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’re very excited to announce that our book Take Risks: One Couple’s Journey to Quit Their Jobs and Hit the Open Road is now available for on Amazon.
We started the journey in a Class A motorhome towing a Jeep Wrangler. Currently we travel around the United States in a Class B camper van. If you’d like to journey with us, subscribe to our YouTube Channel and check out our Camper Van Life video series.
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.
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.
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.
Plans for 2018
We don’t usually plan our travels very far in advance. However, we will be attending some events and hosting meet-ups this year. We discuss all of that and more in the video below.
How to Reach Us
The best way to get in touch is to leave a comment on our website.
For sponsorship or advertising opportunities, send an inquiry to weretherussos[at]gmail[dot]com.