Welcome to WinnebagoLife

Welcome to WinnebagoLife

We call it GoLife for short

For over sixty years Winnebago has been an innovator in the recreational vehicle industry and we’re continuing that tradition with a lifestyle web site that celebrates the lively diversity of our company and its customers.  Every month you’ll find new articles and ideas that you won’t see elsewhere on the Internet or in magazines.  You’ll read stories through the eyes of fellow Winnebago owners and get behind the scenes insights from the talented team who designs our motorhomes and towables.


Editors

  • Don Cohen

    Don Cohen

    Don Cohen and his wife Terry started their Winnebago Life in 2012 behind the wheel of a new Itasca Navion. In 20 years Don built the largest corporate media production company in the Rocky Mountain region, he became the CEO of a public high tech company and then, for a decade, was involved in community projects in the Vail Valley including starting and running the county’s economic council. After two decades of mountain living Don and Terry returned to the city and live in the heart of downtown Denver.

  • Brooke Baum

    Brooke Baum

    Editor

    Brooke and her husband Buddy are digital nomads and full-time travelers. They began their journey in early 2017 in a handsome Winnebago View named Vik, and quickly became very embedded in the RVing community. In addition to Brooke's role as GoLife Editor, the Baums also share their travel stories and insights on their blog, TrailingAway.com, as well as in various other publications (Brooke writes & Buddy takes all the gorgeous photos). They love to be outside, explore new places, and spend quality time with their family, friends, and ever-growing community of fellow travelers.

  • James & Stef Adinaro

    James & Stef Adinaro

    Brand Ambassadors

    James and Stefany Adinaro didn’t set out to be RVers. They purchased their first RV to use at cycling events for one reason…the bathroom. But RVs quickly became a much bigger part of their lives as they started their blog The Fit RV (www.thefitrv.com), where they work to encourage a more healthy and active style of RVing. By day, James works in IT and Stef works in the fitness industry. When they’re not on the road, you can find them taking advantage of outdoor opportunities in their home state of Utah.

  • Peter & Kathy Holcombe

    Peter & Kathy Holcombe

    Brand Ambassadors

    Peter and Kathy Holcombe are photographers, writers and parents. In 2014, along with their ten year old daughter, Abby, they made a life leap that many will admire, but few will take: they sold their home in Boulder, Colorado and took to the highways of North America, traveling full time in their Winnebago View. The Holcombe family is equally at home on smooth asphalt highways as they are on frothy whitewater rapids. Throughout their travels they’ll be sharing adventures as diverse as paddling through the sandstone canyons of the Colorado River, to navigating the N​ew Y​ork harbor waters around the Statue of Liberty.

  • Alan Heymann

    Alan Heymann

    Contributor

    Alan and his wife, Lindy, had originally thought of retiring early and traveling the country in a small RV. But they had such a good time on a 2016 spring break trip in an RV rental that they decided to take the plunge that year instead. Their bright red Travato, Roxanne, comes in handy for family visits and camping trips. They are a young and multicultural family who follows a plant-based diet at home and on the road. Alan and Lindy live outside Washington, DC, with their daughter and their dog. You can follow their adventures at chasingminimalism.com.

  • Amy & Rod Burkert

    Amy & Rod Burkert

    Contributor

    Amy and Rod Burkert run the award-winning pet travel website, GoPetFriendly.com, which makes it easy to plan trips with your entire family! With more than 60,000 pet friendly hotels, campgrounds, restaurants, beaches, dog parks, and more – you’re sure to find the perfect vacation spots. And a convenient Road Trip Planner makes it simple to map your route and locate pet friendly locations along the way. For pet travel advice, check the Take Paws blog (http://blog.gopetfriendly.com/welcome-to-gopetfriendly-com/) – it’s is an encyclopedia of pet friendly destination guides, paws-on-the-ground travel tips, and the Burkerts’ adventures as they explore the country full-time with their dogs, Ty and Buster.

  • Bryanna Royal

    Contributor

    Bryanna and Craig along with their 4 kids, and 2 dogs sold everything, bought an RV and have been traveling full-time around the US since May 2014. They just recently downsized from a 39 foot motorhome to a 23 foot Winnebago View. If they aren’t out climbing mountains, hiking to a waterfall or playing at the beach they are most likely at the local donut shop trying to find the best donuts in the US! They write about things to do with kids at the destinations they visit, full time family travel and working from the road at www.crazyfamilyadventure.com. In order to fund their travels they started a business www.VirtualPowerhouse.com where Bryanna does social media, blogging and newsletters for small businesses and Craig does website design. They are passionate about sharing this lifestyle with other families and have put together a course titled: How To Start A Virtual Business So You Can Travel Full Time to help other families start a business so they can hit the road with their family.

  • David & Karen Toste

    David & Karen Toste

    Contributor

    As a family of four who live and work in Silicon Valley, life can move pretty fast. Between work meetings, school activities, Target runs, birthday parties, and other arbitrary errands, Karen and David started to feel like they were always en route to something and not really living in the moment. Last year, they decided it was time to slow down. Both Karen and David are second generation RVers who grew up traveling in Winnebagos when they were kids. They recalled great memories of family road trips and campsite adventures and wanted these same experiences for their children. In January 2016, they invested in their own Winnebago Vista and began their family adventures. While they are not full-time RVers, they are an example of how the RV lifestyle can be perfect for families who desire exploration and togetherness. You can follow their family’s adventures at thecampingplaylist.com.

  • Heath & Alyssa Padgett

    Heath & Alyssa Padgett

    Contributor

    Heath and Alyssa Padgett are writers and film makers who quit their office jobs to pursue an unconventional 50 state honeymoon in an RV. Wanting to have a mission outside of travel, the Padgetts developed an idea to work a job in every state across America. Heath worked, Alyssa filmed, and they fell in love with travel, RVing, and working from the road and now travel in a 2016 Winnebago Brave. They have been featured on CBS, CNN, Fox and Friends Morning show, Huffington Post Live, The Boston Globe, The Daily Mail, and People Magazine.

  • Jon & Nadia Bajuelo

    Jon & Nadia Bajuelo

    Contributor

    Jonathan and Nadia are full-time RVers and food lovers who have set out on a journey to design a lifestyle of adventure, discovery, and learning. Prior to setting out, Jonathan worked in sales, while Nadia was a former teacher and, eventually, a marketing professional. Knowing they yearned to travel while building businesses that enabled the lifestyle, they decided to commit fully to pursuing their passions and chasing their dreams. Today, you are bound to find Jonathan with a camera in-hand, and Nadia creating illustrations, presentations, and many other digital assets, while simultaneously enjoying a fine cheese and a glass of wine. To follow along on their adventures, visit them at roamingremodelers.com.

  • Jordan & Brittany Griggs

    Jordan & Brittany Griggs

    Contributor

    Jordan Griggs is former banker turned golf blogger, who risked it all to pursue his dreams. After working 7 years for Bank of America Merrill Lynch in the fast-paced capital markets, Jordan traded his brogues for golf spikes and set-out on a journey to create a life around his true passion: golf. After competing briefly on professional golf mini tours, Jordan and his wife Brittany decided to marry their passions for golf and photography to create The Dapper Drive, a golf and lifestyle brand dedicated to sharing the unique stories of great golf courses and golf brands, and providing a behind the scenes look at life on the road as full-time travelers. He and Brittany, the brand’s professional photographer and owner of her own online business (Simply For Creatives), travel full-time in their Winnebago View with their dog Ella and cat Mr. P. They’re currently traveling across America on a project they’ve dubbed the Ultimate Golf Road Trip – a quest to play each of Golf Digest’s ranked America’s 100 Greatest Public Courses in calendar year 2017. Jordan and Brittany hope that through sharing these experiences, stories and adventures in the world of golf and travel, they can inspire and encourage others to chase their dreams, pursue their passions and refuse to settle for anything less. Read more about Jordan and Brittany at http://www.thedapperdrive.com/about/

  • Katharine & Humberto Gunn

    Katharine & Humberto Gunn

    Contributor

    Katharine and Humberto were originally planning to move from Hoboken, New Jersey to Seattle, Washington, taking a 10-day road trip across the country to get there. Instead they bought a Winnebago Travato and have been on a quest to see the 48 continental U.S. states before resettling in the Pacific Northwest. It has been over 6 months since they left. Before trading in desk life for vanlife, Katharine was an architect in NYC and Humberto was an art director at a product design company in New Jersey. Together they used their design and photography skills to create www.adventuregunn.com where they document their adventures through America with their golden retriever Lucy, the real driver behind this road trip.

  • Kenny & Sabrina Phillips

    Kenny & Sabrina Phillips

    Contributor

    Kenny and Sabrina are new to the RV life style. Sabrina is a traveling physician who works across the country at different hospitals. When she first took on this position she loved it, but there was only one problem, they would have to spend long periods of time apart. They needed a change in their lifestyle that would allow them to spend more time together. Kenny owned a small business in their hometown and they decided to sell the business so they could purchase and move into an RV. This now gives them the ability to travel together moving from state to state for Sabrina’s work. Kenny does freelance work from the road and has completed the NRVIA inspection course and plans on starting a mobile RV inspection business. You can follow along with their adventures on Youtube at www.youtube.com/c/MovingForward

  • Lindsay & Dan McKenzie

    Lindsay & Dan McKenzie

    Contributor

    Dan and Lindsay McKenzie are full-time traveling RVers from Colorado. They have been seeking adventure together for 10 years now and have done a lot of international traveling, including living in Costa Rica. They took the leap into full time RVing after experiencing life altering news. They viewed the news as a life "detour" and started a travel and inspirational blog at FollowYourDetour.com. Through their detour, Dan and Lindsay have grown more passionate about pursuing their dreams and leading a fulfilling life, while sharing their story in hopes of inspiring others to do the same. They love that RVing allows them to bring along their two dogs and be in nature as much as possible. You can usually find them on the river fly fishing, hiking to sunset spots, or at the local brewery.

  • Melanie & Jeremy Scroggins

    Melanie & Jeremy Scroggins

    Contributor

    Knowing they could never live the life of the average American couple, Jeremy and Melanie Scroggins decided full-time RVing was a good fit. Jeremy is a park ranger for BLM and Melanie is a writer and podcaster for her business Mine Space (mine-space.org). They are currently located in Lincoln City, OR, where they are enjoying everything the rugged Oregon coast has to offer.

  • Morey & Ruth Edelman

    Morey & Ruth Edelman

    Contributor

    Morey & Ruth have been traveling the U.S. and Canada for the past eight years spending at least 5 months a year on the road. They are proud of their recently acquired 2017 Winnebago Sunstar, with the challenge of squeezing their 31-foot class A motorhome into awesome places. Their goal is to make every day an adventure; hiking, biking, or just plain enjoying the great outdoors. They particularly like camping in our National Parks and Forests, marveling at the incredible vistas. Check out their family & friends blog: www.blowin-in-wind.blogspot.com

  • Scott & Jaime Sichler

    Scott & Jaime Sichler

    Contributor

    Scott and Jaime are originally from Oregon, but left to pursue corporate careers in Los Angeles, California. After 17 years, they ditched the rat race and sold their house to become full-time RVers. Since 2016, they've been traveling in their 2007 Winnebago Journey with their dog Crosby. They enjoy the outdoors and document their travels at AwayWeWinnebago.com.


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