CHARLIE

A year and a half ago my boyfriend, our cat, and I left New York City after 10 years and hit the road in an RV.  It has been an exciting and challenging lifestyle.  Much of the challenge has come in the form of seeking work that we can do on the road or while living…

KATIE

There are some people that have absolutely no desire to leave the city they grew up in, or the couch they sit on. And then there are those of us that haven’t slept in our own beds in a year and call a new place “home” once a month. For me, the adventure started when…

TYLER

My love affair with the American West began in 2009 with a cross country road trip after college. That summer, I traveled through 27 states and covered over 10,000 miles in six weeks with a friend in a car far too small for my 6’3″ frame. We visited seven national parks that summer. I was…

AMBER

It was March 18th, 2014. I was sitting at my desk, pretending to be working on a spreadsheet, counting down the hours until 5:00. I was longingly staring at pictures of the mountains on my computer and applying for jobs on CoolWorks.com when I received a phone call from an unknown number. Relieved to have…

BECKY

I moved around a lot when I was a young single woman, which is where my love for road trips and new places was born.  I went on to raise 3 wonderful children (mostly by myself) but the road always whispered to me and I would whisper back, “Soon.” When the last chickie left the…

BILL

I was the first person to get a job from Cool Works.  It definitely changed my life. I got the first inkling for what became Cool Works 20 years ago this month.  In January of 1995 I was halfway through the first year of an Environmental Management MBA program at the University of Washington (UDub)….

WILLIE

The Universe: it’s a funny place. It throws you some curve balls, it can make you see double, makes you wish you had never been born some days. But with all that ebb there must be flow. The Universe and I have been going round and round for quite some time now; you could say we’re familiar dance partners. She’s taken me to…

JULIETTE

Anyone who’s lived through a Michigan winter knows that the brutal temperatures, ice storms, lack of Vitamin D, and hermitting attitudes of the mitten’s population can take a toll on one’s motivation and zest for life. At nineteen, I had stuck around my home town for too long after high school and found myself slipping…

SARAH

The road of life is full of ups, downs, and all-arounds. Most people tend to stick to the highway, flying past the exits, focused on getting quickly to the destination. And then there are those living the seasonal life. We tend to take the scenic route: enjoying the sights, meeting the locals, and embarking on…