For the past eleven months, I have suffered from an acute case of Restless Body Syndrome (RBS)–unable to stay in one place for more than an average of three to four days. And to my knowledge, there is no known antidote for this kind of wanderlust.
While there is much to be said for having a home with all the trappings of comfort and familiarity (for which I am grateful), I nevertheless feel a natural compulsion to feed my travel addiction–at times surrendering to the physical and psychological cravings of visiting someplace new on a regular basis.
Fortunately, there are hundreds of support groups around the country–known as RV parks and resorts–that are very accepting of those among us who are afflicted with RBS, and assuage us with electric, water and sewer, and occasionally, high-speed internet.
A ten-step program has been developed by self-help travel gurus to combat the irritation associated with RBS:
- Subscribe to Travel and Leisure, and National Geographic.
- Watch Amazing Race on CBS.
- Log on to Kayak, Trivago, or Travelocity.
- Smell a pine tree.
- Build a fire…outdoors.
- Eat a s’more.
- Lay in a hammock.
- Open and close a stadium chair.
- Take a brief cold-water shower.
- Follow Streaming thru America
Leading pharmaceutical firms have been quietly conducting cutting-edge research to advance a cure for RBS. And there is widespread speculation that a vaccine is being developed for the travel bug.
Additionally, Congress is contemplating passage of the Rio Grande Act, whereby an extremely narrow Wal-Mart will be built along the entire Texas-Mexico border for RBS out-patients to shop, duty-free.
Until then, I offer my services as your tour guide for a random retrospective of my many homes from March 2017 to present.
To be continued…