Mostly, I want this site to be about providing useful information for people who want to become fulltime nomads, or who already are and just want some tools to make life easier on the road. But hey, part of every life needs to be a little bit of fun, right?

So, this is the place where I put the stuff I find enjoyable or amusing, that brings a smile to my life on the road. It’s so much more fun when it’s shared.


To keep myself entertained on the road, I do some art and sometimes teach how to make art. Learn more…


Metal Detecting

Lots of RVers have hobbies, but when you’re a full-time nomad, limited storage room forces you to pare down to those that travel well with you, and don’t take up a lot of room. For those reasons, and because traveling to different places really opens up your possibilities for finding cool stuff, metal detecting is the ideal hobby for nomads. 

I’ve been detecting since 2004, and have written Metal Detecting for Beginners: 101 Things I Wish I’d Known When I Started. It’s the first in my series of QuickStart Guides, meant to give you just enough information to get started and decide if you like the hobby. If you need more information, there will be at least two more books in this guide series, and there are several really good, comprehensive “bible”-type books out there.

I also sometimes teach people on the road to metal detect. Learn more…

Road Songs

In this time of mixtape popularity, this playlist was compiled primarily based on selected songs of my own choosing and from suggestions I solicited on my Facebook page. It contains songs that are either directly about road tripping or road life, or that contain references to common related terms and concepts. There are a million other road songs out there, so make your own playlist. Even if you can’t live on the road, you can sing about it along with your favorite road songs.

A Ways To Go – Emmylou Harris
Born to Be Wild – Steppenwolf
Born To Run – Bruce Springsteen
By The Time I Get To Phoenix – Glen Campbell
Car Wheels on a Gravel Road – Lucinda Williams
Chevy Van – Sammy Johns
Counting Blue Cars – Dishwalla
Drive South – Suzy Bogguss
Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
Footloose – Kenny Loggins
FreeBird – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Guitar Town – Steve Earle
Gypsy – Stevie Nicks
Highway Star – Deep Purple
Hit The Road, Jack – Ray Charles
I Can’t Drive 55 – Sammy Hagar
I Take You With Me – Melissa Etheridge
I Take My Chances – Mary Chapin Carpenter
King of the Road – Roger Miller
Life is a Highway – INXS
Like A Rolling Stone – Bob Dylan
Me and You and a Dog Named Boo – Lobo
Me and Bobby McGee – Janis Joplin
Must Be the Gypsy in Me – Bonnie Raitt
Ol ’55 – Sarah McLachlan
On the Road Again – Willie Nelson
One Headlight – The Wallflowers
Radar Love – Golden Earring
Ride Like the Wind – Christopher Cross
Ridin’ the Storm Out – REO Speedwagon
Roam – The B-52s
Roll Me Away – Bob Seger
Roll With The Changes – REO Speedwagon
Route 66 – Nat King Cole
Runnin’ Down A Dream – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Running on Empty – Jackson Browne
She’s Like The Wind – Patrick Swayze
Take It On the Run – REO Speedwagon
Take Me Home, Country Roads – John Denver
The Long and Winding Road – The Beatles
The Ride – David Allan Coe
Thunder Road – Bruce Springsteen
Time For Me to Fly – REO Speedwagon
This Land is Your Land – Woody Guthrie
Ventura Highway – America
Wayfaring Stranger – Emmylou Harris
Wheel In The Sky – Journey
Where The Streets Have No Name – U2
Wichita Lineman – Glen Campbell
Wide Open Spaces – Dixie Chicks
You Can Sleep While I Drive – Melissa Etheridge
You’ll Accompany Me – Bob Seger