what we can learn from the a...Show More

RVE 88: How Alex Converted an Old School Bus and Financed Her Solo Year of Travel

50:07 | Sep 5th, 2017

Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Alex Oetzell, who just finished touring the US in a remodeled school bus. This interview is great inspiration for adventurers of all ages who want to travel, but also specifically to solo female travelers. In t...Show More

RVE 87: Test Drive - How to Launch an Online Course

10:40 | Sep 1st, 2017

On today’s test drive, I’m going to talk about how to successfully launch an online course. For the first few years of our company, Padgett Creative, online courses were our main source of client projects. During this time we learned who can make an ...Show More

RVE 86: How to Earn a Living as a Voiceover Actress with Carrie Olsen

38:31 | Aug 29th, 2017

Today's episode is an interview from last year with Carrie Olsen, a professional voice actress. Carrie traveled around the country in an RV with her husband and daughter, while promoting their book "One Bed, One Bank Account". View show notes and all...Show More

RVE 85: Test Drive - Three Books That Have Changed My Life

15:11 | Aug 27th, 2017

On today’s Test Drive, I wanted to share 3 books that have had an impact on my life, specifically since we started living on the road. One of the reasons that we wanted to hit the road was to create more time and flexibility in our lives. Every year,...Show More

RVE 84: Pushing Your Comfort Zone To Live A Crazy Family Adventure

36:32 | Aug 16th, 2017

Bryanna Royal travels with her husband, 4 kids, and 2 dogs in a 23 ft. Winnebago View while running their business, Virtual Powerhouse, and their travel blog Crazy Family Adventure.  This episode features Bryanna's talk from the RVE Summit 2017.  She...Show More

RVE 83: Test Drive - Growing Client Work on the Road

15:29 | Aug 11th, 2017

In the Facebook group, we get a lot of questions on how to find new clients while traveling.  For today's episode, I talk about how Alyssa and I have grown our service-based business, what you can do to build your network, and the best way to reach o...Show More

RVE 82: Healthcare for RV Entrepreneurs is the Worst

37:39 | Aug 8th, 2017

Health insurance can be a huge obstacle for those who want to live the RV lifestyle.  Kyle Henson noticed this problem early in his RV adventures.  With a background in insurance, Kyle started the RVer insurance Exchange, now in partnership with Esca...Show More

RVE 81: Scaling a Remote Team with David Blackmon

53:05 | Aug 5th, 2017

When building your business, you're going to experience some growing pains.  In this episode, David Blackmon from Aspen Grove Studios is back on the show to talk about how to scale your business.  He includes some great advice for entrepreneurs on hi...Show More

RVE 80: Story Behind Hourly America: How We Got Sponsored to Travel to all 50 States

14:55 | Aug 4th, 2017

Alyssa and I started our RV life by filming our documentary "Hourly America", which is the story of us traveling around the country in Franklin, our 1994 motorhome, while Alyssa filmed me working a job in all 50 states.  In this episode, we talk abou...Show More

RVE 79: Funding a Nomad Lifestyle Through Hand Engraving

42:25 | Jul 25th, 2017

Jake Newell is the opposite of most people. At night his artwork (hand engraving) pays the bills so during the day he can volunteer full-time for Habitat for Humanity. In this episode he shares how, since 2011, he's traveled full-time, built hous...Show More

RVE 78: RVE Podcast Takeover with Alyssa Padgett

1:01:06 | Jul 18th, 2017

Alyssa takes over the podcast!  Our podcast editor, Kelsey, interviews me about business, current projects, and the full-time RV life - Is it really all s'mores and campfires? View all previous episodes here: Podcast Archives Connect with me on: Ins...Show More

RVE 78: RVE Podcast Takeover with Alyssa Padgett

0:00 | Jul 18th, 2017

Alyssa takes over the podcast!  Our podcast editor, Kelsey, interviews me about business, current projects, and the full-time RV life - Is it really all s'mores and campfires? View all previous episodes here: Podcast Archives Connect with me on: Ins...Show More

RVE 78: RVE Podcast Takeover with Alyssa Padgett

0:00 | Jul 18th, 2017

Alyssa takes over the podcast!  Our podcast editor, Kelsey, interviews me about business, current projects, and the full-time RV life - Is it really all s'mores and campfires? View all previous episodes here: Podcast Archives Connect with me on: Ins...Show More

RVE 77: How Much is Your Time Worth?

59:12 | Jul 11th, 2017

Do you know the value of your time?  Charles Gupton of The Creator’s Journey interviews me about determining your value through differentiation, outsourcing, and automation. View all previous episodes here: Podcast Archives Connect with me on: Insta...Show More

RVE 76: The Art of Financial Runway

08:29 | Jul 9th, 2017

Financial runway is crucial for any new business. Focusing on extending our runway has enabled us to keep traveling the past few years. In this episode I talk about the importance of financial runway, how we've been able to extend ours, and how you c...Show More

RVE 75: Freedom on the Road: The More You Have, The More You Want

52:12 | Jul 4th, 2017

View the shownotes here at Heath and Alyssa. Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Marc and Julie from RV Love, which is their Youtube channel and blog.  They are also the founders of RV Success School, an online educational platform to help you st...Show More

RVE 74: Why Blogging is a Terrible Business

14:48 | Jun 30th, 2017

Everyone loves to talk about building a profitable blog, but rarely do we talk about the less sexy side of blogging. We don't talk about how it takes years and years of practice or why most people fail at it. In this episode I talk about why I think ...Show More

RVE 73: How to Know if Your Business Idea is Any Good

52:10 | Jun 27th, 2017

View the shownotes here at Heath and Alyssa. Today on the podcast, I am interviewing the co-founder of Outdoorsy, Ryan Quinn.  Outdoorsy is a peer-to-peer RV sharing marketplace, where Alyssa and I have rented our RV out in the past year.  Since laun...Show More

RVE 72: Should You Pay Off Debt Before You Start Traveling?

37:33 | Jun 20th, 2017

View the shownotes here at Heath and Alyssa.  Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Mandy Holesh, a wedding photographer, fashion blogger, and as of recently-- a jewelry designer.  Mandy travels in a 5th wheel with her husband Kevin, who I intervi...Show More

RVE 71: Don't Wait to Live Your Life

06:18 | Jun 17th, 2017

A brief episode where I talk about all the fears I had before we started traveling the country in an RV and living on the road. Read the show notes here. Connect with me on: Instagram Facebook  Twitter

RVE 70: Inn Town Campground And the Power of Story Telling for Your Business

51:01 | Jun 13th, 2017

View the shownotes here at Heath and Alyssa. Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Erin and Dan, who are the owners of the Inn Town Campground in Nevada City, California.  You may have heard me talk about them on the show before because I love wha...Show More

RVE 69: What We'd Do Differently from Our First 6 Months of RVing

15:10 | Jun 10th, 2017

When we bought our first RV, a 1994 Coachmen Leprechaun, we had no idea what the heck we were doing. We did very little planning before diving into this lifestyle headfirst. In this short episode, Alyssa and I talk about some of the things we'd do di...Show More

RVE 68: Building an Email List While Traveling: How to Get Your First 1k Subscribers

45:49 | Jun 6th, 2017

View shownotes here at Heath and Alyssa. Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Tim Paige.  Tim is a voice actor who has done work for companies like The Travel Channel, Jimmy Kimmel, UFC, and NBC.  Also, for the past three years he has been the pr...Show More

RVE 67: Is It Possible to Launch a Start Up While RVing?

12:23 | Jun 2nd, 2017

View show notes here on Heath and Alyssa. This question has been the biggest struggle for me since we started traveling in an RV. Should I spend my days working or exploring? We initially started traveling in an RV because it was a way for us to expl...Show More

RVE 66: Networking on the Road, Triathlons, and Nomadic Newlyweds

44:02 | May 30th, 2017

Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Jim and Heather, who have been traveling around the US for the past 341 days in their 1995 Ford Tioga named Bertha.  They have competed in triathlons and trained other athletes all while exploring the country. ...Show More

RVE 65: The Quickest Way to Monetize a Travel Blog

13:30 | May 26th, 2017

When thinking of monetizing a travel blog, most people think of Amazon affiliates, advertising, and other "passive income" strategies. But these aren't the most efficient if you're trying to build up revenue early on from a travel blog. Those strateg...Show More

RVE 64: How to Find Companies Who Will Pay You to Travel

54:16 | May 23rd, 2017

Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Cees and Madison from  Last year, I brought Cees and Madison on the show to talk about their 59 national park journey.  They wrapped up the majority of the trip before they stopped to have their lit...Show More

RVE 63: 21 Questions Everyone Asks us About Living in an RV

16:36 | May 19th, 2017

In this episode I talk about the most common questions people ask us about living in an RV.  Originally, I wrote this in a blog post format that you can find below. Considering not everyone who listens to the podcast also reads our blog -- I thought ...Show More

RVE 0062: Road Life Fitness and How Not to be a Lazy Bum While Traveling

46:32 | May 16th, 2017

Today on the podcast, I am interviewing James and Stefany from  They have been RVing since 2010 and currently drive a yellow Winnebago Travato all around the country.  Stefany is a personal trainer who practices locally when they are ho...Show More

RVE 0061: What Happens When We Quit RVing?

13:54 | May 12th, 2017

The day will come. In this short episode I talk about what happens the day we decide to quit this whole RV life. What happens to all the work we’ve put into this community, our blog, and everything else? The post RVE 0061: What Happens When We Quit R...Show More

RVE 0060: From Idea to Revenue with Harvest Hosts

39:21 | May 9th, 2017

Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Kim Greene from Harvest Hosts, a collection of farms and wineries across the country that allow you to come and stay overnight for free.  Kim and her husband Don have visited over 80 … Read More The post RVE 00...Show More

RVE 0059: How to Negotiate Lower (or Free) Camping Fees

09:28 | May 5th, 2017

A few things we talk about on this episode: The introduction of mini episodes on the RV Entrepreneur How to save hundreds of dollars on your monthly camping fees Why you should be negotiate lower campground fees Top three tips … Read More The post R...Show More

RVE 0058: How to Start and Monetize a YouTube Channel from Scratch

52:34 | May 2nd, 2017

Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Kali from The Freedom Theory on Youtube.  Kali and her husband Josh have been RVing for 2 years now in their fifth wheel.  During this time, she has published hundreds of travel vlogs … Read More The post RVE...Show More

RVE 0057: Being a Creative on The Road: Motivation, Selling Photos, and Not Giving Up

50:44 | Apr 26th, 2017

Today’s Episode is Sponsored by WeBoost Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Joe Hendricks, an award-winning photographer who has been rving with his wife Rhonda and his son Austin for over a year.  While on the road, he has … Read More The post ...Show More

RVE 0056: The Greetings Tour: Meet the Couple Who is Painting Across America

46:49 | Apr 18th, 2017

Today on the podcast, I am interviewing mural artist Victor Ving and photographer Lisa Beggs from The Greetings Tour, who have been traveling in their RV for the past 2 years creating interactive murals inspired by vintage, large-letter greeting card...Show More

RVE 0055: Redefining Rules for Success and Finding Your Flow with Jill Sessa (Part 2)

53:11 | Apr 11th, 2017

Today on the podcast is another live recording from the RV Entrepreneur Summit with Jill Sessa.  In this episode, Jill talks about finding your flow, how she turns on the tap of client work while she’s out on the road … Read More The post RVE 0055:...Show More

RVE 0054: But Where Do You Poop? Thoughts on Being a Digital Nomad and Tiny Ass Living

1:03:21 | Apr 4th, 2017

Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Adam Norrell from the Tiny Ass Camper blog.  Adam lives in a tiny ass 17 foot Casita trailer with his wife Jenn, their daughter Imogen, and their chihuahua Dakota. To fund their travel … Read More The post RV...Show More

RVE 0053: How to Harness the Power of Social Media for Business with RV Wanderlust

57:28 | Mar 28th, 2017

Today on the podcast is a live recording from The RV Entrepreneur Summit with Eric and Brittany Highland from RV Wanderlust. Eric and Brittany are social media pro’s and cover a wide rang of social media strategies in this episode. … Read More The p...Show More

RVE 0052: Starting a Van Life Business, Leaving 9-5’s, and Finding the First Customer

56:14 | Mar 21st, 2017

Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Ian Horgan from Wayfarer Vans.  Wayfarer Vans makes plug-in-play camper kits for specific types of vans.  Ian left his job a year ago at RVC Hospitality, who owns 10 campgrounds across the country, … Read More...Show More

RVE 0051: RVShare on Validating Business Ideas, Initial SEO Traction and RV Sharing

57:58 | Mar 14th, 2017

Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Joel Clark.  Joel is the co-founder of RVShare, the largest peer-to-peer RV rental site currently in the RV industry.  For those of you who do not know, peer-to-peer RV rentals is when you … Read More The post...Show More

RVE 0050: 12 Things We Learned During the First RV Entrepreneur Summit

34:20 | Mar 7th, 2017

Last week we hosted the first RV Entrepreneur Summit in Fredericksburg, Texas. We met 120 nomadic entrepreneurs, made tons of new friends and were forced outside our comfort zone in a huge way. If you weren’t able to make it … Read More The post RV...Show More

RVE 0049: Making the Transition to Full-Time Travel with Life Among Pines

44:13 | Mar 1st, 2017

Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Brendan and Sam from Life Among Pines.  Before hitting the road two months ago, Brendan and Sam both started their own businesses.  Brendan used his 5 years of ecommerce experience to start an … Read More The ...Show More

RVE 0048: Building an Amazon FBA Business from Your RV

55:20 | Feb 21st, 2017

Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Jason Wyatt, a fulltime RVer and retail arbitrage specialist.  Retail arbitrage is buying products for a low cost from places like stores or flea markets and flipping them on Amazon for a profit. … Read More Th...Show More

RVE 0047: Less Junk, More Journey on Building 40k Youtube Fans in Less Than a Year

50:30 | Feb 14th, 2017

Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Nathan and Marissa from Less Junk, More Journey.  Nathan, Marissa, and their daughter Hensley have been RVing around the country for the past year and recently upgraded to a sweet Airstream.  In addition … Rea...Show More

RVE 0046: Lessons from One Year of Full-Time RVing and Handling Taxes as an RV Entrepreneur

52:25 | Feb 7th, 2017

Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Adam Nubern from and NuVenture CPA.  Adam and his wife Lindsey have been traveling around the country for the last year in Bernadette, their 2009 Casita trailer.  Adam was actually the firs...Show More

RVE 0045: From Zero to Travel: The Fastest Route to Becoming Location Independent

50:42 | Jan 31st, 2017

Today’s episode is sponsored by Campground Booking. Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Jason Moore, host of the Zero to Travel podcast – one of the top-ranked travel podcasts in iTunes.  Jason is also co-founder of Location Indie, a … Read More...Show More

RVE 0044: How Jordan is Spending the Year Playing the Top 100 Golf Courses

1:09:20 | Jan 24th, 2017

Today’s episode is sponsored by This year Jordan is playing Golf Digest’s 100 Top Golf Courses in America. A few years ago Jordan and Brittany left their jobs in the finance world to pursue their dream jobs — Brittany … Read M...Show More

RVE 0043: How I Freed Up My Time to Travel, Podcast, and Start a Software Company

46:13 | Jan 17th, 2017

Today’s podcast format is a little different…I’m actually being interviewed this time by my friend Kevin Holesh. Last year I interviewed Kevin on episode 10, where we talked about Moment, the popular iPhone app he built that now has over … Read More...Show More

RVE 0042: How to Build and Grow a Membership Community with Kimberly from Fulltime Families

47:08 | Jan 10th, 2017

Today on the podcast, I am interviewing Kimberly Travaglino.  In 2010, Kimberly and her husband Chris founded Fulltime Families, which is a website created to provide solutions to the questions and challenges of full time traveling families. A few th...Show More

RVE 0041: Answering Listener Questions With Heath and Alyssa

45:36 | Jan 3rd, 2017

Today on the podcast, back by popular demand, I’m interviewing my wife, Alyssa. Alyssa and I run a Facebook group called Make Money and RV, which is a resource for people who are transitioning into the full-time travel lifestyle. Each … Read More The...Show More

RVE 0040: How David Blackmon Built a WordPress Theme Company from His RV

45:14 | Dec 29th, 2016

Today on podcast, I’m interviewing David Blackmon.  David is an explorer and a traveler, web developer, and a creative free spirit that enjoys learning and sharing his knowledge with the world.  He travels full time with his wife, while running … Re...Show More

RVE 0039: How Eric Hannan Built a Social Media Marketing Company from His RV

50:18 | Dec 21st, 2016

Today on podcast, I’m interviewing Eric Hannan from  Eric and his wife Danielle have been traveling around the United States in their Road Warrior 5th wheel since June of 2014.  Eric previously ran his own direct marketing company...Show More

RVE 0038: How to Save Money, Retire Early, and Go RVing with JD Roth

56:39 | Dec 18th, 2016

This episode is all about how to save money, retire early and go RVing with JD Roth Today on podcast, I’m interviewing J.D. Roth.  In 2006, J.D. launched a blog called Get Rich Slowly, which documented his journey of being … Read More The post RVE ...Show More

RVE 0037: How to Find Free Camping Using Boondockers Welcome

31:54 | Dec 13th, 2016

Today on the podcast I’m interviewing Marianne Edwards and her daughter Anna Maste, who are the two co-founders of Boondockers Welcome.  Boondockers Welcome is a website where RVers can find free camping (aka boondocking spots) all over the country. ...Show More

RVE 0036: Kyle Kesterson – Master of Weirdness, Start Ups, and Being a Creative Nomad

1:06:51 | Dec 6th, 2016

Today on podcast, I’m interviewing Kyle Kesterson, a storyteller, incredible photographer, illustrator, and also the founder of Freak n’ Genius and Campfire.  Kyle has written for media outlets like Geekwire and Huffington Post.  One of his start-ups...Show More

RVE 0035: Why This Investor is RVing Across the Country Looking for Startups

48:01 | Nov 17th, 2016

This is episode 35 of the RV Entrepreneur Podcast and we talk about why Paul Singh and Dana Duncan are RVing across the country looking for startups in small towns. 10 years ago if you wanted access to capital, you … Read More The post RVE 0035: Wh...Show More

RVE 0034: How Michelle Makes Six Figures from a Blog While Full-Time RVing

48:11 | Nov 8th, 2016

Today on the podcast I’m interviewing Michelle from Making Sense of Cents. Making Sense of Cents is one of THE top finance blogs on the internet with hundreds of thousands of monthly readers and it is also a blog that … Read More The post RVE 0034:...Show More

RVE 0033: The Honest Struggle of Building a Business While Traveling with Ardent Camper

48:47 | Oct 31st, 2016

Today I’m interviewing Marie from who runs Owl Eyes creative and travels full-time with her husband Josh in their 2002 Fleetwood Motorhome. Marie is a professional copywriter who works with nonprofits, small businesses and solo entre...Show More

RVE 0032: Why Javazen’s Four Cofounders Spent 30 Days Driving Around the Country in an RV

44:26 | Oct 27th, 2016

Listen to this episode in: Today on The RV Entrepreneur I’m interviewing EJ and Ryan, two cofounders of Javazen Coffee (affiliate link). Javazen is a new kind of coffee that’s blended with superfoods and tea. The Javazen team was talking with … Read...Show More

RVE 0031: How Jeremy and Stephanie from RVFTA Became Professional Content Creators

54:29 | Oct 20th, 2016

Today on the podcast I’m interviewing Jeremy and Stephanie from RV Family Travel Atlas. Jeremy and Stephanie wrote the book on RV Vacations (literally). Earlier this year they published the Idiot’s Guide to RV Vacations with Penguin Random House and ...Show More

RVE 0030: Paul and Nina from WheeelingIt on Investing, Blogging, and Traveling Cheap

47:25 | Oct 12th, 2016

Today on The RV Entrepreneur I’m interviewing Paul and Nina from Paul is an active investor, with a technology background, and Nina runs a very engaged RV blog that actually just surpassed seven million views. They have been full-time ...Show More

RVE 0029: How to Start an Outdoor Photography Business

38:07 | Oct 4th, 2016

Today on the podcast I’m interviewing Josh and Shelley Hartman. Josh and Shelley are outdoor photographers who travel full-time in their Casita trailer. They travel across the country taking photos of engagement sessions in national parks and wedding...Show More

RVE 0028: Mike Wendland from And His Transition from Journalist to Travel Writer

56:00 | Sep 30th, 2016

Listen to this episode in: Today on the podcast I’m interviewing Mike Wendland from For over 40 years Mike was one of the world’s most traveled journalist. He has won over 18 Emmy awards, honors from the Associated press, he … Read ...Show More

RVE 0027: How The RV Geeks Built the Most Popular RVing Youtube Channel

1:07:19 | Sep 10th, 2016

On today’s podcast I’m interviewing Peter and John from Peter and John have been RVing for well over ten years and five years ago they started making how-to RV videos and tutorials for some close friends of theirs who … Read More The...Show More

RVE 0026: How to Start Your Own RV Company With Homegrown Trailers

39:46 | Aug 31st, 2016

In this episode of The RV Entrepreneur Podcast I interview Eric Gertsman from Homegrown Trailers. Until this point, all of the RV entrepreneurs I’ve interviewed on this podcast have been running their business from their RV. On this episode I intervi...Show More

RVE 0025: How to Find Workamping Jobs with Michael Boyink

31:30 | Aug 26th, 2016

In this episode of The RV Entrepreneur podcast I talk with Michael Boyink on how to find workamping jobs while RVing. At different times while pulling into campgrounds, Alyssa and I have considered the possibility of workamping (or camphosting). We …...Show More

RVE 0024: Airstreams, RV Park Websites, and How to Price Client Projects With Rich Charpentier

1:15:47 | Aug 20th, 2016

Today on the podcast I’m interviewing Rich Charpentier. Rich has a blog at the and owns a company called RLC Designs that focus on creating high end web design and SEO for RV parks and campgrounds. He’s been traveling … Read ...Show More

RVE 0023: How to Get Started in Drop Shipping Products Online (From Your RV)

48:36 | Jul 12th, 2016

I’ve been wanted to get started in drop shipping products for quite some time. Today on the podcast I sat down and interviewed someone who has been rocking the drop shipping world for quite some time. His name is David Couillard. … Read More The pos...Show More

RVE 0022: Safety Tips for Solo Female Rvers

33:46 | Jul 12th, 2016

Today on the podcast I’m talking with Kate Mullen. A big concern I’ve seen pop up in forums and in our Facebook group has been on the subject of safety for solo female RVers. A few questions I’ve seen come up: “How … Read More The post RVE 0022: Saf...Show More

RVE 0021: From a Six Figure Job to a Zero Figure Blog: The Hard Part of Starting Anything on the Road

59:59 | Jul 11th, 2016

Today on the podcast I sat down to talk with Sigfried from Sigfried was a software developer for more than 20 years, making over $100k and then decided he’d had enough with office politics and sitting inside an office … Read More ...Show More

RVE 0020: How Two College Students Got Sponsored to Travel to all 59 National Parks

50:11 | Jun 27th, 2016

This year Cees and Madison are traveling to all 59 national parks. Last fall they were still in college and working in part-time sales for a real estate company. On episode #20 of the RVE podcast I chat with them about how they … Read More The post ...Show More

RVE 0019: How to Finance the RV Lifestyle as a Musician

42:10 | Jun 19th, 2016

Most of the people I’ve interviewed on this podcast have made their living in some kind of online business. However, not everyone spends their days working on the computer. Today on the show I’m interviewing a couple of musicians that go … Read More ...Show More

RVE 0018: Transitioning from Living on a Boat to Living in an RV

34:39 | Jun 7th, 2016

Today I’m interviewing a couple named Kim and Eric who are currently transitioning from living full-time on a boat to living full-time in an RV.  This summer they’ll be traveling around the US with their two Macaw parrots, Harley and … Read More The ...Show More

RVE 0017: Jill Sessa Talks Travel Advice for Solo Female RVers and Running a Service-Based Business

50:59 | May 23rd, 2016

In this episode Jill Sessa talks about what it’s been like driving her RV (and scooter) across America for the past few years, while running a service based business from the road. Jill also offers up some travel advice for … Read More The post RVE...Show More

RVE 0016: How in the Heck People Actually Earn an Income From Their Blog with David Risley

46:54 | May 21st, 2016

This week on The RV Entrepreneur podcast I sat down with David Risley from and to talk about his wealth of knowledge as it pertains to building a profitable blog. Building a profitable blog is hard. Read M...Show More

RVE 0015: From Dog Mushing in Alaska to Full-Time RVing

50:16 | May 12th, 2016

In this episode of The RV Entrepreneur podcast I sat down with Chris Badgett to talk about his transition from dog mushing in Alaska to full-time RVing. I think Chris’ has one of the crazier stories from people who I’ve interviewed … Read More The po...Show More

RVE 0014: 23 Year Old Mark Cuda Travels in an RV and Writes… Words?

45:00 | May 3rd, 2016

At certain points on the podcast we’ve talked about freelance writing for companies, but what the heck does that even mean? How do you become a freelance writer and can you actually make a decent income from doing it? In … Read More The post RVE 00...Show More

RVE 0013: Q&A With Heath & Alyssa Padgett

34:54 | Apr 25th, 2016

On today’s episode of the podcast I sat down with Alyssa to do a Q&A episode. This is my first time experimenting with this format, but I’ve had people ask for Alyssa to interview me… so we decided to make that … Read More The post RVE 0013: Q&A With...Show More

RVE 0012: How Kathy and Peter Holcombe Get Paid to Take Epic Photos

48:12 | Apr 13th, 2016

On this week’s episode of The RV Entrepreneur I sat down to interview Kathy and Peter Holcombe from They are adventure and life photographers who have been traveling all over the country in their Winnebago View RV since June … Read Mor...Show More

RVE 0011: How Christian & Elisa Genco Plan to Retire by 30 Years Old

41:47 | Apr 7th, 2016

This week on The RV Entrepreneur podcast I interviewed Christian and Elisa Genco (husband and wife). They are 23 & 24 years old. They live full-time in their motorhome, they are debt-free, and have multiple online businesses that allow them … Read M...Show More