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Tagged With: Nomad

Six Months Ago Today We Left Home

It was six months ago today, September 30, 2010, that we left 'home'. We drove away from Roseville California to start living a nomadic lifestyle. What's it been like? Are we ready to settle down? How's Fiona doing? It's been good. Sure there have been some long days when we've been in the van all … Continue reading »

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Meet Other Traveling Families

Today we met other traveling families. I connected with these families on Twitter and found out they were in the Phoenix Arizona area at the same time as us. So we arranged to meet up at The Riparian Institute in Mesa for lunch today. Let me introduce you. The Boyink family started traveling the same … Continue reading »

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Change of Plans When Road Closes

We left Sunday afternoon to get a 'head-start'. It's great that we didn't have a need to hurry or be in a particular place at a specific time. Because instead of making it to Phoenix by early Monday morning, we're still in Bakersfield Monday morning. The Grapevine and other alternate route closed last night due … Continue reading »

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Lessons From the Road #27 - Nomads Go

In preparation for tomorrow's early morning start from Sashe cramento to Phoenix we started packing what could be left overnight in the van. Before we were halfway through the adrenaline-induced travel itch kicked in and we were talking about leaving today.

We left.
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Coming Back Home - Where is Home?

Yesterday I read a post at another traveler's blog discussing where home is. Being a nomad means we have no home in the traditional sense of the word. Our last home was a rental in Roseville California. Now when asked where is home, I answer, here - where we are right now. Right now, today, … Continue reading »

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Reflection: consideration of some subject matter, idea, or purpose

I'm sure all our fans and readers out there are eager for a new post. We've noticed that when we post daily we have more visitors to the site. When we're settled in a bit and nothing new is posted, there's no reason for you all to come stop by, visit and say hi. So … Continue reading »

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We're Almost There

We leave the day after tomorrow - finally! We've been going non-stop for over four weeks preparing for our nomadic life. I'm so glad we're almost there - ready to drive away. We need a nice long drive to unwind and let go of all the stress! Today and tomorrow we finish getting things ready. … Continue reading »

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Nomadic Travel: What Are We Really Doing?

You've heard that the Canfield family is going to travel and live a nomadic lifestyle. What does that mean? What are we really doing? Let me explain. We are no longer renting a place to live. We're packing our Kia Sedona minivan with our clothing, Joel's musical instruments and equipment, important books and papers, Fiona's … Continue reading »

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Meet the Nomad Canfields at Waves Coffee Shops in British Columbia

While we're here in BC we plan to visit, if possible, all the Waves Coffee Shops in BC.  Here's your chance to meet the Nomad Canfield Family in person! Today, August 5th, we'll be at the Waves on Columbia in New Westminster from 11:30 am to 12:30. On Monday, August 9th,  you can find us … Continue reading »

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Sponsors and Supporters and Everyone Wins

I've been busy working with individuals and businesses who would like to sponsor and support our efforts to work while on the road. This week I'm specifically working with those who want to sponsor and support the workshop for virtual assistants we are planning in August in Vancouver. We are working to create a situation … Continue reading »

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