Life as a Traveler


It’s good to have a place to come home to, but what if home could be everywhere? I’ve always daydreamed of living a life of travel. Whether it be in an RV or a furnished van, I would have the freedom to go anywhere, anytime. I would have no place to be, no deadlines, and no time to keep.

By living on the road, I would be given a much greater view of the world around me, and the people who live in it. I would live off the land and work odd jobs along the way to earn money for food, fuel, and other necessities.

Throughout my travels, I would meet fascinating people from all walks of life. From them I would learn, and gain new perspectives. Together, we would share stories and laughter, possibly well into the night.

In the evenings, I would sit outside and enjoy the night sky, gaze at the stars, and feel the breeze through my hair. I imagine the peace, quiet and seclusion of being nestled in a valley, or tucked into the thick trees of a forest.

The mornings would be welcomed with birds singing, and beautiful sunrises. My days would be spent fishing, hiking, or walking through small towns that are old to the residents, but new to me.

My dream of living as a traveler isn’t because I want to escape responsibility, but because there is so much out there to see and enjoy. There are people who could change our lives, fascinating places to see, and new experiences to be had; experiences that don’t come by sitting still.

If this is something that I truly want to do, why have I not done it yet? It’s simple. I do have responsibilities. There are people who need me to be here, not halfway across the country.

Perhaps then, this dream would be more suitable for retirement. Either way, it’s fun to daydream about it.


This post is in response to The Daily Post prompt: Too Big to Fail

Tell us about something you would attempt if you were guaranteed not to fail (and tell us why you havenโ€™t tried it yet).

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19 Responses to Life as a Traveler

  1. Sounds wonderful ๐Ÿ™‚ One day you will!


  2. I have always dreamed of a summer long road trip across the US. Diving on back roads and meeting locals at fruit stands and small town bars. Hopefully I won’t be too old to enjoy it by the time I have the time and money.


    • mewhoami says:

      That sounds like an ideal summer vacation. Wouldn’t it be neat, with all the new scenery, people and experiences? I would love that! Like you, I hope that when/if I do get that chance that I still have enough energy to enjoy it to its fullest.

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  3. Claudiu C. says:

    Is there no way you could meet this dream in the middle? Lately I have been considering a few options to be able to travel a bit more and at the same time be here for my friends and family. Working remotely, working part-time, etc


    • mewhoami says:

      Maybe, but for what I want to do I’d have to be gone for a long time. I suppose if I could take my family along (away from their careers, schooling, etc) then it would work…

      By working remotely you would certainly open up many more opportunities for yourself to travel. That would be wonderful. There is so much to see and do!

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  4. Sounds very adventurous! I hope one day you can achieve your dream. ๐Ÿ™‚


  5. Prajakta says:

    I have been thinking about this but you know something – I want to travel because it also makes me appreciate HOME a lot better! Insightful…

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  6. April says:

    … day


  7. My friends and I go camping frequently, and you can apply to be a park supervisor down here, for most parks, you place a bid and if you are accepted, you drive to that park and work it for a couple of weeks – and when that contract is up, you move on to the next! It’s a good way to get paid to travel! I have a friend that we all think she really might do it in a few years when she retires!


    • mewhoami says:

      That made me very excited reading that. I’ve never thought of even checking into that. Hmmm…. Now you’ve got my wheels turning. What a fun experience for your friend. I hope that if she really wants to do it, that she’ll get the chance.

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  8. Glynis Jolly says:

    I love to travel too. I get wanderlust so bad that I beg my husband to go away just for a weekend sometimes. As a child, the family had some sort of vacation every summer. Often is was a working one as a cousin’s ranch but still, it was different than being at home.


    • mewhoami says:

      Working on a ranch is still a vacation in my book. I’d take it! ๐Ÿ™‚ Those one weekend getaways are a good way to cure the travel craving, at least for a short while. Summer is coming and I can’t wait for those little weekend trips.


  9. markbialczak says:

    Oh, to keep that dream close to your heart, Me Who, and, when it is attainable, live it full and beautifully. โค


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