I have had the pleasure of visiting many of our national parks and look forward to every opportunity to explore them in depth. There is a volunteer program for retirees looking for this kind of experience. I spoke with a volunteer on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon who, with his wife, will live at the park in their RV at no cost and work in the gift store and as a driver. Check out this website for more information: http://www.nps.gov/getinvolved/volunteer.htm
My understanding is that lodging/park fees are exchanged for working....not sure if there is a small stipend attached. What a wonderful method of financing travel!
My Husband and I love to go camping, especially at State and National Parks where we have some of the best natural beauty and healthy outdoor activities. We love biking on trails, hiking through some rougher terrain, and learning about wildlife and plant life in the area. Although we live in New Jersey and love our own area camping for weekends, we love investigating other States and what they offer. We have oftened thought that once we can retire we would like to try finding seasonal Camp Ground Host and staff positions. The site noted seems to hold a wealth of information for that purpose. We hope to purchase an RV, rid ourselves of the encumberance of a big house, and travel for those years we can.
But I am also trying to plan an alternative lifestyle for when his health limits us further or I need help caring for either of us. We don't have large retirement funds to rely on. How can we hedge our bet, and still live our dreams?
It saddens me that so many people on this site recommend leaving our wonderful USA.
No wonder no one speaks English anymore. You have to leave the US to find Americans!
Why not retire with your RV in Oregon. Tons and tons of woods...absolutly gorgeous! Then in winter, RV in hot places like Nevada.
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