Is-Nomad-Life-Over?-Bob Davis Podcast-1129

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.


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.


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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Bad-Service-Is-Not-Service-Bob Davis Podcast 1107

Bad Service Is Not Service

Significantly American business claims great service but Bad Service Is Not Service. And these days bad service is what we get most of the time. Got a great story to tell in Bad-Service-Is-Not-Service-Bob Davis Podcast 1107.


As a matter of fact a recent debacle between me and my Podcast Hosting Service is a great illustration.


Because I have so much data on this page I ran afoul of an algorithm.

Help Desk No Help

As a result no amount of working with the so called ‘help desk’ was going to alleviate the problem.

Furthermore in a painful episode that lasted over a recent two week period I learned one of America’s supposedly great service companies is not.

To enumerate here would take paragraphs.


To explain my web developer and I spent two Sundays mystified at the byzantine rules and procedures.


Procedures which on the negative side don’t seem to have any purpose.

One Hand

Even more one hand knows not what the other is doing.

No Authority

And getting to someone with authority was nearly impossible.

Detail are included in Bad-Service-Is-Not-Service-Bob Davis Podcast 1107 as an illustration.

American Business Not In As Good Shape As They Think

In effect to point out that American Businesses are not worth what they think they are.

Hours On The Phone

Certainly I am not the only one who has noticed that all things considered consumers spend hours on the phone and on line trying to solve problems the companies create themselves.


Thereafter we hear excuses.

Chiefly the recent pandemic…and supply problems.

Promoting “Kick Ass” Service

However they still promote “Kick Ass” service.

No Service

But they’re not delivering any service at all.

Whiners Not Winners

Finally we hear American Business cry in pain at every interest rate increase.

Without reservation they blame the government…

Or the Federal Reserve.


Yet they continue to deteriorate in terms of service.

Customer Has To Solve The Problem

In conclusion it was left to my web developer and I to solve the problem for the most part.

And we did.

Back Where We Started After One Thousand Dollars

After more than a thousand dollars we ended up where we started out with two thirds less content on the site.

No Reason

For no reason.

Making Silk…

With this in mind I’ve long considered removing much of the content prior to my travel and nomad podcast.

In conclusion it’s a new day. I’ll explain in the podcast.

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Sundown-Summer-Cloudburst-Bob Davis Podcast 1106

Sundown-Summer-Cloudburst-Bob Davis Podcast 1106

A sundown summer cloudburst gives me a chance to reflect on the nature of time and space. Complete story in Sundown-Summer-Cloudburst-Bob Davis Podcast 1106.

Questions About Nomad Life

Firstly I get a lot of questions about my life as a nomad.

Certainly long time listeners have heard this before.

New Wrinkle

But Sundown-Summer-Cloudburst-Bob Davis Podcast 1106 contains a new wrinkle.

Introspection Summer

That is to say this summer has been a time of introspection.

Therefore I find myself often reviewing my decision to go on the road.



As much as I engage in these flights of fancy there’s no question of my commitment to this lifestyle.

Secondly as the rain falls down on the roof of Mobile Podcast Command…

Time and Space

I discovered the relationship between time and space.

Another key point involves my own work history.

And discovering other entertainers and media people have had a similar experience.

Build Up Cool Down

Especially the build up to do a show and the cool down time necessary afterward.

In addition how much time we spend working on our craft whatever it might be.

Indeed I found day after day of preparation and shows left little time for cool down back in the day.

Forgotten Intensity

Even more years of this kind of intensity is something I had forgotten.

Until my first year of nomad travel.

Ping Ponging

Undeniably and unabashedly ping ponging back and forth across the United States.

Of course loving every minute.

Unlike that first year subsequent years have seen me slow down and take my time.

Hence discovering this concept of time and space.

Key Life Decisions

With this in mind decisions we make for ourselves can seem selfish or even crazy.

It’s only afterward the benefits become clearer.

And on balance I think a lot of the introspection this summer is tied to that day I decided to go.

Eventually I carved out the time.

Only afterward realizing it was also space.

No Orthodox Lifestyle

Finally I never wanted to live a so called orthodox lifestyle.

Road and Experience

With this intention came the road and experience.

And time.

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