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Do you have what it takes?

A carefree life on the road. How many people have I met that have expressed envy at what we are doing? And to be sure it is a good lifestyle, but are you prepared to make the sacrifices to “make it so” as they say in the classics?

It’s not easy to ditch most of your possessions, leave your friends and hit the road, but then neither is it easy to work everyday in the same old job, and my bet is you’ve been doing that for longer that you’d like to think about.

The thing about working in that “secure” job and living in the same area is that it’s comfortable. You know where the toilets are, and you know what shop sells whatever, you know where to get your car fixed.

When on the road you’re always wondering where to sleep tonight, where to buy groceries, and when your vehicle breaks you may be 300k from a garage. It’s a lot less comfortable no doubt about it; but it’s also a lot more exciting, and let’s face it, very few jobs are secure these days anyway, just ask any Impulse Airlines or OneTel employee.

It takes a certain type of personality to live as a nomad, that’s not a good thing and it’s not a bad thing, just acceptance that we are all different. If you’re not the nomadic type then you’re reading the wrong web site, if you are then hopefully you’re finding some inspiration here.

I’m the first to admit though that this lifestyle is not for everyone, if you’re a surgeon with a vintage car collection, some harbour-front real estate and a close extended family living in the same area then maybe hitting the road is not for you.

But if you’re a tradesman with an interest in photography and a family spread all over the country, why haven’t you left already?

As I said at the top of this article, a lot of people profess to be keen to hit the road, and most of them have reasons for not doing so.

Do you have reasons or just excuses?

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