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 some of the other nomads we’ve interviewed in this series:
- Ramblings: Tales from Nomads – Our Take On Freedom Meet 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 ...
- Ramblings: Tales from Nomads – Kasson’s Wild Ride Meet Bill & Debby Kasson Bill and Debby hit the road in July 2010, launching from Lake Tahoe in their 35′ gas powered motorhome. She is a CPA working remotely for her clients, and he’s an environmental analyst submitting his reports from wherever they’re parked. Meet this dynamic and fun loving couple who count Burning Man, Hashing and Yoga amongst their interests.Direct video link. Follow Bill & Debby’s adventure on their blog at Kasson’s Wild Ride. Meet more Ramblings Meet some of the other nomads we’ve interviewed in this series:Ramblings: Tales from Nomads.. 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 ...
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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