“All who wander are not lost.”
TROOP TRAVEL (OR NOT!) While we do meet friends to journey together for short distances, some travelers form long-term troops, spending months on end sharing meals, destinations and childcare, similar as home dwellers may do with neighbors. How much or how little community you create on the road, is entirely up to you. You can attend as few or as many events as you wish and travel makes visiting family and friends surprisingly easy. You often find yourself exactly where you need to be, when you need to be there.
While this existence might not be for everyone, the idea connects with the human spirit which is no doubt why the theme has run through art for centuries. Perhaps it goes back to our roots as hunters and gatherers when we foraged far and wide. Or maybe it’s the thrill of the wind in your hair and the road laid out before you with destinations unknown. Whatever the reason, ask any traveler and they’ll remind you of the words of J.R.R. Tolkien, “all who wander are not lost.” ■
ABOUT BEN & REBECCA For more than a decade, life-long travelers Ben and Rebecca Pazdernik have enjoyed life on the road, venturing beyond the glacial beauty of their home state of Alaska to roam the vast North American continent. Having built an international online audience in the process, in 2018 the couple purchased a FUSO FG140 4×4 expedition vehicle to embark on an extraordinary around-the-world adventure. For more, follow the journey on their Outliers Overland YouTube channel.