One of the advantages of traveling with your house, is that you generally never have to pack. Most full time RVers have painstakingly considered every single item they travel with for its use, space and functionality. Everything they think they could need is quite literally within an arm’s reach.
When packing for a vacation or business trip or backpacking adventure, most folks have to consider the weather and type of events they’ll be attending to determine what clothing and shoes to bring. And, they have to make some firm decisions based on what they can fit in their luggage. When you get used to traveling with your whole closet however, the ritual of packing is something us full time RVers can quickly forget. And then there’s the technology that you think you need to bring with you – laptop, chargers, external batteries, camera, cables and more.
For many of us, it’s a great balance of exploring wanderlust while having all the comforts of home.
However, despite preferring to travel with our house – we do occasionally choose other forms of travel for convenience or necessity. In the past month we’ve actually had two adventures that required actually packing a bag. At the beginning of the month we joined some friends in Las Vegas for Photoshop World – and it was just easier and cheaper to carpool up together and split a hotel room. And this past weekend, I traveled up to San Francisco for a conference while Chris stayed behind with our house in southern California to attend a different conference.
While the adventure of other modalities of travel is fun – I have to admit, thinking through packing a bag and having to make decisions ahead of time as to what I think I might like to wear and what technology I need, is a challenge. I’ve definitely grown spoiled by always having everything I own with me, as in both cases – I overpacked.