Truck in Sequoia National Park

The Perfect Traveler Rig

The Perfect Traveler Rig: Our ideal set-up for a traveling adventure lifestyle Imagine waking up along the Pacific coastline with morning light flickering off the water onto your sleeping bag. Or pulling off to the side of a remote Canadian highway late at night only to find yourself comfortably asleep 5 minutes later to the…

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6 Steps to Start Travel Therapy in 6 Months

6 Steps to Start Travel Therapy in 6 Months When we first were contemplating making a monumental career move by plunging into the travel therapy world, we felt totally and utterly overwhelmed. As I am sure many of you pondering the same transition are.  So many moving pieces.  So many options.  So many potential screw…

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…

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…

Why my recruiter loves me more than you

Why my recruiter loves me more than you Over the winter of 2016 Ellen took a last minute contract way out in Eastern Colorado. Prior to this we were living back home in Durango, Colorado (Southwest Colorado). Our attempt at returning to permanent contract work had fallen through in fantastic fashion and we were desperate…

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…

Cayenne's deep stare

Why is traveling therapy right for you?

Why is traveling therapy right for you? The world of traveling therapy is full of unique personalities.  There is by no means a single archetype that is “The classic travel therapist.”  We come in all shapes and sizes.  Introverts – extroverts, specialists – generalists, new grads – experienced clinicians, even part time – full time…

Top 5 Travel Therapy Resources

Top 5 Travel Therapy Resources

Our Top 5 Travel Therapy Resources It seems that every day there are more helpful resources out there for travel therapists.  Any little step to make our lives easier is a good thing right! Here are our top 5 travel therapy resources! 1. aPTitude Managing multiple licenses can be a difficult and occasionally painful task,…

Shell Beach Sunset

Maintaining Perspective

It is so easy to speed through life. While driving between patients today my wife sent me a text message saying that a patient we share is being placed on hospice care.  His cancer is metastasizing and we are no longer needed on the case.  This is not the first time either of us have…

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