Feb 20, 2023
Exploring the World with Barbara: Navigating Health Care, Diesel Prices and House Sitting in an RV!
In this episode, our long-term guest, Barbara, has been traveling around the United States in her RV since September.
She is currently in an RV resort in Mesa, Arizona, and has been participating in activities such as painting and watercolor classes, Pickleball, golf, and lapidary.
She has been enjoying the social aspect of the RV resort, attending concerts and Food Truck Fridays, and making friends with Canadian RVers.
However, she has also encountered challenges, such as expensive diesel prices, limited space, finding mail and prescriptions, and navigating health care options.
She has also learned about Canadian RVers' struggles due to the restrictions on how long they can stay and the expensive insurance they need.
Barbara shares her experience of alternating between hosting her extended family at her house for Thanksgiving and Christmas and taking a trip this year instead.
She was given permission to do this by her daughter and daughter-in-law. However, due to the travel nightmares that were happening, she decided not to fly anywhere during the holidays. Instead, they spent Christmas with her 87-year-old father, who lives nearby.
Kathe and Barbara also discussed the possibility of downsizing and living in a motorhome full-time. Kathe brought up house-sitting as an inexpensive way to travel, and you can find out more (and get a discount on the program) by going to https://RockYourRetirement.com/THS
Finally, they briefly discussed a book called The Blue Zones that looked at seven different communities around the world with a high percentage of people over 100 years old, all of which had strong communities.
She ended the conversation with the takeaway of taking risks and being open to new experiences, and having fun.