More often then not, my love of this sort of lore broke down into two distinguishing routes: all things gypsified, and all things old American.
Gypsified is exactly as it seems. But while my mother is Hungarian and my father hails from the place where gypsies get their name, I'm not of Roma (the "more correct" terminology for gypsy) descent. But that wanderlust notion of traveling by Vardo (a gypsy wagon), has long been appealing to me. It doesn't hurt that the wagons are beautiful. There are still masters of wagon restoration, particularly in England (where there is still, to some degree, wagon transport in the countryside, and a Roma culture that remains closer to its roots than American Roma), and you can see the beauty of the carriages, past and present, such as these:
Another love of mine was early Pioneer history. Resilient folks in horse drawn wagons setting out for new territory was a favorite subject of research--there actually are a variety of wagons, not just one!
In fact, there are people who still restore and recreate these type campers, and they can be used with horses. And this is one of the models I'll have my eye on in regards to Vagabond travels...
Until next time, Friends!