Us humans are social creatures, and we tend form and value communities of like minded people.
Whether it be via hobbies, spirituality, family, friends, special interests, sports, school, work, volunteerism, or what not – when you live in a stationary place, you tend to form connections with people around you that become important to you, and very hard to leave behind.
And indeed, leaving a stationary life behind and embarking on a nomadic life of full time traveling does inevitably mean some disruption in your local community connections. Oftentimes, at first this can feel like a huge disruption that may seem like a full on severing.
Leaving behind peer groups and not being involved with them as regularly can be painful, and it is easy to see why community often wins in the face of full time wanderlust.
When folks ask me what the toughest part of our lifestyle is, I’ll often reference the community aspects. When I lived in Florida, I had a very active network of friends, and it was very difficult to leave.
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Cherie and Chris are a pair of technomads traveling, living, working and playing full-time in a small solar powered RV, embraci…
Each of us needs to find our own balance that combines exploring the world with preserving it. And if you stay conscious to your consumption, you don’t have to compromise your wanderlust for your desire to live a sustainable life.
A bit over a year ago we released 'Coverage?' for the iPhone, iPad and Touch...
It very simply answers the question – “is it safe to drink the water?” for over 200 countries. A very handy reference tool for travelers .
We’ve encountered a lot of folks who say they’d love to travel full time, or more often, but can’t imagine being away from home.
I was mesmerized by the icebergs in Antarctica- each unique like a snowflake.
Sure – they smell…badly – but I found the odor pretty easy to overlook in light of their general adorableness.
First rule of ‘Kayak Club’ in Antarctica is that you are not late to kayak club meetings. The second rule of kayak club is that you ARE NOT late to kayak club meetings.
I had made up my mind, I wasn’t going to do it. Nope. Not doing it.