Many people are leaving the real world and behind and opting for a life more well-lived on the road. They are selling their homes, quitting their jobs, and preparing for a life underneath a different patch of stars.
While all this sounds like a dream come true, it does take a ton of planning in order to make it happen. I know that the few people I know who have opted for this life had to cash in their 401k, buy a new car or even RV, take on a second job to start saving, and sell most if not all of their things.
The thing is, while all this sounds challenging, many believe the reward for living a life on the road is worth all this and more.
So, let’s say you have made the decision to finally hit the road and make this happen. Here are some quick tips to help you get the ball rolling and stay rolling.
Make sure you have a reliable vehicle.
Whether it’s a car, SUV, or even an RV, take it in to be serviced to ensure it is ready to go. You do not want to be stuck in the middle of nowhere at 3 AM.
I am sure the excitement is going to replace some common sense here, but the truth is, you do have to take some precautions before you go. Make sure you have cash if cards get compromised, pack a first-aid kit for safe keeping, and bring a map in case you head somewhere where there’s no internet. Make a checklist of all the things that could go wrong, and then find a solution for them.
You already made the hard decision to live this lifestyle, now go do it! Try and leave your worries behind, bring a camera (or buy a new one if you have to!), keep a travel journal and just go for it!