Nomadic Life

I dreamed of living a nomadic life for many years and on September 30th 2015 I left Austin Texas to live a life of slow travel. Starting out with a long-term road trip around the USA and Canada I am not sure where or when my lifestyle experiment with location independent living will end.

Digital nomad life – How do you do this nomad thing?

Digital nomad life – How do you do this nomad thing?

Since becoming a digital nomad over a year ago many people ask me “How do you do this nomad thing?” Recently, Tracey posted on Solo Trips and Tips Facebook page. “Susan, I’d really love to hear about where you stay, how you get around, how you go about researching your living situations when traveling. That […]

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Nomad Life Update – Long Term Road Trip – USA Canada

Nomad Life Update – Long Term Road Trip – USA Canada

First of all, sorry for being an absentee blogger! I missed writing and posting my travels! I’m a bad travel blogger. I write posts in my head but they don’t make it onto the computer. Dozens of stories are swirling around in my brain, unedited, unposted. Perhaps a glass or three of wine will entice […]

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Don’t Look at Me Like You’ve Never Seen a Naked Woman Before

Don’t Look at Me Like You’ve Never Seen a Naked Woman Before

Having a shower in the claw-foot tub of my Victorian era rental home in Port Townsend, I reached for my razor on the windowsill ledge. Something caught my eye, outside in the yard. I pulled the curtain back for a better look, not thinking of my naked state. He stood there staring right at me with a […]

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Six Month Solo Road Trip – Austin Texas to Portland Oregon

Six Month Solo Road Trip – Austin Texas to Portland Oregon

The end of March marks 6 months on my solo road trip adventure, taking me from Austin Texas to Portland Oregon. Here are the places I stayed, so I could wander and explore, while enjoying my new nomad life adventure: Alpine TX – October Big Bend National Park TX – October Las Cruces NM – October Tucson AZ – […]

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Solo Hiking Tucson Arizona – Wildlife Photos

Solo Hiking Tucson Arizona – Wildlife Photos

Enjoying nature as well as more time for hiking were part of my decision to adopt a nomadic lifestyle earlier this year. I started out my solo road trip adventure with a couple of weeks in West Texas and some fantastic hiking at Big Bend National Park. Next I lived in Tucson Arizona for seven weeks and enjoyed […]

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Solo Road Trip From Austin to West Texas

Solo Road Trip From Austin to West Texas

My nomadic life began on September 30th with my solo road trip from Austin to west Texas and other than some internet issues all went basically as planned. I chose Alpine Texas as the first stop on my nomadic life adventure for several reasons. Alpine TX – great home base for exploring west Texas On […]

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Life Lessons for Solo Travelers – Learning from Experience

Life Lessons for Solo Travelers – Learning from Experience

Many of the life lessons I apply to solo travel I learned from past experiences completely unrelated to travel. My regular gig these days is bookkeeping and most of my life I have been in the accounting line of work. I also daytraded for six years and learned many life lessons that I can apply […]

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Nomadic Life Begins – Overcoming Challenges

Nomadic Life Begins – Overcoming Challenges

Leaving Austin Texas to begin my nomadic life I felt a sense of freedom and a little angst. What challenges would I face in my first weeks as a nomad? Did I have everything I needed? What did I forget to do, set up, cancel, transfer, etc? Would this nomadic life experiment turn into an exhilarating […]

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Going Nomadic – Forgetting Fear – Taking a Leap

Going Nomadic – Forgetting Fear – Taking a Leap

While transitioning to my soon-to-be nomadic lifestyle, occasional moments of fear and doubt creep into my psyche. I shoo the negative thoughts away pronto! I don’t have time for doubts and fears. I have too many things to do before I leave for my year-long road trip adventure. My brain is skilled at creating what if scenarios […]

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Nomadic Lifestyle – Road Trip Begins in 4 Months

Nomadic Lifestyle – Road Trip Begins in 4 Months

My plans to begin a nomadic lifestyle are coming together! The road trip begins in four months! September 30th I pack up Yar-Yar (my 2009 Toyota Yaris) and head to west Texas to do some hiking in Big Bend National Park. On October 15th I will arrive in Tucson Arizona, my home for 7 weeks. I have been […]

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Planning on Going Nomadic – Getting Rid of Stuff

Planning on Going Nomadic – Getting Rid of Stuff

It has been a month since I wrote about weighing the pros and cons of going nomadic. Whether I embrace the location independent lifestyle or not I am starting to downsize my life. I want to have fewer possessions. Planning on going nomadic gives me the motivation to start getting rid of stuff. Each day […]

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Nomadic Lifestyle – Pros and Cons – Should I Go Nomadic?

Nomadic Lifestyle – Pros and Cons – Should I Go Nomadic?

Am I going nomadic? I have been tossing around the idea of turning my lifestyle nomadic for the past couple of years and now. I am taking some steps towards turning my dream of becoming location independent into a reality. Will I have the confidence to follow through? This whole idea of going nomadic started to take shape […]

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