Walking-Nomad-Labyrinth-Bob Davis Podcast 1028

Walking The Nomad Labyrinth

Above all travel is a meditation so walking the nomad labyrinth is what it’s all about. What’s a labyrinth? Learn more in Walking-Nomad-Labyrinth-Bob Davis Podcast 1028.

Mission

Firstly when I pulled away from my house over a year ago to start this adventure I didn’t really have a mission. A reason for doing what I was doing.

Just Driving

Secondly I learned pretty quickly there is a meditative quality to just driving. Just watching the landscape roll by.

Coast To Coast

And this is what I did consistently for a year. Coast to coast. Border to Border. Crisscrossing the Midwest many times.

Slow Down

These days I’ve decided to slow down. Spend some time in places I’m interested in.

Finding A Footing

Therefore my podcasts have been a little more philosophical lately due to finding new footing in a slower travel approach.

Mission Statement For Second Year

Most importantly right now I am working to define a mission statement for the second year of travel.

Just Scratched The Surface

Because I feel like I have only scratched the surface.

Getting To Know A Place

Whether I am in some dusty Texas beach town or here in Quirky Quartzsite Arizona I am spending a little more time to get to know the town and its people.

Cue The Wanderlust

Certainly I haven’t lost my wanderlust.

New Orientation

And I have detailed my new orientation to higher fuel prices.

Campground Is Home

However I was a little surprised at how easily I’ve settled in on a Bureau of Land Management Campground just north of town.

More Time To Think

As a result I have some time to think in some different ways.

Urban Life

For example lately I’m interested in how the pressures and intensity of urban life doesn’t really effect the nomad.

Challenges

Certainly we have our trials and tribulations, but even these often become fun challenges.

Learning New Skills

Even more we’re always learning new skills, back road routes and about new campsites and rigs.

Internal Processes

Finally what has always interested me is the internal processes we nomads experience.

Common and Extraordinary

And I think those experiences are both common and extraordinary among the nomad community.

Walk About Talk About

In short this is what I have decided to talk about when I am relating my nomad experiences.

That is to say there are plenty of communicators talking about the best bike rack to buy for your rig, or where to get new tires and how to dump your tanks somewhere.

Not Easy

On the other hand these sometimes powerfully emotional experiences we have are not easy to put into words, let alone talk about.

Choices

But that is what I have chosen to do.

To sum up some of these musings are better than others, when it comes to a Podcast.

In the same vein it’s all part of the work.

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Celebrating-One-Year-As-Nomad-Bob Davis Podcast 1025

Celebrating One Year As A Nomad

Above all finding the right time and place to celebrate one year as a nomad is a challenge. Sooner or later you just have to record. Therefore listen to the celebration from Scottsdale, Arizona in Celebrating-One-Year-As-Nomad-Bob Davis Podcast 1025.

All A Blur

Firstly it’s all a blur to me.

Never Regretted It

Secondly I have never regretted selling, donating or throwing away everything I owned to hit the road.

Overall Mission

Even more lately I have been working on an overall mission statement for the second year of nomad travel.

Enlightenment

However a friend told me recently she thought I was searching for enlightenment.

Halloween 2020

Maybe seeking enlightenment will do for this first year of nomad travel, starting on Halloween Night 2020.

Felt Trapped Back Home

In Celebrating-One-Year-As-Nomad-Bob Davis Podcast 1025 I talk about feeling trapped back home.

Suburban Lifestyle

And feeling there was nothing keeping me in the suburban lifestyle.

Learned A Lot

Certainly I have learned a lot this first year of solid nomad travel.

For example frustrations and problems are unavoidable.

But you learn to deal with them as they come up.

On The Road

In addition in the beginning I was on the road a lot.

Hit all the lower 48.

Death In The Family

During the New Year’s I dealt with a death in the family.

Start All Over Again

After that it seemed like I had to start all over again.

How Nomads Are Changed By Travel

In short all the podcasts since Halloween 2020 have dealt with the internal processes and experiences of nomad travel.

No Politics

In the same vein I am proud that none of these podcasts have focused on political issues.

Nothing But Travel

Moreover nothing but travel.

No Advice On Your Rig

On the other hand I don’t tell you how to get to the Grand Canyon or how to empty your black water tanks.

No Wrenching Or Builds

To clarify I don’t do RV wrenching and won’t talk about my ‘build’.

But what almost no one talks about is how this kind of lifestyle effects people on a day to day basis.

And I think there’s a place for that kind of talk about the nomad lifestyle.

Small Towns

Finally I have to say the one big takeaway is how much I have fallen in love with the everyday small towns in this country.

The People

The people you meet on the back roads.

The Towns

For instance towns like Ely Nevada or Lubbock Texas.

Search For America

In short if you’re searching for America and you decide to do it as a nomad I think you’ll learn a few things.

Fact is the United States is a vibrant and complex economy and an incredible people.

On the other hand the America we see through our small screens and social media seems like our worst effort.

Can’t Get Enough

To sum up whether I’m in a truck stop or magnificent national forest I can’t get enough of the road.

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RV-Entrepeneur-Summit-2021-Bob Davis Podcast 1016

RV Entrepreneur Summit 2021 Means Community

Most important thing about the RV Entrepreneur Summit for 2021 is community. Learn more in RV-Entrepeneur-Summit-2021-Bob Davis Podcast 1016.

Re Examining The Suburban Life

Above all it seems to me people are re examining the standard suburban life story more and more these days.

Everyone Wants A Way Out

Firstly as housing becomes more expensive and jobs just don’t seem to be what they used to be everyone is looking for a way out.

Choosing A Digital Nomad Lifestyle

Secondly many have chosen a remote work, digital nomad lifestyle.

Going Mobile

Consequently that means going mobile in some kind of RV. Trailer. A big Class A. Or a smaller Class C. Still an even more manageable Class B or Sprinter Van of some kind.

Even more hitting the road in some kind of hybrid vehicle. Some are new. Others are not so new.

Not New

Certainly this is not a new trend.

Banking On Growth

However some are banking on the idea that this lifestyle is growing by leaps and bounds.

Campsites

For example finding campsites especially for the big fifth wheel trailers this summer has been very difficult at times.

Podcasts and Summits

Meanwhile Heath and Alyssa Padgett have been doing the RE Entrepreneur Podcast and Summit for a few years now. Click here to find information on both.

New Venture In Colorado

These days they’re getting off the road for awhile to work on a new venture and a new idea in RV Campgrounds. I’ll tell you more in RV-Entrepeneur-Summit-2021-Bob Davis Podcast 1016.

Don’t Do This Alone

More importantly one of the sayings of digital nomads is ‘Don’t Do This Alone’.

Three Couples

Therefore I decided to interview three couples here at the summit in Colorado, about their experiences and dreams. Of course Heath and Alyssa join us at the end of the podcast.

We Need Everything

In addition this burgeoning class of mobile workers and entrepreneurs need everything.

Especially Campsites

We need campgrounds, Internet Access, help with vehicles. Certainly community and other nomads to collaborate with.

And especially these days, camp sites.

All Kinds Of People

And you meet all kinds of people doing many different things at this kind of summit.

What’s The Takeaway

The big takeaway?

Even in a world that doesn’t make sense anymore…

Dreams do come true.

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