Minimalist Lifestyle

Be free

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 and lived in it for a year and a half. Now we are backpacking again.

It all requires minimalism so that we are free to travel freely the way we love to travel, tailor-made to each content.

Trinity and Bonnie with backpacks

How to Wander Lightly

“What do you put in your backpack?” “How long will you be gone?” and “How do you say goodbye to everyone?” These were the questions people asked us the most as we prepared to become nomadic again. We don’t know how long we will be gone. It will take at least a few years to […]

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

Life in a Bus

“Cooee” a child from across the river yelled. “Cooee!” 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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Our home in Fuquay-Varina North Carolina with a sold sign

Preparing for Nomadic Life

As we loaded up my cousin’s truck I felt 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 finish up some renovations and get rid of our final belongings. There is so much to do in

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Garage with items to be sold lining the walls.

Sold The Last Big-Ticket Item

We finally sold the TV just a few days before we sold our home.  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 a few remaining items at Bonnie’s parents in PA.  We

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