MAYBE THE JOURNEY ISN'T SO MUCH ABOUT BECOMING ANYTHING.
MAYBE IT'S ABOUT UNBECOMING EVERYTHING THAT ISN'T REALLY YOU, SO YOU CAN BE WHO YOU WERE MEANT TO BE IN THE FIRST PLACE.
TO BE HONEST, we don't really have one. There are some wish lists and some must-sees, but there is also a lot of getting lost on the agenda, and a determination to stumble upon that which we did not know existed. If you have suggestions, we’d love to hear them!
We're not the first, nor will we be the last, who have yearned for adventure and made it all happen by jumping in their trusty Westy and peeling off into the sunset (yes, we know just how funny the end of that sentence is.) But the good news is, we know it can be done. Everyone does it for a different reason and we've done a lot of reading as we've dreamed and plotted and schemed and planned. There's nothing wrong with our lives, nothing at all. We're not doing this to run away from anything. Rather, we're running toward adventure and a new way of life. We hope you'll follow along on our blog, which already has the story of all the work we've done on Humboldt when he was just a pet project, and not our new temporary home.
Our dear friends Zach and Beth Bowman will be our traveling partners for some of the miles we hope to rack up - they're taking off sooner than we are, traveling in a truck with a camper, and their adorable little daughter is along for the ride.
Writer for mindbodygreen, she's been living in a vehicle with her husband and daughter for six years. Her insight into what a blessing spending all the time with your spouse can be is beautiful and she offers awesome reminders for any couple - dirty hippies or not.
We've been following Brad and Sheena's blog for years. We've bought their books. We've laughed our asses off. They've been around the world and they're definitely to blame for at least some of our lunacy.
Nearly as much to blame as Brad and Sheena, Pat and Ali have done all kinds of adventuring and they've captivated our attention for years as well. We're not following entirely in their footsteps... they started this business with a SAILBOAT!