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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 – Our Take On Freedom IMG_3209Meet Ayo & Yair Yair and Ayo both grew up in the Bronx, went to the same high school and started dating when they were 19 (after friending each other on Facebook!).  Armed with college degrees, they both were up and coming in the business world – him a financial advisor on Wall Street, and her a management consultant. They looked at themselves dressed in business suits and decided that’s not who they wanted to be. They had the remarkable maturity to start living frugally to put away 2/3 of their income – thinking this would afford them ‘2 years of freedom for every 1 year worked’. By February 2009, at the age of 24, they had both quit their jobs and lined up an amazing 2-month work-exchange position at a resort in the Dominican Republic.  When they came back, they decided they want to RV across America to see more of their ...
  • Mobile Income on the Road Ideas – New Video mobile-income-for-rversOne of our most popular YouTube videos is a little compilation of interviews we took at a NuRVer gathering back in 2010. It’s what started our Ramblings: Tales from Nomads video series. We had some spare bandwidth at the end of our billing cycle this month, so I used the opportunity to create and upload a second compilation with interviews we’ve conducted with nomads since then. It’s all focused on mobile income sources on the road – from workamping, remote tech jobs, seasonal jobs, accounting, design and more. If you’ve followed our Ramblings series, then you’ve already met some of these folks before. Direct Video Link (for those getting this via e-mail) We’ve also updated our Ramblings page with a current status update on each nomad we’ve interviewed before. It’s kinda fun to see who’s still on the road, or has moved on to new adventures. Enjoy!  We so love sharing the stories of others, ...
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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 a full time technomad since 2007, after joining her partner Chris on the road. She's been self employed most of her adult life working in technology - and is passionate about conscious choice, community and living life to the fullest.

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