Introduce Yourself… Have spent many memorable years traveling the world and adventuring in and on vans, cars, bikes, trains, ships and of course foot. Lived a year in a panel van back in the early 1980’s exploring Australia owning nothing more than I could carry. I have since then spent at least a month or more traveling somewhere in the world each year. Now that I have just rolled into my 60th year, and being fully retired (dropping out again!!) for the last 2 years, I have since been been getting my ducks in a row to do it all again
As far as living life on the road is concerned, a lot depends on the “stage” of life you are at really. I lived on the road for 4 years in my early twenty’s (back in the 80’s), back packing from NZ thru to Australia, Asia, China, Tibet, North America, Europe and more, then returned to “real” life, raised a family, got a career, bought a house, got divorced, quit my job, started a business, sold my business, started a blog and started planning a new assault on the world.
I am now in the process of selling my house so as to hit the road again and enjoy the complete freedom enjoyed when living in my original van all those years ago. However, this time with a bit of money garnered from living off the interest and not having taxes etc to pay. I already alternate between Australia and NZ (between my house and a caravan) and am off on a 4-6 mth road trip to the UK shortly.
So how do I do it? Remember this has been a plan in action for 30yrs - not over night! To do this I keep bills to the minimum, with a strict budget, have always had a “side job” (like my present venture of selling of stuff online), have basically given up drinking, dont smoke and am mindful of what I eat. I was not always like this lol, (I did raise 3 kids) and did go through a materialistic phase but have now taken on a few hints from the minimalists - don’t collect “stuff” if you want to be a traveller!
Pursuing your dreams is living a few years of your life like most people wont, so that you can spend the rest of your life like most people cant. Ahh not my words but something written on my wall.
Happy vanlife to all