By Claire Brocato, feature writer
Marc and Leslie Beauchamp, both RNs, have the next couple of years all mapped
out. They’ll spend the next few months in Tuscon, Arizona, possibly winter in New Mexico, then head off to Vermont, followed by several months in Maine. With each move, they’ll have jobs waiting for them at prestigious hospitals and deluxe housing provided by American Mobile Healthcare.
The couple, who met as staff nurses at a hospital in Illinois, decided to
begin travel nursing a year after they got married.
"We are both very adventurous spirits," Marc explained. "So this was the
perfect opportunity for us to see the country and to broaden our horizons."
With their labrador, Raisin, and cat, Linda, in tow, the couple set off on
their first assignment to Salem, Oregon.
"We followed the Oregon Trail west from Illinois, which was a great way to
start our travels," Marc said. "We spent six months in Salem and loved every
minute of it. We both established lasting bonds with the patients and the staff
"We took our next assignment in Medford, Oregon and got to explore the
mountains, the redwood forests, the freshwater lakes and the coast," he said.
"In fact, we enjoyed our time in Oregon so much, we are considering retiring to
the Northern Oregon coast one day."
The next stop on the map for the Beauchamps was the Napa valley in Northern
"American Mobile Healthcare arranged for us to stay in the most beautiful
Victorian house, which was built around the turn of the century," Marc recalled.
"It was absolutely gorgeous. The framework of the house consisted of a 70-foot
base beam made from one redwood tree. We even had our own redwood tree in the
yard, along with old elm trees, rose bushes and flower gardens. It was so
beautiful, we wish we could have stayed there forever."
Marc and Leslie also enjoyed assignments in San Diego and Phoenix, before
heading on to their current positions at a major hospital in Tucson, Arizona.
"At every step along the way, our recruiter has been absolutely incredible.
She deserves a gold star," Leslie said. "She has always found us the most
wonderful pet-friendly accommodation and helped us with everything we’ve
"Our two years of travel nursing has been an incredibly rewarding
experience," Leslie continued. "There are very few jobs that allow you to travel
the country together like we do, and to have so much fun along the way. We both
love this lifestyle and can definitely see ourselves working as travel nurses
for several more years."
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