For those of you interested in knowing what it might cost to live on the road full time, I am glad to share financial results for calendar years 2016, 2015 and 2014.
In 2015 I took a five month trip to Alaska resulting in a lot more miles put on the motorhome along with higher gasoline and food prices once north of the border.
The last two months of 2015 plus the first two and a half months of 2016 were spent in Salineno, Texas, volunteering as a cohost at the birding station there. I decided to take this, my first time volunteer position, in part to offset the higher expenses incurred in 2015 by the Alaska trip. A free campsite was part of that deal and obviously there would therefore be no gasoline poured through the motorhome nor any camping fees, while I sat in one place until March of 2016.
2016 was a bad year for unanticipated expenses as my 7 year old iMac died and had to be replaced, ditto for my 8 year old Nikon D800 camera, and my motorhome flat screen television. I also finally broke down and replaced my old Nikon 18-200mm lens with two new, much higher quality lens.