Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Retirees Discover Joys of Workamping

Rockport Pilot - Rockport,TX,USA
When Debbie and Jeff Duffy retired from the Aransas County Independent School District, they knew they did not just want to sit around at home, but they did not exactly have anything planned. Then they discovered the world of “workamping,” and have been home sporadically since.

They both needed and wanted a change of pace. Then one day while on the Internet, he discovered the world of Workampers. The Duffys researched different locales, and have already spent time as Workampers at several locations in the last couple of years.

The official definition of a Workamper in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is defined as adventurous individuals, couples and families who have chosen a wonderful lifestyle which combines any kind of part-time or full-time work with RV camping.

Although most Workampers are in their 50s and 60s, there are many who are younger and many who are older. A little more than half of all Workampers work to supplement their retirement income, while the rest work to support a full-time, or near full-time, RV lifestyle. Most Workamper jobs are in the outdoor hospitality industry (resorts, campgrounds, theme parks, state/national parks, etc.), but there are jobs available in other areas as well.
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