I Took My Starlink to Mexico...and I Have a Big 2024 Update.
What do I have up my sleeve?
Elon Musk is one of my least favorite people on the planet. But there’s no denying that Starlink is an intriguing piece of technology for nomads and people in rural areas.
After years of resisting suggestions from friends and family, I finally caved and bought it. Why? Because hotspots aren’t allowed for sitting my WGU exams.
The ability to work long-term from all the many remote places I only ever got to camp at for short periods: Valley of Fire? The Grand Tetons? Joshua Tree National Park? That’s one heck of a pull factor as well!
Still, the biggest question I had was:
Does it work in Mexico??
I took it with me on my December trip to test that out. However, it requires open spaces to work, and my hotel was downtown in the city. Before I left, though, I went back to my old parking spot to test it.
The short answer is: Yes, it worked.
However, I did have some issues setting it up and maintaining a connection. If you’re a paid subscriber, you’ll receive a second email this weekend explaining exactly how that setup process went and what the internet speeds looked like (I took screenshots!).
So, what’s the big update?
First, let me just say:
Happy 2024 from Atlanta!
Shadow and I have spent the past two weeks here with family, but we fly back to Cali this weekend. This was my last of two trips for taking stuff home to Atlanta and prepping for my return.
What exactly do I mean by that?
Believe it or not, this will be Jazzie’s last winter in the West…
…and my last year as a full-time RVer!
If all goes as planned, this summer, I’ll take my tiny home on wheels back to Atlanta. It will be the first time in four years that Jazzie has seen Georgia — and there’s a possibility she won’t ever leave it again.
If you’re a paid subscriber, you’ll get more details in the next post on exactly what’s going on and why I’ve decided to say (a difficult and heart-wrenching!) goodbye to full-time RVing.
I will share this much with everyone:
It’s nowhere near the end of my nomadic journey — far from it! I just have something else up my sleeve.
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