Can you imagine a family of five living in a shuttle bus for 18 months!? And you thought you had it bad sharing a room with your sister. Well thats exactly what the Bowman family did as they drove around the U.S visiting all 59 National Parks. As if that wasn't enough, they've extended their goal to visit all 421 parks in the National Park Service System! Woah! While on the road, Madison (mother) witnessed a shift in her kids, a physical change in the way they related to their environment, never more curious, more imaginative and playful. "What a tremendous gift to offer them" explains Madison. In this interview, Madison and David reveal priceless advice for any of those looking to follow in their footsteps. Read on!
You won't want to skip this first-of-it's-kind interview with Yosh and Bonita, who have spent the last 3+ years living the Kevin Costner life in the movie "Waterworld." For those of you who don't get the reference I'll explain.. Yosh and Bonita currently live on the ocean in their sailboat! They didn't know a thing about sailing before buying their sailboat and now they have traveled over 10,000 nautical miles offshore and have visited 9 different countries by boat. Read about their favorite places thus far and the many challenges of living on board a moving vessel (talk about a life on the move). To make things even more interesting, they are expecting a new crew member come the new year!
For 4 years, Chrissie Junge has been living in the back of a converted ex-masonry truck exploring the prettier corners of Brisbane, Australia. It was after a big break-up of a 7-year relationship that put the Vanlife wheels in motion and when she decided to focus on her dream, becoming an children's book author and illustrator. It hasn't been without its obstacles though, from $20,000 dollars worth of truck break-down costs to waking one night at 2:00am to a mafia meet-up. Read Chrissie's full story and get a sneak peak into her first children's book called "Alfredo."
15 years ago Jessica Rambo left the monotony of community college and joined the Marine Corps as a combat cameraman; sending her all across the world and giving her the opportunity to meet some incredible people. Things took a left turn when she was in a terrible car accident that eventually led to being medically separated from the Marine Corps. Like many veterans, transitioning out of military service was a bumpy ride. Jessica struggled with addiction to pain medication, opioids and lithium. She was treated for bi-polar disorder, began experiencing manic and depressive symptoms, and her family relationships were falling apart. In this interview, Jessica talks candidly about how she managed to crawl out of this dark hole and how she found a path forward with two of her passions: art and helping veterans.
After giving birth to her son Jack, Holly began to notice she didn't want to leave the house as much, definitely not usual for the Gemini adventurer. She couldn't go to the store and didn't leave the house for the holidays. She was dealing with postpartum depression. She new a drastic change was in order. Find out how Holly, Jason, and little Jack leaped into full-time RVing and how their lives have changed for the better.