Arizona and Van Dweller Jobs

I am back in Arizona. For the Winter I have been sticking to traveling through Southern Arizona, Southern California and Southern Nevada. I am going to head North as soon as the weather starts warming up in those areas. I love being a snowbird traveling with the seasons. I don’t have air conditioning or a heater because no need for it. It has been in the 40s at night but I am use to it and I like it. I just layer my clothes, put on a fuzzy hat and socks and get all snuggled up in my sleeping bag at night. I even gave away my propane heater and all the extra propane bottles I had for it since I never used it. I started to stay at a truck stop in Kingman, Arizona last night but the area didn’t look safe. I then remembered my policy of not staying at truckstops in cities. I found a really nice Love’s truck stop away from the city with views of the mountains from my windows. I got a nice hot shower there this morning. Before I went to sleep last night I noticed another cargo van parked near me and I wondered if the person in it was a van dweller too. This morning I met the woman in the van. She said she is a part-time van dweller that loves traveling, like me. To pick up some income while on the road she transports dogs to destinations she wants to travel too. Today she had some dogs to deliver to a police department that are trained police dogs. I have met van dwellers that transport cars, motorcycles and other big items for extra income. I have met people with a lot of different careers that are van dwellers. I met two pilots that are full-time van dwellers that take on jobs between travels, a man that flies private helicopters and a woman that flies private planes. There are a lot of van dwellers with careers that have a higher than average income. I just recently heard about this professional athlete that makes millions that lives in a van. The link is at the bottom of this blog. I have also met an accountant, a video music composer, a science tutor, a psychic, website designers, computer programers and lots of people with Youtube channels that all work from their vans. A lot of van dwellers will work seasonal jobs at national parks and other popular places for 4-5 months of the year to make money to travel the rest of the year. I haven’t met another attorney though. There has to be another one out there that has discovered this awesome lifestyle of travel, adventure and freedom. I hope to be roaming this wonderful world we live in as long as I physically can. It may not always be in a van. I love backpacking through foreign countries like I did in Colombia and Costa Rica a few years ago. I may even live on a boat one day. Anything is possible. I love this saying I heard and wrote it on the border in my van: “Free to roam. All roads lead to home” 🌎