I took three months off last summer to backpack around Europe. Got to see many great places, meet tons of people, went off the beaten track, even got to meet a fellow forumer. A couple of months after returning, I found a job that, if I wanted to, I could settle in and make my career. And that's what I thought I was going to do about six months ago when I came in for my first day of work. I even had outlined a plan to save money for big purchases in the future that grown-ups usually make. But now, whenever there is a lull in the workload (like at this moment), or when I'm driving... I dream. Of travelling. Of being free. Of a different kind of day, every day. Of being a nomad. Of seeing new places. I have wanderlust.
I don't know yet if I'll be taking off or sticking around. But I figured... let's see what other CMF'ers have done! I did a quick search for a thread like this, but didn't see anything. So let this be the travel stories/discussion thread. Share your experiences, good and bad; your bucket list; advice; anything.
A former co-worker of mine was fond of telling the story of his father who went travelling to New Zealand for a couple of weeks, and ended up staying there for months - without telling the family what he was up to. A phone call from him months later informed the worried family that he had ended up "living off the land" with a few other people on a remote beach or island or something, away from civilization. Now, this co-worker of mine was also fond of exaggerating his stories - but, it comes up in my mind now and then, and I think, how cool would that be? Disappear for a while and get away from computers, phones, cars, everything that is modern technology (except for a few essentials like matches, clothes, and a first aid kit) and live naturally for a while?