Welcome! We’re Joe and Kait Russo and in 2015 we quit our jobs, got rid of most of our possessions to live our dream – travel and work for ourselves.

we travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us

The longer version of our story starts in 2005, when we took our first trip to Santa Barbara, California. That trip lead to many weekend getaways in the U.S. and a few overseas adventures. The travel bug bit us both at a young age and the desire to see and experience the world is in our blood.

“Travel while you’re young and able. Don’t worry about the money, just make it work. Experience is far more valuable than money will ever be.” – unknown

With limited vacation and jobs that didn’t promote a work life balance, taking time off was difficult and stressful. In 2015, we took a leap of faith and left our jobs to work for ourselves doing something we both love. Getting to this point took a tremendous amount of planning. The key for us was purging unnecessary stuff from our lives and gaining financial freedom. Watch our four part video series on How to Live Life On Your Own Terms.

The World is a big place go explore it

We’ve tossed around the idea of a motorcycle trip through Central and South America or tour Europe in a camper van. This website and our YouTube channel is where we share our travels and experiences with special appearances from Leo, our Siberian Husky.

Right now, we are in the process of downsizing from a Class A motorhome to a Class B camper van. See our current location and where we’ve been.

In sharing our experiences, we hope to inspire you and others to make a positive change and take a step towards living the life that you want.

How to Reach Us

The best way to get in touch is to leave a comment on our website or post a comment on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/weretherussos.

For sponsorship or advertising opportunities, send an inquiry to weretherussos[at]gmail[dot]com.