Kristin Hanes: Making Money while you Travel with a Niche Site
Solo Women RV Podcast
by Kathy Belge
1w ago
My guest this week, Kristin Hanes, is a digital nomad who's figured out a way to make a great living while living in her van and sailboat and she wants to teach you how to do it as well. Kristin runs The Wayward Home blog and podcast--all about RV, van, sailboat and tiny home living. She's learned how to make a living writing about her passion while she travels. And she's come on the show to talk to us about how she does this.  If you'd like to dig deeper and sign up for Kristin's course, Niche Sites Made Easy, we're offering a $50 discount if you sign up via this link: https://solowomen ..read more
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A Roam of Our Own: Solo Women Vanlife Gathering
Solo Women RV Podcast
by Kathy Belge
2w ago
Have you ever wanted to attend a gathering where you could hang out with other solo women who RV, camp and live in vans? This week on the podcast, I interview Merissa Peterson who is the onsite event coordinator for A Roam of Our Own, a women-only vanlife gathering March 16-19, 2023 in Palm Springs, California. Take Aways: 1. A roam of our Own—March 16-19, 2023 just outside of Palm Springs, CA. Cost is about $100 per person.  2. They are still looking for people to lead events or a craft and discounts are available for workshop presenters. Reach out to josiah@thejournaloflosttime.com if y ..read more
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Michelle Fishburne: Who We Are Now
Solo Women RV Podcast
by Kathy Belge
2w ago
My guest this week is Michelle Fishburne. In 2020-2021 Michelle traveled 12,000 miles in her RV interviewing hundreds of people about what their lives were like during the Covid-19 pandemic. Michelle turned those stories into a beautiful book Who We Are Now: Stories of What Americans Lost and Found during the COVID-19 Pandemic  I had a great chat with Michelle about her travels, about being a third generation RVer, what it was like to travel solo in her RV during the pandemic and some of the key take-aways from the people she met on her journey.  Mentioned in this Episode: Buy Miche ..read more
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Loneliness and Solo RV Travel
Solo Women RV Podcast
by Kathy Belge
1M ago
This week we tackle the question, "Will I get lonely as a solo woman traveling alone in my RV or van?" The answer is, "Probably." Loneliness can be a part of solo travel. But loneliness doesn't have to be a bad thing. There are things you can learn about yourself by being solo that you won't be able to learn any other way.  On this episode I share some of my thoughts about loneliness and solo travel and I also share some ideas from other solo female travelers about how they cope with loneliness on the road.  Connect with Other Solo Women RVers Solo Women RV blog: Solo Women RV ..read more
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Let's Talk All Things Propane with the Queen Bee RV Brenda Puckett
Solo Women RV Podcast
by Kathy Belge
1M ago
Today we’re going to talk about propane.  Many women are nervous about their propane systems—they’re fearful of a fire, an explosion or carbon monoxide poisoning. Our guest today, Brenda Puckett from Queen Bee RV is here to quell our fears and tell us all we need to know to safely use propane in our RVs. Takeaways: 1. Propane is liquified petroleum and it’s an important fuel for our RVs. The more you understand it and how it works, the more empowered you’ll be to use it safely. 2. Propane can cause issues if there is a leak in your line.  Get a professional Leak Drop test annually an ..read more
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Everywhere with Claire - Solo Female Vanlife Adventures
Solo Women RV Podcast
by Kathy Belge
1M ago
My guest this week is Claire Fleming. Claire travels solo in her van with her cute dog Oscar. We talked about her vanbuild, the one thing you need to know when crossing the border into Canada with a dog, (and it's probably not what you think), and how she has fun and keeps Oscar safe when she's away from the van. Claire and I had a great conversation Key takeaways 1. Building out a van always takes longer than you think. 2. Harvest Hosts is a great free option for solo travelers  3. When crossing the US border, be aware of what produce you have with you. 4. Once you start making friends a ..read more
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Emily Pennington on Feral: Losing Myself and Finding my Way in America’s National Parks
Solo Women RV Podcast
by Kathy Belge
1M ago
My guest today is Emily Pennington, author of Feral Losing Myself and Finding my Way in America’s National Parks.  Emily shares stories from her book, including some of her favorite national parks, some of the things she did to plan for such a trip, experiencing the unexpected and the lessons she learned from taking such an adventure during a global pandemic and in the middle of a break-up.  Key Take Aways 1. You can plan as much as you want for a trip—no matter how big or small, but things will happen that will likely make you change your course. The more you can be prepared for tha ..read more
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All About Vanlife Pride with Kristin Holden
Solo Women RV Podcast
by Kathy Belge
2M ago
Vanlife Pride! What is Vanlife Pride?  This week my guest is Kristin Holden. Kristin is woman behind Where the Road Forks Instagram account, a solo woman Vanlifer and the new coordinator of Vanlife Pride. Vanlife Pride is for the LGBTQ+ community and allies—not just those in vans, but anyone who is living a nomadic lifestyle or aspires to, no matter their vehicle, no matter if they travel once a year or if they travel full time. Vanlife Pride is kicking off 2023 with a gathering Feb 24-26 in Quartzsite, AZ. Listen in for more about this event and all the other amazing things planned for ..read more
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Being Human with Angie Peacock
Solo Women RV Podcast
by Kathy Belge
2M ago
My guest this week on the Solo Women RV podcast, has perhaps one of the most powerful stories I’ve shared on this podcast. Angie Peacock is a military veteran who suffered a lot of trauma from her time in service. Like a lot of people struggling with mental health issues, she sought out medical help and was prescribed psychiatric medications. They helped for a while, but after years on the drugs, Angie suspected they were doing more harm to her than good. She began the process of healing herself again—and a big part of her story is moving into an RV and traveling full-time. She's got some real ..read more
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Catherine's Vanlife Adventures
Solo Women RV Podcast
by Kathy Belge
3M ago
On this episode of the Solo Women RV podcast, Catherine Xu shares her story of getting into vanlife. She shares how an unhappy living situation led her to buy and build out her own van that she lived in for three years.  Catherine shares lessons she learned and why she eventually gave up vanlife, even though she is still traveling full-time. Key Takeaways: 1. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from friends when doing something like building out your own van. 2. Catherine built her entire van out by herself using youtube as a guide. If she can, you can too! 3. Living full time in a van, you ..read more
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