#Nomadlife-#Vanlife-Not-Pretty-Bob Davis Podcast 1051

#Nomadlife and #Vanlife Not Pretty?

Firstly the snobs and scolds have suddenly discovered #Nomadlife and #Vanlife are not pretty. Is this true? Let’s discuss in #Nomadlife-#Vanlife-Not-Pretty-Bob Davis Podcast 1051.

Podcast Series

Secondly this is the second podcast for me on the growing backlash to nomad life. The other podcast is here.

Success Breeds Contempt

Above all this new attitude about hitting the road is the result of the success of that kind of sentiment.

Challenges

Certainly there are challenges.

But Rewarding

However it remains very rewarding for those who have the yen for travel and adventure.

Two Weeks Is Not The Nomad Experience

Moreover renting a van for a couple of weeks and writing about it isn’t what the experience is all about.

All Kinds Of People

For example I’ve met all kinds of people with a variety of reasons for choosing the nomad life.

Slab City

In addition another reporter has now done an ‘expose’ on Slab City. My podcast on the nomad mecca is here

Surface Observations

Most importantly surface observations are deceptive out here in the land of the nomad.

Inaccurate Assumptions

Even more they lead to incorrect assumptions about what’s really going on.

Rejecting American Dream Scares People

In the same vein I think there’s something about rejecting life back in the world that frightens some.

Yes It’s Hard

To clarify life as a nomad can be challenging.

There are setbacks and problems, just like in every walk of life.

Finally as I like to say, nobody said it would be easy.

Instagram

To sum up I would say much of the so called #vanlife and #nomadlife backlash is because of its success.

Social Media

For example Instagram and other social media posts and content.

Distorted Picture

In short the success of this life on social media has presented a distorted picture of how great it is.

There Are Many Moments

But I have certainly had moments which are great.

Something Going On

In conclusion there’s something going on in America.

Search For A New American Dream

Certainly many are rejecting the so called American Dream.

Why is it a problem if they want to hit the road in search of a new dream?

Sponsored by Ryan Plumbing and Heating of Saint Paul

#Nomadlife-#Vanlife-Not-Pretty-Bob Davis Podcast 1051

 

 

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.

Sponsored by Ryan Plumbing and Heating of Saint Paul

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

 

Virginia-Midnight-Walk-And-Talk-Bob Davis Podcast 984

Virginia Midnight Walk And Talk Podcast

Above all it’s finally warming up in Virginia which makes it perfect for a midnight walk and talk podcast. Even more it’s been awhile since a free wheeling walk and talk. Listen to Virginia-Midnight-Walk-And-Talk-Bob Davis Podcast 984.

Chomping At The Bit

Firstly still stopped down in Virginia dealing with family matters. Secondly I am chomping at the bit to get going.

Travel Means Full Engagement

Certainly I’ve noticed that when I am on the road I am fully engaged. Up early.

Bored Sitting Still

Most importantly the longer I am stationary the more bored I get.

Up Late

Up late. Watching COPS on YouTube. Sleeping late.

Nomad Thing

Secondly it reminds me how fully committed I am to this ‘Nomad Thing’.

Short Trip Ahead

Meanwhile I plan a short trip to Florida in the coming weeks. Certainly just getting back on the road will make me feel better.

Back To The Pacific Soon

In the same vein I’m excited at the prospect of getting back to Quartzsite, Arizona to continue my wandering across California’s deserts and up the Pacific Coast.

Questions

But interesting questions have come up.

Why Does The Universe Throw Us Curve Balls?

Most importantly I’ve noticed when someone makes a decision to go ‘all in’ does the ‘universe’ throw curve balls every now and then just to test me?

Here’s a Nice House

For example I now have the opportunity to say here in a nice house if I want to. Essentially free.

Don’t Take The Easy Way Out

And people wonder, why wouldn’t you take a free house rather than driving around in that truck?

Choose Adventure

On the other hand I choose the adventure. Don’t want to take the easy way out.

What Does The Heart Want?

Finally I believe a firm choice in the direction my heart wants to go is the right choice.

Follow Your Passion

Moreover I think the ‘universe’ rewards those who follow their passion. Mine happens to be to move.

Buh Bye House

Therefore we’ll be selling the house.

Nomad Adventure in Three, Two…

In short it won’t be long before this great nomad adventure continues.

Happiness

For me happiness is a clean windshield and a full tank of fuel.

Sponsored by Kim Nybo State Farm Insurance and Strategic Business Attorney Nathan W. Nelson at Virtus Law.

Virginia-Midnight-Walk-And-Talk-Bob Davis Podcast 984