Working on the Road

RV travel is a great way to see the country and live a free and adventurous lifestyle. But it can be tough to make money on the road. Here are a few ideas for jobs that RV travelers can do:

  • Seasonal work: Many resorts, campgrounds, and national parks hire seasonal workers during the peak travel seasons. These jobs can include everything from housekeeping and maintenance to customer service and recreation.
  • Workamping: Workamping is a type of seasonal work that allows RVers to live on the employer’s property in exchange for work. These jobs can include things like campground host, park ranger, and tour guide.
  • Remote work: There are many jobs that can be done remotely, from anywhere in the world. This could include things like web design, writing, and customer service.
  • Freelance work: Freelance work is another option for RV travelers. This could involve anything from writing and editing to photography and graphic design.
  • Start a business: If you have a marketable skill or product, you could start your own business and work from your RV. This could include things like selling handmade crafts, offering RV repair services, or blogging about your travels.

No matter what type of work you choose, there are a few things to keep in mind when you’re an RV traveler:

  • Be flexible and adaptable. Things don’t always go according to plan when you’re on the road, so be prepared to change your plans if necessary.
  • Be organized and efficient. You’ll need to be able to manage your time and resources effectively when you’re working from your RV.
  • Be resourceful. There are many resources available to RV travelers, so be sure to take advantage of them.

If you’re looking for a way to make money while traveling the country in your RV, these are just a few ideas to get you started. With a little planning and effort, you can find a job that fits your skills and lifestyle.

Here are some additional tips for finding jobs for RV travelers:

  • Network with other RVers. There are many online forums and groups where RVers can connect with each other. This is a great way to find out about job leads and get advice from other travelers.
  • Attend RV events. Many RV shows and rallies have job fairs where you can meet potential employers.
  • Use online job boards. There are many online job boards that list remote and seasonal jobs.
  • Be creative. There are many ways to make money on the road. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box and come up with your own ideas.

With a little effort, you can find a job that allows you to travel the country and live the RV lifestyle!

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Lake Louise and The Tea House: A Perfect Day in Banff National Park

Lake Louise

Lake Louise is one of the most iconic lakes in the world, and for good reason. The turquoise waters, surrounded by snow-capped mountains, are simply breathtaking. But there’s more to Lake Louise than just its beauty. There are also plenty of activities to enjoy, including hiking, biking, and boating.

One of the most popular activities at Lake Louise is hiking to the Lake Agnes Tea House. This historic tea house is located high above the lake, and the hike to get there is a moderate one that offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains. Once you reach the tea house, you can enjoy a cup of tea, a snack, and the amazing views.

A few interesting facts about the Tea House:

  • Most of the staff are university students or new graduates, who live at the tea house for the summer before school starts again. The tea house family lives in the loft above the kitchen and in two rustic cabins. There is no electricity, running water or wifi. They do have solar energy to charge an emergency cell phone. They walk the same trail a visitor would take to get there, 2-4 times a week.
  • One of the staff has to hike up the fresh supplies every day after their day off. Usually the person carries up: 12 cucumbers and 2.5 kgs/ 5lbs of cheese, their clean laundry and staff dinner. There are 2 helicopter days a year for all of the flour, sugar, propane and dry goods that are too heavy to hike. This usually takes an entire day as it takes 40 trips to fly all of the supplies up. The helicopter uses a long line with a large net attached to drop supplies just off the tea house porch.
  • The staff carries out all of the garbage and recycling on their backs. Every staff hiking down has to carry at least 2 big bags of garbage and an XL recycling bag. If you are hiking down early morning or in the evening, you may spot a staff member running down the garbage from the day.
  • They fly bottles of water up with a helicopter for those that need it. The water for everything else is pumped up the hill, treated and held in a tank that is gravity fed to the tea house before it’s boiled for service.
  • The baker begins everyday at 4:30AM in order to bake the oatmeal, brown bread, tea biscuits, mountain treat, apple crumble and soup for the day. The next staff arrives at 7:00AM and continues setting up for opening at 8:00AM. The days are long at Lake Agnes as all jobs are done by hand as there is no electricity. Even bagging tea is done by hand! This means the tea family is constantly washing dishes, making sandwiches, waiting on tables and baking. They don’t finish cleaning up the outhouses, tea room and dishes until 7:30PM.

Knowing these details about how the tea house is run makes you appreciate the magical experience that much more!

If you’re looking for a more challenging hike, you can also try the Plain of Six Glaciers Teahouse. This tea house is located even higher than Lake Agnes, and the hike to get there is more difficult. However, the views from the tea house are even more spectacular.

No matter which tea house you choose, you’re sure to have a memorable experience. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your trip to Lake Louise today!

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Alberta Road Trips: The Ultimate Guide

Alberta is a province in western Canada that is home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. From the towering Rocky Mountains to the vast prairies, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Alberta. And one of the best ways to experience all that Alberta has to offer is by taking a road trip.

There are many different road trips that you can take in Alberta, each with its own unique charm. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • The Icefields Parkway: This scenic highway winds its way through Banff and Jasper National Parks, offering stunning views of the mountains, glaciers, and lakes.
  • The Cowboy Trail: This historic route follows the Old North Trail, which was used by pioneers and cowboys in the 19th century.
  • The Dinosaur Trail: This route takes you through the heart of Alberta’s Badlands, where you can see dinosaur fossils and learn about the province’s prehistoric past.
  • The Crowsnest Pass: This mountain pass offers stunning views of the Rocky Mountains and is a popular spot for hiking, camping, and fishing.
  • The Smith Dorrien Spray Trail: This scenic trail winds its way through Kananaskis Country, offering beautiful views of the mountains and lakes.

No matter what your interests are, you’re sure to find a road trip in Alberta that’s perfect for you. So what are you waiting for? Start planning your Alberta road trip today!

Here are some tips for planning your Alberta road trip:

  1. Choose your route: There are many different road trips that you can take in Alberta, so take some time to choose one that interests you.
  2. Book your accommodations: If you’re planning on camping, make sure to book your campsites in advance, especially during the summer months.
  3. Pack your gear: Be sure to pack everything you’ll need for your road trip, including clothes, food, water, sunscreen, and a first-aid kit.
  4. Be prepared for the weather: Alberta can experience all four seasons in one day, so be sure to pack accordingly.

Have fun! Road trips are a great way to see the country and make memories that will last a lifetime. So relax, enjoy the scenery, and make the most of your Alberta road trip.

For an inspiring story from one of our very own Guarantee RV customers who “had always thought a trip across Canada in an RV would be wonderful,” read Lori Rabey’s blog about her new Leisure Travel Van life on the road!

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Spring is in the air, and for many RV enthusiasts, that means it’s time to prepare their RVs for the camping season. Whether you’re a full-time RVer or just take occasional trips, it’s essential to ensure your RV is in good working condition before you hit the road. We’ll go over some helpful tips for preparing your RV for the camping season. 

  1. Inspect the Exterior: The first step in preparing your RV for the camping season is to inspect the exterior. Look for any signs of damage or wear and tear, such as cracks or leaks. Check the roof, windows, and doors for any signs of damage, and make any necessary repairs. Give the exterior a good cleaning, including the roof and undercarriage. 
  1. Check the Tires: Tire maintenance is crucial for RVs, as they’re often parked for long periods of time. Check the tire pressure and tread depth and make any necessary adjustments. Look for any signs of damage, such as cracks or bulges, and replace any tires that are showing signs of wear. 
  1. Test the Systems: Before hitting the road, it’s essential to test all of your RV’s systems. This includes the electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems. Check the battery, generator, and electrical outlets to ensure everything is working correctly. Run the water and check for any leaks or clogs. Test the air conditioning and heating systems to ensure they’re in good working condition. 
  1. Stock Up on Supplies: Make a list of all the supplies you’ll need for your RV trip, including food, water, and other essentials. Stock up on non-perishable food items, and make sure you have enough water for your entire trip. Pack a first aid kit, insect repellent, sunscreen, and any other items you may need. It’s also a good idea to bring a map, compass, and GPS device. 
  1. Clean and Organize the Interior: The final step in preparing your RV for the camping season is to clean and organize the interior. Remove any items that aren’t necessary and clean all surfaces thoroughly. Check the cabinets and drawers for any signs of damage or wear and tear and make any necessary repairs. Make sure everything is securely stored for the drive. 

In conclusion, preparing your RV for the camping season involves inspecting the exterior, checking the tires, testing the systems, stocking up on supplies, and cleaning and organizing the interior. If you run into anything that may need repaired, be sure to schedule your service appointment with us right away to ensure your RV is ready in time for your first trip. By taking these steps, you can ensure that your RV is in good working condition and ready for your next adventure. So, pack up your gear and hit the open road in your fully prepared RV! 

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