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Richard Trimble
1 year ago


1 year ago

I enjoy our home which is about 30 minutes from the big city. I would prefer to full time though but it takes two to do that. My only beef about S&B is the cost of maintenance, remodeling and finding qualified people to do it. It’s time-consuming and stressful. I want our next home to be a small lot out in the country with a gazebo, coach house and a pad. Just come and go and have the home with me.

1 year ago

Been up the east coast and west to the Midwest now back in my state of Florida. We are in our home, sold the sticks and bricks 2 years ago and bought an RV lot in a resort in south Florida. We have many friends there and love the location. So still in our home but parked for the season unless we decide to visit some other spot in Florida this winter.

1 year ago

After a 2 month drive this summer from Florida to Alaska and return, we couldn’t
Wait to get back home to Cape Coral!

Tracey Wright
1 year ago

This is exactly why we are half-time travellers and not full-time. We love our life in Vancouver as much as we love our time away. When we’re on our way home, we’re just as excited as when we’re on our way somewhere else. There are many full time travellers we know who say things to us like “When are you going to take the plunge and go full-time?” The answer is never. We love what we’re doing and how we’re doing it.

Tom Amrozowicz
1 year ago

The strong pull home

Tom Amrozowicz
1 year ago

Interesting comments about the pull to head home. . . We travel in our home, started full timing Sept 2000 after we sold the home and got rid of all the “stuff,” I’ll turn 84 before this year is over. My wife and I love living the nomad life

1 year ago

Your article in the Editor’s Corner is well written, and explains exactly how we feel. We were on the road for 4 months this year, and saw amazing things out of our window too. But you hit a saturation point, when you have seen and learned so much that you just need a break. So many people think that being on the road is just wandering carefree, but in fact it takes a lot of preparation and planning. Coming back to our familiar home, routine, and seeing family and friends is exactly what is needed to reboot. After a couple of months the road starts tugging at us, and we are ready to get out there again. We love our life, and feel very privileged to be retired and have these options.

1 year ago
Reply to  Kris

Agree to a point. We were gone 3 weeks out west and when we got home we just went O home. That is when we realized we really missed being out on the road. Now I can’t wait to retire and be out on the road permanently. I really do not like the confines of a house and having to clean it when I do not have time to clean. A little place to keep clean.

1 year ago

My friends that travel, and I, refer to it as “heading for the barn”. I’m happy to be out on the road for extended times (will be 5-6 months this winter) but once I have it in my head to return home, it’s finding the shortest and quickest route.

David Howard
1 year ago

For me, 30 days of travel is about my limit and then all I think about is getting home. Travel in a small RV has its advantages, but it lacks access to many of the things I have at home that I truly enjoy, like my motorcycle and cable TV on a large screen. We just completed a 40 day road trip, and my wife would not have minded if we had stayed on the road for an even longer time, but in my heart it was about 10 days too long.

Jeff Arthur
1 year ago

National park to cut senior card holders benefits!!!
This got my attention and not in a good way.
As I only recently qualified and purchased the lifetime pass at the new increased price.
It seems each year I see increased fees to the point many Americans can’t afford to visit. I may be selling out my tt & tv sooner than expected.

Lynne Whitmire
1 year ago

We love to RV. This Summer was our longest planned trip. We were mostly in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and PEI. It was a fabulous trip. As the days counted down to when we needed to return home it kept coming up till one morning we looked at each other and said, Let’s go. A three day trip took us less than two. We drove 12 hours each day. Insane. But why stop when you are only 4 hours from home. I could so relate to this piece. Now Im yearning to hit the road but family obligations will keep us here until Spring.

1 year ago
Reply to  Lynne Whitmire

I relate exactly as you do Lynn. In fact we are planning a trip to the Maritimes next year. It’s a big long trip from Alberta to Halifax but it will be worth it I hope. Chuck did hit the nail on the head a decade ago with that editorial about yearning for home. When I travel I give up my ability to fix stuff myself, (man it kills me to have someone else change my oil and grease the rig for example) A mechanic never is comfortable having someone else’s’ hands on his stuff and that’s me.
We left Alberta in late June 2019, and returned from a trip through the Pacific northwest in mid Sept, with a stop in between for emergency surgery in Springfield OR for my dear lady of 51 years, she made it but boy was I ever glad to see the “green green grass of home, in more ways than I could count the first few days back. By the way she had the most amazing professional care in Springfield at Peace Care imaginable.