Millennials Craft Their RV Lifestyle

What began as pair of newlyweds traveling the nation in an RV for a feature-length documentary while also crossing an item off their bucket list, has become a way of life for Heath and Alyssa Padgett.

The Padgetts were just 23 years old when they decided they could do better than the confining cubicles of corporate America. So they bought a used RV off Craigslist and set off to see the nation. While making their way across the country, they were able to connect with other travelers and creative professionals who had found different ways to earn an income while traveling.

Now 26, the two are hooked on the full-time lifestyle and heavily involved in a number of RV and campground businesses, including “The RV Entrepreneur,” a weekly podcast sponsored by WinnebaGoLife. Related to that, the Padgetts hosted 120 people for their “RV Entrepreneur Summit” in February.

In addition to the podcast, the Padgetts have an enthusiastic online community that includes their blog, generating some 80,000 monthly page views, and a Facebook group with 5,700 members.
The Padgetts also created, a software startup that helps campgrounds establish an online reservation system and modern property management solution.

“We’re pretty tapped into the younger demographic of RVers,” Heath Padgett told “We’ve met a lot of other people who have skipped out on the conventional 40-hour per week job and mortgage lifestyle for something more adventurous. These people aren’t being reckless and throwing caution to the wind, but are actually being diligent: paying off debt, building online businesses, practicing minimalism and intentionally creating a nomadic lifestyle.” Read the rest of the story at


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