About Devan

My name is Devan.  I have had a strong sense of wanderlust since I was very young.  Through the years, I have lived in 9 states and 30+ cities within those states.  In addition, I have visited 29 states (so far) and Canada.  I like to target a new place, dive in and get to know it, then move on.  When I’m done, I’m done.  Often I will return regularly to a place I really like, but I need the flexibility to come and go as I please.  This becomes a big problem when locked into an apartment rental lease.

In early 2015, after spending more than a year trying to decide where I wanted to live next, a series of serendipitous events occurred that completely redirected my life and my focus.  What started as an idea to take a 4-6 month sabbatical to travel the country in my car, very quickly became living and traveling full-time in a van.  (You can find a series of ongoing posts, detailing the inspiration behind my decision to travel full-time, by clicking here.)

I planned, plotted, saved, and researched.  Finally, in early June 2017, I began my journey.  This blog is part of that journey.  I have tried to detail my progress from planning to implementation, with the current goal of sharing the adventure.  All of it.  The challenges, the accomplishments, and everything in between.

Though I am traveling without human companionship, I am not alone.  My cats Basil and Freddie will be joining me on my adventures.  Basil is a 7-year-old brownish tiger cat who is fairly quiet and timid.  I adopted him as a kitten and he was an only cat for a little more than a year.  I firmly believe he would prefer life as an only cat even now. His aggravation with Freddie is palatable.

Freddie came to me 5 years ago after a friend found him (and 2 siblings) in a dumpster.  He is a black and white Tuxedo cat who is extremely energetic and outgoing (read: obnoxious).  He loves to sit with me as I write, which as you can likely guess, allows me to get very little writing done.  Thankfully he is easily wooed away by canned food.

I’m an entertaining balance of extremes; gregarious and adventurous, yet also solitary and laid-back. Often mistaken for an extrovert, I am very much an introvert.  If you know anything about the 16 personality types, I type as INFP.   The flexibility in my personality (being an outgoing introvert) is complimentary to the mobile lifestyle.  Solo travel gives me all the alone time I need and my outgoing nature affords me the opportunity to engage with others when I needed.Devan

My hobbies and passions include photography, writing, travel, reading, self-reflection, meditation, animals, and nature. I believe in kindness, compassion, empathy, and non-judgment.  I aspire to live a life abundant in each of those principles.

I welcome you to my journey.  I hope you find your own inspiration to live your truth and follow your bliss!

 

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