If You Won The Lottery, Would You Still…?

Ahhh, the Lottery question.  A surprisingly common question coming from both friends and strangers alike.  Most nomads and vandwellers have heard it more times than we can count.  I often wonder if people are trying to test our resolve when they ask us.  Perhaps they want to find out how dedicated we are.  Maybe they

Fireworks And The Fourth of July

July has been full of fireworks so far.  Not all of them have been pretty.  Thankfully, the ones that aren’t pretty, aren’t really my business. Fireworks Of The Unpleasant Variety Just before the 4th, I received an invite to a BBQ.  The food was wonderful.  The energy was not.  Two hours after arriving, I left. Before the

VanLife For the Win! How I Plan To Travel

Vanlife?  Vanlife!  I am buying a van.  Yes indeed, I am going to be a van dweller. When I first started looking into this lifestyle in late 2014, I was convinced I would be buying a small Class C or trading my car for a truck and getting a small travel trailer.  A Class A

Ending The Year With Some Questions And Answers

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Why would you give up a normal life?   Normal for one person is not normal for the next.  Some people aspire to have a large home with lots of ‘stuff’.  Some people seek to have a modest house in the suburbs with a couple of kids and doting husband.  Some prefer

Meet The NomadiCats: Basil and Freddie

In “The Inspiration to Full-Time” series of posts, I shared the various epiphanies that led to my decision to travel full-time.  The Minimalists and The Office Hobo being 2 of the first major influences.  What I didn’t detail in those blog posts was the influence my cats, Basil and Freddie, had (and continue to have)

What Is Your Rat Race Freedom Number?

I participated in a 90 minute Google Hangout with Nick Loper of Side Hustle Nation last night.  I am in a small group of people participating in a “Plan, Launch, Hustle” Challenge.  Nick has guided us through a series of tasks intended to help in identifying a potential ‘side hustle’. (AKA side business)  One that suits

My Unlikely Airstream Love Affair

I have always loved Airstream trailers.  Despite my past towing fails and concerns about hitching/unhitching as a solo traveler, I would still love to own an Airstream.  I would happily live in a 23 ft Flying Cloud or perhaps even a 22 ft Sport, and never regret my purchase.  I am told that the quality