With my increasing want and need to travel the country and possibly live overseas for a year or two, it got me thinking. I’ve never been away from my family during the holidays. I don’t count the times I’ve had to work on a holiday. I mean I’ve never intentionally been away from my family during the holidays. With my trying to determine if being a full time RVer is for me, I figure I can always pack up my travel camper and swing back home for the holidays before hitting the road again to continue my travels.
So, you think you want to become a full time RVer? Are you ready to sell most of your things and hit the road? To some people, this sounds like a dream. Others may be on the fence trying to decide what they want to do. Do your research! This has to be a lifestyle you want to live and are ready to throw in 100%. Hopefully this post will give you more insight as to whether it’s the life for you or not.
With the recent election upset…. Heck, who are we kidding? With ANY election, the American people are always looking to leave the country. Our primary country of choice is Canada. They’re our neighbor. They’ll take us in. And you know, it doesn’t hurt that their Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is kinda hot. Don’t lie, I know I’m not the only one to be thinking that…
One recent memorable trip was this past May. I went on a nine day cruise on Royal Caribbean with my sister, her husband and another friend. We left out of Baltimore on the Grandeur of the Seas. Our ports of call were Kings Wharf Bermuda, Nassau Bahamas and CoCoCay Bahamas. The private island for Royal Caribbean.
By now, you all know that I am hoping to purchase an RV and travel the country while working from the road. I previously wrote about Six of my Favorite Travel Campers. There are many people who want to live this kind of lifestyle, but, feel they can’t afford it. So, I researched that further and found that it is actually cheaper to live as an RVer than it is to live in an apt or house, paying rent or mortgage. Here’s my post on RV Budgeting That Won’t Break the Bank. What Can the RV Life Cost?
This past summer, my daughter and I went to NYC. One of my bucket list items was to stay in Times Square. I wanted to see the life and vibrancy of the city and how late that lasted. We drove in to the Trenton Train Station and managed to get an earlier train, woohoo! It took about 1 1/2 hours to get to the city.
You all may remember a post I did on Six of my Favorite Campers. I went in and really researched what is out there that I could use if it were just me traveling. Now, keep in mind, I do hope to live in one while working from the road. That is my goal once my daughter graduates high school and college, then moves on with her life. Although, you know mother and daughter relationships. She tells me now, “Don’t let me stop you. Go. Have fun.” Gee. Thanks kiddo. 😛
I’ve mentioned in previous posts, that my plans once my daughter graduates is that I want to work from the road while I travel the country. Since it’ll be just me traveling, I just need a smaller camper to pull behind my car. I currently have a 2014 Kia Soul. So, weight limitation is a concern. Upon further research of the Soul’s towing capacity, even with the smaller travel campers, I am going to have to purchase a new SUV to pull my new home with. I will go into the reasoning why I am choosing to go with a travel trailer instead of a an all in one RV in another post.
Yesterday I took a time out from life and went driving around my new town. As it was a Sunday, the Amish were out making their rounds, visiting friends and families after going to church. The Amish, while hardworking are so laid back. They know their place in the world and enjoy it. Their slower paced lifestyle is something we could all learn from. While in my car, I never feel that I’m “stuck” behind them. Sometimes I’ll wait awhile before going around them. But, not too long as I don’t want to scare them.
Everyone has a list of things they want to do. From the most basic to the most impossible. As you know from reading previous posts, one of my biggest desires is to travel.
The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.