To put it quite simply, I have come to a point that I have to make a change in my job. I work in an LTAC ICU and I love the work that I do, but there are problems on a management level that I can no longer ignore and I see no end in sight. In recent weeks, we've had a few travelers come through and I have found myself envying them in that they are not here to "fix" anything. They don't have to care one way or the other that our management is broken beyond repair. They will work their contracts and move along to the next. I'm thinking I might enjoy this for a bit. I am married and I do have kids (13 & 16), but I'm thinking if I can take assignments within 2-3 hours from home and work 3-4 days in a row I will still be home the majority of the time (and probably be in better spirits to boot). Hubby is supportive and the kiddos are fairly self-sufficient and we have a great family support system. What I'm saying is that the travel isn't going to be a real problem for the family---we're an extremely stable unit. Also, 2-3 hours from home includes Atlanta, Charleston, SC and Charlotte so it's not like I'm really limited there. I'd love to hear from some of you who have done travel nursing. What should I ask my consultant? What should I really prepare myself for?