Rhode Island man travels around country on motorcycle after quit - WMBFNews.com, Myrtle Beach/Florence SC, Weather

Rhode Island man travels around country on motorcycle after quitting job

Chip Parisi went from a lavish lifestyle to making about $10,000 a year. And he enjoys it. Source: Michael Walter (WMBF) Chip Parisi went from a lavish lifestyle to making about $10,000 a year. And he enjoys it. Source: Michael Walter (WMBF)

MURRELLS INLET, SC (WMBF) – The 2018 Bike Week is officially underway in Murrells Inlet. The festival is known to bring out plenty of interesting characters every year. One of them this year is Chip Parisi.

Parisi is working with vendors in the Myrtle Beach Bike Week festivities for the first time this year.

He’s been travelling the country on his motorcycle for only about one and a half years. Before that, he was a real estate broker making a lot of money.

“I could buy whatever I wanted to,” Parisi said. “I went out to dinner four or five times a week. Spending $200 on dinner twice a week was never a second thought.”

He and his wife divorced recently, and he decided after taking a leave of absence from his job that he was going to quit it altogether.

Since then, he’s been travelling around the U.S. working bike festival to bike festival.

His life has changed a lot since earning loads of money working in real estate.

He now earns about $10,000 a year working about four or five months worth of bike festivals. He spends the rest of his time doing whatever he wants as he travels around the country on his bike.

Despite the massive pay cut, he says he loves his new life.

“The big trick is keeping expenses down,” Parisi said. “I eat a lot of ramen noodles and hot dogs. Every once in a while, I can buy a beer, but the whole trick is keeping expenses down.”

He views this life as a challenge.

“I kind of enjoy saying, ‘How cheap can I live?’ To me, it’s almost the challenge of beating the system,” Parisi said.

Parisi isn’t sure how long he’s going to continue the life he lives right now. He says he just takes everything day by day.

Copyright 2018 WMBF News. All rights reserved.

  • Local NewsLocalMore>>

  • Loris shooting sends one man to hospital

    Loris shooting sends one man to hospital

    Friday, September 21 2018 12:03 AM EDT2018-09-21 04:03:34 GMT
    Shooting in Robeson CountyShooting in Robeson County
    LORIS, SC (WMBF) - The Horry County Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened on in Loris Thursday night, sending one man to the hospital. According to a spokesperson with HCPD, the shooting occurred in the area of Highway 9 and Highway 348. One male victim was taken to an area hospital and his condition is unknown at this time.  Copyright 2018 WMBF News. All right reserved.More >>
    LORIS, SC (WMBF) - The Horry County Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened on in Loris Thursday night, sending one man to the hospital. According to a spokesperson with HCPD, the shooting occurred in the area of Highway 9 and Highway 348. One male victim was taken to an area hospital and his condition is unknown at this time.  Copyright 2018 WMBF News. All right reserved.More >>
  • Horry County School Board member asked to step down following controversial Facebook post

    Horry County School Board member asked to step down following controversial Facebook post

    Thursday, September 20 2018 11:42 PM EDT2018-09-21 03:42:09 GMT
    Sherrie Todd, HCS Board Member, District 2 (Source: WMBF News)Sherrie Todd, HCS Board Member, District 2 (Source: WMBF News)
    Sherrie Todd, HCS Board Member, District 2Sherrie Todd, HCS Board Member, District 2
    HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The Horry County Alliance for Educational Justice is calling for a  school board member to step down following a controversial Facebook post.  According to a press release from HCAEJ, Sherrie Todd,  member of the Horry County School Board, "shared" a post that stated:  “I’ve already decided that whoever wins the Democrat Nomination in 2020 sexually assaulted me 40 years ago.” The release goes on to say:&nbs...More >>
    HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - The Horry County Alliance for Educational Justice is calling for a  school board member to step down following a controversial Facebook post.  According to a press release from HCAEJ, Sherrie Todd,  member of the Horry County School Board, "shared" a post that stated:  “I’ve already decided that whoever wins the Democrat Nomination in 2020 sexually assaulted me 40 years ago.” The release goes on to say:&nbs...More >>
  • Road closures impacting more than just daily commutes

    Road closures impacting more than just daily commutes

    Thursday, September 20 2018 11:07 PM EDT2018-09-21 03:07:49 GMT
    SCDOT crews block off a section of Highway 22 towards Highway 905. (Source: WMBF News)SCDOT crews block off a section of Highway 22 towards Highway 905. (Source: WMBF News)
    SCDOT crews block off a section of Highway 22 towards Highway 905. (Source: WMBF News)SCDOT crews block off a section of Highway 22 towards Highway 905. (Source: WMBF News)

    HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) -- Nearly a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall the impact of the storm is still being felt as river levels continue to rise shutting down roads across the Carolinas.  Those road closures are now creating issues for drivers, specifically during their commutes to and from work. Richard Berry, a subcontractor has lived in Conway for nearly 20 years. Like most, he uses the highways and back roads all across the state to get to work as well as ...

    More >>

    HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) -- Nearly a week after Hurricane Florence made landfall the impact of the storm is still being felt as river levels continue to rise shutting down roads across the Carolinas.  Those road closures are now creating issues for drivers, specifically during their commutes to and from work. Richard Berry, a subcontractor has lived in Conway for nearly 20 years. Like most, he uses the highways and back roads all across the state to get to work as well as ...

    More >>
Powered by Frankly