It seems like every day you hear about people quitting their 9 to 5 jobs, selling their house, and heading out on the road to live a nomadic life. And the popularization of remote work brought about by the pandemic has made this lifestyle easier than ever.
If you’re curious about the nomadic life or looking for advice about first steps to take, here are some great books to read to help you decide if this is the life for you and how to get started.
Vanlife Diaries: Finding Freedom on the Open Road
If you’re mainly in need of some inspiration, this is the book for you. You can think of this book as your van life Pinterest board in book format! It’s full of stunningly beautiful, high-quality photos of vans that are beautifully decorated and brilliantly set up for practical, everyday living as well as wanderlusty shots of the open road and scenery. This is a book that will make you want to restore your own van and then park it somewhere awesome so you can have a jaw-dropping view right outside your “bedroom” window.
A Beginner’s Guide to Living in an RV: Everything I Wish I Knew Before Full-Time RVing Across America
While the title is a bit of a mouthful, the contents of this book are gold. Author Alyssa Padgett wrote this handbook after three years of living in an RV full time and traveling around the United States with her husband. She covers all of the need-to-know facts about RV life such as what to do about your mail, scoring free campsites, getting great internet, useful apps, and costs associated with this lifestyle. This a great one to keep in your glove compartment!
RV Living for Senior Citizens
How many times have you said, “When I retire, I’m going to get an RV and travel all over the country”? If the answer is at least one, this book is for you. Similar to the previous one, it’s a handy guide for RV newbies, but it’s tailored to the over 60 crowd. You’ll learn key money-saving tips, what to do about healthcare, part-time job options for seniors on the road, and more!
The Great Outdoors: 120 Recipes for Adventure Cooking
Foodies rejoice! If you like to cook (and eat) it can be daunting to decide to give up a full kitchen. This cookbook is here to help with simple, delicious, and filling recipes you can make on the road, right out of a camper van. You’ll also get tips for cooking over an open fire and a list of what kind of cookware and tools to invest in.
Digital Nomads: In Search of Freedom, Community, and Meaningful Work in the New Economy
Maybe you’re confident about the living side of your new nomadic lifestyle: you have a plan to hotel hop or are already experienced at long stretches in camper vans. But you need a little help with the making-money side of the arrangement. If so, this book delves into the digital nomad movement, giving you a peek at what life for digital nomads really entails.
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