Hello and welcome to our adventure! We hope that you will enjoy our journey along with us.
My husband Lenny and I are both scuba instructors and have enjoyed travel to many exotic and beautiful places. Last year, to switch things up we opted for a family road trip that took us through the Redwoods for Christmas, down the famed PCH in California, and a final stop at the Grand Canyon on the way home. We did not go glitz and glam but rather opted for a more authentic experience. We stayed in a small cabin in the woods for Christmas and the best gift we discovered was the uninterrupted time we spent together. The entire trip was an amazing experience but also felt rushed.
After arriving home and a very difficult personal event, we started to discuss finding ways to slow down and simplify. I personally love my work and work ethic is great but I think workaholism runs in my family and I’ve decided I needed to make a commitment to be more present. It was during this time that I started to think about how we could travel full time and what it would take to make it happen. My poor husband knows that once I set my mind on something, it’s hard to change it. So after some talks and mapping out a plan to rent our house and sell a rental property to fund a truck and trailer, we threw ourselves all in. In the digital age we live in today, we are lucky to be able to manage much of our work remotely and felt like the time was now to hike, photograph, explore, and breath in the beauty of our country. While we are thrilled to expose our daughter to this amazing experience, our only regret as we plan this adventure is that we wish we would have done this with our older kids when they were young. However, we also see this as an opportunity to spend some extended time with them in their current locations.
So…. this blog begins just a couple of weeks away from the arrival of our Airstream. We hope to have a better balance of work and experience and give back as much as we can along the way!