Why Wait Until Retirement to Hit the Road and See the Country? Fulltime RVing Crowd Getting Younger

Many people dream of hitting the road in a recreational vehicle for months or years—once they're retired. With home sale prices and rents in the stratosphere, some are deciding not to wait for retirement but to live in an RV while they're young.
RVs on El Coyote Beach, Baja Peninsula, Mexico
RVs on El Coyote Beach, Baja Peninsula, Mexico
MARTINEZ, Calif. - June 3, 2019 - PRLog -- Once thought of as something done mainly by people of retirement age, fulltime RVing and van living has been attracting an increasingly younger demographic frustrated by the high cost of living, long commutes, and confinement associated with living in metropolitan areas. According to the RV Industry Association, more than half of RV buyers are under the age of 45. These mobile dwellers are finding creative ways to make a living while they experience the freedom of travel, as evidenced by the popularity of RV and van life blogs and websites.

Heidi Eliason's book, Confessions of a Middle-Aged Runaway: An RV Travel Adventure describes how she escaped the confines of the hamster wheel at the age of 45 by selling her house, quitting her job, buying a motorhome, and hitting the road with her dog for five years. The book was published May 4, 2019 by Runaway Publishing, and an author talk and book signing event is scheduled for Saturday, June 15th at 1:00 p.m. at Railroad Book Depot, 650 Railroad Avenue, Pittsburg, California.

Eliason used the proceeds from the sale of her house to take one year off work to focus on travel, then found work she could do while traveling in the motorhome.

"I knew when it got so bad that I was envying the homeless for what seemed like their endless freedom to do whatever they wanted rather than commuting hours every day to a dead-end job for barely enough money to pay the mortgage, I needed to make a major life change," Eliason said. "Letting go of everything and hitting the road in a motorhome was a drastic step, but it was a life-changing journey. I saw some beautiful and amazing sights and gained freedom and confidence. Best of all, I made wonderful friends and rediscovered the passion for living I had lost in the struggle to make a living."

Confessions of a Middle-Aged Runaway chronicles the challenges of learning to live in and manage an RV and the joy of freedom experienced by a solo woman traveler. It might help others to make a similar life-changing journey. The book is available for on Amazon, BarnesandNoble.com, Apple iBooks, and Kobo.com. The eBook is $9.99 (ISBN 978-1-7336410-1-2) and the print version is $14.99 (ISBN 978-1-7336410-0-5). More information available at HeidiEliason.com.

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