Our First Experience With Using Amazon Drop Box

Thanks for watching our YouTube videos on our channel and staying so connected to us as we travel through Florida during PEAK season in our Winnebago Travato 59K.

Why Did We Wait So Long To Do This?

In our latest episode we finally break down and order something we need from Amazon even though we’re miles from home. That meant having the package shipped to an Amazon “Drop Box”. Since we’d never done this before we didn’t know what to expect. All in all it was a great, somewhat efficient experience.

The package was arriving on a travel day for us, which in hind sight was not smart on our part. That meant staying in Orange City and Deland much longer than we thought we would be but we found great things to do and it turned into what is pretty much a typical day for us. We found a great Cajun restaurant. We found a bead shop so Lynn could pick up jewelry supplies because she’s decided that she misses making jewelry and it gives her something to while the video editing is taking time.

So what did we order? It was an adapter that allows us to connect our Osmo Pocket camera to a tripod and to the mount it on the dash of the Travato. It was such a good purchase we later ordered a second one so we would have to be taking it on and off the mount on the dash. We’ve also since learned that if there’s a Whole Foods (or Whole Pay Check as some call it) near you there is probably an Amazon Drop Box there too.

It’s Easy To Get A Shipment On The Road These Days

To find out if there’s one near you just check out on Amazon as usual and change your shipping address and select the option for drop box near you. It will pop up a dialog that allows you to select the closest one and have your package shipped there instead of your home. It really is pretty simple and I’m not sure why we took so long to take advantage of this great option for those of us who live on the road in an RV.

Being A Nomad Is Easier and Easier These Days

Speaking of RV, if you’re thinking of purchasing a small camper van and seeing places like Florida it is so “doable”! We love how nimble and efficient our Travato is. We take it everywhere and never worry about having enough room inside or about whether we can get into or out of any parking situation. Compared to our days of pulling a 5th Wheel it is a big relief to never worry when you’re rolling down the road. That stress has dissolved completely and for that reason alone it’s a great decision. Gas mileage and the things you get to see and experience together is a great bonus too. So, if you ask us, if you’re thinking about downsizing to a van or you’re thinking about it as your first RV, we believe it has been one of the best decisions we’ve made in our RV’ing days.

Happy Campers!

In the end our important-to-us package came and we rode off into a blue sky horizon, at least one of us saw blue skies. The other two saw clouds, clouds, clouds. It might be in how you look at the horizon as to what you see. Here’s hoping you see blue skies in your horizon and that our paths cross somewhere out there on the roads that we now call home.

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