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After 25 years of countless doctors, Gretchen Bayless was diagnosed with Lyme disease. Once diagnosed, she decided to regain her sense of independence and start Roamerica, a campervan rental company in the Pacific Northwest.
The #Vanlife Business Is Booming
Coronavirus is just a distant memory while zipping around in a several-hundred-thousand-dollar custom van on the open road.
TRYING THE VAN LIFE IN NORTHWEST OREGON
Setting up camp in the Sportsmobile is as simple as leveling the van and popping up the top. This was exciting for us because we had more time to spend enjoying the stunning scenery.
Wild Ideas Worth Living | By Shelby Stanger Gretchen & Taylor’s Wild Idea: To be able to go on an adventure at any moment with minimal planning and packing. To explore the world from a van and start a thriving business around their passion.
The best way to road trip to the west’s top riding? Leave your car at home.
Ready to safely travel Oregon again? Priceline, Airbnb, Outdoorsy have farm stays, camper rentals, getaway deals
Enjoying the great outdoors is limited due to the coronavirus pandemic. Although under-the-sky recreation is slowly beginning to reopen in Oregon with social distancing rules, playgrounds and restrooms remain closed, and some public campgrounds will be allowed to open on June 9.
How to Stay Creative and Connected from Home
How are creative minds helping the rest of us stay inspired and connected from home — even when we feel stuck in our personal bubbles? Join Times technology and culture reporter Nellie Bowles, as she talks to co-hosts Samin Nosrat and Hrishikesh Hirway about how their new podcast “Home Cooking” helps people continue to find creativity in food during quarantine. Then, we’ll explore two more perspectives on staying creative while staying home. Designer, author, and founder of Jungalow, Justina Blakeney will share how she helps people find new inspiration to create beauty in their homes even after months inside. And we’ll hit the road with Gretchen Bayless, the co-founder of Roamerica and Axis Vehicle Outfitters to talk about how her road trips are giving people a new way to connect with each other and re-imagine what “home” can feel like.
Their usual international clients can’t get here, but rental companies are seeing plenty of interest from locals.
Rewilding the American Child
For a family truly looking to drive away from it all, it’s hard to beat Roamerica.
Owners Gretchen Bayless and Taylor Hood specialize in Ford Sportsmobile camper vans with “pop-up” roofs, which give a luxurious six feet, eight inches of standing room. They’ll pick you up at the airport for free, and let you take their rigs into Canada.
If you’ve been itchin’ to try out #VanLife but don’t want to spend big bucks buying a van of your own, you might consider renting one. It’s like renting a car and a hotel room in one, with the savings to match.
New channel KGW 8 bringing stories into the spotlight with their show “The Good Stuff,” all about the good people, good deeds and good moments that inspire us to smile through difficult times.
The Good Stuff: Your stories that inspire us
We’re bringing your stories into the spotlight with our show “The Good Stuff,” all about the good people, good deeds and good moments that inspire us to smile through difficult times.
Rent an Oregon RV: Escape to nature with a roomy RV, sleek Airstream or colorful camper van
Oregon is loaded with picturesque, pothole-free country roads that lead to waterfalls and other scenic spots. If you feel like traveling, but not in a plane or staying at hotels, you might want to rent a self-contained, roomy RV, sleek Airstream or colorful camper van for a weekend or longer.
Maximum Adventure, Minimum PTO
The advantages of renting a campervan — Roamerica delivers.
Since 2015, owners Gretchen Bayless and Taylor Hood have been facilitating amazing Pacific Northwest experiences for their customers with their custom Sportsmobile rentals as well as with destination information, activity suggestions, and adventure ideas.
Climbing into even a roomy truck or wagon may feel cramped when watching somebody open a door to a camper, stand up full height, and stretch into a sun salutation when you can’t even sit up all the way in your backseat.
If you’re looking to explore the Pacific Northwest, these campervan rentals from Roamerica will get you to where you want to go.