Pros and Cons of Travel Therapy in an RV

**The image above was taken on Friday at our campground on the NC coast. One of the most common concerns for those contemplating travel therapy is regarding housing. Most people love the hearing about the higher pay and adventure of traveling around this beautiful country but are nervous about the uncertainty of housing. Unfortunately, there is a … Continue reading Pros and Cons of Travel Therapy in an RV

What is the pay difference between Travel PT and Permanent PT jobs?

What’s the Pay Difference in Travel vs Perm PT jobs? This is one of the most common questions I get asked by physical therapists or DPT students that are considering travel PT. Everyone knows that generally you make more, but these people want to know if the extra pay is enough to outweigh the hassles … Continue reading What is the pay difference between Travel PT and Permanent PT jobs?

Travel PT: Moving Deeper into Southwest Virginia

-By Whitney- Timeline: Dec 2015-March 2016 So, as our second (or third for me) round of contracts were winding down, we again started looking for the next one. Have you gotten the theme yet? Working as a traveler really reminds me of being in school and going from one internship to the next. You think … Continue reading Travel PT: Moving Deeper into Southwest Virginia

Travel PT: Playing Musical Jobs

-By Whitney- Timeline: Sept 2015-Dec 2015 As I said in my last post about our first jobs, I was preparing to finish up with my first 13-week contract (a retirement community in Blacksburg, VA) and join Jared at his facility (a rural hospital in Pulaski, VA) working in the outpatient department. Jared was planning to extend … Continue reading Travel PT: Playing Musical Jobs

Travel PT: Our First Jobs

-By Whitney- Timeline: June 2015-Sept 2015 As I explained in my last post, my first travel PT job was at a large retirement community in Blacksburg, Virginia and Jared's first job was at a small hospital (acute care) in Pulaski, Virginia. Our jobs were about 45 mins apart, and we were staying at a furnished … Continue reading Travel PT: Our First Jobs

Camper Life

*Scroll to the bottom for more pictures* -by Whitney- Let me start by saying that I, nor Jared, would have ever imagined that we would be living in a camper. Neither of us are even "camping" people. I've been camping once in my life, and Jared just a few times. Sleeping outdoors in a tent … Continue reading Camper Life

What Financial Independence Means to Me

About a year ago, I became fascinated with the idea of early retirement. There is a small group of people that I discovered through blogs and podcasts from whom I learned a great deal. Most people in the mainstream have never even considered early retirement an option and neither had I. It seems the norm … Continue reading What Financial Independence Means to Me

Thinking about Travel PT as a new grad? – Part 2

This is a follow-up to Thinking about Travel PT as a new grad? Part 1 Accepting/Negotiating a Contract After one or more of your interviews are completed and a facility wants to hire you, you should receive an offer from your recruiter. They will tell you a dollar amount that will be your "weekly take home … Continue reading Thinking about Travel PT as a new grad? – Part 2

Thinking about Travel PT as a new grad?

*Article written by Jared, April 2016. Updated by Whitney, May 2018. We have now been traveling for 3 years since graduation in May 2015!   Considering Travel Therapy Beginning to read and learn about travel physical therapy can be very scary, especially for a new grad. When I first started, I was nervous to say … Continue reading Thinking about Travel PT as a new grad?