kc87t, would you mind forwarding me the same info that you sent to Patchouli? I am planning on starting to travel after June when my youngest son graduates from high school. I've done a lot of research myself too, but am very nervous after reading some of the posts on here. I am mainly worried for 2 reasons. First, I've been in a 25 bed hospital (6 bed ER) for the past 6 years. Prior to that, I was working in a 450 bed facility (about 30 bed ER). Huge difference. I have since forgotten a lot of my skills because naturally we do not see in the smaller facility what we did in the larger one. Also, I do not adjust to change easily, (you know nurses don't like change) but I am determined to change that about myself through this experience. Thanks for any advice/recommendations.