Another way to test your mettle (so to speak) on the road long(er) term, might be to get a job leading tours for somebody like Edelweiss. IF by some miracle one could land such a gig (language skills a BIG plus here), you'd live on the road, traveling long distances in foreign lands. In addition, you'd also be responsible for others as well as yourself, and maybe even perhaps need to be fast on your feet to sort minor or other problems with not only your own bike, but for others' bikes as well. AND you'd be getting PAID. Never mind that this is just another service industry and you'd definitely be at the mercy of the public. https://www.edelweissbike.com But yeah definitely long term absence from the familiarities of home & life is NOT for everybody. HOWEVER, it IS fun to read and dream. THAT, as witnessed here- anyone CAN do! Hell I'm guessing that at least half of all average Joes' lives consists of Walter Mitty style imaginings, anyway so..... What was it I heard once? "There are three kinds of people: Those who can, those who cannot, and those who do" ? Well that, and "those who say it cannot be done should never interrupt those doing it". ha ha ha.