Welcome! We’re Joe and Kait Russo and in 2015 we quit our jobs, got rid of most of our possessions to live free and on our own terms.
For an in-depth read about how we transitioned to a nomadic lifestyle check out Joe’s book series.
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.
Learn more about how to travel and earn a living.
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.
We’ve tossed around the idea of a motorcycle trip through Central and South America or travel around Europe.
So far we have traveled primarily in tiny homes on wheels.
- Class A motorhome towing a Jeep Wrangler
- Class B camper van ProMaster chassis
- DIY camper van build
- 4×4 Adventure Vans
- Currently in a 4×4 Pop-Top Camper
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 Contact Us
The best way to get in touch is to leave a comment on this website.
We do attend a limited number of events each year where you can join us at a public meet up.
Below are some of the events we plan to attend in 2020.
- May Parashant National Monument Tour
- July & August Adventure Van Expos – More info at RV Shows
- November Baja Mexico Tour – More info at Overland Events
You can also connect with us on Instagram where we share daily stories from the road.