I don't operate from a base station much. This is partly because it's not a very good site: there is severe QRM and poor VHF coverage. I also find it rather boring to hear someone say 5 and 9, which is almost all they do on HF.
Instead, I like to combine radio with other activities: I do it in interesting places and modes of transport.
As for places, this usually means up hills and doing SOTA activations.
Transport includes bicycle, unicycle, kayak, train, and a long time ago, bus. I have also operated maritime mobile from yachts but have yet to operating on the London Underground or a motorbike. There are more ways to be mobile than by using a car.
I also operate pedestrian mobile, usually in the hills but occasionally in town.
I have a Yaesu FT-857 on the boat, but don't have a good / permanent antenna setup yet. I have a manual tuner and experiment with pulling wires up the mast.
I also have an Icom T8E, but now prefer the Baofeng, mostly because of it's batter life and power output.