Hummels...really? I realize that circumstances can hold one back from travel, but I don't think a collection of Hummels is a valid barrier and I suspect that the person asking the question has never really entertained the thought of RV travel. But it got me thinking about what it is that keeps me on the road. If you are interested, I have entered my response below:
I have full timed for over 12 years and I still feel like I'm walking on air.
I don't have a "home" to go back to, because I take my home with me. My bed, my pets, my things...but speaking of things...
The reason many of us full time is that we are NOT attached to things the way others are (not saying good, or bad...just saying) I believe we are more attached to experiences.
Sure, there are times when I see something, like a beautiful stained glass window and I think..if I only had a stick house, I would buy that. But the feeling passes and I take a picture of it and use the money to go out to dinner in an amazing new place or fill the tank for the next leg of my journey... To me, collecting things would be like holding on to little boat anchors that would keep me attached to them..and when I died, the kids would just sell them off anyway.
As for having a home for the kids to come to for the holidays....rent one...or ask them to tell you truthfully if they argue about which relatives they have to visit on the holidays....you or the in-laws. Holidays are stressful enough - I just Skype In for a few hours while the grand kids open their presents and then go out and lay by the pool.
I'm sure everyone has a unique reason and a common reason for their lifestyle, whatever that may be...that's the fun of life...the differences and the commonalities.
Advice? I have none. Whether you are a nester, an empty nester, a snowbird, or a continual migrator.. each person must decide their own future and their own life.