I’m not sure how many of you are following my new blog already. I started writing GypsyMom.com when I became consumed with the idea of taking an extended road trip; actually I want to LIVE on the road indefinitely. That’s not happening yet but we are in the midst of our very first RV trip ever ( a 12 week practice run) and we are having the time of our lives.
You can read the entire process of the journey at Gypsymom.com, or you can just go over our adventure so far. The day we started our adventure, I was so excited I thought I’d explode. Everywhere we’ve been has been awesome. It’s not exactly the trip I fantasized about, but in many ways it’s been better than I dreamed possible.
In Rapid City, South Dakota, we had fun taking our picture with statues of US Presidents. Then, we visited Mount Rushmore and enjoyed the hospitality of our very first RV Resort. After that, Betty the Beaver (Yes, we named our motorhome) decided to show us an adventure in Cheyenne, Wyoming. And finally, our stop in Monroe, Utah, at Mystic Hot Springs has been my favorite so far.
I have yet to blog about our visits to Denver and Las Vegas and as I write this I’m smack-dab in the middle of our very best trip to California EVER. I love seeing family and friends we haven’t seen for ages. The kids are seeing their dreams come true as they get to meet their cousins. Mason and Fletcher are their “boy cousins” and they got to spend a few hours playing with them (more later) They also got to meet Aiden and Farrah (Evie thinks Farrah is a celebrity, she’s always saying how she’s the most beautiful girl she’s ever seen) and whenever we get down to San Diego they’ll get to play with Liam and Sadie, too. Cousin Justin was a big hit, I think we have at least one serious little girl crush on him, and his girlfriend, Ashley, was a sweetie.
We still have a lot of adventuring in store for us. I’ve been blessed with some new clients along the way, and thank goodness because the trip is costing a lot more than we imagined it would. PLEASE share the link to GypsyMom.com on your Facebook wall or on your blog, because the more traffic my site has, the easier it will be for me to get blog sponsors.
Speaking of blog sponsors, if you stumble upon some crazy articles on any of my sites, make a mental note that I do have a category for sponsored posts. Anything listed in those categories, or marked as a “guest post” is coming from my site sponsors. They pay for the backlinks because it makes Google think their site is important. Sponsorship keeps us on the road, so don’t think I’m a commercial sellout, it’s actually part of my job!
Incidentally, half the people reading that will say “I want to learn how to do that” and for those people, I direct you to Freelance Web Writing, a site I started a few years ago to share my experiences while I learned how to make a living as a niche blogger. If you have direct questions, feel free to send me a note on Facebook (link to my facebook page) and I’d be happy to help you get started, as long as you’re patient with me not responding quickly, this traveling business is exhausting!