There is something deeply gratifying about doing real ranch work when workamping on a ranch.

Vickers Ranch Workamping Mending Fences

It sure beats fixing toilets! Though as a workamper at a working guest ranch, you will likely find that both need to be done on a regular basis! Read the rest of this entry »

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In honor of Charles Bukowski’s birthday on August 16:

“We are here to unlearn the teachings of the church, state, and our education system. We are here to drink beer. We are here to kill war. We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.” – Charles Bukowski, 1988

Nobody said it better.

It was for Bukowski. Sort of.



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There is a vacancy at Vickers Ranch.

Lake City Ranch Flag Half Mast for Perk Vickers

I know I’m not the first to ever write a tribute to Perk Vickers, and certainly I won’t be the last. But I can honestly say, I am honored to have met such an honorable man. Read the rest of this entry »

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Last night a ranch guest asked me “Are you still gypsying around?”  I said “Of course. Wouldn’t have it any other way.”

Need I say more?

The view from our RV in Lake City, Colorado

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Workampers have been all over the media lately and RVers are buzzing about the Harper’s Magazine article called “The End of Retirement: When You Can’t Afford to Stop Working.”

This week a few hot debates occurred in the We Love Workamping Facebook Group, mostly in agreement with my view that this article is pure sensationalism and misrepresents the full-time RVing lifestyle. One group member wrote to the author to share his own story, and she responded to his email with the following:

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