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    frequent moving

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by terrwyn, Oct 30, 2012.

    What would you call a person who moves to one place or country, stays for a few months or so and holds a job, then moves to a different country or place, gets a new job there, etc etc. I've read somewhere about a guy who was frugal with his money and moved from country to country, living in every place he wanted to travel to. And he had a job for as long as he lived there. If he got tired of the job he could quit and move to another country or new atmosphere and find a new job to learn.

    What would you call a person like this, a nomad, emigrate, something else? What is your opinion of this idea and would you ever consider doing it?
     
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    gypsy, drifter?
     
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    I'm not sure but thats pretty much what I do =/ I return home sometimes to see my family, which is what I'm doing currently for christmas =] I save my money as well so when I am home I can spend like a pro. I like travelling though it gives me a nice boost of inspiration, when I go to america (next year) I'm hoping to get loads of ideas. Excitement isn't even the word
     
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    i would say that type of person would be a drifter rather than a gypsy as gypsies can be considered a race of people in some circles especially where I live where we have a large gypsy population so i think drifter is the most appropriate term to describe your character.
     
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    Itinerant (verb or noun) seems like the word you're looking for.
     
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    nomad
    gadabout
    gypsy
    drifter
    itinerant
    globe-trotter
    world-wanderer

    all of which probably fit me, since i've been doing that for the past 17 years...i roamed the us and canada for 2 and a half years in an rv, done house and pet-sitting around the world, gone to north and south america on writing gigs, and moved back to the states into a 'home' of my own for the first time in 17 years, only 3 months ago... here's a list of all the places i've been to and lived in, over the past 4 decades [includes my travels during the years before i made myself homeless and possessionless on purpose 17 years ago and became a full-time world-wanderer... sorry for the long post]:

    Where in the world I’ve been/lived:

    N. AMERICA

    US
    Arizona
    California
    Colorado
    Connecticut
    Delaware
    District of Columbia
    Florida
    Georgia
    Hawaii
    Idaho
    Illinois
    Indiana
    Iowa
    Kansas
    Kentucky
    Maine
    Maryland
    Massachusetts
    Michigan
    Minnesota
    Mississippi
    Missouri
    Montana
    Nebraska
    Nevada
    New Hampshire
    New Jersey
    New Mexico
    New York
    North Carolina
    North Dakota
    Northern Marianas Islands
    Ohio
    Oklahoma
    Oregon
    Pennsylvania
    Rhode Island
    South Carolina
    South Dakota
    Tennessee
    Texas
    Utah
    Vermont
    Virginia
    Virgin Islands
    Washington
    West Virginia
    Wisconsin
    Wyoming


    CANADA
    Alberta
    British Columbia
    Manitoba
    New Brunswick
    Ontario
    Quebec
    Saskatchewan

    MEXICO
    Baja from
    Tijuana
    to
    la Paz
    Casas Grandes
    Guaymas
    Hermosillo
    Mazatlan
    Playa del Carmen
    Puerto Vallarta

    CARIBBEAN

    ANTIGUA
    ARUBA
    BAHAMAS
    CAYMAN ISLANDS
    JAMAICA
    PUERTO RICO
    ST. KITTS
    ST. MARTIN
    TRINIDAD

    CENTRAL AMERICA

    PANAMA
    Colon

    SOUTH AMERICA

    VENEZUELA
    Caracas
    COLOMBIA
    Cartagena
    Bogota [current location]

    AFRICA

    ALGERIA
    EGYPT
    MOROCCO

    MIDDLE EAST

    ISRAEL
    JORDAN
    TURKEY

    EUROPE

    AUSTRIA
    BELGIUM
    ENGLAND
    FRANCE
    GERMANY
    GIBRALTAR
    GREECE
    Athens
    Delfi
    Patras
    Thessaloniki
    Islands:
    Corfu
    Crete
    Delos
    Mykonos
    Naxos
    Paros
    Rhodes
    Samos
    Santorini
    ITALY
    JERSEY
    LIECHTENSTEIN
    MONACO
    NETHERLANDS
    PORTUGAL
    SPAIN
    SWITZERLAND
    VATICAN CITY
    [and all countries passed through on Orient Express from Paris to Athens]

    MEDITERRANEAN
    CYPRUS
    MAJORCA
    MALTA
    SICILY

    PACIFIC

    AUSTRALIA*
    NEW ZEALAND
    SAIPAN
    TINIAN

    ASIA

    JAPAN*
    KOREA*
    THAILAND
    [*airports only]
     
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    Dang, Mammamaia, that's a huge list of places. I've only been to the following places:

    England
    Canada
    Germany
    Saudi Arabia
    Turkey
    Guam
    Diego Garcia
    Azores
    Spain
    Hawaii
    Scotland
    Mexico

    Obviously, you've got me beat by a long shot. :)
     
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    i have a hard time believing it myself, bob!

    when i was in high school and wanted to be a 'stewardess' [as they were called then], so i could travel to europe [to the dismay of the hs counselor who said it would be a waste of my college-level brain!], i couldn't have imagined i'd be gadding all over the globe on my own...
     
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    an indecisive nomad? To put it simply, more of a wanderer so to speak.
     
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    nomad or world-wanderer seems to fit.

    @ Bob and Mamamaia- OK, I am super jealous! I've only been to Texas, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, New York, and DC. I have never been anywhere else in the USA, much less outside the country. I intend to do one day. Explore Europe, Canada, Japan, Australia, etc.
     

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