What I’ve Learned About Full-time Travel From Shelter-in-Place
Perspective through being forced off the road for the first time in over six years.
Cliché as it may be, “You don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone” certainly applies to this period of sheltering in place, the longest my husband, Eric, and I have stayed anywhere in more than six years. In 2019, we slept at an astonishing 150 locations with our two-year-old, as we traveled full-time through three countries and 32 US states.
By early 2020, we were living out of our Jeep Wrangler at the southern tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula when COVID-19 began to take hold in the United States. We rushed across half a continent to my mother-in-law in Seattle, who was at-risk in a hard-hit city. We decided to move in to take care of her.
It’s been over two months, and we’re still here. The walls, smells, and city sounds have become eerily familiar. I’m not used to this. I’ve had plenty of time to reflect on.... Continue Reading at Expedition Portal