If you have ever thought about traveling across the country or living on the road for a long period of time, you are not alone. With public travel being restricted due to quarantine regulations, more and more people are looking for alternative, quarantine friendly, travel options.
Behind the Wheel
If you want to go somewhere outside of your area or state, you’re likely going to be looking into something larger than a car. If you are considering long distance traveling or living on the road, you are most likely going to look into larger vans and RVs. While a car might be good for local travel, RV’s allow you to take your home necessities on the road. There are various sizes, also known as classes, of RVs so you can find one that suits your needs and lifestyle. While driving a larger vehicle might be a big adjustment, the freedom and adventure that comes with it will be worth it.
If you’re not quite ready for an RV or “house on wheels”, you can also make great use of a truck or van for longer trips. Just keep in mind these larger vehicles require maintenance. Things like oil drain valves and parts will need to be examined consistently and regularly replaced. As long as you keep up good habits, you can keep repair costs minimal and extend the life of your vehicle.
Remote jobs are an excellent way to extend your travels and open up your schedule. Ideally, you don’t want to be on the same Monday through Friday schedule as everyone else. The cost of hotels and accommodations go up during the holidays and spring break because everyone is on vacation at the same time. Working remotely allows you to be on the road while you work, so you can skip the crowds without skipping your payday.
Sometimes a life on the road might seem lonely, but don’t forget you are living in the age of technology. Connections are available constantly at the touch of a button. So, while you may be physically far from loved ones on your travels, you don’t have to let that distance get in the way of your relationships. You might consider setting up a mobile hotspot to stay connected while on the road. This will help you feel closer to friends and families, and even allow you to take your job with you and work from the road.
Cross country traveling is possible, no matter what stage of life you are in. As long as you plan and provide yourself enough time to adjust you can adapt all of your normal habits to life on the road.