Hello everyone! As you’ve probably guessed, I’m pretty much done with IO. There’s a chance I’ll want to come back and blog again someday, but as it’s been almost a year since my last post and that hasn’t happened yet, that chance grows slim.
For everyone who’s wondered about me, I’ve been fine. I hope I haven’t worried you.
I always said I’d keep traveling full-time and sharing my experiences until I found something I wanted to do more, and, well, I’ve found something I want to do more. 🙂 Change can be sad, but it’s an important part of life.
Thank you all for an amazing nine years on IO. This blog and community changed my life and I will always cherish those memories. I wish you all the very best, wherever you are. I’m so glad to have met you all and been a part of your life, whether that was entertainment through reading about my adventures and misadventures, or as a guide to help you on your own path to becoming a nomad or just living life on your own terms.
I hope you never stop growing. Or traveling.
My role as teacher in this field is ending, but there are still a lot of great people out there carrying on. Becoming an RV nomad is as popular as ever, is still a viable and rewarding way to live, and while I am not currently on the road full-time, I am still enjoying time spent in nature with Tribble and Bertha. If you ever see me on the road, be sure to wave.
There are a few logistical things I should address.
I suspended the IO patreon page today, it will close soon. No one will get billed anymore, I’ll keep that content up for another week or two if any current patrons want to grab any wallpaper or anything before it all goes away. Thank you all current and past patrons for your support of my work here. For the last few years, you’re the ones who made it possible to pour my heart and soul into helping people hit the road. And for that, I thank you.
The PayPal donate link in the footer of all the pages on IO will remain for now. Even with no new posts, this website is still a treasure trove of information and inspiration that I’d like to keep available to new and aspiring RVers for as long as I can. But with hundreds of blog posts containing thousands of photos, web hosting isn’t cheap for a site this large.
The guides will remain available for sale, but the PDF option is going away. If you’re interested in one, they’re still available from Amazon in both paperback and kindle format. That way Amazon handles payment, delivery, and support, and it’s hands-off for me.
The Mailing List is going away. No point in paying for a mailing list service with no new blog posts to send, haha. All the widgets to sign up for the mailing list on IO should be gone now, but if you happen to find one hiding somewhere, do let me know in the comments. For those of you reading this from the mailing list e-mail, this will be the last one you get.
The Contact form has been disabled. I mentioned on the contact form page some months ago that the only e-mails I’d be responding to were ones related to issues with PDF guide purchases, but now that I’ve stopped selling the PDF version, that won’t be an problem anymore. Thank you everyone who’s contacted me over the past nine years and shared you stories and life with me. It’s been a privilege, but I hope you understand that I need to reclaim that time for other things now.
I think that’s it. I think I’m done.
Safe travels and happy trails friends, until we meet again. 🙂
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