If you're anything like me, you've probably dreamed of hitting the open road and living a life of adventure. For many of us, the idea of living life on the road is fascinating, dreaming of the freedom to go wherever we want, whenever we want, with no commitments tying us down.

As a young child, I vividly remember my great aunt and uncle arriving at our house in their huge Class A motorhome, pulling into our long driveway with a sense of adventure and freedom. They were on a journey to explore the country, visiting family and friends along the way, and it was clear that they were thoroughly enjoying their nomadic lifestyle.

That may have been the start of my lifelong dream to live life on the open road.

I satisfied my wanderlust for many years by taking extended road trips and tent camping in state parks. However, that voice in my head kept whispering, "If not now, when?"

I spent countless hours reading every article and watching every video I could find on the nomadic lifestyle. As a result, I discovered that people have various goals for living life on the road, whether full-time, part-time, seasonal or even as a weekend road trip warrior.

Visit Every State In The Country
Spending time in every state in the nation is a goal for many, alternating with the northern states in the summer and southern states in the winter. They will often journal and document each step of their travels, study the local history, eat at small-town diners, and collecting lifetime memories.​
Learn New Skills
Living on the road can provide ample opportunities to learn new skills, such as photography, crafts, jewelry making, cooking, wood carving, or even playing an instrument. These skills can supplement income for many as they travel to street markets to sell the things they make.​
Epic Adventures
A nomadic lifestyle can open up a world of adventure possibilities, backpacking, kayaking down a river, mountain climbing, urban hiking, river rafting, scuba diving, mountain biking, surfing, and more. This goal isn't as much about the next destination as it is about the next great adventure.

My personal goals began to take shape after watching "A Walk Across Texas," a video on the Texas Parks and Wildlife YouTube page. I realized that I wanted my travels to mean something, to have a purpose. Although my plans don't involve walking across America, I initially want to visit every Texas State Park, learn the history of each, eat the local food, make coffee over the campfire, hike the trails, and photograph the beauty of the world around me while continuing to work remotely. For me, that is what dreams are made of.

What are your goals? Are you seeking the next great adventure, or are you looking for the tranquility of a simple lifestyle? Whatever your goals, a nomadic lifestyle can provide ample opportunities to explore, learn, and grow. So, if not now, when? :)