My family moved about when I was a kid, and vacations every summer to grandparents in several states, and I went to high school for three years in New Zealand. So that probably started the travel bug. Multiple careers and states lived in as an adult, culminating in a traveling construction job for a German construction company (where I first became familiar with per diems and paid housing). I found this job in New Zealand coincidentally. I was on an extended 6 month bicycle trip and things were becoming a blur. So I thought it might be fun to stop for a couple of weeks in the city I went to school in, and was placed by a temp agency with the German company building synthetic running tracks. They asked me to work for them when I returned to the US. Did a couple years of fieldwork and a new engineer asked me to work in his new Los Angeles office. After a year we parted ways and I had a decision to make, go travel the world for a couple of years and come back broke, or go to nursing school
. Only two years with my existing college ed, and basically free with my California residency - $50 a semester. I thought that was doable and I had considered it for some time previously as a possible career, meeting nurses all over who made decent money (not as much as I was used to) and seemed to have great flexibility. At the time, I had a L&D roommate from England who worked a few shifts a week agency.
Two years later, California is in a bit of a depression and could not find a job in state I wanted. So I ended up in Baltimore for three years for my first and only staff position and started traveling in 1995. 18 years later I'm still traveling! I've mostly done West and East coasts (including Florida but missing Georgia) plus Denver, and a memorable 9 months in Blackpool England.
So that is my story, lacking the actual assignments and locations and how everything went, but it has been 95 percent excellent!