Exploring the Traveling Community

silhouettes of camels with riders as they cross the desert

Photo by Peter


As Autumn’s chill sets in over most of the country, as stores are already stocked with the jingling bells of Christmas, many of us nomads are heading south.

Some of us will retreat to the tropical climes of the Sunshine State. Others will explore the deserts of the southwest. As we’re all forced into a smaller portion of the country, trying to stay warm and keep this life lived largely outdoors comfortable, opportunities to meet up with one another will be easier.

This month we’re exploring all things community. Asking the question, “How do people who have no neighborhood, and therefore no neighbors, find friendship and togetherness on the road?”

We’ve interviewed the couple behind Where’s My Office Now, who have just successfully raised enough funds via a Kickstarter campaign to begin creating a web series that will explore–and hopefully answer–just that question.

We’ll cover a roadschooling community where those of us with children can gather a few times a year, sort of a like a mobile summer camp for RVers.

We’ll look into WWOOFing, where travelers can volunteer on farms in exchange for room and board, and meet fellow travelers and their farmworking hosts alike.

As so many of us lead different lives, and at the same time there are so many of us leading this life on the road, there has never been more opportunity to come together, to caravan, to create this community. We hope you enjoy.

This Month's Articles

Living in a 1987 Vanagon, an Interview with Where’s My Office Now?

WWOOFing World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms

RVHS A community for roadschoolers

Miss Tess and the Talkbacks Interview with the band + Free MP3s!