My life is changing, tomorrow starts my solo adventure
It’s completely unlike my old self. I’m leaving my job, a newly met girl that may be my perfect match, and I am going to drive until something inside me tells me “I’m there.” I don’t know how long I will be gone or what will happen. I only know that it will be north, and something beautiful will catch my eye to stop me from going any further. I feel like the girl is that beautiful thing, though I haven’t even left yet. But I quit my job for this (just as she started there), I’m leaving. Has anyone on here ever travelled alone that may have some advice?
@brandonphillips, you can park your car/rv/whatever in all Walmart parking lots overnight for free
Until you find a place to either buy or rent (unless u just wanna snag a hotel for a few nights) you can shack in your car fo free!
those are 2 really simple things you can propose to do, as a challenge, an experiment, or whatever, that have, a HUGE impact on your persona and in the treat you will be given while meeting others on your journey.
Thats awesome. I’m actually planning on doing something similar. I almost have enough money saved up to by a car. When I get it, I am going to go somewhere across country that I have always wanted to go to. I don’t know where I’ll go yet. Just anywhere that isn’t here. I want to explore!
Goodluck to ya and @justinr, great advice. That’s really good to know.
@brandonphillips, I’ve thought about doing the same thing. I literally had all my stuff in my car to do that very thing and then lost my nerve!!! What brought about this decision? Good luck. :)
@brandonphillips, Sounds a lot like the old self to me.
You should leave your car behind and go on foot, you can adventure much better that way. Just fill a backpack full of stuff take a wad of money, get some camping supplies and go! I do this sometimes but just for a few days.
If you go on foot you can also enjoy the journey rather than the destination! It makes for a much more exciting trip!
@brandonphillips, AWESOME buddy, very awesome. I admire the bravery!!! This will surely define a new beginning for you.
I’m not some fortune teller… but be very careful with the “I’m there” part. You will be there on your path, and it will be amazing, please enjoy it without expecting something at the end, there is nothing to arrive at, only travel towards. Props, wherever you end up you are doing something great. Best of luck!
@brandonphillips, Please check out couchsurfing too… things just seem to happen on that site, and it will save you a lot of money and you will meet the greatest people on earth (other than here of course).
@brandonphillips, COUCHSURFING! I don’t know where you’re coming from or where you’re heading but I’ve done couchsurfing numerous times and every time it has been amazing, you get to meet awesome people and you get a place to stay and you get to share experiences with random people whose only connection with you is the fact that you are staying on their couch for the night. If you have access to internet or something, maybe you could set up a few people in some cities to stay at while your travelling around.
@Reeseismyname, hey man, you on HEthen couchsurfers?
@dobbyfisher, ha yeah I just saw that recently actually. Just got on again when I came back to Germany.
@Reeseismyname, ahh wish I new… I was in munich in July. Glad to find another supporter though. Happy traveling.
yeah, bring a back pack, when you find woods or wilderness that looks likes no one has been there for years, park, get out, and just walk for a few minutes… maybe an hour.
soak it all up.
@brandonphillips, Follow your heart and do not be afraid to look within. All thoughts, emotions, and actions originate from inside you. What better way to understand where you are going as you travel than to not only follow these things outwardly but inwardly.
I did that actually. But it was behind the steering wheel of an 18 wheeler. I have in fact set foot in every one of the lower 48 contiguous states. I met all kinds of people and fell in and out of love. I was arrested for violations of Mankinds laws and I at times failed to abide by Gods laws. At other times I fed the homeless and defended the weak. And I’ve had the experience of waking up at 4AM and finding myself at the controls of a 40 ton tractor trailer with a concrete bridge abuttment coming down the medial strip at me about 70 MPH. I’ve seen dead babies and survived an earthquake. I got chased out of an Indian bar in Flagstaff, Arizona one night at the point of a knife. And I now know that though I didn’t know it at the time, my wanderlust would be the basis for what I am today. Someone that has come to uderstand that the concept of the existence of the human race is a continuing learning process and that the people that you run into along the way that know everything are the ones you should run like hell from.
God Speed Brandon. Go find “there”. Surprisingy “there” ended up being right here where I started at as I long ago returned to my home area got remarried and settled down. However I find myself at odds with those that I left behind and I feel pity for those those that never had the guts to explore their wanderlust. I understand that that something that woke me up on that night when I drifted into the medial strip is the force that exists in this universe that has a greater plan that I now follow and do my best to inspire and enlighten them. And that “there” is a place where you go in your mind. And that I had to go “here and there” to gain the experiences that got me “here”.
Update: I’m in the Appalachian mountains. 4,758 feet above sea level. This is where my ancestors resided. The Cherokees. I’m going to camp here tonight and star gaze on the peak of the mountain. Never have I been so close to them. Tomorrow I will pack up and head farther north.
@maryjane, just read your post as it was long and I needed time. I’m actually on a mountain right now. It’s the mountain that my ancestors ascended to find ‘the great spirit’. I feel at peace here, at the summit. I am about to meditate.
WOW! Good for u! Wish I had time to do that. Don’t forget to grab the sack when you come back down.
@brandonphillips, “The only Zen you find on tops of mountains is the Zen you bring there”
@brandonphillips, sounds like a cool adventure, but it’s a drag you left that girl though. Who knows? Maybe you could have had some good adventures with her as well, maybe you should have taken her with?
@theskafish, She’s so sketchy man. It’s one of those things where you have to love and let go, unfortunately.
@brandonphillips, That sounds really fun. I recommend trying to find the Rainbow Gathering. They always have cool festivals in the woods somewhere random
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