One of today's main features on MSNBC is "On the Road Again, and Again, and Again." Which is about RV owners who become "full-timers." They give up their homes to become nomads, selling most of their belongings, or put it in storage, and bounce around from place to place wherever the wind or weather may blow.
I've always been quite intrigued by this lifestyle, as I grew up enjoying camping as a kid. I've never really roughed it, or gone backpacking, but always kind of wondered... what if?
When the movie, Into the Wild, with Emile Hirsch, came out a few years ago, based on the true story of Christopher McCandless, I could relate. My dad expressed to me... that most people could. (If you haven't seen the movie, you can read more about McCandless here.)
Chris, a college graduate who didn't want to join society in the 9-5, burned his money, and ditched his car with dreams of going to Alaska burning in his heart (SuperTramp, he called himself). But there is a big difference between Chris and retirees who have "put in their time" with society and can enjoy this leisurely lifestyle of living in Arizona or Florida in the winter, and the Northern mountains for the summer.
Could you imagine immersing yourself in this lifestyle?
Would you prefer traveling around in an RV ?
Do you like camping by tent? Or would you prefer to stay in a cabin or lodge?
Images from Disney & Into the Wild