Life on the Road

Winter Car Tips for Travel Nurses

Winter Car Tips for Travel Nurses

With so many areas of the U.S. being hit hard this year with snowstorms and artic temps — and even more polar problems bearing down this week — we thought it was a good time to share a little checklist of winter car tips for Travel Nurses. Cold weather can exacerbate automobile issues, so it’s [...]

By February 13, 2014 2 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: Do you get car rental expenses or do you have to use public transport?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Do you get car rental expenses or do you have to use public transport?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: During an assignment, do you get car rental expenses or do you have to use public transport? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer: If you plan to travel for any extended period of time, I do recommend purchasing a reliable auto or truck and driving to the assignments yourself. I do [...]

Ask a Travel Nurse: How do you disconnect from home yet maintain relationships while travel nursing?

Ask a Travel Nurse: How do you disconnect from home yet maintain relationships while travel nursing?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question: I am an RN working in Toronto, Canada. Travelling has always been one of my interests, however I am too attached to my home in Toronto and everything I have become familiar with. How did you learn how to disconnect but maintain relationships along the way while traveling? Ask a [...]

Travel Nursing with a Baby

Travel Nursing with a Baby

Many people ask the question, “Is it possible to travel with a baby?” Yes. Almost anything is possible if you put your mind to it. The real question is, “Will I enjoy traveling with a baby?” My hope is that by listing some of the challenges my wife, Stasha, and I have faced, you’ll have [...]

By January 17, 2014 5 Comments Read More →
Travel Nurse Finds Love with Boston Bombing Victim

Travel Nurse Finds Love with Boston Bombing Victim

After James Costello was injured in the tragic Boston Marathon bombings, he wondered what good could come from such a senseless tragedy. But for Costello, being in the wrong place at the wrong time ended up putting him in the right place at the right time. Speaking on the December 20th Today show, he said [...]

By December 20, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: Small town or big city for a first time Traveler?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Small town or big city for a first time Traveler?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question:   Would you suggest for a brand new Traveler to start off in a small town first? Ask a Travel Nurse Answer:   I would suggest that a new traveler should start wherever they are comfortable. If that means a small town, so be it. The best way to ease [...]

By November 26, 2013 1 Comments Read More →
Here Come the Holiday Promotions!

Here Come the Holiday Promotions!

Just 16 days left until Thanksgiving and with that, the holiday season will be in full swing. It’s that magical time of year where we celebrate everything from Christmas to Kwanzaa, Hanukkah to Festivus, the Solstice to New Year’s and more. Or as I like to think of it, approximately a month and a half [...]

By November 12, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Happy Halloween, Travel Nurses!

Happy Halloween, Travel Nurses!

It’s that spooktacular time of year again, where ghosts and ghouls roam the streets and tricks and sweet treats line the pockets of girls and boys across the land. As a nurse, it’s possible you’ll be working on All Hallow’s Eve, but there’s still a chance for you to get in on the fun. Whatever [...]

By October 31, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Ask a Travel Nurse: Can I do travel nursing in an RV?

Ask a Travel Nurse: Can I do travel nursing in an RV?

Ask a Travel Nurse Question:   How do some travel nurses live out of their motor homes/campers? I think this would be efficient but I don’t see how it is feasible. Not every hospital is going to be within reasonable driving distance from an RV site. I appreciate any advice. Thanks! Ask a Travel Nurse [...]

Healthy Snacks for Travel Nurses

Healthy Snacks for Travel Nurses

Whether you’re on the road traveling to your next assignment or trying to take care of yourself while on the job, it’s really important for travel nurses to have healthy snacks to keep them satisfied. Planning snacks ahead can help you make better choices when hunger happens, so drop the processed vending machine junk and [...]