We’re often asked why we chose to live and travel full-time in our RV, and would like to share our story with you.
We have both moved a lot throughout our lives. Sean’s father was in the military and he was raised in England, Spain, Alaska, Montana, and Florida to name a few. Julie moved so often as a child, that she attended 10 different schools (K-12).
In addition, we both served 20 years in the military. During this time, we moved on average every 3 years. Between us, we’ve lived in 12 states and 3 countries. We also traveled extensively on vacations because we love experiencing new places.
In 2014, we found ourselves at a crossroads. Our youngest son had just moved away from home and we became empty nesters. At the same time, we were preparing to transition from the military. Our 3 sons lived in different states, and we weren’t sure where we wanted to settle down. Since we didn’t grow up in one place, there is no specific location either one of us considers “home.” Although we had never owned an RV before, we had been eyeing them with envy for years and thought it would be a great way to travel around the country and enjoy all it had to offer.
To see our RV click here to see the video about our Tiny Traveling Home.
Although we were coming to the completion of our military careers, we were not yet ready to retire completely. Instead, we were able to find positions that allowed us work remotely. After 3 years of full-time remote corporate work, we have reduced our hours to allow us to become entrepreneurs. We now have this blog, a podcast, and YouTube Channel, and 2 books.
If you’d like to learn more about how you can earn an income while traveling full-time click here to read our article, 5 Ways to Fund Full-Time Travel.
We aren’t escaping the constraints of society, we simply love the adventure and the ability to travel when we want. We still consider ourselves to be fully engaged in society with the added flexibility of being able to relocate when and where we want. As property owners and land owners for almost 20 years, we do not have a problem with the constraints placed on that ownership such as HOA or property taxes. We also did not hate our jobs. In fact, we kept them and now work from the road.
We’re not sure how long we will travel full-time in our RV. We don’t have an “end” date, but do believe in contingency plans. We’re taking our time and enjoying this lifestyle and all that comes with it. We hope you will follow our adventure!