Leaving Vegas

The annual Vegas travel nurse event is finally over. I met some wonderful new friends and re-connected with some old ones.

The travelers conference has been an amazing opportunity for me to assist in connecting the travelers on both a personal and educational level. This year I spoke in front of over 300 attendees…this was quite daunting to say the least!


For those of you that follow me on Facebook, you may have read that I’ve resigned my position on the Board of Directors for the Travelers Education Group that runs the Travelers Conference. This is something that I’ve given great amounts of thought and consideration too. There were some personal conflicts, coupled with the large amount of time and energies that came with this role. With my hopeful re-direction of energies coupled with the Remote Year, I felt that it would be best to remove this additional stressor from my life.

I’m now continuing on the #HipGypTrip leading up to my year long Remote Year. . . .

So much to think about and DO!

As we continue the #HipGypTrip on our way toward either Arizona or Texas, there is daily work that goes along with all of it. From researching and booking campgrounds, determining travel routes and activities, it’s busy to say the least. Dad is doing more and more of the campground research in preparation for my leaving and he’s doing a great job of it!

All of this coupled with the fact that I’m prepping to leave on a year long trip, is both exciting and a bit daunting! It’s been nearly 3 years since I’ve traveled out of the country and although I’ve been traveling full-time in the states, I feel like a total ‘newbie’ to the international travel arena. Remote Year will take care of much of the logistics for me…I just have to make sure that I plan and pack accordingly on my side.

I would also like to be able to optimize the RY for the blog and be able to provide some useful direction for the time spent abroad….how to do that? I’m not sure that I’ve figured it out totally yet.

If you have thoughts or ideas, I would love to hear them.