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Ramblings: Tales from Nomads – Zen Nomads

Meet Sam & Tracy

When we first met Sam & Tracy at the NuRVers Gathering in 2010, they had just hit the road 6 months prior. We instantly clicked with these two, and have since rendezvoused with them several times over the years.

It’s been fun to watch them come out of their shells since we first met them, and really come into their own. And we wanted to share their inspiring story with you – these guys have gotten younger and more playful since we met them!

In their mid-40s, they are grandparents. Grandparents with rainbow colored hair.

The video below starts with the interview we did with them back in 2010 and then a follow-up from over this past summer. They talk about a lot of stuff they’ve learned after now being on the road 3 years – from boondocking tips, traveling with an aquatic turtle and running a mobile software business.

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(not that they’ve blogged in 3 years.. you’ll just have to meet them in person to catch up with these guys)

Meet more Ramblings

Meet some of the other nomads we’ve interviewed in this series:

  • Ramblings: Tales from Nomads – Breaking Up With Normal IMG_6441Meet Brenda & Karin A random idea around the pool lead to Brenda & Karin starting to downsize their lives to full time RV so they could see their family more often. In December 2012, after 2.5 years of planning, they hit the road. We caught up with them 2 months later for this video interview where they talk about their decision making and planning process. Karin is a retired police officer who’s pension funds most of their living expenses, and Brenda is able to supplement their income with her massage therapy work. Direct Video Link Update to this story However, since this interview was filmed, they’ve had a pretty major change… Brenda was kind enough to give us an update: Last May, when less than a mile from our destination, we experienced total brake failure when approaching a yellow light. The light turned red right before we hit the intersection. As we went through the red light ...
  • Ramblings: Tales from Nomads – Tacky Texans -> Fruitiny The Tacky Texans - April 2010Meet Brice and Rose In 2010, we met the Tacky Texans – Brice & Rose – during one of our visits to Austin, TX.  This young couple was intrigued by small house living, minimalism and creating a mobile lifestyle.  They had just taken a huge step towards that by purchasing and moving into a travel trailer, but still needed to figure out a mobile income source. We convinced them to join us at the NuRVers Gathering nearby to meet other younger full time RVers, and we got an interview with them there. Fast forward two years later on another visit to Austin, and we had the opportunity to catch up with Brice. He agreed to a follow-up interview to bring us up to date on how that experiment worked, and the exciting new nomadic adventure he had just embarked on. While things didn’t work out as they initially planned (yes, Brice and Rose went ...
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Stay tuned.. more nomads coming soon!

Ramblings: Tales from Nomads is intended to introduce you to some amazing people who are living life on their terms by traveling full time.

In this video series, you’ll be meeting and hearing the stories from a wide range of nomads we’ve met, with one thing in common – they’re not waiting for a traditional retirement to pursue their dreams of perpetual travel.

The entire video series will continue to grow at:  http://www.technomadia.com/ramblings

We’ll continue introducing you to more nomads. Make sure you’re subscribed to our RSS feed to be automatically notified when we post.

Would you like to be featured in this series? Let us know when our paths might be converging and let’s hang out – and we’ll be happy to film you in person too.

Want to be a Nomad too?

Inspired to explore a nomadic path yourself?  We created a series just for you!  Check out our free blog series: No Excuses: Go Nomadic that addresses many of the logistics such as – income sources, affordability, pets, family, mail, healthcare, connectivity, community and more.

We also offer the same series as a ‘pay as you wish’ eBook, for those wanting the convenience and/or tossing us some thank-you bucks (Thank you!).

Cherie has been been a location independent software developer since 1994. When she met Chris in 2006, she was at the exact right time in her life to hit the road and combine wanderlust with career. She strives to live a life of conscious intent while embracing serendipity.


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