As the saying goes, “If you can remember the ’60s, you were probably weren’t there.” But even if your memory is foggy or non-existent, you’ll probably recognize the lyrics to Steppenwolf’s “Born to be Wild”:
Get your motor runnin’ Head out on the highway Lookin’ for adventure And whatever comes our way…
The song reminds me of the late 1980s, when my wife and I sold our house, quit our jobs, took our two children out of school and set off on a nine-month odyssey in Oceania. One of the best parts of that adventure was the four weeks we spent exploring New Zealand in a rented RV. With our home on wheels, we could stop anyplace that caught our eye, cook our own meals and move on when it suited us. It also cost us a fraction of what it would have cost to eat in restaurants every day and sleep in hotels, and we never had to unpack!
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