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Arline left a teaching career in the kindergarten classroom to launch into full-time writing. She combines RV travel with her interest in people, places, and their history. You may have read her articles that have been published in Workamper News, Branson’s Review, Motorhome, Ozarks Mountaineer, Ozarks Magazine, Mature Living, Coast to Coast, RV Life, and other publications. She writes a weekly blog, “RV Travel Tales,” for RV Life’s online magazine.
Chandler served as an instructor at the University of Idaho’s annual Life On Wheels RV Conference from 1995-2005, and as a featured speaker for an annual RVing event around the U.S. known as The Rally. Chandler loves travel, perhaps, a strange juxtaposition to having lived in the same house in Heber Springs, Arkansas, for 52 years. She and her photographer husband, Lee Smith, have logged thousands of miles since their marriage in February 2002. A four-month trip to Alaska is a highlight in their travels, but they also have wonderful memories—and photos—of three trips to Mexico, several winters in Arizona, and three summers in the Northwest. Branson, Missouri, remains one of Chandler’s favorite destinations.
Chandler has lived the Workamping lifestyle since the inception of Workamper News in 1987, her primary job: traveling the country and seeking the faces and places of the lifestyle for her column, “Workamper Journal.” She and Smith have chosen numerous Workamping positions from volunteer wood hosts at Cape Lookout State Park on Oregon’s coast to paying jobs in Bar Harbor, Maine, and at Amazon.com. Chandler notes that they pick jobs for the experiences—and the places the jobs take them.
When not on the road, Chandler and Smith make their home in Heber Springs.
Arline is a prolific writer, including histories, memoirs, essays, and last but not least, her books on the Workamping lifestyle. Road Work II: The RVer’s Ultimate Income Resource Guide is available at the Workamper Bookstore.
You are personally invited to attend a live webinar
Tuesday, September 20, 2011 at 7 p.m. CT
Please attend this live Workamper Rendezvous Symposium 3, scheduled for TOMORROW EVENING AT
5 p.m. PT / 5 p.m. Arizona/ 6 p.m. MT / 7 p.m. CT/ 8 p.m. ET
Learn more about the upcoming Workamper Rendezvous from Steve Anderson and special past Rendezvous attendee guests. If you are still having doubts about whether you should attend the Rendezvous, then join us tomorrow evening for this LIVE EVENT!
Everyone understands the educational value of live seminars, but what are just as important in live events are the opportunities for free exchange of information between attendees. In every group of like-minded individuals living a particular lifestyle, there are bound to be shared challenges, as well as joys. Workampers face their own set of challenges, and while they love to hear from experts, they learn just as much from their peers.
Investing time and money to come to the Rendezvous in October will be well worth it just for the opportunity to meet with others whom live the life you live (or dream of living). If you are already a Workamper or exploring the lifestyle, you should be able to deduct your Rendezvous expenses as necessary educational expenses to earn a living. The staff of Workamper News, the experts and your peers will share troubleshooting tips, ways to resolve any challenges you face, key RV maintenance tips you won’t get anywhere else, and of course, how to sell yourself to get the job you want, what kinds of job opportunities are out there, and how to get them!
Improve the quality of working on the road, find out how to lower your costs and increase your income, share solutions to find the best jobs, cook in your kitchen, and lower your stress. The Workamper News staff wants to meet you and show you how to best utilize their resources!
Resolve those issues that might be holding you back! Make lifetime friends and learn of great places to work! More than anything enjoy the camaraderie, food and fun!
Mary Lou Merritt-Smith,Workamper
Executive Assistant to Steve Anderson
Webinars & Jobinars: There’s Nothin’ To Be Scared Of
A Webinar provides participants from all over the country the ability to connect with a presenter via their computer and/or telephone. You can view the presentation on your computer screen, or just listen to the audio by telephone. The presenter may show you a PowerPoint presentation or share their Internet browser enabling you to see their mouse move as they click through their website. You will be able to interact with the presenter by (1) typing your comment or question into the type-chat box in the GoToMeeting control panel on your screen; (2) speaking into the microphone built in or plugged in to your computer; or (3) speaking into your telephone.
Webinars may seem technologically intimidating, but once you attend one, the rest just gets easier!
Let’s Have Some Serious Fun with Sewer Situations!
That’s the opinion of Steve Anderson and the staff here at Workamper News. Let’s face it: sewer challenges are just a part of RVing. Why not solve a problem with a fun solution.
What’s It All About?
Other Important Upcoming Webinars & Jobinars
September 20, 2011 * Workamper Small Business Members MasterMind Event * 7 p.m. CT
Did you register for the September MasterMind Event scheduled for this Wednesday? Steve will introduce you to a
Thinking and Growing Rich” series, beginning with “Customer Acquisition.”
Log in if you are a Workamper Small Business member and then click on “MasterMind.”
September 21, 2011 * September Dreaminar: 3:00 p.m. CT
The Categories of Workamping Opportunities – a review of Volunteer, Contractor, Employee, and Small Business opportunities. Information to help you decide which option(s) are right for you. Register today for this informative Dreaminar.
September 22, 2011 * Workamper Campfire: 3:00 p.m. CT
Join other Workampers and Workamper Dreamers who have questions about Workamping and would like to have them discussed around the campfire. You can submit your question and we will do our best to provide input on your question during the event.
Please submit your question when you register if you can. We will also take live questions during the Campfire event.
1 p.m. PT/1 p.m. Arizona/2 p.m. MT/3 p.m. CT/4 p.m. ET
NOT TO BE MISSED. . . IF YOU WANT TO SEND LESS TO THE IRS !!!
Learn how to reduce your largest expense – TAXES! During this event we will introduce you to Mark J. Kohler, CPA & Attorney at Law. Not only is he a practicing CPA and Attorney, he is also a successful Entrepreneur. Mark will share key strategies that will be beneficial to you right away, and will also share with you how you can learn more to ultimately reduce your greatest expense – TAXES.
Mark Kohler’s seminars have helped tens of thousands of individuals and small business owners navigate the maze of legal, regulatory and financial laws to greater success and wealth!
Attend this Special Introduction to determine if Mark Kohler can help YOU!! Whether or not you can attend the Workamper Rendezvous, his Friday seminar is worth the trip! If you attended the April Rendezvous, you know you want to come. Attend this Small Business, Tax & Legal Symposium INTRODUCTION on October 4th at 7 p.m. to determine if you NEED to attend!
To Register, go here and start developing your questions to ask!
10 a.m. PT/11 a.m. MT/12 p.m. CT/1 p.m. ET
Delaware North Companies Parks & Resorts at Yellowstone. Live the Adventure! Join this enthusiastic staff and make life-long friends while enjoying first-hand the amazing wonders of living in Yellowstone National Park. Our positions go from May/June through August/September. Full hookup RV sites and employee meals available. For details, please visit our Featured Employer Page at Workamper.com
At The Workamper News Forums Site:
Join the discussions on these hot topics!
- “Are Workampers getting desperate??” How many hours are you willing to work for a site? Share your views at the Workampers Forum (Member-only).
- If you are researching employers, start at the Workamper Experiences Forum (Member-only).
- Post your images at the Workamper Images Forum and check out the ones already there!
- “Another Season Comes to a Close.” Tell us about yours! Join in at the General Workamping Forum.
- “Interlopers or ?? What do you think?” How do you view newcomers to this lifestyle? Weigh in at the Full-timing Forum.
- Any more advice for “Hook Up and Towing for Solo Full-timer”? Add yours at the Solo Workamping Forum.
- Check out the latest projects at the DIY, Mods & Upgrades Forum. You can upload photos too!
- “EXCITEMENT!” Can we get more participation at the forums? Let us know what you think at the Workamper Interests and Hobbies Forum.
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