Minimalist Lifestyle

Becoming nomadic is a process of becoming a minimalist.

We gradually sold everything for the freedom to travel the world with only a backpack. No more massive “to-do” list!

After three years we upgraded from a backpack to a bus, but it still requires minimalism to keep that freedom that we have come to love.

Our Toyota Coaster Lil' Beaut camped in the town of Wollomombi as the sun sets

Life in a Bus

“Whooowee!” a child from across the river yelled. “Whooowee!” an echo from our side answered. I thought it was just Dundee that did that, but I guess it’s common here. We were camped at Pebble Beach beside the Murray River on the border between Victoria and New South Wales. It is one of the last …

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Backpacking South America

Backpacking vs. Campervan

For 2.5 years we wandered around Central and South America with a 40-liter backpack for me and a 50-liter backpack for Trin. After traveling all the way down to Antarctica we came “home” for a four-month visit. It has been a wonderful and relaxing four months reuniting with friends and family. For the next leg …

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Corn Islands

Our Year in Review: 2017

Over a year on the road and it’s been nothing like we expected but more than we had hoped for.  I count our blessings for the many wonderful people we have met and the places we have seen.  I have enjoyed sharing these experiences with you, our readers, and hope that it encourages you to …

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Preparing for Nomadic Life

As we loaded up my cousin’s truck I felt a relief. The next step felt tangible.  We retired from our corporate jobs, began selling off most of our possessions and sold our home. Now we just needed to finished up some renovations and get rid of our final belongings. There is so much to do …

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Our Last Day At Work

6:09 AM  I awake. The slats on the window shades are already aglow with the early morning sun.  I reach out to the bedside table to retrieve my phone and check the time.  This subtle motion causes Sadie to lift her head off the floor.  I feel her Husky grey and brown eyes on me. …

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Sold The Last Big-Ticket Item

We finally sold the TV just a few days before we sold the house.  A 60-inch Vizio Smart HDTV.  That was the last big item among what remained of our possessions.  For a while, we considered taking it with us when we went to store our stuff at Bonnie’s parents in PA.  We were getting …

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