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Old 07-12-2018, 09:24 AM
 
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I think the paragraph police needs to step in here, somewhere.
Not me;
I really enjoyed this entry
good description of a neat lifestyle
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Old 07-19-2018, 03:22 AM
 
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I really enjoy reading about and seeing pictures of people's van living and whatnot. That probably sounds really weird, because I like good sized houses and I can't see that being my personality at all, but I don't judge it whatsoever and actually find it really cool reading about all of the innovations and tips and tricks people use to make a van work for them. It's like a strange hobby of mine to read and peruse the blogs and sites about turning a sprinter van into a mobile home and people's adventures throughout the country, etc.

I think in another life, if I didn't have as much money but still was interested in my same career path, I would have thought about that route if I were single. It would only work for single people though, for me. The biggest reason for a large house for me is I don't want to be confined with another person. It's almost exponential for me, a 1,000 square foot place for just me, not a big deal, but with another person, more like 3-4K square feet is necessary because of noise and living your life the way you want while still being with someone.
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Old 07-23-2018, 03:56 PM
 
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I look forward to reading this because I considered this once in my life.
Now that I'm older I imagine the objections I would have would be no good, fast, reliable internet, and a fairly high cost in terms of parking somewhere each night, and probably more close neighbors than I'd want.
If I could have done it in my 30's when I wanted to, I bet it would have been great though!
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Old 07-26-2018, 03:25 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Considered this many times and would actually do it but my husband isn't on board with the idea. I would use a van or a small pop up camper. I love traveling and it would be a great way to do it. Wouldn't choose it specifically to save money but traveling yes.
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Old 07-28-2018, 02:20 AM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Considered this many times and would actually do it but my husband isn't on board with the idea. I would use a van or a small pop up camper. I love traveling and it would be a great way to do it. Wouldn't choose it specifically to save money but traveling yes.

I just got home from a very long road trip/vacation and, more than once, I wished I had a camper van for the trip. Have thought about getting one for a while now but not yet. Motels have become ridiculously expensive. I paid from $41 to $240 for rooms on this trip. That last one about gave me a heart attack. I got 'caught' in Cheyenne, WY Frontier Days 'stuff' and motel rooms were double the normal price. I looked it up when I got home. I like my road trips but have to really save up for them just for gas and motels. Someday I'll have that van though.
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Old Today, 10:31 AM
 
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I've been to nearly 20 states and I have no desire to see the rest.

The more you see, the more you realize how homogeneous this country is.
Really? I think this country is amazingly diverse.

Cape Cod bears no similarity to the Big Bend area of Texas, and is nothing like the vast midwest corn fields, which is nothing at all like Key West, which is nothing at all like Pittsburgh.

My husband and I have opted out of International Travel because there is SO VERY MUCH to see in the US, and it's cheaper and much less logistics overhead.
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