For more than 15 years, Bob Wells has inspired and educated people to live their best life on any budget. He has emerged as the most viewed and trusted nomad influencer, event speaker, and organizer. 

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Gatherings: Rubber Tramp Rendevous Annual Average Attendance: 10,000

Featured in Film / Documentaries: Nomadland is a 2020 American neo-Westerndrama film directed, written, edited, and produced by Chloé Zhao.[4] It is based on the 2017 non-fiction book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder, and stars Frances McDormand (who also produced the film) as a woman who leaves home to travel around the American West. It also features David Strathairn in a supporting role, as well as real-life nomads Linda May, Swankie and Bob Wells, as fictionalized versions of themselves.

The film garnered acclaim, becoming the third-highest rated of 2020 on Metacritic which found it to be the most frequently ranked by critics and publications as one of the best films of 2020. It was named one of the ten best films of 2020 by the National Board of Review and the American Film Institute, and it received four Golden Globe nominations, including Best Motion Picture – Drama at the 78th Golden Globe Awards. See all Nomadland nominations here Review of Nomadland – reviews/nomadland-movie- review-2020

Without Bound:

Independent Lens – 1,000s Gather in Arizona for Nomad Rally:

Nomadland by Jessica Bruder [replace this link with Bob’s Amazon affiliate link: ]

How to Live in a Car, Van or RV–And Get Out of Debt, Travel and Find True Freedom by Bob Wells:[replace this link with Bob’s Amazon affiliate link: ]

Skillshare: The Ultimate Crashcourse to Living on the Road

Media:PBS – Living Your Best Life in a Van:

PBS – How Some Older Americans are Monetizing Vanlife:

CBS Sunday Morning – Freewheeling: The Van Life:


Rolling Stone:




NBC News:



The Guardian:

NY Times Article about the RTR: 2018/01/31/style/rubber-tramp- rendezvous-rv-trucks-vanlife. html
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