I currently live in a state where I have no family, I am renting a house, I have no ties here, I am single with three teenagers who also have no ties here. I am from a military family and am used to picking up and moving on a whim, and I have worked in many different hospitals and states. My specialty is L&D. I am seriously considering travel. My kids are homeschooled already so moving schools
isn't an issue. I think it will be really good for them to see the United States. I'm not in it for the money as much as the travel and experience for my kids. My biggest fear/question is, how long between assignments? I'd just like to jump from one to the next, bouncing around and taking in the country. Has anyone experienced a significant period of time between assignments? Being single I cannot go for long without income...my teens eat too much!!! With kids I will obviously need more than a one bedroom, but they are all boys and don't mind the frat lifestyle sleeping all in the same room so wouldn't need more than two bedrooms. Definitely need washer/dryer, no way I'm lugging their laundry all over town. How good are companies at finding housing in nice/safe areas? I do not have a "tax home" and was intending using my mom's address as my "permanent residence" since I have no place else. I understand this will make my income completely taxable? Will that decrease my take home significantly or will it be just like my full time position now where everything is taxable? I also hear that health insurance is very expensive with traveling. How expensive is "very expensive"? I don't want to get excited about this and realize I'll be completely broke and out of a job.