American Nomads

Thanks to Tom for pointing me at a BBC documentary called American Nomads. It’s terrific!

A journalist called Richard Grant interviews some interesting characters who’ve chosen a life on the open road.

Some of these nomads are true Escapologists: people who’ve abandoned affluent lives at various points and for various reasons. There’s a man in his thirties who quit an unsatisfying Wall Street career and took to the road. And there are the ‘snowbirds’ – older people who retired and sold their houses in favour of travelling the States in luxurious mobile homes.

There’s also a travelling minister, some homeless teenagers fleeing their abusive families, a few wondering nutters, travelling rodeo competitors, a young freight train-hopper, and a silver-haired mountain man called Yogi.

Worth a look if you’re curious about what happens without the securities of a home and a job.

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Robert Wringham is a humorist and the editor-in-chief of New Escapologist.

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