For about 30 years I was a traveling construction worker, helping people rebuild after hurricane’s, tornado’s, floods etc. Same company the whole time, and often having to work during the heat of the summer, or the frigid cold of the winter.
After 30 years, my body decided enough was enough, and I was forced to change directions. I wasn’t ready to quit traveling, and times had changed. Suddenly there was laptops, cell phones, & the internet. A whole different world than I had known before. It was like moving the whole library, newpapers, magazines, trade shows, and a phone booth into my rig. A truly amazing time.
I had a good amount of money saved up, but without working every day, I was terribly bored. I got invited to a camp out, so I attended. They had workshops on many things, and at one of them I learned multiple ways to make money online. That gave me something to do, and very quickly I was making good money.
I could then travel without ever having to worry about running out of money. I’ve always been mainly a city dweller. That’s where the jobs, entertainment, food, & supplies were. I loved camping too, but was still mainly a city dweller.
It wasn’t practical to drive cross country every year to renew my vehicle license, so it was cheaper & easier to just change my official residence to wherever I was at the time. Now I can just choose paperless for everything, but they’ll still mail my vehicle tags to my mailing address, who will then forward them to wherever I am.
As far as them outlawing us, it has had very little impact on me so far. When questioned, I’m a tourist, and they don’t really want to do anything to deter tourism. When necessary I will go shopping, or the park or somewhere every 3rd day before returning at night. It’s a hassle, but I always remain within the law. If nothing else works and I really need to stay somewhere, I will usually rent a cheap motel room with off street parking, or go to an RV park. I usually prefer the $50-$75/week motels to the RV parks, they’re cheaper & I don’t need the hookups. I don’t normally use the rooms unless I’m expecting visitors, I just camp out in the parking lot.
Many of the Mom & Pop motels will let you stay for a week for a single nights rate if you ask. You just don’t get daily maid service. Some are actually very nice & clean places with spectacular views, and there’s usually restaurants, fast food, and shopping nearby. If the need ever arose, I could live in those permanently for cheap rent while still traveling, or even just staying stationary.
While Bidenomics and it’s associated drugs, crime, inflation, ridiculous laws, loss of freedoms, homelessness etc. etc. really sucks, we’re fortunate enough to live in the land of opportunity. We may have to search longer & harder to find what we’re looking for, and make necessary adjustments & adaptations, but at least it’s still possible. Where there’s a will, there’s a way. Even if that means blazing a new trail.
"Old school, cheap, simple, reliable, and easily replaceable for the win!" ~ Traveler@Heart