WORKAMPING

June 8, 2016

Workamper Worksheets - Medical Information

 If your spouse was unable to speak for themselves, would you be able to provide their medical history? If you are ever in a medical emergency situation, especially in an unfamiliar city, it is very difficult and even sometimes impossible, to think clearly regarding medications, allergies, finding your insurance card, etc. We have been in that situation and at the time I really had to stop and think about our insurance coverage, how to access our past medical history, allergies, etc.  Thank God our son was there to help me think clearly!  I hope these worksheets will help you always have the information with you when needed.  


Medical Information Worksheets

This continues my series of blog posts to help Workampers be organized using Worksheets for pertinent information relative to your workamping jobs, your RV and vehicle, and planning your routes. In this post I will show you my extensive worksheets for your medical and health information.This includes 3 Worksheets -  Medical Information, Medications, and Dr. Visit.


Your Medical Information is probably the most important info you carry around the country with you! Having this information in an emergency is critical to your health. You may already have some of it partially documented, but these worksheets are to help get all this information in one place. I’m sure if you have any serious medical conditions you already have some of this information in a handy location or even on a Medical Alert bracelet. We also try to keep our own copies of our medical records, or at least a summary, as sometimes it takes a while to get previous records from other facilities. Many facilities now use Electronic Medical Records so it is easier for you to access your records when you are on the road.

Continue Reading About Medical Information Worksheets....

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November 23, 2015 

 

Organize Your RV Lifestyle in 2016

 

Do you have too many lists, calendars, worksheets, notes and pieces of paper (i.e. the Paper Blizzard)  floating around your camper? 

 

Does this sound familiar? "What was the name of the place in Florida that was hiring next winter? We should call that gal we worked with in Estes Park she would know, what was her name?"

Do you get excited about filling out all the birthdays, anniversaries, appointments for the upcoming year on your new calendar? Me too - its like starting over with a clean slate!

 

Imagine having your notes, lists, worksheets, calendar, journal, workamping plans, appointments, schedules, RV maintenance, etc. all in one place! That is what I truly hope my 2016 Workamper Planner/Travel Journal will do for you! Let's get rid of the Paper Blizzard! 

 

 

 

Continue Reading About Getting Organized in 2016!

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August 25, 2015

Workamper Worksheet - Planning Your Route 

 

During our recent trip from Florida to New York we tried out our newest worksheet - "Planning Your Route." When we move to a new workamper position, it is usually quite a distance or across the country so it takes a significant amount of planning of how long it will take to get there, what highways are best to travel on, and what we want to see along the way. For us, it is better to take our time and relax along the way so we aren't so exhausted when we get there. I made up a worksheet to document our plan of travel for each day including how many miles we would travel, the route we would take, and campgrounds to stay at along with contact info, etc.

Below is the first Planning Your Route worksheet we used as we traveled from Florida to New York. As you can see it has some scribbles and changes as of course you have to be flexible as you travel! We loved the first place we stayed in Alabama so much that we decided to stay two days and thus changed all my meticulous planning! But it was well worth it and we had plenty of time to make these adjustments. 



Continue Reading About Planning Your Route Worksheet!

 

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Monday, August 3, 2015


Hitting the Road to New York For Our Summer Job!


We headed for our new job at Moose Hillock Campground in Fort Ann, New York on April 26, 2015!

Because we are workampers, we tend to only do extensive traveling when we change jobs. When we start planning for our trek to a new location for a workamping job, we start mapping out exactly how long it will take to get there, what roads we will take, where we want to stop to camp and sight see, etc. It is a good idea to take your time if possible, not only to see as much of the area as you can, but also to make the trip a safe one. There have been times we have hurried to the next job traveling 400 to 500 miles a day but it really is exhausting and when you get there you need a few days  to recuperate anyway. This time we traveled only about 300 miles a day at most and took in some of the sites. It took us 7 days but it was well worth the extra time. It is also a good time to check out possible workamping jobs and locations for the future. We also decided to invest in the Passport America plan to see if we could save some money on camping along the way.



Continue Reading About our Trip to New York!

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015


WORKAMPER WORKSHEETS - RV/CAMPER AND VEHICLE INFORMATION

This is the second in a series of blogs that will provide worksheets or forms for you to fill out with your pertinent information relative to planning your Workamper jobs, documenting information for your RV and vehicles, documenting your healthcare info, etc. This post is looking at worksheets for your RV/Camper and your vehicle. 

 

If you missed the previous post to receive the Worksheet for Workamper Interview Questions, please find the link here!




When you are traveling in your RV, or at any time, things can change in an instant.  It is important to have pertinent information at your fingertips. It could be as simple as having your Passport America number handy to make a campground reservation or as complicated as being in a accident and needing to find your car or health insurance info.  When you need this information quickly, how great would it be to have it all in one location! In an emergency, it may be difficult to stop and think where to find all the pieces of information you need. Or someone may ask a question you don’t have an answer for - like is pre-authorization required to have warranty work done?  With these forms, there will be no question about where you should look when time is a factor. My hope is to help you gather this necessary information now, so that it is handy when you really need it.

 

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Tuesday, March 31, 2015


WORKAMPING - INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

Interview Questions to help you find a good match for your Best Workamping Job Yet!


  • So maybe you are new to workamping and are wondering how the interview process works for your prospective workamping jobs. 
  • Or you are an experienced workamper, but have had some bad experiences stemming from misunderstandings with employers.
  • Or maybe you are an employer that wants information on what workampers are looking for in a great workamping experience.

I hope this information will help you document your interview process to make the best decision possible for your next workamping job.








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Wednesday, February 25, 2015


10 TIPS TO MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR NEXT WORKAMPING JOB

We have been workamping for several years now and with each job we have made a an entertaining list of the "Top 10 Things We Learned At ...."  It includes some important lessons learned but it also includes some silly memories for my husband and I. Some examples include - Everything is better with Gin! Doug doesn't like office work! Snow is beautiful...on the mountains! Be nice = big bonus!

It is always amusing as we reflect back on our past jobs, but this Top 10 List is much more serious. It is our Top 10 Tips to help you get the most out of your workamping experience!

Our shoes peeking over the North Rim of the Grand Canyon!

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015


Amazon Camperforce - It's All About Attitude! (And Comfy Shoes)

We worked at Amazon in Coffeyville, Kansas, from late September to December 23rd. "Work Hard, Have Fun and Make History!"


Coffeyville is a great little town that had pretty much everything we needed - Walmart, gas stations, laundry, and wine stores. :)  Unfortunately, the second day we worked they announced that this Amazon facility would be closing. We were shocked and felt so bad for all the employees and the town. It will definitely make an impact.





Continue Reading About Amazon!

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Tuesday, January 20, 2015


OUR ANNUAL TREK TO FLORIDA!


After working at Amazon in Coffeyville, Kansas for 3 long months (more on that experience another time), it was time for our now annual trek to Florida.  This is always so exciting as we know what awaits us in Florida - warm weather, sun, sand, and great friends and family! 


We left Coffeyville on December 31st where the temperature was a bone-chilling 12 degrees with a nasty wind blowing. While unhooking the water, etc., Doug had to come in several times to warm up as it was soooo cold! When we decided to travel and become workampers, one of the things we really wanted to avoid was cold and snow! It is amazing how quickly your body adjusts to being warm so this cold was especially making our teeth chatter! We really wanted to get going as rain and sleet were in the forecast for many of the states we were going to be traveling through.

Continue Reading About Florida!

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Thursday, December 4, 2014


Our First Workamping Job!


Estes Park Here We Come!

In May of 2012 our first Workamper job took us to beautiful Estes Park, Colorado! I remember driving into town and seeing the view in the picture above - I think I actually screamed out loud!  I was just giddy and couldn't believe this was actually happening! We had visited Estes Park and the Rocky Mountain National Park before and had always thought how amazing it would be to live there. So this would be the perfect spot to start our new adventure!

Continue Reading about Estes Park, Colorado!

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