We’ve now been on this family vagabond journey for 2 months hitting PA, OH, IN, IL, WI, MN, SD, WY, MT, ID, WA, OR, CA, NV, AZ, NM so far. As I reflect on where we have been and the great things we have seen, I thought I would put together an initial list of what I’ve learned so far.
1. I don’t worry about posting to social media for fear of people knowing I’m not home and breaking into my house. I don’t have a house.
2. You don’t need material belonging to be happy. I have one roller bag, my family has two duffel bags. We have two skateboards, helmets, an American Girl Doll and two backpacks with laptops and cords.
3. Sometimes you just have to step out of the box and go with the flow. Most days we don’t know where we are going to travel to, nor do we know where we are going to stay till around an hour before we get to a destination.
4. Don’t put things off till tomorrow, it may never come. Don’t wait till you retire to go see the world, it will probably be more difficult to check these places out when your old anyway. Related, stop saying someday, today is someday.
6. It feels liberating to not have a plan. “Where are we heading today?” “I have no idea.”
7. You really can save money by traveling, if you stick to a budget. You can’t spend like you’re on vacation.
8. We have no room for anything, so pictures, vlogs and blogs are better keepsakes.
10. Motel 6 has a great logo and a great website; their properties suck!
What have you learned while traveling?
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