Meet Ben & Karen
Ben hit the road solo in early 2006, and he was the first fellow technomad we encountered on the road. He’s a renowned Photoshop guru and amazing photographer who creates educational material and presents seminars on those subjects.
Long about 2009, he met Karen – who was able to transition her graphic design career to move aboard with him. Ben also bought a vintage Flxible bus to re-convert into his dream project and had a goal to move aboard with a year or so.
We interviewed them both on camera in April 2010 at the NuRVers Gathering, just months after moving in together. And we caught up with them recently for a follow-up about how their careers have changed, transitioning from solo to coupled travel and their vintage bus project. The video below in a compilation of both interviews.
And sending many congrats to these two on their upcoming wedding!!
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Meet more Ramblings
Meet some of the other nomads we’ve interviewed in this series:
- Ramblings: Tales from Nomads – Tacky Texans -> Fruitiny Meet 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 ...
- Ramblings: Tales from Nomads – Intense Lives Meet Gillian We met Gillian, a nomad at heart, at the NuRVers April 2010 gathering in Gonzales, TX. When we caught up with her for this interview, she had been RVing the US for about 9 months. As a single woman. With her two kids. In this interview she talks about living on the road raising her kids on her own, and how she’s overcome not just other people’s sterotypes – but her own assumptions of how others will respond to her. In total, Gillian and her kids traveled in the RV for 15 months, and then switched to living on a sailboat. And according to her blog, they also spent some time living in Hawaii after that. In a recent catch up with her, we learned that they’ve now returned to their homebase in Trinidad to focus on creating a sustainable homestead promoting locally grown foods. We think you’ll agree, she’s one brave, inspiring and ...
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
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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.
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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.
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