So what do you think would be better than a van for a land based nomad. Maybe getting up my survival skills and back packing the world?
There probably isn't a better option. Just be aware of the downsides of whatever you pick. Blending in with whatever the locals use might help somewhat.
You could hitch a ride on trains
Although I think they check for hobos at every stop. Not sure on that.
There is a difference between traveling, and stealing a ride.
Has anyone watched An Idiot Abroad or Long Way Round?http://www.re-moto.com/index.php?lang=enghttp://sailingsimplicity.com/