“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover.”
I used to sit in my work cubicle and just dream of my next vacation and what new places to visit. After several years with my company, I was able to become a full-time remote worker. This provided the opportunity to traditionally move around the country and I went from Central New York, to Charlotte NC, and then to Austin TX. Somewhere I stumbled across travel podcasts, #vanlife, and online blogs of full-time RVers. After binge listening to The RV Entrepreneur Podcast, I decided I had to give this nomadic lifestyle a try.
2017 was a year of downsizing and trial & error to make my dream of full-time travel a reality. I sold all of my furniture and more than half of my belongings. In pursuing the #vanlife, I purchased a 2001 Class B RV. Unfortunately, after many unforeseen maintenance issues, I decided to sell the RV less than a month after buying it.
Determined to still hit the road full-time, I packed up the 4Runner, donated what couldn’t fit, and began staying in AirBnBs throughout the country. For eight months, I enjoyed exploring a new AirBnB every week, staying in some wonderful homes, and hearing amazing stories from extremely welcoming hosts. This was an incredible way to travel the country and meet locals along the way.
After eight months of not having my own bed or kitchen, I decided it was time to move on to the next adventure! With the purchase of a 16′ Airstream Basecamp, we’re now living the tiny life! Jasper, Napoleon & I have lived in the Basecamp for over a year now, and it has taken us to some beautiful places and protected us through all sorts of weather. We are excited to have our own home again and plan to take it all over the continent to experience endless adventures together!
Jasper was a roly-poly puppy when he was adopted at 8 weeks from a rescue in Detroit. Growing up into a handsome, floppy-eared, GSD/Husky mix, he makes every day entertaining. He loves to hike, eat out, chase flies, and tear sticks into tiny wood chips. You can tell he’s had a good day when his tongue hangs out the side of his mouth. He is trained in English, Icelandic and Bosnian (thanks to Cass’s indecisiveness).
Napoleon is a 12 year old adventure cat. He camps, hikes and loves to hunt. During our long road trips, he stares out the window and perks up every time we pass a tractor trailer. Other than eating catnip, his favorite activity is cuddling. He’s basically a living teddy bear.
Cass always had a strong sense of wanderlust and spent years dreaming of all the amazing destinations there were to visit. With her love for animals, she adopted two amazing rescues, ten years apart! When a remote work position presented the opportunity to travel, she never thought twice about bringing Jasper & Napoleon with her. With these amazing friends by her side, she finally took the leap and set out on the adventure of a lifetime. She loves the outdoors, bacon, enjoying a good laugh, and touring this beautiful country – windows down and Jim Croce blaring on the radio!
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