Nomads-Navigating-Change-Bob Davis Podcast 1007

Nomads Navigating Change

Above all when it comes to nomads navigating change freedom on the road comes with a cost. Find out more in Nomads-Navigating-Change-Bob Davis Podcast 1007.

Embracing Change

Firstly when I made the decision to downsize into a 2000 Ford E450 ambulance I was embracing change in a big way.

New Life

Secondly I found a new life on the road.

And I love it.

Letting Go Of Old Life Can Be Difficult

But these days I’m having to let go of parts of my old life.

Struggle With The Old and New

Even more most nomads I am sure struggle with the old and the new.

Business Networking

Case in point. My business networking group.

Video Conferencing Platforms

To clarify one of the great changes was the adoption of video conferencing software.

Mobile Tech Means Flexibility

Certainly platforms like Zoom provide digital nomads with tremendous cost effective flexibility.

For Some It’s A Struggle

However some companies and groups struggle to integrate video conferencing and remote work into their operations.

On The Beach

Therefore we nomads often find ourselves ‘on the beach’ when decisions are made to do away with remote work options and video conference platforms in the day to day.

Buh Bye

Consequently I will be saying goodbye to a business networking group I’ve come to depend on.

Easy Come Easy Go On The Road

In short some might say ‘easy come…easy go’.

Emotional Effects Of Decisions

The surprise for me, is the discovery of how emotionally I was effected by this development.

Never Question

Most importantly I have never questioned my decision to become a digital nomad and ply America’s back roads.

Never Look Back

Best decision I ever made.

Doesn’t Make It Easier

But that doesn’t make it any easier when you have to say goodbye to people you care about and have loved working with.

Nomads Deal With Change Issues

Finally I know all digital nomads deal with these kinds of issues.

Crossroads Opportunity

Even more we find crossroads like this a challenge and opportunity for growth.

Not Easy

Doesn’t make it any easier.

Communications and Connectivity

To sum up communications options and connectivity have never been better or easier.

My Mobile Internet Is Rad

To clarify I’m going to explain how my new mobile internet connection works flawlessly.

Better Mobile Tech Every Day

Therefore it’s too bad when groups and companies don’t realize mobile tech is getting better and better every day.

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Quartzsite-Arizona-Mojave-California-Bob Davis Podcast 997

Depth Of Nomad Experience

Above all time to reflect on the depth of this nomad experience in Quartzsite-Arizona-Mojave-California-Bob Davis Podcast 997.

Personal and Real

Firstly I’ve focused on keeping these podcasts personal and real.

Experience

Secondly it’s all about my nomad journey and experience.

Quartzsite

Certainly there’s something special about the moon like Bureau Of Land Management site at Quartzsite.

Nomadland

Maybe that’s why it was the setting for the Oscar winning movie Nomadland.

Special To Me

In addition it’s special to me.

Find out why in Quartzsite-Arizona-Mojave-California-Bob Davis Podcast 997.

Began My Journey Here

In short I had only felt I had begun my journey back in January, here in Quartzsite.

Relaunch

Therefore being back here adds emphasis to the idea of relaunching these travel nomad podcasts.

California

Moreover moving on to California from the Western edge of Arizona feels great.

Renewed Sense of Freedom And Wonder

That is to say my sense of freedom and wonder is renewed.

Mojave National Preserve

Most importantly this podcast is live from Quartzsite and from a beautiful site up in the Mojave National Preserve.

New Discoveries

In the same vein how I got here and new discoveries are always on the docket.

However these aren’t really travelogue podcasts.

A Deeper Sense of Thinking

For instance one of my goals is to give listeners and subscribers a sense of how a nomad’s thinking changes over time.

Sense of Time

To clarify something happens with our sense of time when we travel.

New Schedules

Likewise as a lifelong night owl I have been surprised by my early to bed, early to rise travel schedule.

Creature Comforts

And creature comforts on the road are so simple they’re a surprise to find.

Review and Reflection

So as this whole project starts anew it’s time for review and reflection.

Mojave

To sum up no better place for that than up in the Providence Mountains of California.

Euphoria To Frustration

Finally life as a nomad can euphoric one minute and frustrating in the next.

Likewise in normal life.

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Grand-Canyon-Southwest-Masterpeice-Bob Davis Podcast 996

Grand Canyon Southwest Masterpiece

Firstly the Grand Canyon is a Southwest Masterpiece. Learn more in my podcast from the Desert View Campground in Grand-Canyon-Southwest-Masterpeice-Bob Davis Podcast 996.

Blowing Through It

Secondly I think far too many people blow through the Canyon on a one day junket.

Certainly if you only have one day that’s one thing.

Vast Experience

However the Grand Canyon is a vast experience.

And if the traveler can take their time with it, all the better.

Got Lucky

Above all I got lucky. I rolled up to a full campground and managed to get a two day reservation.

Paradise

As a result I was able to spend two nights that felt like a week in paradise.

500 Feet From My Campfire

For example can you imagine having the south rim of the Grand Canyon less than five hundred feet from your campfire?

Moreover this national park just turned one hundred in 2019.

But it was closed in 2020. So I rolled into a campground that’s been closed for about a year.

Desert View Watchtower

During my stay on the south rim I fell in love with the Desert View Watchtower.

Sunsets

In the same vein the gathering of visitors and campers every night for the sunsets was a great experience.

Returning To A Sense Of Nature and Optimism

Most importantly I think we all need time like this to return to a sense of nature and optimism.

For example there’s something about the rock, desert flora and fauna and the trails.

Sense Of Freedom

Meanwhile we’re not feeling the sense of freedom the Grand Canyon evokes, these days.

But we want to.

We need to.

Night Time Walk Through Live…And Some UFO’s

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Come Alive

Similarly when you’re staying at the park for any length of time you come alive.

Different Vibe

Certainly you realize this is a different feeling from the vibe at the mall, doctors office, and especially in traffic.

To sum up it’s a special place.

Finally thanks to great camp hosts, and everyone working very hard to get the place open and ready for summer.

I’ll go back!

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