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Still Captivated By Nomad Life

Firstly Still-Captivated-By-Nomad-Life-Bob Davis Podcast 1130 includes a clip from a syndicated radio show because the hosts were talking about me! It reminded me that nomad life still captivates people.

Old Friends

Secondly a few years ago I visited my old friend Max who produces and fills in on the Bob and Sherrie show.

Here’s a link to the podcast we did together a few years ago when I first started my nomad journey.

Background

Altogether the podcast we did together gives the listener a little background on our history.

Series On The Nomad Experience

Finally I have been doing kind of a series on the current state of the nomad experience.

Quartzsite For The Winter

In fact I am camped out here in the Southwestern Arizona desert in Quartzsite for the winter.

Drawbacks

As much as I love nomad life my most recent podcast talked about some of the drawbacks I have experienced this winter.

And talks about my desire to get more out of the lifestyle.

Audio From The Show Included

So I thought it was appropriate to play the clip from the Bob and Sherrie show recently where they were talking about my experience.

No End To My Nomad Roaming Days

Because I really have no intention to end my nomad roaming days.

Technology

Even more I believe as technology continues to improve…

More Nomads

In addition it’s important to point out that there are many different tribes in this lifestyle.

That is to say there are digital nomads as well as various workers who travel.

And plenty of others who travel in a like manner.

International

Analogous to nomads in the US are other ‘tribes’ in Europe, Asia and other international locations.

Why Are People Captivated By This Lifestyle

Eventually I get to reasons people are captivated by this lifestyle.

Details

Coupled with a few more details some might not have heard about my own experience.

Better When The Wheels Are Turning

All things considered part of my frustration with Quartzsite this year stems from the fact that I do not like sitting.

As I have noted I always feel better when the wheels are turning.

More

However I still believe I want a little more out of this experience.

And I’ll be talking about that as it develops in future months.

So, check out Still-Captivated-By-Nomad-Life-Bob Davis Podcast 1130…

And thanks again to Bob and Sherrie and Max for talking about my nomad experience.

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Is Nomad Life Over?

Firstly it’s a good time to ask Is Nomad Life Over? Details in Is-Nomad-Life-Over?-Bob Davis Podcast-1129.

Fully Committed

Secondly while I remain fully committed to the nomad lifestyle I wonder whether the trend is starting to fade.

Reality Bites

Certainly the longer I do something the more I see the reality in it.

Community

But these days I am not feeling the much vaunted nomad community as much as I used to.

Social Media Presence

Another key point are the Vanlife and Nomadlife Instagram posts.

As well as YouTube videos.

And videos on other platforms.

False Reality?

Undeniably the reality is often not the picture presented in social media.

Unquestionably there are difficult days.

Sublime Moments

Notwithstanding those difficult days there are truly sublime moments.

In fact that’s why I still want to live the nomad life.

Trend Starting To Wear

In view of all this though it feels like the trend is starting to wear.

To put it another way I am seeing a lot more RV people out here these days than straight up nomads.

Attendance Spotty

In addition attendance at some venerated ‘nomad’ events has been spotty.

Economic Hardship

This is said to be on the account of economic hardship.

On the other hand it seems to me more Americans are being called back into the work place.

Therefore barnstorming around the country isn’t as easy as it used to be.

With that said it doesn’t mean there is a great desire to be physically present.

But there it is.

Meaning and Purpose

Even more I think there might be some questions about what it all means.

In fact a great purpose.

Negative Experiences

On the negative side I’ve had some experiences and there have been some situations out here this year that should raise eyebrows.

Sustainable

All in all one wonders what is needed to create a sustainable nomad experience?

Eventually further technology improvements will only make nomad life easier and more productive.

In the meantime we’ll see you out there.

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In the first place it’s winter and a good time for this nomad to check his state of mind. Details in Nomad-State-Of-Mind-2024-Bob Davis Podcast 1127.

Struggling

Secondly I find myself struggling a little bit as 2024 opens.

Gut Check Time

Therefore it’s a good time for a gut check.

In the long run I like to run.

That is to say I feel better when I am traveling.

Staying Put

Although at the present time I am still in the mode of staying put.

The reason for that being higher fuel prices.

Certainly over the past two or so years I’ve found solace in staying put and saving money that would have been spent on fuel.

Beginning Of Change

But we may be seeing the beginning of some pretty solid reduction in prices for fuel.

Therefore I am feeling restless.

Check List

Even more I have developed a sort of check list to determine my state of mind.

Mindfulness

Equally important is the idea of mindfulness.

Although a cliche these days mindfulness is important.

Trance State

The idea being we nomads might run through the same tasks everyday…

and that allows the mind to float.

Yes that is to say we are often in an almost trance state.

Analogous to forgetting which route you took to work this morning.

Or whether I took my vitamins…

And brushed my teeth.

Being Present

In contrast being mindful is being present for all these tasks.

Accordingly this is how we can also be present for the many interactions we have with people every day.

State Of Mind

I find above all these are important metrics to be aware of when it comes to state of mind.

With this in mind I don’t really get depressed.

In fact I get restless and frustrated.

Even bored.

In the hope that I can get back on the road soon.

Henceforth Nomad-State-Of-Mind-2024-Bob Davis Podcast 1127 is a peek into the day to say state of mind for this nomad…

and perhaps others.

Desert Winters

Lastly I know winter in the desert is considerably easier to take than winter up north.

Wind Storms

On the other hand this podcast was recorded in the midst of a huge windstorm and figures prominently in it.

Salute To A New Year

Finally here’s a salute to the new year…as well as to my planning!

and whatever it brings.

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2023 Gratitude Report

Certainly New Year’s Eve is the perfect moment for the 2023 Gratitude Report from The Bob Davis Podcasts. Of course I do this every year thanking listeners, subscribers, contributors and clients.

Travel Experience

Furthermore 2023 has featured a lot of travel and experiences.

Two New Year’s Podcasts

So this New Year’s there are two podcasts.

Click here for a review of travel and experiences.

And if you contributed personally to supporting this podcast in 2023 listen to this podcast.

How To Contribute

Equally important is the ability to contribute to the podcast here.

Educate and Report

Above all my mission is to educate and report on nomad travel.

Back Roads

By moving around the country as much as I do it’s additionally important to point out all my travel is on America’s Back Roads.

Seeing The Unique

Therefore I get to see a side of this country people in urban areas don’t see.

Groundwork

With this in mind I also think the nomad ‘movement’ may be laying the groundwork for greater numbers of digital nomads…

and mobile workers of all types.

So long as we have the technology and tools to help with that effort.

Thanking 2023 Supporters

On this occasion the mission is to thank those who have supported this effort in 2023.Firstly I have been podcasting since 2009.

Back To The Early Days

So many of my supporters date back to the early days.

I also am pleased to welcome many supporters who have been listening in a like manner since I hit the road full time back in 2020.

Notwithstanding the fact that travels in Mobile Podcast Command date back to late 2014.

Friends

Finally since nomad life became my life I’ve made some friends…

Therefore I thank them as well in this podcast.

In conclusion I have always said people on the road and other nomads take one as they are out here.

That is to say it is different experience from making friends back in the world.

Lifetime Friendships

With the result being the friendships here are friendships I have the impression will last a lifetime.

Gratitude

On balance that is something to be truly grateful for.

Reward

As part of an experience which has been pretty rewarding on the whole.

Year Three Is History

All things considered as I close year three full time…

…2024 Starts Now

I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Nomad Look Back 2023

Firstly it’s time for a look back at 2023 from the nomad perspective. Details in Nomad-Look-Back-2023-Bob Davis Podcast 1125.

No Rankings

Secondly there won’t be any rankings in this podcast.

Lessons Learned

All in all I learned a lot of lessons this year.

And share them with podcast subscribers and listeners.

Here and Now

To begin with there’s something about nomad life that keeps me in the ‘here and now’.

As a result a year in Nomad Life can feel like ten years.

Memories

So our memories can be spotty.

Even over a year’s time.

Travel

Especially when you travel as much as I have this year.

Certainly I remember where I was last year at this time.

After that it gets a little spotty.

In the first place my plan was to hang around Southwestern Arizona until Memorial Day.

But a death in the family brought me all the way back to Wisconsin by April 1st.

Winter Again

Because spring in the upper Midwest comes late I spent over a month parked in a big shed.

Summer On The Lake Shore

Finally getting to my little piece of heaven on the shores of a Wisconsin lake.

On the other hand when summer finally came it was glorious.

In spite of all that happened it was fires and dinners over the fire through the whole summer.

Headed East Coast

Then, headed across the center of the country to the East Coast.

Back Roads

One of the experiences I will remember afterwards forever was crossing the middle of the country on back roads.

Rural America

Especially avoiding all the big cities.

New Hampshire

Moreover spending a month in New Hampshire during the summer didn’t suck either.

West Again

Now I headed west again.

Gaps

In like manner I have trouble remembering the whole trip back west until I got to Tennessee, Arkansas and especially Oklahoma.

Grand Canyon

Finally getting stuck in the Grand Canyon was the best serendipitous moment of the whole summer.

Back To Southwestern Arizona

Then back here to Quartzsite, Arizona for the fourth year.

Travel Teaches

To sum up I think travel mellows us and teaches us.

Back To The Now

By all means the here and now focus of Nomad Life also changes.

Details in the podcast.

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