Zombies and Baby Farts

Zombies and Baby Farts – Our Battle with the 4 Month Sleep Regression 4 months and 10 days! We had 4 months and 10 days of (relatively) restful sleep before our little angel baby decided to go demonic on us on a nightly basis!  Sure, Kinley had always been dealing with night waking (waking up…

Christmas as Travelers

Christmas as Travelers Christmas time brings nostalgia to all of us.  Fond memories of Christmas Eve’s spent anxiously awaiting Santa.  Tearing through wrapping paper, rabid for the next toy or ugly sweater neatly tucked into a flimsy cardboard box.  We all have our favorites.  El and I have ours too. Our First Christmas Our first…

Running Red River Gorge, KY

Ultra Marathon Training Begins

Ultra Marathon Training Begins Staying Fit While on Contract This past weekend, Steve and I began training for an ultra marathon coming up in February.  And by that, I mean that we finally pieced together two days of back-to-back running with each other for the first time since before leaving Durango (Kinley was 5 weeks…

The Travelers Anthem

The Travelers Anthem “A-a-aye, I’m on vacation Every single day ’cause I love my occupation..” The bouncy reggae beat is a stark contrast to the drab and dingy semi-lifeless feel of the nursing home hallways.  In the facility that I am currently working, nearly every member of the rehab team spends a hefty portion of…

Blue Lakes

Traveling with a Baby: The First 3 Months

Traveling with a Baby: The First 3 Months In this post I’d like to share a bit of what we, idiot novice parents, have learned during the past few months, and given that we tend to live a more minimalist lifestyle, what gear (baby stuff) we have found is worth bringing along for the adventure.…

Little Molas Lake

Traveling with a Baby: Pregnancy

Traveling with a Baby: Pregnancy As many of our readers and Facebook followers may know, we welcomed our first child into the world on August 24th!  Kinley Stockhausen joined our family and has been exploring the San Juan mountains surrounding Durango, CO (our home base) with us ever since. But as easy as post-pregnancy has been…

2017 Summer Road Trip Home

2017 Summer Road Trip Home: Montana, Yellowstone National Park, and Grand Teton National Park There’s nothing like an epic road trip when moving from one state to another! Since Ellen was between 36-37 weeks pregnant, we thought it would be a great idea to invite Steve’s parents to join us in order to add little…

So Much To Do – So Little Time

So Much To Do – So Little Time How to maximize your experience in a new location I’m sure all traveling clinicians have their own reasons for loving to travel, whether it is the variety in working environment, flexibility of schedule, or increased income (or all!)  But we all do it because we love to…

2016 Travelers Conference Re-cap

2016 Travelers Conference Re-cap Travelers Conference 2016 was essentially a celebration of the freedom and the adventure that the travel healthcare lifestyle brings – no wonder it was in Las Vegas!  3 days of seminars, networking, schmoozing, wine-and-dining, and of course some all night parties!  Despite all of the shenanigans, we would leave the conference…

Pikes Peak summit 2016

My Love-Hate Relationship with Pikes Peak

My Love-Hate Relationship with Pikes Peak Some things never change… even when everything else does. Just a couple weeks ago, Steve and I tackled an epic race on America’s Mountain: Pikes Peak. While I chose to just race to the top in the Ascent on Saturday, Steve wanted to tackle the Marathon on Sunday, where…

Black and White image of Ellen at the Grand Canyon

Gray Pride

Gray Pride As another election season rolls through, the various media outlets and talking heads busy themselves by spouting pseudo-news and ever increasingly alarmist stories about “A country divided!”  We have Red states, Blue states, Environmentalists, Pro-Choice, Pro-Life, Anti-LGBT, Black Lives Matter, the 99%, States Rights, Big Business, Big Pharma…Big Deal! Working as a traveler…

TravelCon 2016

Travel Convention 2016!

Booked! We are so excited to announce that we will be in Las Vegas September 25-27 for the 2016 Travelers Conference! This event is a great opportunity for ANYONE in healthcare to learn about traveling and to network. Presentations, Swag, and Parties Galore! Book your tickets now and join us for the party! Just a few…

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