It's been a while since I've posted here (but the dream is still alive!). I've since gotten married, bought a house, and tried (as hard as it is) to settle down in one place (my hometown).
Well, my wife and I recently decided that the "house in the suburbs" life wasn't working out for us, and we need a change. We tried, we really did, but for lifelong vagabonds, it's been a life-draining proposition.
So, we've decided to try the full-time RV lifestyle for a while to see how that goes. The house is currently on the market and we're getting educated on all things RV while also looking at used camper trailers (24ish foot). Eventually, we'd like to move from the RV life into the cruising life, or even better, do both full-time all around the world.
So, I have a couple questions for you all that I'm hoping you may be able to help with...
- My wife is an amazing hairstylist (was based in Chicago for over 10 years with 20+ years experience) and would like to continue her craft while in full-time travel mode. This is a rather foreboding challenge for her since traditionally speaking, building a returning clientele in a specific area is the way to gain more clients and improve that income
stability. Do you think it would be a viable option to obtain clients while camped out in RV parks and/or marinas
around the country?
- Which leads to the next question... Since we'd both like to learn how to sail and spend plenty of time on the water
gaining sailing experience, do you know of any US-based RV campgrounds that might be situated near a marina that would offer us a way to take lessons, live and work at the campground/marina, and gain this experience we would need to move into the cruising lifestyle?
Any advice or insight into any of this would be very much appreciated. Cheers!