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Discover your Nomad Tribe: Connecting with Neighborhood on the Street with Vanna Mae


Embarking in your journey as a nomad will be an thrilling, life-changing expertise. It’s made even higher when you possibly can share it with those that even have the identical degree of affection and pleasure for the approach to life.

I’ve been touring solo in my Class C RV (together with my fur child Indigo) for two years. Most of my travels have been visiting household and pals whereas introducing them to this way of life. Perhaps a few of you possibly can relate after I say this, there’s solely a lot our conversations can go as a result of they aren’t dwelling the identical life-style. Which is okay, all of us have totally different paths we should lead.

Group of people and dog stand outside a campervan at an RV meetup

However currently, I’ve been craving to search out others which might be within the nomadic life. I wish to meet different those that perceive the approach to life with its highs, lows, bumps, and curves. I’m prepared to search out my tribe of nomads and immerse myself in a neighborhood. So this winter, I made a decision to embark on a brand new journey and discover my neighborhood of nomads which might be dwelling of their campers and having fun with dwelling on the highway. 

On this article, I wish to share how I used to be in a position to construct a neighborhood of nomadic pals whereas touring full time on the highway 

On-line Teams

The primary place I began assembly like-minded adventurers was on area of interest Fb Camper teams which might be all in regards to the love of journey, nomadic dwelling, and full-timing in an RV. I discover the smaller variety of persons are in a gaggle, it’s simpler to construct private connections and keep in contact. Typically within the teams, they are going to have particular group meetups so you possibly can be part of and meet individuals in individual at a neighborhood occasion or at a campground arrange by the moderators.

A few of my favorites, for instance, are teams with the identical mannequin or model of RV/Camper I’ve. Or discovering teams which might be particular to me like solo feminine RV/Vanlife Teams. To discover a group to affix, merely search on Fb and kind in key phrases like “Fulltime RV Residing” or “Solo Feminine Vanlife” for instance and discover your area of interest group. At all times bear in mind to be respectful, type, and comply with the FB group guidelines. 

Becoming a member of an Occasion

By means of the Fb Nomad teams I’m part of, individuals in the neighborhood all the time share meetup occasions. I really feel like that is the most secure technique to meet individuals with widespread pursuits, lastly meet the individuals you’ve been connecting with on-line, and construct lifelong friendships offline. I verify the occasion web page and see if it aligns with my journey route and schedule. 

Some standard Camper meetups occur each winter round Quartzite, Arizona. The land of snowbird nomads.

One standard meetup for instance is RTR and WRTR (Rubber Tramp Rendezvous – Ladies’s Rubber Tramp Rendezvous). This week-long occasion has seminars that educate you all about dwelling nomadic on the highway. In addition they have caravan teams you possibly can be part of. This can be a excellent spot to search out assets, study extra, and meet new individuals. 

Quartzsite Arizona

To those that are deep diving into nomadic life, you might have most likely heard in regards to the well-known Quartzsite Arizona. For these of you that haven’t, Quartzite is a pro-RV nomad journey vacation spot for snowbirds within the winter. This spot is ideal within the colder months of winter (November by means of March) with loads of desert panorama boondocking websites (free dispersed tenting for 14 days) and on the town has each amenity you want, from RV propane, contemporary water, laundromat with showers, and a lot extra. 

I’ve been spending my winter in Quartzite, and I have to say it’s most likely the most effective place to fulfill so many like-minded individuals. With the attractive sunrises, sunsets, and nice climate, you might have loads of alternatives to fulfill new individuals which might be dwelling the nomadic life. I want that there have been extra locations like this across the nation.

Strive Caravaning

Don’t really feel like touring alone? Caravaning is a superb possibility to fulfill different nomads and journey collectively,  similar to pioneers did again within the day. There may be security in numbers and it’s good to have individuals look out for one another. You’ll be able to meet up, journey, half methods, and meet up once more. 

Some methods to search out caravans are by means of Fb Teams or by going to nomad occasions and assembly those that occur to be touring the identical approach.

Keep in Contact

When you meet individuals, it’s essential to remain in contact whilst you journey alongside. Making a non-public message group on Fb messenger or on Whatsapp will be an effective way to remain in contact whilst you proceed your journeys on the highway.

In conclusion, there are numerous methods to search out your tribe and construct a neighborhood. I’m nonetheless at first levels of constructing lifelong friendships with fellow nomads. I hope the following pointers and concepts will assist encourage you to search out your individual neighborhood and construct wholesome long-lasting relationships on the highway.

Until subsequent time,

Vanna Mae

In regards to the creator: Vanna Mae is a visible artist and influencer, touring across the nation in her 19ft Class C RV along with her cat Indigo. Sustain with their adventures on Instagram @vannamaeart and on YouTube.



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