Hey! We’re Heath & Alyssa.

We are bloggers, entrepreneurs, and travelers.

Here are some nice people who have shared our story:


Team Padgett:

Heath

I’m the crazy dreamer of the family. I have slightly ridiculous ideas and Alyssa helps bring me down to Earth to execute on them.

I had a goal to build a tech company and spent five years growing one from zero to acquisition. It was probably the hardest thing I’ve ever done (now that I’m raising kids I would say second hardest).

I love books that push my thinking and challenge me to be a better person, whether in business or life.

Here’s my reading list.


Alyssa

I’m Alyssa! I write books, like my best-selling book with over 1,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, A Beginner’s Guide to Living in an RVMy second book, RVing Across America, details our journey to all 50 states and was released in the summer of 2022.

I spend most of my time writing and plotting our travels. I’m happiest when I’m outside near the water. I don’t function without coffee, but who does?

You can find me on: Instagram, Youtube, & Pinterest

campervanning in New Zealand


The Kids

Our daughter, Ellie, was born in 2019 and our son, Eli, in 2021. They love the water, playgrounds, and being carried all over the world no matter how tired mom and dad are.

Ellie has visited five countries and Eli four in their short lives. They are learning to be amazing travelers as we continue to take them on as many adventures as possible. Our end goal: visit 20 countries together before they become adults.

For cute traveling kids photos, follow us on Instagram.


We share our story here on our blog: the good and the bad.

From renovating our first RV to our first failed business launch.

What We’re Up to Now:

Business

We sold three businesses in the past year to make room in our lives for more travel and family time.

Family

With two kids (and 🤞🏻 no more) we love taking our family on the road for a few months every year.

Travel

Now that travel abroad is possible again, we are making plans for an epic year around the world starting in 2023.


If You Want to Hear the Whole Story…

Four days after our wedding, we jumped into an RV and started traveling full-time.

Now in 2022, we’re traveling the world with our family.

In 2014, we quit our jobs, bought an old RV, and headed west.

We were living in Texas and working office jobs we hated while we planned our wedding. Then one day the idea struck: what if we kicked off our marriage with a 50-state honeymoon?

Our friends and family thought we were crazy, but we knew we wanted more out of life than working jobs we hated in a city where we didn’t see ourselves living forever.

To make our 50-state honeymoon idea a little more feasible, Heath decided to work a job in each state as part of our documentary, Hourly America. He worked, Alyssa filmed, and we realized a few things…

After a year of living and traveling in an RV, we were in love with full-time travel.

But we had student debt and no experience running a remote business. Taking what we learned from filming our documentary, we started a video production business, a consulting business, and then a software business all from our RV as we figured out how to make money while traveling.

That’s when Heath started The RV Entrepreneur Podcast, sharing stories of nomadic entrepreneurs building mobile businesses.

How podcasting changed my life

As we continued traveling, we upgraded RVs to a Winnebago Brave. We needed a rig that had a little more space for us to run our businesses, plus our first RV was over twenty years old and couldn’t quite take the miles anymore.

We spent a year out west, spent a year out east, and kept traveling as much as we could. Along the way, we shared our story on our blog, podcast, and even a few Youtube videos.

That’s when Alyssa decided to write her first book, A Beginner’s Guide to Living in an RV, which would teach other wannabe travelers how to start RVing full-time.

The book was an instant best-seller, a testament to the fact that RVing is quickly becoming the coolest thing to do.

first book signing

After spending the first four years of our marriage traversing America, we decided to broaden our horizons. And what better to start seeing the world than by RV?

drift bay shoreline campgrounds

We started in New Zealand, spending two months exploring what is known as the most RV-friendly (or campervan, as they call them) country in the world.

Next, we visited Canada where we found out we were expecting our daughter!

So when she turned four months old, we flew her to Italy to RV in Europe!

When 2020 struck with all its glory, we stuck around the states for the year and continued full-time RVing while we searched for a new home base.

We bought a house in the mountains of Colorado to take a travel break while pregnant with baby #2. But true to form, our son took his first trip before he was a month old. Now, he’s been to four countries before even turning a year old!

Traveling as a family of four is CRAZY different than traveling as a couple. We’re figuring it out as we go, traveling as much as our kids will let us!


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