Working so you can afford to live isn’t nonsense, it’s reality. You’re lucky enough to have full time jobs, and don’t even appreciate them.
Working your butts off while you’re young and healthy, and escaping on weekends and vacations is probably the best choice. Unless you can make an income of equal or greater than your current jobs while on the road, then it’s a foolish choice. And what about benefits? Transient workers don’t get benefits. No health insurance, no unemployment, no anything. What about when it becomes time to draw social security and you haven’t paid enough in? People are still working everyday into their 80’s & 90’s because they made poor choices when they were younger.
The time to start planning your financial future for the rest of your lives is right now. The longer you wait, the more difficult it becomes.
You have plenty of time to adventure without sacrificing the good life. Full time jobs never hampered anybody from enjoying life to the fullest, and in fact that terrible job, finances your full life much better than occasional work ever will. You can explore the whole world on weekends and vacations ~IF~ you have the money to do it. Never underestimate the benefits of full time jobs and full time pay.